compared to a decade ago, most young fashionable men in jakarta had to take a plane ride to neighbouring capitals in order to find offerings that catered to their taste. but today, retail in the bustling indonesian capital is a whole different ballgame, featuring an immensely increased number of both of foreign and quality brands from indonesia itself. a cool new men's boutique which popped up in the upscale suburb of kemang in south jakarta is männer. situated on one of the neighbourhood's busy throughfares, the store occupies a 120 sqm. [1,292 sq.ft.] unit and features a clean and clearly scandinavian-inspired interior.
moveable furnishings come in light wood, contrasting with the dark timber floor but corresponding with a backdrop in a similar material. and while the choice of the shop name is unknown to us – it means 'men' in german – we're pretty sure the exotic ring adds up to the store's overall appeal to the city's discerning style seekers. the männer store specifically targets men with a dress sense that's contemporary but classic at the base. the offerings of the store are accordingly preppy-flavoured and carefully sourced from around the globe. männer stocks apparel, shoes and accessories, and its current brand list includes coveted brands such as vanishing elephant, herschel, i love ugly, golden denim and tcg. location: jalan kemang raya 31 [kemang].