Urban Man Manila
Manilan fellas are spoilt for choice when it comes to stylish shopportunity, but here are our five fave stores…
Score sneakers, sports kit and athleisure apparel at Makati’s industrial-chic Above
, which channels the creative kicks culture in Tokyo, London, LA and NY. Source Adidas, Reebok, Vans and New Balance, from classic to cutting-edge designs and limited-edition releases. A cut above!
Chilled global fash is the go at BGC’s Hoodwink
, a “boys’ club for badasses”. This laid-back boutique curates cult denim, punchy prints, and lifestyle gear. Think edgy French clothing labels A.P.C. and Maison Kitsuné, statement Swedish Eytys sneakers, and accessories from English brand Men’s Society, including cheeky hip flasks.
Trick out your inner surfer at Tenant
, an airy lifestyle store/café in San Antonio Village, Makati. Boards, brands and books promote the waverider world, including menswear labels Saturdays NYC, Engineered Garments, Oakland Surf Club, and Mollusk. Refuel with all-day brunch and coffee, or sandwiches and beer!
Hunting for hoodies, Tees, caps and art-daubed skateboards? Then slide into BGC’s Popcorn General Store
, a Hong Kong-born haven for niche urban and skater style. Skater-founded San Fran label HUF, Paris brand Wrung, LA’s RIPNDIP, and NY’s Supreme are among the rad names to know.
For craft-cool accessories riffing on the capital’s iconography, pop into Pasay’s Team Manila
, which sells shirts, totes, wallets, limited-edition prints and lifestyle clobber sporting images of jeepneys, road signs and fave local foods (Unli-Rice and Kalamansi Punch). A good look for T-shirts, long-sleeved tops, and caps. Shop local!
/ Circuit Lane / Makati / +63 2 805 2362 / noon-9pm Mon-Thu, 11am-11pm Fri-Sun / facebook.com
/ SM Aura Premier / Taguig / +63 917 817 7061 / 10am-10pm daily / facebook.com
/ 9639 Kamagong St / Makati / +63 2 751 3086 / noon-9pm Tue-Sat, noon-7pm Sun / facebook.com
Popcorn General Store
/ 2/F / Uptown Mall / Bonifacio Global City / +63 2 809 1461 / 10am-10pm Sun-Thu, 10am-11pm Fri-Sat / + branches / facebook.com
/ 2/F / Entertainment Mall / SM Mall of Asia / Pasay City / +63 2 403 1554 / 10am-10pm daily / + branches / teammanilalifestyle.com