Best Men’s Clothing: Gap

Joseph Diebold, Web Editor

1706 Sherman Ave., 847-328-9230,

Just two blocks off campus, Gap offers the perfect combination of price and style. The popular clothing chain has been offering affordable American classics for more than four decades, and downtown Evanston’s location doesn’t disappoint. Unlike many clothing stores (looking at you, Forever 21), the men’s section isn’t cornered off or minimal: the gents get nearly half of Gap’s real estate. It’s cheaper than higher-end stores like Jos. A. Bank, while still being more reliable than Crossroads just down the street. And at Northwestern, where winter runs nearly year-round, the annual spring sweater sale comes at the perfect time. — Joseph Diebold