Top 20 Most Popular Mens Fashion In The UK
Mens fashionDecember 15, 2015
Zara have started to make the same inroads into the menswear market that they already have with women’s clothing. They have a slightly higher price point for the more discerning 20 to 40 year old gentleman. Marks & Spencer have been on the High Street in one guise or another for over 100 years. Their styles usually appeal to the older crowd of 30 to 60 year olds and their loyal customers come back time and again for classic designs.
Burton is another long-standing menswear company. They specialise in suits and mid-range formal wear for the teens to the 40’s. You can find one on just about every High Street and shopping centre – it’s where everyone buys their first suit!
H&M have used links with David Beckham and Karl Lagerfeld among others to create a must-visit destination for any young menswear shopper. Their prices range from the very, very cheap to the higher end for their designer link-ups.
Primark are almost as successful with menswear as they are with women’s fashion. They are experts in getting clothing from the catwalk to the shelf in a crazily short space of time at a really low price. Their styles appeal to all ages and their sales create massive interest.
George at Asda is similar to Primark in their styles, appeal and prices. Not as successful as Primark, but they have a ready-made outlet in the Asda stores and this gives them an audience for their clothing, as it’s churned out season after season.
TK Maxx appeal to buyers of all ages with their end of line and last season offers. Their prices are much lower than the designers they stock so they appeal to the 20’s to 40’s with disposable income and the ambition to look different to the crowd.BHS (British Home Stores) have been appealing to the man over 50 for as long as I can remember. They stock underwear, cardigans and jumpers with appeal to the silver pound. Their sales are a major selling time as they clear out complete old ranges to start again.
Debenhams have cornered the market in getting in designers to create their own label brands. From Ben De Lisi to John Rocha and Jasper Conran, the shopper can find a style to match their own and make a purchase of the full range of fashions.
Top Man is the brother shop to Top Shop, and it does for men what Top Shop does for women. There’s access to designer-style clothes at a mid price range. This one is strictly for the younger crowd though, as the designs are aimed at those in their 20’s.
Gap is the US-import expert in jeans T-shirts and jumpers for the trendy casual male buyer. Their core market has grown up with the company and their styles now cater for everyone from 20 to 50. They bring American casual to the UK High Street.
River Island is known for their excellent customer service as they spend quality time with each customer. Their prices are higher end, as is the quality of their fabrics but they are still at an achievable price for the average shopper.
Jack Wills has corned the market for university students with their casual styling of hoodies and sweatshirts. A relative newcomer to the UK fashion scene but a very popular one with young moneyed men who want to dress down but not too far down on their day off.
Selfridges is one of the top high end retailers in London. It’s essentially a department store that sells a range of top end fashion designers from all over the world. Selfridges is a very popular shop for people that want stylish fashion and have London salaries.
House of Fraser is the main competition for Debenhams and both look for the same customers. They allow their customers access to mass designer brands through their in-store concessions, they operate under different names in certain parts of the country but all offer the same proposition.
Jacamo has found a niche in the UK market, it started as an online-only retailer that sold for the larger-sized gentleman. It’s designs and styles appeal to those in their 20’s and they now have stores in out-of-town shopping centres to go with their online proposition.
Blue Inc rose from the ashes of the Mr Byrite stores of the 80’s and 90’s. It has a flagship store in Oxford Street, London and is popular for its no-nonsense styles and appeals to a young audience. You’ll find it in just about every shopping centre.
JD Sports has moved away from selling sporting equipment to find a serious place in the UK men’s fashion scene. They obviously specialise in casual wear and their core market is teens and early 20’s but their appeal is massive and they sell off the out-of-season clothes and shoes at a great discount.
USC is another store that appeals to young, trendy casual teens and those in their 20’s for its smart/casual styles and funky vibe. Their range covers all bases and their online offering take sit to another level.
Amazon.co.uk has been overlooked as a player on the fashion scene but they offer a huge range of men’s fashion through their marketplace. Whatever you want you can usually find it on Amazon and from there you can match pieces that go well together to create a complete outfit from the comfort of your own home.