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NEW More high-end denim comes to The Fashion Mall with the opening of Armani Jeans, only the second such store in the United States. Besides a selection of denim in various fits and washes, you’ll also find outerwear, solid and printed button-downs, sweaters, and belts.
The Fashion Mall, 317-708-0462, armani.com
Sleek and sophisticated, Burberry allows men to upgrade their wardrobes in high style. Consultants are on hand to help guys find the perfect sport coat, button-down, super-soft cardigans and crew-neck sweaters, funky printed ties, and scarves in the brand’s iconic plaid.
The Fashion Mall, 317-644-0606, burberry.com
Carmel Tailoring & Alterations
This 21-year-old Carmel mainstay will custom-make any suit, sport coat, jacket, or pair of slacks. With high-end fabrics and quality service, it’s a sure bet for all clothing needs. Owner Kay Zaidi can help with tuxedo and wedding-gown alterations as well.
Carmel City Center, 730 S. Range Line Rd., Carmel, 317-848-6050, carmeltailoring.com
Owner Mamadou “Ben” Diallo makes every customer feel special when they enter his stores. His designs—for formal events, work, or first dates—are made in Italy, but it’s his newest line, The Platinum Collection, that we’re loving. With fresh cuts reminiscent of European styles, silvery undertones, and sophisticated looks, the entire collection is a must-have. Shirts range from $40 to $120, suits from $500 to $900. A new location recently opened on the north side.
739 Massachusetts Ave., 317-222-1216; Carmel City Center, 711 Veterans Way, Ste. 136, 317-805-1879, Carmel; jbenzal.com
Men’s suits, pants, sweaters, and button-downs receive a sleek upgrade with funky-cool accessories to boot (think striped socks, patterned pocket squares, and whale-shaped tie clips).
The Fashion Mall, 317-848-2739, jcrew.com
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers
This upscale store has the latest in men’s formal wear. Find stylish, slim-fit, tailored suits and a range of colorful dress shirts. You can even order monogrammed shirts, suits, and tuxedos to spec, right down to the cuffs.
10 E. Washington St., 317-632-1065; 8487 Union Chapel Rd., 317-726-0320; Clay Terrace, 317-705-1684; Greenwood Park Mall, 317-859-8198; Hamilton Town Center, 317-770-6048; Metropolis, 317837-4205; josbank.com
At this sophisticated, high-end store, any man can make himself look like royalty. Everything is custom-made, and the store specializes in tailored suits, sport coats, slacks, and shirts. Formal wear and rentals are also available.
8520 Castleton Square Dr., 317-842-0579, kingsimage.com
It started as a concept for a T-shirt line, but has matured into a boutique positioned to pioneer new trails in the local men’s fashion scene. The eclectic shop (and the store’s Facebook page) is definitely worth checking out to find custom bikes, edgy shoes, and sweet clothing lines such as Nudie Jeans, California’s The Stronghold, and Huf.
661 E. 49th St., 317-921-7089, ktfstore.com
Indy’s oldest tailor, Leon Tailoring has provided stylish, tailor-made suits, sport coats, and shirts for 108 years. High-powered businessmen, politicos, and wedding-goers make this their must-stop. Keep an eye out for classics such as Lee jeans, Florsheim shoes, and Stetson hats.
809 N. Delaware St., 317-634-8559, leontailoringco.com
The North Face
Trail off into this outdoorsy but fashionable store for The North Face’s waterproof, wind-resistant, moisture-wicking gear. The new Thermoball vest ($149) has the softest feel but the warmest insulation. Also browse the tricked-out backpacks and the Flashdry running wear and garner points for the new VIPeak reward program to receive major deals.
The Fashion Mall, 317-843-9419, thenorthface.com
Decades-old Raleigh Limited has its own luxury lifestyle magazine for the best-dressed guys in town who rely on owner Mark Koplow for ready-to-wear staples like Ferragamo shoes, Hugo Boss and Brunello Cucinelli sportswear, and pieces from Etro and Lacoste. An in-house tailor handles suits by Armani Collezioni, Ermenegildo Zegna, Robert Talbott, Hickey Freeman, and others.
The Fashion Mall, 317-844-1148, raleighlimited.com
Rusted Moon Outfitters
Want the thrill of adventure this fall? Head to this outdoorsy gear shop for Smartwool’s warm socks, North Face fleece, and other duds for staying warm (and comfortable). You can also browse stand-up paddleboards, skiing items, and snowboarding necessities. If you’re a “Patagoniac,” Rusted Moon’s got you covered, with a broad selection of the brand’s jackets, pants, and other offerings.
6410 Cornell Ave., 317-253-4453, rustedmoon.com
So underground it doesn’t even have a phone number, this tiny T-shirt shop brings funk to Fishers. Find locally made items such as the weathered-looking “Farminals” tee ($24), a “This is home” shirt to show off your Indiana pride ($42), and colorful wallets made from discarded Super Bowl banners ($40).
8684 E. 116th St., Fishers, shop.vardagen.com
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