Esquire Editors Reveal Their Favourite Central London Menswear Stores

If you find yourself lost in Central London, you have two choices. The first is to walk robotically along a row of tourist traps, buying nothing but ‘LONDON, BABY!’ T-shirts and bubblegum-flavoured vape juice.

The second is that you can do your research. Just around the corner is the prestigious yet contemporary retail district of St James’s and Regent Street, home to classic British names such as Church’s, John Smedley and Aquascutum.

To help you conquer these premium menswear destinations we’ve recruited some of Esquire’s most stylish writers to reveal their favourite stores and their top current pieces.

“Few brands epitomise British craftsmanship like Grenson, which has been making beautiful shoes by hand in its Northamptonshire factory since 1866.

“There’s nothing old-fashioned about its recent collections, however: sleek, minimalist sneakers now sit alongside classic brogues, derbies and monkstraps, while collaborations with the likes of Craig Green and rag & bone have seen the heritage brand discover a more experimental side. Whatever you opt for, a pair of Grenson shoes remains among the finest things a man can put on his feet.”


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