About Escape Menswear

We are one of the South of England’s leading independent men’s fashion retailers, stocking a wide range of t-shirts, jeans, hats, accessories from top designer menswear brands, whether it be from our stylish stores in Portsmouth or here on our new designer menswear website - www.escapemenswear.com


Established in 1987, South Central Clothing Ltd, rapidly developed into one of Hampshire’s most popular independent menswear outlets. The company has expanded in recent years and now operates two distinct stores in Portsmouth city centre: Mirage and Escape. Both stores are easily accessible from Portsmouth & Southsea railway station, many local bus services, and drivers can find ample space to leave their vehicles in Cascades Multi-Storey Car Park.


Mirage Menswear

Our Mirage menswear store on Portsmouth’s popular high street offers a wide range of men’s designer lifestyle brands. Covering two floors, Mirage’s popular collection is divided into three main areas. The ‘Lifestyle’ section includes: Henri Lloyd, Lacoste, and Gant. The second area is Denim, including: Diesel, Levi’s, Luke 1977, Fred Perry, Farah Vintage, and Pretty Green. In the Streetwear section: Dope Chef, Crooks & Castles, Trainer Spotter and Cayler & Sons.

Store Address: Mirage Menswear, 111 Commercial Road , Portsmouth, PO1 1BU 

Telephone: 02392 861 732

Opening Hours:

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5.30pm

Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm

Escape Menswear

Our Escape store is located at the southern entrance to the Cascades Shopping Centr,e right in the heart of Portsmouth. Home to a range of top designer menswear brands, Escape offers our premium range of brands including Armani Jeans, Hugo Boss, Emporio Armani, True Religion and Y-3.

Store Address: Escape Menswear, 14-16 Spring Street, Portsmouth, PO1 4AA 

Telephone: 02392 755 107

Opening Hours:

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5.30pm

Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm


We pride ourselves on offering exceptional customer service, both in our menswear stores and online. A key focus, especially in the fashion industry, will always be attention to detail. Our staff are also extremely knowledgeable about the brands we stock and this pride in their work is shown by the fact they wear the brands too. We want you to get high quality clothing, while enjoy shopping with us, and also enjoying great value for money.


Originally trading online since 2005 and with the lower costs of running an online shop, we were able to sell top branded menswear clothing at unbeatable prices, while maintaining first rate customer service. Sadly the Coronavirus pandemic drastically affected many businesses on a global scale, and ours was no exception; shifting our focus to our in-store offering allowed us to streamline our operations and maintain our position in the local market.

We are proud to have been able to support out in-store customers during this period and are pleased to once again be available online - the all new Escape Menswear website represents our renewed vision of offering our customers a wide range of designer menswear items online.