Written by Dara Larocque on 04.02.14

Let’s be honest, men simply don’t shop like women do. It’s not that we don’t enjoy it, we just do it differently, leading us to suffer at the idea of day-long window browsing. When we hit the shops, we need an itinerary with a full list of things to look out for. Dressing rooms are rarely even needed. Nevertheless, the dapper man is in full comeback and if you’re not completely up to date with that GQ look then get with the program, this shopping guide will have you dressed up and ready to impress in not time.


Located in Les Cours Mont Royal, Martinique has brought Danish style to Montreal. With a sharp eye for detail, head designer Lene Borggaard brings small unique components to the forefront with casual as well as business attire. With quiet but defiant details like colored buttons, subtle prints and unique stitching, Martinique stands out in the crowd with its subtle elegance. With a supportive and attentive staff Matinique has all the right threads for the modern gentleman.

1455, rue Peel, Montréal, QC H3A 1T5

Three Monkeys

Recently revamped earlier in 2013, Three Monkey’s caters to distinctive tastes and fashion savvy customers. This boutique is all about casual street style with an edge, with a special interest in putting local designers at the forefront. Three Monkey’s also imports some of the top street wear brands from around the globe. With brands like Cheap Monday, Naked and Famous Denim, Eve Gravel, Betina Lou and Travis Taddeo to name a few, Three Monkey’s has you covered for an everyday outfit that is far from boring. Check out the site here.

1455 Peel | Suite 207, Montreal, QC H3A 1T5
(514) 284-1333

Tiger of Sweden

Bringing the best of the Scandinavian boutique back to their Montreal location, Tiger of Sweden caters to the professional environment with an extensive array of suits, casual knits and superior denim that will have you happy you stepped out of your comfort zone. With a strong emphasis on simplicity and uncompromising quality, Tiger of Sweden is one of the best places to start if you’re looking for the non typical high end wardrobe. Take a peak on their website here.

1130 Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal, QC H3A 1M7 ‎
(514) 798-8821


A serious cut above the rest when it comes to men’s street wear fashions, this boutique has gets some major label envy with its designer brands. With apparel from Brimarts, Carven, Nurr, G-Lab, ZZegna, Duvetica and Moncler to name a few and one massive corner location on de Maisonneuve, Mens is boutique for the stylish gentlemen looking to make a statement. Above all Mens has an extremely accommodating staff, which comes in handy for guys that are on the go and need assistance. Their website is also a very useful tool, always up to date and able to list in real-time sold out items, inventory, sales, and complete images. Mens caters to anyone looking for something casual without compromising on quality. Take a look at their website here.

1150 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montréal, QC H3A 1M7 ‎
(514) 843-8877


If you’re looking for the ultimate luxury label fix, SSENSE is the store you need. What started as an online retailer has opened a flagship store on St.Paul Street in Old Montreal. Carrying some of the brands more difficult to find in Montreal like, Balmain, Givenchy, Lanvin, Saint Laurent, Valentino, Kenzo and many more. SSENSE stands out against some of the more limited brands available in Quebec. Their two-story building with its architectural design space has some of the most distinctive accessories, shoes and attire for men from the top brands. If you see something you like online and it’s not in-store, the staff can have it brought in for you to try on at the boutique. With such an extensive list of high end labels and the convenience of online shopping, SSENSE caters to men with the insatiable taste for luxury.

90 Rue Saint Paul Ouest, Montréal, QC H2Y 3S5 ‎
(514) 289-1906

Michel Brisson

This upscale shop is known for its minimalistic concept and approach to conveying their selective line of clothing. The colour palette is made up of mostly basic hues like black, white and grey tones: all finely cut with the use of the richest fabric for the most cutting edge fashion. Exclusive lines and brands that can be found here include Dries Van Noten, Filippa K and leather goods and accessories for men from Montreal’s very own WANT les essentiels de la vie. Take a look at the Michel Brisson website here.

1074 Avenue Laurier Ouest, Montréal, QC H2V 2K8 ‎
(514) 270-1012

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