No longer do you need to fly to LA or NYC to get the latest trends or fulfill your sartorial needs. The best menswear items are now at your own backyard. Three Houston based retailers have set the bar high and curated the best picks of all menswear and lifestyle items. After a year-long search of non-traditional retail shops, mostly boutiques, I've quickly fallen in love with these three stores, finding everything from well-tailored dress shirts to even items to decorate my space.
Settlement Goods & Design isn't just a boutique with great sty
le, it is also a retailer that provides the best of the best in regards of American made brands and designers. A quick look throughout the store and you will see amazing quality and assortment of merchandise. Settlement doesn't only focus on menswear, they have a women's section as well as a home and jewelry. The philosophy that Settlement stands behind, and why they chose only to focus on American brands is simple, "what’s made close to home is better for you."
The brands that Settlement Goods has in stock is impressive, a few of my personal favorites like Raven Denim
and Gitman Bros
. keep me coming back for more.
If you're looking for a more menswear focused store, then Mortar on Westheimer is a great spot to check out as well. When I think of Mortar, I think of a store that has perfected the indie-vibed style that seems to be everywhere, all while still having a touch of style with brands like Hamilton and Saturdays NYC (one of my favorite brand as of late). Mortar is great in that while they still are a privately owned boutique, they still offer an online service to shop for items from the comfort of your home - even if it's in a different state.
To fulfill any home and lifestyle needs, Kuhl - Linscomb is the place to go. There are so many sections to this store, all in different buildings in the large complex that Kuhl - Lindscomb calls home, that if you had to pick one word to describe this store, it would be 'lifestyle.' I quickly knew that this store was perfect when I saw many of the things I loved all under one roof, Thom Browne sunglasses, Arquiste fragrances, Jeff Koonz inspired replicas and amazing furniture. With over 70,000 square feet of space, consisted of five different showrooms, Kuhl - Lindscomb is the largest privately owned lifestyle store in Texas. It will nearly be impossible to not find something you already loved and something new when shopping in this store.