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    Must Haves in Newark

    Menswear Must Haves in Newark

    There's just something about the sight of a well-dressed man - sporting a crisp shirt under a tailored jacket, colorful socks peeking out of shoes made of the finest Italian leather, perfectly groomed and manscaped facial hair, smelling of fragrant sandalwood with the slightest aroma of money honey - that can seemingly make the world stop spinning!
    But of course, style is subjective. So whether your favorite menswear look consists of army jackets and African dashikis, neckties and nerd glasses, or boat shoes and button ups, looking your best can mean something different to everyone. But there is one thing we can all agree on: looking great is a mandatory stop on the way to feeling great.
    So where does a sartorially-inclined gentlemen go to shop for a few fresh pieces or products in the great city of Newark? Good news! No matter if you're attending an outdoor music festival, a VIP business meeting, a black tie wedding, or drinks at your favorite dive bar - Newark has some awesome shopping choices for every occasion.
    And let's be honest - dressing well will never go out of style.

    That being said, let me, Newark's Glambassador, be your guide to the best stops and shops for menswear must haves in Newark:

    Dan's Hats and Caps:

    A Newark staple, Dan's Hats is high on the list of every well-dressed gentleman in the Newark metropolitan area.

    Featuring one of the largest selections of fine headwear and accessories, including Capas', Borsalino's and Selentino's, Dan's is also your place for bespoke shirts and suits.

    Take it from Shaq! 

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    Center Stage Cuts & Culture:

    Dawan-Alford (Menswear)

    For an experience that can actually revitalize your entire face, go for a shave with hot towel service at Center Stage Cuts a barbershop that offers a mix of grooming, entertainment and local retail in downtown Newark.

    Filled with artwork by emerging artisans and designers and featuring a weekly calendar of events, Center Stage Cuts is a must visit for any man in town. 

    Elegant Eyes:

    Everybody knows that a perfect pair of sunglasses is the most effortless way to look cool while the weather is hot.

    Find a great pair of Ray-Ban's, Tom Ford's or Gucci's at the flagship Elegant Eyes store on Broad Street.

    Stocked with the latest in classic and trendy frames, this family-owned establishment is all about great service and quality product.

    Melvin Sykes (Menswear)

    Ron Tomson:

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    Be fashionable. Los Angeles designer Ron Tomson (RNT23) brings the latest West Coast trends to Newark. RNT23 has outfitted contestants on The Voice and celebrities like Ne-Yo, Dejon Marquis and Brad Paisley.

    This upscale menswear boutique offers up a wide variety of garments from edgy to preppy, from casual to Empire sleek.

    Whether you are a rockstar or insurance broker, you’ll find a distinguished look fit for the pages of Vogue.

    The Outlet Collection:

    Menswear trend alert! There has definitely been a return to dressing up.

    Unsure of where to start? I'm a true believer that every man should own a classic navy sport coat. Find yours at The Mills at Jersey Gardens.

    With options like Brooks Brothers Outlet, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Perry Ellis and Sean John, you can find some amazing designer looks at discount prices.

    Nunzio-Menswear

    Forever Audacious:

    Larry Lyons (Menswear)

    Looking for menswear items that put the “you” in “unique”?

    Check out the handcrafted accessories offered up by Newark’s own Forever Audacious.

    Specializing in dandy details like leather lapel pins and bowties, cowrie shell cuff links and skinny neckties in fun patterns, these are the menswear accessories that will have people asking, “Where did you get that?”

    Pooka Pure and Simple:

    Smooth skin and a great fragrance can make any man more attractive and confident.

    Find your personal scent at, Pooka Pure and Simple a handmade bath and body company that just celebrated a store grand opening in Downtown Newark.

    Founded in 2000, Pooka has entire lines of body oils, shower gels and body mists just for gents!

    Manager of Joe's (Menswear)

    Salvation Army Thift Store:

    George W (Menswear)

    Have you heard? Thrift store finds are making appearances in every fashionable man’s closet.

    If you have the time and patience to scour the racks, stop by the Salvation Army Thrift Store in the Ironbound for true secondhand fashion gems.

    You can find everything from designer to vintage and best of all? On Wednesday’s everything is 50% off!


    Lauren Craig, also known as InaWordFab, is the Glambassador of all things fashion, art and entertainment in Newark. When she isn't busy practicing law or watching reality television, Lauren is devoted to inspiring others to live their most fab and fulfilling life...and world peace. Visit inawordfab.com for more and be sure to follow her life in the fab lane @inawordfab on Twitter and Instagram.