Men's Ethical Style Guide
The Good Wear has focused on dozens of brands, but all primarily targeted women. But ethical shopping should never stop with women. It should transcend to everyone and every generation. And luckily, it does. There are many ethical brands creating amazing clothing, shoes, accessories and gear for men and they're worth checking out!
So today's post focuses on ethical fashion brands for the men. If you're a guy reading this post, I'm pumped to say, you can make clothing purchases that do good too! And if you're a lady reading this, get your man some new responsible things.
SHOP FOR EVERY DAY WEAR
A simple, Fair Trade certified brand - Wear Pact makes incredibly affordable basics for men (and women). You'll find tees, tops, sweatshirts, underwear and socks for the perfect every day wear.
Try : Long Sleeve Henley Tee
Use this link to receive 20% off your first purchase
Not just a female's brand, Everlane has a huge offering of ethically produced menswear. You'll be able to find anything from sweaters to shoes + accessories. Everlane typically runs true to size and worth ordering a few options to see what styles work best for you.
Try : the new Puffer Jacket (in 3 styles) or Denim (in multiple styles)
UNITED BY BLUE
One of my favorite menswear brands, United By Blue knows how to make excellent product as well as promoting a lifestyle for being active + comfortable. You'll find clothing, shoes, bags, scarves, hats, outdoor gear ; And make sure to follow along with them as their Instagram will inspire you to want to get outside in their clothing.
Try : the Grange Vest, the Brooks Plaid or the Wheeler Coat
This is a favorite by many, as Taylor Stitch was created because the founders couldn't find the right fit in their shirts. This led to creating classic, well fitting shirting styles, as well as denim, pants, jackets, tees, and more. When you look at this brand, you can tell they have transitional style + lifelong product quality - but they also pay attention to ethical factories and manufacturers, responsible materials and environmental practices.
Try : the Oxnard Chambray or the Democratic Jean
This brand has been around for many years and keeps providing consistent, high quality styles while giving back to global communities. Shop tees, bags and accessories.
Try : Krochet headwear
SLUMLOVE SWEATER CO.
You'll find affordable + traditional styles like Tees, Vnecks, Henley Sweaters and several others. All items are ethically made with environmentally freindly practices. AND give back through high school scholarships in communities in need.
Try : The Classic Crew or The Henley
A perfect spot to go for high-quality basics like long sleeves, tops, pants and accessories. Grana focuses on bettering transparency in the industry while creating timeless pieces for your closet.
Get 10% off here.
Try Twill Slim Chino or Men's Flannel
Another great affordable brand with colorful basics focused on the ethical industry through "the fabrics we use, to how we design and make and deliver our garments."
Try : colorful Socks, the Eddie Tee or Raynor Hoody
Levis has been a classic staple in every closet whether male or female. But with denim production being so polluting, the brand has started creating their jeans in ways that begin to cut back and pay attention to the environment. In comes the Waterless Collection that uses less water to produce your denim. Same timeless style, better for our world.
Try all styles here.
This brand is another long-time creator in the sustainable industry with simple, traditional styles that can be worn all the time. They are constantly paying attention to their fabric production and design, with you in mind.
Try: soft styles like the Baseball Tee, or the Terry Jogger
SHOCKOE ATELIER DENIM
Local to Richmond, VA, this Denim company specializes in custom fits for you. Shockoe is all handmade in the USA with responsibly sourced denim from Cone Denim in North Carolina. If you're in this Virginia city, stop by their location for a pair that will last you for years to come.
SHOP FOR SHOES
Nashville based brand, Nisolo is my reliable go-to recommendation for men's shoes and other leather goods. Their quality and timeless style means that their products will last and stay a staple for all occasions. Your purchase with Nisolo gives back to the employees who hand make the shoes and communities they support in countries like Ecuador.
Try : the All Weather Boot or the Owen Belt
Get $25 off your first order here.
This European brand is specifically focused on creating shoes that do not use leather. They offer traditional and trendy styles of vegan leather + suede. Manufactured ethically and with environmental materials, this company is a great option for waterproof, durable and comfortable shoes.
Try : The Ayita Beige or the Aponi Beige
Another favorite, this shoe brand offers two styles for easy, sustainable choices. Their soft + durable tennis shoes and loafers are a great shoe option for a simple, daily shoe. Both styles are made from merino wool which helps diminish odor, regulate temperature, and wicks moisture to provide you a long lasting, comfortable shoe.
Try : the Wool Runners or the Wool Loungers
*And if you don't like them, you can return them within 30 days.
Making men's and women's shoes, this French brand is making high quality and reliable products. They come in a variety of styles with a mixture of your favorite shoe colors and materials like leather, suede and canvas.
To make it easier to purchase, Amazon even sells them now!
Try all men's styles here.
This will be your go-to for worn- in and timeless shoe styles. As a Fair Trade partner, Oliberte creates vintage boots for every day wear and gives back to communities in sub-Saharan Africa where they support workers' rights and ethical factories + production.
Try : the Rustic Brown Pullup or the Mocha Suede
SHOP FOR WORK WEAR
Good for everyday wear or for work, this UK brand creates items that are traditional and versatile. Boden focuses on providing quality styles you need and transparent practices in their production so you know you're getting an ethically sourced product.
Try : their Putney Half-Zip, the Poplin Shirt, or the Slim Leg Chinos
This responsible brand is creating high end product for work and event wear. They focus on being a "socially motivated lifestyle brand that empowers communities worldwide." You'll find classic blazers, formal button-downs, sweaters and more.
Try : their Utility Chino or the Alpaca Blazer
MATT & NAT
This brand creates high quality, vegan leather bags with lining made from recycled plastic bottles. If you're looking for a briefcase, backpack, weekender for work, this is the ethical brand to go to.
Try : their Briefcases or their wallets
SHOP FOR OUTDOORS
You can't go wrong with Patagonia. This brand has been a pioneer in ethical transparency and protecting the environment in the outdoor fashion industry. You can't go wrong with anything you choose here.
Want to learn more about what they're really up to? Check out ways they are working for the environment here.
Try : their timeless jackets & vests
Another large retailer that has paved the way in transparency and environmental efforts in creating product that does good and gives back. PrAna is reliable, timeless, and classic fits for any clothing whether tops or pants.
Try all their men's activewear here.
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Wear well. Do good. Thank you!