Shopping for ourselves is pretty much a cakewalk (judging by the sheer variety of women’s stores scattered across Singapore!), but when it’s time to shop for the dads however… it’s a whole different story! Fortunately for you mama, we’ve come up with a list of great men’s fashion stores for you to hunt down your partner’s next Christmas present. From Panama hats to custom-made leather shoes (and even some super cool pajamas!), we’ve got it covered with our Christmas Gift Guide for Dads! Aidan Kram
If your hubby is looking to update his wardrobe with new office wear, Aidan Kram might just have the thing he’s looking for. A firm believer in individuality for each and every person, Aidan Kram offers business shirts and sleepwear that are designed to give wearers confidence and a strong sense of uniqueness. Their business shirts are handmade to ensure quality in every seam and are both stylish and comfortable, with 100% cotton fabrics in plains, stripes, checks, herringbone, oxford hairline and twill patterns… but if we’re being honest, we adore their chic men’s pajamas. A must have for every papa’s wardrobe!
Aidam Kram is stocked at Ni-Night, and Takashimaya, or you can visit their online store.
Finish off that new suit with a pair of leather shoes by one of Singapore’s top luxury shoemakers, Ed Et Al. Offering three kinds of services: Made To Order, Bespoke and Recrafting, this boutique offers the option of ordering a completely new pair of shoes customised to your colour or leather preference, or to choose a shoe design on offer but hand make it to your hub’s foot measurements, or to “fix” an existing pair of Ed Et Al shoes (that papa already owns).
Available at Fiftyfive, 55B #03-00 Boat Quay, Singapore 049844 Opening Hours: Mon to Sat 11am-7pm
We weren’t kidding when we said we’d keep your man well dressed from head to toe. And head-wise, Hat of Cain is definitely the store to visit. They are the experts – and exclusive distributor – of the Panama hat… that gorgeous men’s sunhat handwoven with toquilla straw, using specialised techniques passed down from generations ago in Ecuador. Hat of Cain has some classy design options for you to pick from and also offers personal fitting services. Just what papa needs for those sunny Singapore days!
Available at 5 Lorong 24A Geylang, Singapore Opening Hours: Sat 11am-3pm & Sun by appointment only (Call 8671 4908)
If dad is more of a casual kind of guy than a suits-and-tie one, you definitely need to check out Sundays. This local label has a great collection of casual wear, from loose cotton sweaters, to breezy t-shirts, shorts, chinos and sweat pants that exude relaxation and are perfect for our hot Singapore weather. Sundays is stocked at multi-label boutiques such as Beluga at The Cathay, Parco next NEXT, Temporium, Threadbare & Squirrel and The Board of Trade Co., but you can also purchase their wonderful designs online.
Arguably one of the most stylish men’s boutiques in Singapore, Swagger’s store offerings are essentially a carefully curated collection of menswear items that every man dreams of having! Offerings include classy apparel, leather goods, accessories, vintage collectibles and even grooming products for men. If you can’t decide between a made-to-measure suit or something from their ready-to-wear selection, Swagger’s friendly staff members are always happy to offer suggestions.
15 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069695 Opening Hours: Mon to Sun 11am-8:30pm
While suits are known to be stylish, classy and suave, you don’t often find people describing them as “quirky”, “whimsical” and “playful”. That is, unless your husband got his suit from The Gallant, which offers unique, imaginative designs coupled with European-standard craftsmanship. With more than 30 years of experience under their belt, The Gallant’s quality custom-made shirts, suits and shorts are tailored for the perfect body fit.
48 Tras Street #03-02, Singapore 078987 By Appointment Only (email [email protected])
Eleven years ago, bespoke tailor Victor York started out as a mobile business, moving from place to place, as and when his customers called him. But his vagabond business came to an end in 2004 when he opened his flagship boutique on Boat Quay, providing bespoke shirts, suits and even golf wear, all from one place. Fortunately, that did nothing to change his dedication to delivering quality in every piece of clothing he creates. If your hubby (or you!) would still prefer to order your suits from the comfort of your own home, Victor York offers a comprehensive online portal for you to customise your orders without having to step out the door. Convenient? Absolutely!
40b Boat Quay, Singapore 049829 Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 11am-4pm, closed Sun.
As the Founder and Managing Director of Travelshopa, the first online community dedicated to local shopping, Renée Lodens has her finger on the pulse when it comes to shopping in Singapore. She quickly got up to speed on the local shopping hot spots when she moved to Singapore in 2010, with only one suitcase full of beloved clothes. Be it furniture, fashion, accessories or things for kids, Renée is a walking directory of bricks and mortar stores and online shops, and is in the know with the most exclusive pop-up shopping events. You can check out her extensive shopping guide at Travelshopa.com or drop past her Facebook page for more shopping inspiration!