This small store packs a big style punch with classic casual lines such as Norman Russell jeans and Almond Surfboard shirts displayed on furniture by Heirlooms & Hardware.
380 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach, 949-715-9873, northmenswear.com
Cloth & Metal
(pictured) We love this OC Mix menswear-audio store because it’s outfitted like a girl-friendly man cave, but also for its modern lines: Naked & Famous denim, Perfecto by Schott NYC leather moto-jackets, and its excellent selection of bags and knapsacks.
3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 714-884-3227, clothandmetal.com
Discommon Goods, a Foothill Ranch-based e-tailer, offers “excessively engineered” (aka beautifully made) items such as a Lowball whiskey tumbler and an elegant watch wallet. discommon.com
Tank Farm & Co.
Seal Beach’s “bro-tastic” dude’s store supplies graphic Ts, grooming gear, old-school Red Wing boots, and Nudie Jeans. Think of the kind of manly man who spends his days tinkering with his bike and his nights shooting pool. Sigh.
212 Main St., Seal Beach, 562-594-4800, tankfarmco.com
At Ease For Men
This isn’t your grandson’s store. No, the Crystal Cove Promenade boutique is for the grown-up who wears suits to work and on weekends prefers a nicely cut pair of slacks and a jacket instead of jeans and a T. With its clubby ambience and a bar, At Ease lives up to its name.
8056 E. Coast Highway, Newport Coast, 949-759-7979, ateaseclothing.com