There Is Such a Thing as Men's Fashion in Portland

It's not all tees and plaid and jeans in PDX—we take a look at the state of men's style with 7 shops that will take you from classic to modern (without looking like a local stereotype).

By Eden Dawn September 22, 2015 Published in the October 2015 issue of Portland Monthly

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MOD MAN: Shirt - John Elliott + Co Mercer Tee in Ripple Jersey ($185), Pant - Machus Jogger ($185), Shoe - Y-3 Qasa High shoe ($400)

CLASSIC CLASS: Suit - Lanvin minicheck ($1,920), Tie - Canali Trading ($160), Pocket Square - Etro ($135), Shirt - Eton slim dress shirt ($265), Shoe - Di Bianco Double Monk ($795)

Mod Man

In 2011, longtime local retailer Justin Machus opened a new store dedicated to a single idea: menswear eschewing the Portland retro-lumberjack look. “I was looking to provide variety Portland hadn’t seen,” he says of Machus, “a little more avant-garde, but wearable.” From contemporary tunics to the controversial drop-crotch pant, he’s doing just that. 542 E Burnside St,

Classic Class

Since the disco days of the ’70s, Mario Bisio’s shop has offered lads in town the opportunity to do it up in style. This year menswear industry titan MR Magazine named Mario's one of the 10 most influential stores in North America, alongside big guns like Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman. 833 SW Broadway,

5 Shops to Man Up


A place for the dapper gent (the Collier crew call themselves “Sartorial Rascals”) complete with a house line made in Italy. 615 SW Broadway, #103, 503-224-5473

Bridge & Burn

Classic Northwest apparel with a high regard for fit and function alongside fashion. 1122 SW Morrison St,

Adam Arnold

One of the city’s most respected designers, Arnold will tailor pieces to you and keep patterns on file. 338 SE MLK Jr. Blvd,

Steven Alan

The only Northwest outpost for the New York retailer known for high-end classics like woolly cardigans and US-made button-downs. 1029 SW Stark St,


Filled to the brim with colorful vintage sport coats, slim-to-wide ties, and slick suits, this venerable vintage shop is the place for midcentury masterpieces. 410 SW Oak St, 503-224-7156

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