The Season’s Most Interesting Temporary Menswear Destinations
Christmas is a time for giving. It is also a time for receiving, which is why we have decided to pull together a list of the best menswear pop-up stores London has to offer this year.
That way, you can take your loved ones for a day out in the capital city, suggesting that you visit some of these well curated, interestingly designed and ultimately “only temporary, so we really should have a look while we’re here” destinations.
And while you are there, we’re absolutely sure there will be ample opportunity to guide said loved ones eyes towards exactly what you might want to find under the Christmas tree.
You can thank us later.
Showcasing The Hood collection from L’Estrange London, this location in Soho’s infamous Walker’s Court – previously home to boutiques of a more illicit nature – is a far cry from what was once there.
The sleek and minimal gallery style space stocks all variations of the brand’s classic hooded jacket and also offers a bespoke service. Various choices of linings, jacket colour, zip and cord ends are all available. Further gifting options come in the form of prints and works from the likes of Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn and Dave White, who are exhibited for purchase courtesy of Loughran Gallery.
Address: 6 Walker’s Court, Soho, London, W1F 0BU
Until: January 18, 2015
A Gentleman’s Pop-Up
Held on the iconic Jermyn Street, A Gentleman’s Pop-Up shop showcases some of the cutting edge design talent currently reinventing tailoring in the city.
A one-stop shop for ‘the modern stylish gentleman’, 34C Jermyn Street stocks limited edition and exclusive products from the like of Marwood, Alice Made This, Hamilton & Hare, Tusting and Forth & Main.
Address: 39c Jermyn Street, St James’s, London, SW1
Until: December 24, 2014
Pop Up At No. 9
Taking over a space in Covent Garden’s Seven Dials, this pop-up showroom brings together some of London’s most innovative menswear brands. Baartmans and Siegel, Katie Eary, Edition Scotland and Dobson all feature with some fantastic and hard to find pieces.
An interior design with interactive digital plinths by the UCL Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis and smart mannequins by tech-app start up Iconeme make this one pop-up not to miss.
Address: 9 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, London, WC2
Until: January 13, 2015
Hentsch Men XXXmas Pop Up
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – the on-point selection of bits and pieces by print experts Hentsch Men available at their XXXmas Pop Up this year is superb.
Located in Soho, the store mimics the area’s surroundings with posters and lightboxes of the kind that used to be found down its dark alleys. Archive and current collections from the brand sit alongside books, posters, accessories and footwear.
Address: 8 Walkers Court, Soho, London, W1F 0BU
Until: December 24, 2014
Have you visited any of the pop-ups showcased above? If so, let us know what you thought – and what you bought – in the comments section below…