The buzz: Australia-based menswear label Pudu, brought in by local lifestyle company Hot Men in Linen (our favorite kind), opens its first boutique in Southeast Asia at Orchard Road’s latest shopping mall.
The vibe: Perhaps it’s the summery collections that line the shelves and racks and the wall-to-ceiling window, but this unembellished store punctuated with pops of color wouldn’t feel out of place if it were by the beach.
The goods: Most, if not all, of its travel-inspired menswear ($59 upwards) is made with quality European linen and lightweight cotton—perfect for our tropical climate. What’s also distinctive about the label is its use of bright colors, bold prints and subtle design elements like printed collars and color contrast stitching to update classic shapes and silhouettes.
Why you’ll be back: There aren’t many menswear stores around the city that specialize in casual and reasonably priced collections that borrow an old-time gentlemen’s fabric and make it jazzy. Plus, it’s located within the new and buzzy Orchard Gateway, which you’ll return to as more and more shops open for business.