One of Athens’ best kept secrets for men’s shopping, Truman is slightly hidden on the elevated ground floor of a walkway, a stone’s throw from Syntagma Square. Truman may not boast the refinement of stores like Bespoke Athens and Mah Jong, but it has two great qualities. Firstly, its innate sense of style: everything is modern and effortlessly chic. Pick up any item and you’re guaranteed a contemporary cut combined with a classic look and feel. No nonsense and no surprises. The second asset are the prices. Starting at €600, you can order a made-to-measure, unconstructed light wool blazer in sophisticated hues like terracotta, racing green and taupe that will instantly upgrade your summer style.
Not interested in suits? This is a great place to head to if you want to raise your vacation game to a more Athens Riviera-worthy level with, say, a pair of tapered chinos in pastel colours, a slim fitting polo shirt, and maybe a pair of box fresh white leather sneakers. Apart from pret-a-porter and made-to-measure suiting and shirting, Truman also offers a nice selection of accessories such as Ripa Ripa swimwear, The Bespoke Dudes eyewear, and Filson watches and bags.
Insider tip: While you’re there, check what’s on offer in the basement boutique, EDC (Every Day Carry), which carries a wide selection of accessories for travellers. My personal favourites are the round Il Bussetto coin pouches, handmade in Florence.