Independent Men’s Clothing & Footwear Stores Norwich
Living in a smaller city, people tend to assume shopping will be limited to the high street, and that there won’t be much variety or choice. When it comes to Norwich however, it couldn’t be more different. We are a city that thrives on independent stores and shops and we rely on them to provide us with the freshest clothes this fine city has.
Men are spoilt for choice when it comes to independent clothing stores in Norwich. From streetwear to suits, there’s a store that can meet any of your needs. Here we’ll give you a rundown of the best places to shop for men, Norwich.
Stockists of the heavily sought after Kanye West, Yeezy collections, Philip Browne has a roster of impressive brands in its store. The shop holds residence in a building with a striking black store front on Guildhall Hill and has done since 1986. Having stocked early collections from designers such as Alexander McQueen, and Jean Paul Gaultier, it’s fair to say Philip Browne can recognise talent in up and coming designers. Alongside more traditional brands such as Barbour, newer brands that hold streetwear influences are also stocked such as Y-3 and Yeezy.
Portuguese Flannel – Labura Chore Jacket. £100.
Saucony – Grid 8000 Trainers. £95.
See them here: Philip Browne
Johnathan Trumbull & Hatters
Trumbulls and Hatters are the longest standing stores on this list. Trumbull’s was launched in 1971, and with the need to expand becoming quickly apparent, they then went on to open Hatters in 1976. Their durability no matter the market is a testament to their success. Both Trumbulls and Hatters stock brands that represent true English heritage and style. Hugo Boss, CP Company, Ralph Lauren, and Paul Smith are all stocked, alongside a sleek collection of suits and tailoring. Our favourite brand stocked here is Stone Island. A brand that harks from Italy, but has been adopted as a firm favourite here in the UK. Stone Island is an exceptionally popular in the UK streetwear scene at the moment. With the most recent Jacket Required menswear trade show showing some original pieces from Massimo Osti’s collection.
A hub for all limited, unusual and exclusive trainer releases, Main Source is a sneaker lover’s heaven. Though based in the Norwich Lanes, Main Source supply fresh kicks and streetwear all over the world from their online store. Initially starting life as a trainer store, they introduced clothing into the shop after a few years of trading solely shoes. With clothing brands such as Diamond Supply, Acapulco Gold, Belief, and the Hundreds, Main Source is a solid hit with skaters. Brands such as Nike, Adidas, Asics and Vans appeal to the more mainstream audience. Whenever you head in here, prepare yourself to drop some money on some serious fire kicks.
Nike – NikeLab Air Max Plus (TN) In Pearl Pink Cobblestone. £169.
Diamond Supply – Vacation Tshirt In Pink. £35.
Relatively new on the scene compared to its counterparts, Dogfish has been around since 1992. It is home to some of the most established and popular streetwear brands around. Here, Stussy, Carhartt and Obey rub shoulders with brands such as Edwin and Norse Projects. From ethical independent brands such as SHHH Collective to huge sportswear brands such as Nike. Dogfish has got something to suit every lad. Feel safe in the knowledge you could be any age from 15-55 and you would still find something you love. Dogfish also has a more high-end brother store that is definitely worth mentioning – Seven Wolves. Seven Wolves also houses the female version of Dogfish; Catfish, on the bottom floor.
Another relatively new store that has established itself as one of the leading menswear stores in Norwich Lanes is Elements. Element’s stocks brands that cater to the modern man such as Lyle & Scott and Fila. With polo shirts aplenty, there’s a clear vintage sportswear feel to the clothes you can find in there. Alternatively, if you’re searching for something more dapper, brands Paolo Vandini and Farah can provide you with tailored shirts and oxfords.
As you can see, the men of Norwich have a multitude of options when it comes to shopping locally and independently. Are there any other independent menswear shops in Norwich that you love? We’d love to know.