This will probably come as no surprise, but I have a bigger wardrobe than Eric. He tends to wear the same pieces again and again, and can go ages without buying anything new. It makes me feel a bit guilty when I’m trying a new this or that on and meanwhile he’s in the same sneakers year-round; but I suppose that speaks to how easy going he is, and honestly it’s one of his best qualities.
That said, he decided to do a bit of shopping recently to make up for some of the gaps in his wardrobe and to replace a few pieces that had gone thread-bare. I know shopping for men can be tricky and it can be easy to fall back on department stores as being the only option, but Eric actually had a whole list of amazing brands & shops to buy from that I wanted to pass along to you.
List of Brands here :
Industry Of All Nations // I’d never heard of this brand before Eric suggested we pop into their LA shop and I’m so glad it’s on my radar now. They offer genderless clothing made from natural fibers and dyes, and the quality is incredible. They also work closely with their garment-workers to ensure that each step of the process of making the clothing is fairly compensated.
Buck Mason // When I think of men’s clothing, I usually think of Buck Mason. Maybe because they have a location not too far from us, but also probably because I really just like going into said shop. It’s pleasant, the employees are great, and everything is simple without being basic. I’ve considered buying a sweatshirt of theirs for myself, and Eric always finds great pieces for everyday wear here.
Octobre Editions // Like I wasn’t going to recommend the male equivalent of Sézane? How could I not? I love their chic French staples, and while there isn’t a physical location here, they have free returns and the quality is exactly what you would expect from the likes of Sézane.
Doc Martens // While I’m sure this isn’t a groundbreaking suggestion, it is one that definitely deserves a mention. Eric picked up a new pair of Doc Marten’s last week (this pair) and I am now in the process of buying a matching pair because I’m a greedy girl. Eric has already said how comfortable the shoes are and has worn them a LOT. We went into the shop in person and I’m glad we did, as their shoes do run a bit large and trying them on is a good idea.
Harvest&Mill // I hadn’t heard of this shop before either, but when I saw these socks arrive in the mail, I immediately looked them up. Their whole shop is made from organic cotton (grown & sewn in the US) and everything is perfectly cozy. I immediately ordered socks for myself because again – greedy wife.