In a city where menswear is often focused on overstating things, it's nice to have a place to shop that's dedicated to simple and timeless essentials. Head to this Montrose boutique to find shirts, knits, denim and chinos by Hamilton 1883, Rag & Bone, Raleigh Denim, Shipley & Halmos and Baldwin displayed on vintage industrial artifacts from Installations in The Heights. Mortar also stocks sunglasses by Garrett Leight and Randolph Engineering, bags by Property Of... and Filson, and grooming products from Baxter of California and Kale Naturals.
Head to this Washington Ave. store to find skateboard and motorcycle accessories along with selvedge denim from Tellason and classic shirting by Pendleton. Reserve Supply Company may seem to carry an interesting cross section of products, but according to owner Jason Bruen, “the one common link that binds my interests of motorcycles and skateboards is footwear, apparel, and accessories.” After you finish shopping, head to one of Reserve's next door neighbors, Catalina Coffee or the Darkhorse Tavern, for your choice of beverage.
Gentlemen, Kuhl Linscomb isn't just for the ladies. The store's fantastic apothecary section carries one of the best lineups of men's grooming products and fragrances in town, boasting brands like Commes des Garcons, Anthony Logistics for Men, Jack Black and Odin. And if you need to pick up some new furniture for the bachelor pad, there's plenty of fantastic options.
Alabama based designer Billy Reid set up his Houston flagship store way before opening one in New York and winning Council of Fashion Designers of America awards. Inside this beautiful space, modeled after Billy's own home, you'll find high-quality designer shirts, shoes and acessories along with blazers and bespoke suiting. Mr. Reid's clothing is classic, Southern inspired, and designed and built to last.
Hamilton Shirts may have been around for more than a century, but this isn't just your grandfather's shirt store. While the company still makes all of their bespoke and ready-to-wear shirts in their Richmond Ave. factory, they've gained a cult following from menswear journalists and movie stars alike in recent years. The shirts aren't cheap, but they're worth the investment.