If you’re like most guys, a trip to Wal-Mart or Kohl’s is all the clothes shopping you’re willing to do. But sometimes, you have to step it up a little bit. A new suit, a special occasion, a new job … things that call for a little more than slacks and a polo shirt.

Now where to go?  Here are a few Twin Cities stores I’ve found to be the best place to find men’s clothes and can help you look your best!

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The Foursome

3570 Vicksburg Ln N
Plymouth, MN 55447
(763) 473-4667

Formerly located in Wayzata, the Foursome opened a new store in Plymouth recently and is celebrating over 75 years of service.  The Foursome has classic stuff for both dress and casual and also specializes in Big and Tall.

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Hubert White

747 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 339-9200

Another longtime Twin Cities men’s store (since 1916), Hubert White is a favorite downtown Minneapolis stop for businessmen. This is where to go when you want to walk out looking like a CEO! Great on-site tailoring.

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Heimie’s Haberdashery Inc.

400 Saint Peter St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 224-2354

Heimie’s is an old school men’s shop with a great attention to fit and detail.  Another shop with terrific tailors that will make sure you look and feel good in your clothes.  They’ll even custom tailor suits.  And if you really want an old time experience, they have an on-site shave parlor and barber. Get a suit and a hot shave all in one place!

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Saks Off 5th

655 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 333-7200

Designer clothes are expensive.  Sometimes very expensive.  And most of us can’t afford those clothes off the rack at Saks, Bloomingdales, etc.  Luckily, there’s a Sax Off 5th in downtown Minneapolis.  Saks Off 5th if basically an outlet store.  You’ll find those same designer clothes at clearance prices.  All of a sudden, it’s affordable again.  Great Suits, dress shirts, ties, jeans, shoes and more.  I picked up an $800 suit for $250 one day. Get their “MORE” card (it’s free) for even more discounts.

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Nordstrom Rack

324 West Marketplace
Bloomington (Mall of America)
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 854-3131

12745 Elm Creek Boulevard
Maple Grove, MN 55369
(763) 898-5300

Just like Sax, Nordstrom Rack takes what’s left or out of season at the main store and puts it on clearance at the outlet. This is the best place I’ve been to for shoes.  Rack after rack of great shoes for huge discounts. A $300 pair of black dress shoes cost me $75 a few weeks ago.  Tons of great suits, shirts and outerwear too.

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Brooks Brothers City Center

40 South Seventh St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 372-1234

A classic men’s store and now we have one in downtown Minneapolis inside City Center.  On the upper end of what I’m willing to spend on clothes but you are getting fantastic quality.  Known for their suits but I’m partial to their shirts.  Find them on sale and you and you’re getting a very good deal.

Hugo Boss Mall of America

24th Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 854-4403

This is where you shop if you read GQ … one for the more modern and fashion conscious.  Hugo Boss has long been know for cutting edge men’s fashion and using the very best materials.  Much of it Italian made.  Now they’ve opened a store in the Mall of America.  I was there a couple of weeks ago and they do carry some very cool, modern looking clothes.  You are guaranteed to look very sharp leaving this store in a new suit.  Just make sure to bring the credit card!

Len Druskin and Len Druskin Outlet

3140 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435
(952) 927-7923

651 Nicollet Mall # 221
Minneapolis, MN 55435
(952) 920-0472

I’m fairly new to shopping at Len Druskin but I’ve picked up a couple of things there over this past summer and was thrilled with what I found. The outlet in particular was great (in the Minneapolis City Center). Great shirts, from dressy to T-shirts and everything in between. Picked up a really neat Twins T-shirt there for my first trip to Target Field. The old logo with Minnie and Paul shaking hands in baby blue! Some cool stuff to be found at Len Druskin.

Lindsey Peterson is the Assistant Program Director at WCCO Radio.