TOPMAN is the stand-alone fashion business counterpart of Topshop that caters exclusively to men’s clothing founded in 1978. A part of the Arcadia Group, Topman has a chain of high-street men's clothing stores located throughout the United Kingdom and has a presence on just about every UK High Street, and in Ireland main street outlets in six cities & towns. Topman was created in the UK towards the end of the 1970s to provide a new approach to menswear retailing. Since its creation, Topman has also built an international presence, including concession outlets in boutique stores in both New York and Japan, and two entire floors at the ‘world’s largest fashion store’, in Oxford Circus, London.
Topman's main product offerings are fashionable men's clothing, covering everything from men's formal suits to informal indie-rock-influenced casual-styling ranges, along with footwear and accessories. Topman also sells a specially-designed range of clothing at their flagship London store in an area named 'Lens'. Its current offerings included items by Dexter Wong Ltd, Fred Perry, Licentious, Siv Stoldal, Carolyn Massey, Material Boy, Mjolk and 'Topman Design'.
Over recent years, Topman has collaborated with young designers such as Kim Jones, Markus Lupfer and Peter Jensen as well as launching its own premium label ‘Topman Design’. After showing seasonally to the menswear press arena, Topman joined forces with Fashion East to produce 'MAN', a menswear event that takes place on schedule at the London Fashion Week, showcasing new menswear design as well as the Topman Design collection.
In 2008, Topman collaborated with new label The Look Presents, the creation of rock-fashion author Paul Gorman and Soho boutique owner, Max Karie, to launch 'the Look Presents'.