It’s time to ditch fast fashion and get into the mentality of quality over quantity when it comes to your wardrobe. Not only will you not look the same as every other gentleman on the block in pieces from these five emerging menswear designers, you’ll feel good about exceptional tailoring, sustainable practices and undeniable quality.
The ocean is a grand landscape, full of life and intrigue – it’s two-thirds of our planet Earth after all. So can you think of a better name for a label made by and for people who deeply connect to our world’s great, salty bodies of water? TWOTHIRDS is for those who have an itch for substance and style and find immeasurable joy in beach and surfing culture. Founded in San Sebastian, Spain with a concept store a mere 50 meters from the Atlantic, the brand is dedicated to sustainability and organic, recycled fabrics.
Focusing on quality, classic elegance and American romanticism currently missing from the menswear market, HVRMINN is hands down our favorite new go-to for suiting. Looking to the Jazz Age for inspiration, HVRMINN reinterprets the gentleman of the past to create a modern sensibility we can’t get enough of right now. Details like exaggerated lapels and elongated jackets are sculpted from fabrics of superior standards and lightness. And after two years of custom tailored service, the brand has finally introduced its first ready-to-wear and made-to-measure collection.
Ovadia & Sons
Great minds think alike, even more so if the minds in question are twins’. So when Brooklyn born and raised brothers Shimon and Ariel Ovadia started their label Ovadia & Sons in 2010, we knew it was going to blow up quickly. Last year they were named GQ‘s Best Menswear Designers in America and are members of the CFDA. Designing duds for real dudes with a focus on fit, details and design, each collection boasts pieces that are timeless and sophisticated with and edge for modern living. Because after all, classic is always in style.
The fall 2013 Highland presentation looked like the aftermath of one of the best parties you’ve been to all year. Smoking bongs, beer can pyramids and carpet littered with crushed potato chips were centerpieces of the scene while attractive, young carousers slouched on couches and laid on the floor looking fresh in their Highland gear. Bold graphic prints and a splashy bright color here and there spice up the type of collection you’ll want to live in day in and day out. From work to that unruly house party, Highland is your casual-cool uniform.
What started as a quest to create the perfect white shirt turned into so much more when childhood friends Alexia Hentsch and Max von Hurter saw the great demand for their philosophy of simplicity and fit. Now a complete menswear line, Hentsch Man is the brand you buy once and will be forever hooked. The collections are small and cohesive, ensuring you have a choice in dressing yourself but aren’t overwhelmed by an excess of silhouettes, prints and fabrics. Sourced and manufactured in Europe, the undeniable craftsmanship and quality is plain to see.
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