“Let’s go shopping.” Three words that, when spoken by your other half, strike fear into the fibre of many a man. The queues. The stiflingly hot changing rooms. The guttural fear that you’ve just spent £75 on a t-shirt that your mates will laugh at.
But there’s another way. A better way.
Small menswear shops up and down the country are where you want to be to experience a nightmare-free shopping trip. Each store has personally filled their shelves with kudos-enhancing brands that you’ve never heard of, let alone that fashion-blogging mate of yours. They’re manned by staff that know their style onions, and pride themselves in making sure you walk out of their shop in better shape than when you walked in. They’re relaxing to be in. Yeah, imagine that, shopping that’s relaxing.
So don’t take a vow of shopping celibacy just yet. These 20 nationwide menswear shops will restore your faith in spending...