Menswear Brands Every Guy Needs in Their Wardrobe

Gregory P. Daily

If one thing is for sure when it comes to men and style, it’s that the majority of us don’t want to spend hours scouring the internet for the perfect pieces. We are quick, decisive, and no-fuss shoppers. We know what we want: great value clothing that doesn’t skip on quality, and when we find it, we keep coming back for more. That’s right, we’re loyal to men’s clothing brands and retailers who deliver the goods. You scratch our backs by giving us the perfect t-shirt, and we scratch yours by stocking up.

Luckily, we’ve rounded up the top 20 brands in the world for comfortable wardrobe basics that every guy should be familiar with. While these brands each offer signature pieces, they all possess the core styles that should anchor every modern man’s closet. They range from affordable household names such as Levi’s, Nike, and J.Crew, to newer and

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These Brands Don’t Want Your Black Friday Business

This Black Friday, as brands slash prices! and trumpet the best deals! and big savings!, one company is taking a very different route. Sneaker brand Allbirds is actually increasing its prices. 

Every product will be $1 more expensive on Friday, with all the extra money raised going to Fridays For Future, the climate movement founded by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg

“Black Friday deals may satiate momentary desire,” Allbirds said in a statement, “but their impact on the planet is a lot more long-lasting.”

The move may seem an act of self-sabotage, but a spokesperson for the company ― which spotlights its environmental credentials ― told HuffPost, “Our hope is that one small price increase can spark a conversation about the larger environmental issues facing the fashion industry and beyond.” 

Black Friday is traditionally one of the year’s biggest shopping days. Online sales last year totaled $7.4 billion

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What is Lost Stock? Introducing the mystery clothes box scheme where you get half-price fashion from high street brands

Mystery boxes are the new way to shop: Getty Images/iStockphoto
Mystery boxes are the new way to shop: Getty Images/iStockphoto

With many of us not feeling quite so in need of a regular fashion fix during lockdown, the knock-on effects have been huge.

Millions of Bangladeshi garment factory workers have been left out of work by the coronavirus pandemic, after major fashion brands cancelled orders en masse to the tune of $3.5bn.

“We do not want charity, we just want companies to pay their bills and respect their contracts,” factory owner Mostafiz Uddin told The Independent.

“We have bought the raw materials, we have produced the garments, we have invested the money and we will not be able to survive. We will literally die. It will be impossible for us to handle this. Our workers will be suffering a lot. I have no words to express what it will do to us.”

Some 135,000 tonnes of new clothes

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Learn the truth behind brands like Boohoo

iStock/The Independent
iStock/The Independent

The affordability of clothing coupled with #ootd culture leads many of us to think we need a new outfit whenever we leave our homes. And when it comes to fast fashion, we all plead guilty to it one way or another – either by buying Zara’s polka dot dress last summer or copping Mango’s Bottega Veneta inspired clutch bag.

The thrill we get after finding a cheap dress or dupe of a designer piece is undeniably problematic. And we needn’t look far to know that the price tag of many of our fashion buys frequently does not reflect the item’s true cost.

The ethical and environmental issues surrounding the fashion industry are no secret and have been brought to light in the past few years, namely after the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh in 2013. Around a third of the 3,122 workers died and the

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