Proof that you can be directional yet accessible, Topman delivers key looks in a stylish store
There is a lumberjack trend feel with super-skinny denims worn with plaids, Nordic knits and thick scarves. Military coats are still in the mix with brass-buttoned reefers, and tailoring is slim, short and youthful. Topman boasts the best pair of cuffed chinos in Manchester in beige and blue colourways. The LTD range includes soft jersey tops with pastel panels and ruffles.
Plenty of friendly staff, a buzzing store atmosphere and attention to detail on the service front. One sales assistant happily dismantled a visual merchandising display at a shopper’s request, selling items straight from the mannequin, and was also eager to please another customer by trawling the store to seek out a particular style.
It’s not the cheapest stop on the young fashion merry-go-round but Topman still weighs in with some sucker punches value-wise. Chinos are £40, checked shirts £28 and suits have enough style to justify the £150. A rail of short cotton trenches in classic blue, black and stone are £65 and there are tables of denim at £25 and £36 including dry and distressed finishes. All in all, Topman serves up a a fair menu of prices guaranteed to ensure pub-to-club chic.