Milan may not be the political capital of Italy, but it certainly is the design and fashion capital of the country. Whilst roaming the streets of Milan, it's common to see people wearing various styles, whether contemporary menswear, streetwear, or formalwear. As a result, a visit to Milan is an essential part of any Italy itinerary if you're someone with an eye for design or fashion. This blog will discuss the must-visit menswear stores in Milan. If you're looking to upgrade your travel wardrobe before visiting Milan, what better way to guide you through your travel wardrobe before visiting Milan than through the lens of those in the know? Contact Robinson Man today.
Making the esteemed GQ style list of 'The 100 Best Clothing Stores in the World.' The Massimo Alba menswear boutique is tucked away in via Brera in the heart of Milan. Located in one of the city's most historical and beautiful parts, the Massimo Alba Milan flagship reflects the creative director's love for the world of design. Discover Italian-made garments that are second-to-none in terms of both quality and style. Enjoyed your visit to the Milan boutique? You can also shop at Massimo Alba's other Italy locations in Rome, Courmayeur, Sestri Levante, Forte dei Marmi and Puntaldia.
You may already be familiar with the pioneering Italian brand Aspesi given its global reach and understated - modern designs for both menswear and womenswear. However, this now worldwide known brand once started as a simple boutique in Milan. Suppose you're interested in architecture and fashion, visiting Milan. In that case, the brand's impressive flagship is spread across two floors designed by Dordoni Architetti located at Via San Pietro all'Orto within walking distance of the city's highly prestigious Duomo Shopping District. When visiting Milan, it's essential to pack the right clothes and accessories to ensure you're in line with the city's (unofficial) dress code. New Aspesi is now in-store and online at Robinson Man.
Milan is a walking city; avoid the touristic paths and enjoy hidden (and less famous) gems. Pack broken-in sneakers and a pair of sunglasses that perfectly complements your style. Providing more than just protection for your eyes from the sun, your Saturnino Eyewear will be your best ally when walking from the historic streets of Brera to Porta Nuova towards the Uni Credit Tower and the vertical forest buildings of Isola. Take advantage of the beautifully appointed 10 Corso Como. It was opened in 1990 by Carla Sozzani, former fashion editor and publisher and sister of Franca Sozzani, editor-in-chief of Vogue Italy. Initially, there was only the art gallery; the store was open one year later, and then gradually, other areas were included. Today, it is a place that features an art gallery, a bookshop, a concept store (selling clothes, accessories, jewellery, perfumes etc.), a café, a restaurant and a luxurious bed & breakfast. As you enter the concept shop to the left, discover the most esteemed niche fragrances by Laboratorio Olfattivo.
Tradition, innovation and distinct Milanese design come together at Biffi. Founded in the second half of the '60s by visionaries - Biffi sisters Rosy and Adele when they established the first clothing boutiques in Milan. Today, the Biffi Boutiques consists of five physical stores, all iconic fashion landmarks in their own right, which include Banner luxury multi-brand fashion concept and the innovative multifunctional space within Quadrilatero D'Oro or “Golden Rectangle”– Spazio Banner. The flagship in Corso Genova, designed by Gae Aulenti, includes both a men's and women's department. Across the road is the newly appointed Biffi B-Contemporary (menswear) by architects Nori Studio. A boutique store dedicated to the best casualwear taste without compromising on style.
Walking in Milan, remember Socks should not be an afterthought to your holiday outfit; they are an active part of the ensemble. No brand encompasses this vision more than Alto Milano Socks. Whether it's short socks or sneaker socks. It's all about comfort and natural fibres. Regularly featured pages of D Repubblica and Vogue Italia - Alto Milano Socks have you covered.
A trip to Milan would only be complete with a pilgrimage to the city's fashion district. If you want to revamp your wardrobe before heading to Milan, contact Robinson Man on 03 9510 0071 or visit us in-store today.