Denver excels at a lot of things, and you can add a fantastic range of carefully curated men’s apparel shops to them. Whether you’re looking for street style inspired looks or classic, heritage-inspired pieces, check out some of our favorite local men’s shops.
Berkeley Supply, tucked in on Tennyson, is a local favorite, so much so, it just opened a second outpost on Colfax and was named Colorado’s best menswear store by Complex magazine in 2014. There is an absolute assuredness to the store, a feeling that it knows exactly what it is. It’s not surprising that the owner, Eli Cox, does not chase trends, instead he prides himself on stocking brands that are not only fully American made but items that will last decades, and some, like a Filson Tin cruiser, promising to wear better in twenty years.
WHAT ELSE YOU’LL FIND: Art work by local artists and friends, both prints & custom t-shirts; PF Flyers; the very excellent MiddleState Coffee and men’s accessories, including Topo Design hats and backpacks as well as Field Notes.
You can read more about Berkley Supply in 303 Magazine.
Berkeley Supply is located at 4309 Tennyson Street & 3229 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO. You can find store hours, here.
Topo Designs is as bright and colorful as the neighborhood it’s flagship is anchored in: RiNo. There, you’ll find sturdy and well-made backpacks that have a confidence in their simplicity and functionality – so it’s no surprised they’ve been named checked by the likes of GQ and Men’s Journal. Looking for more than a backpack? There’s plenty of apparel to choose from, too, as well as outdoor products from Opinel, Kammok, Danner, Snow Peak, Zeal Optics, Smith Optics, Juniper Ridge, Ursa Major, Chums, and MSR.
Topo Designs is located at 2500 Larimer St #102, Denver, CO. You can find store hours, here.
Steadbrook is for the kind of man who appreciates fashion “but has a bit of with a hint of skate/surf influence.” The space is beautifully designed and community-forward, a unique space where you can grab a cup of coffee post-shop and hang with friends (yes, the owners also head up their own craft coffee outpost, Middle State, always excellent gift idea). The brands stocked here are selected from all over the word, but not just based on their look but “specifically for their leadership, be that establishing environmental activism groups to protect what they love, or sourcing and producing everything responsibly and organically within a local economy.” That’s something we can get behind.
Steadbrook is located at 46 S Broadway, Denver, CO. You can find store hours, here.
Abstract is an off-shoot of it’s parent company, IndyInk, which has been supporting local artists, bands and businesses, for over ten years, though their screen printing business. Abstract’s focus is mainly on streetwear and art, but you’ll also find it to be a meeting place for the community who flock there for in-store events that showcase emerging local talent. A recent event gathered the community to showcase over a dozen artists who painted skate decks that were then sold to benefit the Tony Hawk Foundation, whose focus is to foster the creation of public skateboard parks in low-income communities.
Abstract is located at 84 S Broadway, Denver, CO. You can find store hours, here.
While not a traditional men’s store, you can find lots of clothing items at Hope Tank, a unique gift shop where the owners have a simple but impactful premise: for every gift you buy, a portion of the sales are given back to help those in need. You’ll find a great selection of men’s shirts, sweatshirts, baseball hats and socks, as well as cards, art prints and (really hilarious) joke gifts. It’s really cool to have your item rung up at the register and learn which community in Denver you’ll impact with your purchase. Just a few of the charities Hope Tank gives back to are Brent’s Place (housing facility for those dealing with cancer), Denver Rescue Mission, Project Angel Heart (meal delivery for those with life-threatening illnesses) and Art of War Project (support for Veterans).
Hope Tank is located at 64 Broadway, Denver, CO. Find store hours, here.