It's well established that Amsterdam is one of the world's coolest design destinations, renowned for its creative spirit and eclectic style. The Dutch capital is brimming with concept stores and independent boutiques that showcase its increasingly exciting home-grown talent. As the city slowly comes back to life following severe lockdown restrictions, we thought we'd shine a spotlight on some of our favourites. Scroll on to discover three must-visit men's clothing stores in Amsterdam, which you should most certainly make a beeline for whenever you're next in town.

ETQ Amsterdam

Singel 465
1012 WP Amsterdam

Located in the heart of Amsterdam, on the ground floor of the city's former iconic nightclub RoXY, ETQ Amsterdam's flagship store is a spacious atrium of sandblasted concrete walls. The minimalist, monochromatic space serves as the perfect backdrop for a considered selection of ETQ's premium sneakers and accessories. Browse the brand's permanent collection of signature styles or discover its latest releases. Take your time trying on the shoes, getting a sense for the top notch construction and premium materials (which include vegetable tanned leather and VEGEA plant-based leather). Can't decide which pair to opt for? Enjoy a cup of expertly brewed coffee as you mull it over.

WAHTS

Gerard Doustraat 75
1072 VM Amsterdam

WAHTS is renowned for its luxury sportswear staples that strike a balance between sleek style and ultimate functionality. Its flagship store, which opened in March 2019, reflects the brand's less-is-more design philosophy, showcasing a carefully curated range of essentials against a clean, contemporary backdrop. The store is located in Amsterdam's vibrant De Pijp neighbourhood, a popular haunt for creative types that boasts no shortage of trendy cafes, bars and boutiques. Take a stroll while you're there and soak up the culture.

Unrecorded

Utrechtsestraat 27
1017 VH, Amsterdam

Runstraat 26
1016 GK, Amsterdam

Unrecorded's minimalist aesthetic bleeds into everything it creates, including both of its Amsterdam stores, which showcase clean, considered layouts, so as not to detract from the meticulously crafted clothing on display. You'll find a range of sustainably made unisex garments – from denim staples to knitwear, all constructed to stand the test of time and provide many years' worth of wear. Take your time browsing – the friendly staff are more than happy to answer any questions you have about the clothes, including how and where they're made and how best to style them.

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