This post will cover most of the menswear brands I buy in Singapore.
Singapore is a (really humid) tropical country. With the ‘summer season’ all year round, it is a very common sight to see guys in Singapore going everywhere in shorts and tees (I’m not kidding).
To see a guy in full suits would really be a rare sight. Without further-a-do, let me tell you guys where I (almost) always go to get by apparels and accessories:
For men’s apparels, here are a few of my top favourite local labels: Snort Label, Sifr and Sundays.
I think it’s because of high rental cost for shop space and the difficulties to hire retail staff, these local brands normally doesn’t have any retail store of their own. Other than Sifr having their own flagship store in Orchard Central, the rest of the local brands usually are seen in other multi-label stores and online. It’s quite a pity because these brands definitely have the potential to have a nice shopfront of their own. Anyway, Snort Label’s clothings can be found in most of the biggest multi-label stores like Naiise, Megafash and Actually (more about Actually later).
Sundays have very nice clothing that comes in multiple fabric. Which is nice because some of their designs I really like and certainly don’t mind having them in a variety of colors and fabric. Not cheap though, but at least I know I won’t run into some kid from tertiary school wearing the same clothes as me (sorry if I sounded selfish or arrogant, but I’m just being transparent with my thoughts). And it’s the same for Sifr, their prima cotton tees are one of the most comfortable ones around! Well, they used to be the pioneer in prima cotton tees, but I guess other brands started getting access to these fabrics and started producing their own.
Enough of local labels, for international brands, A&F caught my attention for awhile until their sale went crazy and everyone around me seems to own something from A&F (seriously), and since then I’ve distant myself from the brand. For now, Zara and Topman is still among my favourites. Pull and bear, Uniqlo and Muji as well.
My challenge with Muji and Uniqlo are the consistency of their products. Some fit nicely and last quite a bit while some just don’t fit well or have really weird cutting (not sure if it has got to do with the fact that they are Japanese brands). I also get my working socks from Uniqlo (3 for $14.90 is a catch), but I buy all my invisible socks from Muji (I chanced on their linen low socks during CNY shopping and it’s incredible!).