The Hugo Boss label started out as a manufacturer of overalls and uniforms for working men nearly a century ago and has certainly upped its game since. Smart blazers in stylish colours, drainpipe trousers, clean lines and strong tailoring make this one of the most popular stores for the modern man.
Hugo Boss, Kruiskade 57A, 3012 EE Rotterdam, +31 (0)10 214 0496
Oger, which offers the services of a classic Italian tailor, takes pride in matching clients’ wardrobes to their personalities. The store in Rotterdam sells designs from major fashion players such as Lanvin as well as its own line, The Red by Oger, which includes luxury shirts, suits and bow ties.
Oger, Kruiskade 63-65, 3012 EE Rotterdam, +31 (0)10 411 4964
For the latest trends at affordable prices, Zara is the place to head. The Spanish fashion chain knows what its male clients want and provides a vast range of stylish, modern options for the modern man; classic V-neck jumpers vie for attention with edgy man bags and printed silk scarves.
Zara, Beursplein 8, 3011 AA Rotterdam, +31 (0)10 209 2170
London City Club
For all the major men’s fashion labels under one roof, the aptly-named London City Club, inspired by London fashion, is aimed at city gentlemen and men about town. Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Corneliani and Hugo Boss are all available and the personal service is top notch.
London City Club, Korte Lijnbaan 5, 3012 EC Rotterdam, +31 (0)10 411 7930
Oude Binnenweg, Rotterdam’s most chic shopping street, offers the effortless tailoring and classic Italian style of Emporio Armani, from velvet dinner jackets to James Bond-style suits. The attention to detail in this brand’s relentlessly successful collections is second to none. The houndstooth messenger bags are perfect for the man about town.
Emporio Armani, Oude Binnenweg 137, 3012 JD Rotterdam, +31 (0)10 404 8842