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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! 

Mens Style-Shaq

Off the Hanger / A Necessary Style

Off the Hanger / A Necessary Style

Off The Hanger is an upscale BOUTIQUE that specializes in Fashion-Forward, Curated Vintage Pieces, Designer Consignment/Gently Worn or Loved Garments and Accessories for Women. The fashion sizes range from Small to Plus Size. Off The Hanger, mixes luxury (high end) and mass market fashion (low end) with edited collections from current to past time eras that compliment today’s FASHIONISTA. The boutique’s number one goal is to provide styles that strike up conversations about what SHE/HE is wearing and from where did SHE/HE get it. 

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)

MH302 Marco Hall Boutique:

Dawan-Alford (Menswear)

Marco Hall is a designer of ready to wear and couture clothing for both men and women. Marco Hall brings to you, over 20 years of fashion brilliance. The revamped boutique formally known as Karma Co. features an inviting atmosphere, an ingenious display of Marco’s looks and an inspiring fitting and work space.From runway couture to red carpet ready to a chic sweat suit; Marco designs it all. Come lose yourself in silhouettes inspired by colorful prints, good spirits and energy.

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.


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