The emergence of Kansas City as a distinctive cultural destination has ushered in a Midwest menswear renaissance, one where designers and curators with keen eyes have developed modern looks and advanced timeless traditions with fine fabrics and hand-tailored attire for men. All the while, a handful of boutiques and clothiers have led the charge with styles that range from streetwear to boardroom dress, outfitting for every occasion.

Here are some of the best places in KC to shop for menswear:

Made to Fit

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Stylish in every sense of the word, Paolini Garment in Prairie Village produces some of the finest dress wear that Kansas City retailers offer. Tuxedo or suit, classic or modern, the team gives you the power to customize your look, sparing no detail. Choose the jacket lining and the slant of the pockets, or add surgeon’s cuffs if they fit your look, plus plenty of other optional add-ins. Regardless of what you decide to include, your suit is sure to be a tremendous fit thanks to quality fabrics in a wide variety of different collections. 

Found at the Country Club PlazaByron is a modern men's clothing shop designed with classic British style in mind. Visit their flagship store for suits, jackets, dress shirts, tuxedos and more, or find their products at a variety of regional retailers. 

Everyday Wear

New KC retailer ULAH carries a diverse assortment of casual apparel perfect for a laid-back work setting or after-hours fun. Think cable-knit sweaters and Henleys in the winter and funky short-sleeve button-downs in the summer—each piece as versatile as the next so that you can go from one activity to another and still look sharp. Hang around the retail space in Westwood and you’ll see find that everything—clothing, accessories, home goods and more—is carefully curated to create a rustic yet fashion-forward feel for the modern man.

While not specific to men, Halls Kansas City in Crown Center stands out as a flagship of fashion in the city with a seemingly unlimited offering of clothing collections—fancy, casual or somewhere in between. Wander from one menswear department to the next for outfit inspiration and instant wardrobe upgrades. Be sure not to miss “The Bridge,” a contemporary department of the store, which features fashion-forward fabrics and selections. 

Simple, Local Style

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Understated yet emphatic, Houndstooth is a go-to shopping spot for men in search of anything from custom-made suits and fashionable sport coats to fun ties and classic outerwear. The River Market retailer also functions as a hotspot for ever-popular KC-themed apparel, featuring brands like Charlie Hustle, Sandlot Goods and Sock 101, plus premium outfitters from across the country. Not to mention that the store has its own in-house brand that remains a trailblazer of Kansas City style—all made right here in the US. 

Complete Your Look

No outfit is complete without a pair of shoes to go with it. Head to Westport and consult the experts at Bunker. The shop is a Kansas City favorite and known for its great selection of cool and colorful sneakers—including retro Asics, Adidas Originals and old-school Vans—and boots for every taste. 

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