Topman is the stand-alone fashion business counterpart of Topshop that caters exclusively to men’s clothing. A part of the Arcadia Group, which also owns Burton, Miss Selfridge, Wallis, Evans, British Home Stores and Dorothy Perkins, Topman has a chain of high-street men's clothing stores located throughout the United Kingdom and has a presence on just about every UK High Street, and in Ireland main street outlets in six cities & towns. Topman was created in the UK towards the end of the 1970s to provide a new approach to menswear retailing. Topman's main product offerings are fashionable men's clothing, covering everything from men's formal suits to informal indie-rock-influenced casual-styling ranges, along with footwear and fashion accessories. Topman also sells a specially-designed range of clothing at their flagship London store in an area named 'Lens'. Its current offerings included items by Dexter Wong Ltd, Fred Perry, Licentious, Siv Stoldal, Carolyn Massey, Material Boy, Mjolk and 'Topman Design'.
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Good Service Bad prices
Top Man to me sells clothing that are not worth the price. They do not have special designs except for some that have pretty unique designs. However, the service of the workers there is excellent!
I remember as i brought my clothing to try over to the fitting room, i was greeted by a very friendly and well dressed staff who attended to me. He even recommended me what clothing would look good on me. They also told me what i should i buy based on my budget.
Overall, clothing's over priced but the service was awesome!
Tees loosened after first wash
A friend of mine bought me two basic tops from Topman as a birthday gift. I accompanied him to get the tops that day, so I got to try the tees on. I chose the tees from their 2 for $20-something section, which were all pretty much basic tees. I only tried a black V-neck tee with white details and button design, but I did not try the other item that was purchased, which was a basic blue tee, because I assumed that it was going to be the same.
The next day, I wore the blue tee. The sleeves were really short, although the tee was not 'hugging'. The length was quite long as well, completely in contrast with the black tee that I tried on. So I guess it may have been my mistake, but I think that based on the sleeves, getting a size smaller wouldn't have made things better...
The black tee is better. Although I am not one to wear V-neck, I quite like this tee, maybe because black and white tees compliment me. But I also liked its hugging feel whenever I wore it, and the length is just right.
However, after my first wash of both tees (washed at different times, of course), both tees loosened at the neck area! It wasn't much of a problem for the blue tee, but the black was, because it was V-neck. I still wear these tops nowadays, but not very often.
Will I buy from Topman in future...? Not really, I guess. If I wanted basic tees I'm better off just buying from Cotton On or online. Even if the quality is not as good, it's still cheaper!
Topman is seriously overpriced. Can you imagine, a printed tee cost you minimally 30 bucks if not higher, while their jeans will cost you from 70 bucks onwards. Honestly speaking, I find that it is like daylight robbery. No matter how loaded you may be, you will go bankrupt one day if you are a frequent customer of Topman. Though you may say it's for their cutting, their design or even the quality of their top, I find their cutting rather average, their design lacks creativity, so at most you are paying for the quality of the shirt i guess. Apart from the top and bottom they sell, which doesn't really justify with their price, I find their shoe rather worth buying and paying for. I bought a shoe from Topman at a discounted price of $49.90 and is water-resistant! I only came to realize it one day when I was caught in the rain and my shoe got wet and yet my socks remain dry. I'm surprised. However in general, I won't recommend Topman to my friend.
It all depends on how well you pull it off
I often see people whining and complaining about shops and their lack of depth, leading them to not having anything to buy. To be honest, it is all up to your creativity, and if you think well enough, you might be able to find the clothes and match them with something so that it looks nice and different, instead of the usual tee shirt and shorts.
I am a frequent Topman shopper, and to be honest I find their shirts really overpriced, for rather basic quality. I have to admit I am rather disappointed by Topman's lack of depth in their clothes, but I think they are still surviving for the fact that their basics and formal wear appeal to youths and young adults.
Generic clothing without quality
Topman may indeed be following the latest trends in Fashion, but their designs and patterns often feel uninspired and rather generic; in my opinion at least. I do realize that Topman is popular amongst many people, but I simply do not understand the hype.
Price-wise, the clothes might not appear to be exorbitant, but its probably because the clothes are of extremely poor quality. They are not built to last definitely. You're definitely better off putting in the effort to look for your favourite designs elsewhere, as reversed to going to Topman.
