Thoughtfully selected, accessible men’s fashion with a focus on the revival of American style.
Step inside Drinkwater’s, and there’s a good chance Gary Drinkwater himself will be there to greet you. So right away you know you’ve come to a men’s store that takes your satisfaction personally.
Gary will tell you he’s indebted to the legendary Murray Pearlstein, under whose tutelage he served during more than a dozen years at Louis Boston, when he helped introduce designers like Armani, Versace and Luciano Barbera to the American market.
But the fact is, Drinkwater’s sensibility, décor and sense of intimacy are his alone. (Actually, Gary’s wife Teresa Borges has a major hand in the direction of Drinkwater’s as well, and why not? She spent a number of years selling menswear at Louis herself.)
Gary and his fellow salespeople are passionate about helping you make smart, confident decisions about the clothes you wear. They’ll explain that this is “investment grade” clothing, born of a timeless quality that means you should enjoy your selections for quite a long time to come.
The store isn’t large, so each item is carefully considered before it makes its way to our shelves. Generally, we make a conscious effort to support designers whose clothing is made here in America. You’ll find suits, sport coats, dress shirts and slacks that epitomize the updated traditional look. There’s relaxed, stylish sportswear that’s perfect for a casual dinner or a long weekend. Shoes? Just the best — a choice selection handcrafted and handstitched by the great century-old French shoemaker Paraboot and by the fine young Japanese-American shoemaker Yuketen. Not to mention choice other items to add a bit of color and spice to your outfit — splendid neckties, pocket squares, umbrellas and other clothing you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.
We hope you’ll stop by and discover for yourself why Drinkwater’s has been a consistent Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston, Improper Bostonian’s Boston’s Best and A-List winner almost since the store opened in 2004. We could keep going, but instead, we invite you to read what various publications have been saying about us.