• by Sarah Morneau •
Nantucket’s downtown shopping district is overflowing with chic little boutiques and high-end shops that cater to women’s clothing and accessories… but what about the men in our lives, where are they supposed to shop? While you are leisurely browsing for a new dress in town, send him over to the Nobby Shop, located across from the fountain at the bottom of Main Street.
Family owned and operated since 1930, the Nobby Clothes shop has been providing islanders and visitors with high quality, name-brand men’s sportswear at a reasonable price. The store has been under the management of the Levine family for three generations, so you know you will be well taken care of by a knowledgeable and friendly staff.
The historic building went through an extensive renovation in 1987, making way for the spacious store you see today. There are walls of men’s dress shirts in every color (including the popular and preppy pastels you see people wearing all over the island), racks of sporty madras and khaki shorts and pants, as well as belts, ties, hats, and shoes to complete the outfit. They carry their own Nobby Clothes Shop private label sportswear and their popular line of Breton Reds sail pants, shorts, long-sleeve shirts and caps.
In addition to their extensive collection of fashionable menswear, they also stock footwear for the whole family and upstairs they have an entire area dedicated to workwear. In need of a formal outfit for a wedding, prom, or gala? They have you covered there as well –– just stop in and see Sam, he will get you suited up and looking good for your next event.
The Nobby Clothes Shop is open seven days a week, year round.