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Next month brings the third annual Racked Awards, and while our gala does not include Joan Rivers or the Fashion Police, it does include you, our readers. This is the first time we're anointing Boston retailers "best of" in eight different categories, three of which you'll vote on here with the other five determined by Racked's editorial team. The local winners, along with a full nationwide roster of champs, will be announced on Thursday, October 10, in tandem with a party in NYC. Warby Parker is the first store to win our Golden Turban Award, and today we're polling you on Best Menswear.
Each of our candidates is doing something innovative within menswear, and Boston dudes can't get enough of them. As far as Made in USA pioneers go: Ball and Buck really nails the concept within an outdoorsy theme for fashion that is functional but also looks amazing (even if your idea of outside is a Newbury Street patio); Sault takes care to stock regional brands (New England Shirt Co. and Portland General Store come to mind) alongside bigger names like Jack Spade. Ministry of Supply and Blank Label both cater to the professional style-savvy guy—the former a Kickstarter darling making next-level performance office apparel and the latter a Back Bay showroom letting customers design their own custom-made shirts. Finally, Bodega is just cool as hell, with a disguised entrance and a world-famous selection of streetwear.
So who will you lobby for? This poll closes in 24 hours! (Saturday, September 21, at 11am.)