about us




We are a family owned and operated company with myself being a fifth generation retailer. My mother is still operating her women's clothing store in Madison Wi, under the name Rupert Cornelius, which began in 1974 as my grandfathers store. 

My first store opened in 2003 as Local35 in the eclectic Hawthorne neighborhood and catered to both men and women. After 8 successful years, it was time for a change.

In 2011, MACHUS opened in the centrally located Lower East Burnside with a specific goal of selling modern menswear with forward concepts and clean classics. 

My wife, Juline and I operate the business together with a small crew of amazing employees. 


Our mission is to blur the line of streetwear and high fashion menswear.

We often forgo working with the obvious larger designers to work with emerging labels. Personal connection is of the utmost importance, and with smaller brands we have the opportunity to know the designers. We believe in every brand we sell and feel that our designers are some of the most progressive people in men's fashion. 

Thank you for visiting our store. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns. 


For all store questions, please email juline@machusonline.com 

or call the store during business hours.


We are a small business, we will respond to questions during business hours and within 24 hours.

Thank you for your patience.