Yes, we have two winners here, but they’re sister brands that opened a stone’s throw from each other this fall at Buckhead Atlanta. These are the places you can pop into in a pinch, for everything from a T-shirt to a fur vest. The color palettes at both lean heavy on blacks, whites, and neutrals, but that doesn’t mean they’re devoid of spunk—leather detail here, fur trim there, quirky collar here, unusual pattern there. If Theory is the go-to for a classic blazer (its suiting pieces easily stand alone), then Helmut is the stop for, say, a leather jacket (and/or pants). Buckhead Atlanta, theory.com; helmutlang.com
This article originally appeared in our December 2014 issue.