1. Asos ($)
Asos is a one-stop shop for both trendy of-the-moment pieces that you'll wear a couple of times and then bury deep in your closet, and wardrobe staples. Aside from their awesome house line, Asos carries more than 200 brands including Cheap Monday, Fred Perry, and Polo Ralph Lauren.
Shop if: You're getting older, but you still like going out to the clurb.
2. Alternative Apparel ($)
Alternative Apparel offers a welcome, uh, alternative to that other basic apparel store. AA has you for sweats, shorts, tees, and hoodies.
Shop if: You're looking for comfortable (and actually stylish) clothes to be supremely lazy in.
3. Everlane ($)
Everlane is a great go-to for basics, button-downs and work-appropriate wear.
Shop if: You just want to be comfortable, is that so wrong?
4. The Gap ($)
The Gap is a reliable old standby when it comes to denim, basics, and more. Don't expect a great fit, but do expect amazing sales.
Shop If: You need affordable tees, jeans, and simple sweaters. You're not trying to complicate your life with big statement pieces and challenging fashion moments.
5. Levi's ($)
Levi's slim fit and Commuter collections are simple and easy and flattering on most dude figures. And you can't go wrong with a pair of Levi's classic 501's.
Shop if: You need a solid pair of jeans but you don't want to spend a buttload of cash. (If you've got a buttload of cash, invest in a pair of APC jeans.)
6. Uniqlo ($)
Japan's Uniqlo is known for its amazing denim, but that's not the only reason to stop by. They've also got a great selection of outerwear, and activewear collections deigned to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. You kind of can't beat that.
Shop if: You're looking for awesomely affordable jeans and a new winter jacket. And oh, also maybe some good workout gear, too. Uniqlo also happens to size a bit smaller, so if you're a slim guy, this is your go-to place.
7. Target ($)
Target is a great go-to for basics, layering pieces and affordable staples you'll want to wear again and again.
Shop if: Your tee shirt supply is running low. You're in need of button down shirts to wear under sweaters. Plus, you can buy Drano and potato chips there so it's a one stop shop for the guy who hates shopping.
8. Ben Sherman ($$)
British brand Ben Sherman is known for natty, well-tailored "mod" clothes, featuring slim fits and super hip fabrications.
Shop if: You're a fan of Brit Pop, you own a scooter, or you just wish you did.
9. Club Monaco ($$)
Club Monaco is like the slightly more European cousin of J. Crew or Ralph Lauren. The fits are a bit slimmer and the designs tend to run a little bit trendier.
Shop if: You're exploring your moody espresso-drinking side.
10. Filson ($$)
American-made Filson is one of the best names in rugged workwear and well-tailored leather goods. Their coats and bags are organized by activity — fly-fishing, hunting, travel, and fly-fishing to name a few—so that you'll get a garment that's both practical and good looking.
Shop if: You've hunted your own dinner before (or just want to look like it).
11. In God We Trust ($$)
Brooklyn label In God We Trust makes simple, well-tailored, immaculately designed clothes you're going to want to make staples of your wardrobe.
Shop if: You need basics that aren't boring.
12. J. Crew ($$)
Trust J. Crew for reliably stylish workwear that you'll want to wear on the weekends.
Shop if: You're over trend pieces, and just want easy-to-wear, good-looking clothes.
13. Scotch and Soda ($$)
Scotch & Soda is a Dutch line inspired by vintage aesthetics but tailored with a modern fit in mind.
Shop if: You've got a casually preppy, athletic thing going on.
14. Suit Supply ($$)
Suit Supply offers well-tailored slim-cut suits at incredibly affordable prices.
Shop if: You want to look expensive and put together without actually spending a ton of money.
15. Welcome Stranger ($$)
Welcome Stranger is made right here in the ol' USA in San Francisco. The brand reflects a simple, rugged and practical aesthetic, and is great for guys who are totally over chasing trends. Their online shop also carries brands like Filson, Woolrich, and Schott NYC.
Shop if: You're ready to have cool, nice things.
16. APC ($$$)
French label APC makes the best raw denim around. The brand's jeans, sweaters and coats can get a bit pricey, but they're worth the investment.
Shop if: You don't mind spending a bit more for something that'll stand the test of time.
17. Gant ($$$)
Gant makes effortlessly preppy heritage clothes. Let's just say, they have a collection called "Gant Yale Co-op," mmkay?
Shop if: You own a cottage on the Cape. Or you wish you did. Or you just want to say you do anyway.
18. Hickoree's ($$$)
Brooklyn shop Hickoree's carries fun and whimsical brands like Howlin (pictured)' and Dubbleworks, along with durable and more traditional collections from The Hill-Side and Orslow. Also, they've got a wide array of Japanese pottery, if you're into that.
Shop if: You're sick of looking like everyone else, and you just wanna wear some yellow, goddamnit.
19. The Joinery ($$$)
Alpaca sweaters, wool stripey scarves, and herringbone shirts, oh my! The Joinery carries an array of Brooklyn-approved indie brands at not-so-crazy price points.
Shop if: You're looking for something super cool that no one else will have.
20. Très Bien ($$$)
Tres Bien's offerings lean toward the mega-hip, mega-Euro — stuff like A.P.C., Acne and Alexander Wang. Maybe it runs toward the avant garde, but that never hurt anyone.
Shop if: You're tired of looking like everybody else. You tend to run toward the small or extra small sizes, or like a snug fit. You listen to a lot of weird Euro house music and/or you know/care what HBA stands for.
21. Unionmade ($$$)
Unionmade carries more than 80 menswear brands, including heritage labels like Barbour, Filson and Pendleton; high end designers like RRL and Alexander Olch; and sportswear brands like Converse and New Balance. They also offer exclusive collaborations with companies like Gitman Vintage and the shoe company Alden.
Shop if: You're looking for well-crafted, unique pieces to help take your wardrobe up a notch.