On the flip side though, their staff have been extremely helpful in the past.
Topman is a great choice for you to shop at if you are on the hunt for the trendiest pants cut in town. They carry a whole load of selection and it ranges from the many many different cuts of pants (from Chinos to Carrot cut) to the bright colours that give classic throw-overs a modern twist. If you are on the hunt for casual outfits, they have a great range of thin and comfortable tees for sale. By thin, I don’t mean poor quality. I mean that the tees are very suitable to be worn in a humid place like Singapore. Printed graphic tees and plain tees are also available. If you are looking for something formal, Topman carry blazers and trousers as well.
I am a girl so I don’t shop at Topman but as Topman and Topshop are conveniently located beside or above each other, I tend to walk in there just to take a look at what’s new. After all, male clothing can be a joy to look at! If you are looking to get a gift for your boyfriend or your best male friend, look no further, Topman offers the trendiest selections in town. Of course, being a generic brand, it might also mean that the probability of seeing someone else in that Topman apparel is pretty high but it’s alright, I think you won’t be that unlucky to meet that someone!
Good versatile fashion, but stick to the casual
If you are looking for something that does not veer too far from the mainstream and yet can come off as fashionable and in the loop, then Topman would offer an excellent variety of products that will most likely suit your taste (no pun intended).
However, I would like to first start off with a criticism of its basics. Topman generally does not offer a good range of basics in terms of value, design as well as quality. Some of its shirts are cut in a manner that crosses the line between sloppy and fashionably casual. Also, the quality of fabric fails to impress. Instead, if you're looking for basics, Zara or maybe even CottonOn would be a better place.
However in terms of jeans and shirts, Topman does have something to show for. They are not of superior cut and quality to higher end street labels but are of decent value. Do not however, shop for formal wear here! Topman is really meant to be a casual label that exemplifies British street fashion. Instead, go for pattern shirts, jeans, chinos and skinny ties. Leave the black suits and leather shoes alone.
As i would recommend to anybody who shops for clothing, it is important to do your research first and understand a fashion label closely before purchasing anything. To prevent buyer's remorse, go to Topman's website and look at the style the label is trying to portray, decide if it's appropriate for you, and then decide if you have enough matching peices before buying. Dont listen to what they say about this label being too saturated. If you follow the right steps, Topman can be something special too.
Be on top~
Stay ahead and outshine the fashion crowd with Topman - a fount of street-style and constantly evolving fashion-forward clothes and accessories. Topman sells almost everything a sartorialist would need, from crisp suits to lazy-beach-days berms to classic shades to bow-ties and ties, and to men’s jewellery (Only available at Ion’s outlet). I sometimes head down to Topman after shopping at Topshop to check out their jewellery (often in antique silver and looking rather classic and grungy. Me gusta.)
Service is fab at Topman as in Topshop. The retail assistants are friendly and professional. Handphone charging services are available by the way. Simple approach the staff and they’ll be more than willing to help (or at least, it seems to be the case).
Have always loved shopping here
I have always been a dedicated shopper at Topman as I love their designs and quality of their products.
I am attracted to their prints as they are unique and cannot usually be found elsewhere. (Not anywhere that I know of, anyway) I've had people coming up to me and asking "Hey, did you get that from Topman?" That, by itself, should be evident enough that Topman has created a signature look for themselves and I think that's what makes a great brand. While they do sell pants with generic fits such as the slim fit and skinny fit, they also offer fittings that are less heard of, such as the carrot fit.
Other than the fact that they have attractive designs, I also love the fact that their smallest size is not an S size. Being a rather small-framed guy, it is quite hard to find a shirt that doesn't make me look like I'm drowning in it. Their XS fits me perfectly - fitting yet comfortable enough for me to move around without feeling constrained. If you're looking to find an even smaller size, they do provide XXS as well, though I believe they are only limited to certain products.
It is also convenient to shop at Topman as their hangers are tagged with size chips and you can basically shop there without asking for any assistance from their staff.
One area which I feel can be improved on is their alteration service. Even though their alteration service is free, there is a waiting period of 5-7 working days, which is way too long. If you're looking to alter your pants, I'd suggest getting it done at a tailor. It's only a few dollars and you can get it back on the same day!