Time to ditch those same-same high street names and seek out something more personal.

Ambush

Still one of the best high fashion boutiques in Singapore after more than a decade, this menswear-focused multi-label store specializes in progressive, high-end streetwear and on-trend collections from cult labels like Head porter, Hood by Air and Ssur.

Blackbarrett

The second Asian outpost of designer Neil Barrett's diffusion line looks just as cool as the label's design aesthetic with its sharp edges, black-and-white color palette and sparse layout. Minimalist, subculture-inspired menswear, carrying Neil Barrett's trademark mainline fits, hangs in cage-like displays, along with the entire range of bags, footwear and accessories that are littered throughout the 1,100 sq. ft. store.

Beluga

Stylish threads from Swedish brand Nikolaj d’etoiles, France’s Sixpack, American label Kill City and london footwear label Swear occupy the racks and shelves of this sleek and minimalistic boutique. But the real reason for the healthy stream of shoppers is the store’s in-house label Grandiosity—a range of good quality basics that are fashionable and good value.

Benjamin Barker

Everything a guy needs for a dapper wardrobe can be found here—shirts, pants, blazers, ties, lapel pins, pocket squares and even polished leather shoes. And if that’s not spiffy enough, get your suit custom-fitted and spruce it up with finishes like grosgrain ribbon, embroidery and vintage buttons.

Fiftyfive

Clad in dark wood and industrial fittings, this swanky boutique—a collaborative effort between Kevin Seah Bespoke, shoe label Ed et Al and multi-label boutique Cumulus—offers a faultless range of menswear and accessories from the founders' portfolio, plus local indie labels including Crawford & Sons and Carrie K. International names like Jack Spade, Masunaga Eyewear and Saphir Shoe Products France are also available.

FurrMUSE

Still one of the better local menswear labels specializing in cool casuals and preppy shirts, this local label counts three stores islandwide. Their collection of slacks and long-sleeved shirts ($69 upwards) targeted at working adults boasts a variety of fabrics including linen, chambray and paplin. Also, check out the wide range of accessories including newsboy caps ($39) and funky shades ($59).

Kevin Seah Bespoke

What better way to make an entrance than by
donning a bespoke suit? Get measured by one of Singapore’s finest tailors Kevin Seah for a traditional Savile Row standard that features fine 1/8” French seams, 23 stitches per inch and mother of pearl. This means you get a shirt for you and you alone.

Q Menswear

Get fitted in a sharp set by Chong Han San, Raoul menswear alum and co-founder of bespoke menswear label Clothesmith. There are over 2,000 fabrics to choose from for your own bespoke suit—whether you like conventional or quirky—and custom-made shoes by Hong Kong brand Shoe Artistry. 116A Telok Ayer St., 6636‑6939.

Sects Shop

This 1,600 sq. ft. menswear-focused multi-label boutique is divided into five sections, each catering to a specific style—casual, street, preppy, edgy and unisex. Look forward to brands such as Bangkok’s Shake Appeal, UK’s Bad Taste and Hong Kong’s 11 After 11.

Swagger

Rather than pack the space with as many products as possible, this smart multi-label store has gone for the sparse and moody bachelor look, decorated with vintage items like a record player and weighing scales. Goods here, which run the gamut of fashion and grooming products, are mostly handcrafted by artisans from heritage-rich brands like Bonastre and Empire Union.