Zebra Menswear owner Stuart SmithZebra Menswear owner Stuart Smith
Zebra Menswear owner Stuart Smith

“You get what you pay for”: Q&A with 38 year-old Chesterfield clothes shop

Zebra Menswear has been a part of the Chesterfield indie shop scene for four decades.

The owner, Stuart Smith has seen many changes in the town, from the bustling 1980s to the not-so bustling 2020s.

And yet, Zebra still survives, does what it does, selling top quality menswear in the same 38 year-old shop next to the Winding Wheel.

Stuart sees no shortcut to style, his mantra handed down from his mother: “You get what you pay for”. Choice is also important, his stock from select quality manufacturers that may be seen as niche, not generally seen in chain-store outlets, hand-picked by Stuart himself. Let’s ask Stuart some questions.