#StoreWars2013 – Where Style and Brackets Collide

16 stores enter the tourney. 1 leaves as champ. You decide.

Store Wars:  March 19th – April 8th 2012

Welcome to year three.  Sixteen retailers enter this tournament and only one will finish unbeaten.  Our selection committee has chosen 16 of the top retailers in the affordable men’s style world.  Unlike that other bracket based tournament which happens around this time of year, you, yes you, have a direct say as to who wins and who loses.

The tournament begins tomorrow, with a different head to head match-up each weekday until one champion is left standing.  You pick which store you prefer and click to leave your vote.  Sometimes it won’t be easy to decide.  The store with the most votes at the end of the day moves on to the next round.  The comments section will be open for you to debate the merits of each side..

Store Wars Bracket
There’s some new names in this year’s tournament, and their seeds are a bit higher than other rookies in years past. But it’s been a big year for new names in the world of men’s style.  Let the pre-tournament kerfuffle commence.  Did the committee get it right?  Which “bubble” retailers got unfairly left out?  Predictions?  It all goes in the comments below.

Region 1 – Stores and Seedings

1. Banana Republic  2. J. Crew Factory  3. Bonobos  4. jcp  5. Target  6. Gap  7. Amazon  8. Indochino

Region 2 – Stores and Seedings

1. J. Crew  2. Nordstrom  3. Suitsupply  4. Macy’s  5. Brooks Brothers  6. Lands’ End Canvas  7. ebay  8. Thrift Stores