Sustainability is a word thrown about a lot in the menswear industry. Typically it is superseded by a large fashion brand looking to minimise the impact they are currently having on the environment. There is though a growing number of brands that are leading the way in producing sustainable menswear. Not as a PR stunt, but through a genuine passion for crafting. It is great men's clothing and accessories that minimise the impact fashion has on our planet.

Making a real difference in the fashion industry starts with ourselves. Putting a greater value on the clothing we buy will ensure we are purchasing smarter. That means not buying for just a single occasion. But by building an interchangeable wardrobe promoting well-made garments manufactured from fabrics that have longevity.

Throughout this site, we try and give a voice to new menswear brands producing these kinds of items. We believe that trends are temporary, and style is permanent. By helping our readers to understand the construction of elevated pieces and how to style them. This hopefully leads to our readers buying less often, but with better quality.

This sustainable method of production and promotion of considered purchasing is evident through the brands in our list. Through initiatives like avoiding unnecessary discounts or reinvesting profits back into environmental causes, they are making a difference.

You might just discover your new favourite menswear brand.

form and thread sustainable menswear


Form & Thread

Paying special attention to everything from their fabrics and factories to the bio-degradable and recyclable packaging they deliver in. This is a modern, sustainable menswear brand, top to bottom.

Form & Thread's Essential collection is seasonless which allows Form & Thread to take a more considered approach to every piece

Their factory partners in Portugal align with their passion for outstanding quality menswear without compromising their workers. Form & Thread are transparent on all costs. That way you know exactly what you are paying removing typical industry markups.

community clothing menswear products


Community Clothing

Patrick Grant, best known for presenting 'The Great British Sewing Bee' is the man behind Community Clothing, a social enterprise. Patrick builds on a strong pedigree in textiles having turned around the failing fortunes of not one but two menswear brands.

This enterprise provides employment and pathways to employment in areas decimated by the decline of British textile manufacturing. They partner with factories in six deprived areas and fill capacity through quieter periods. This creates a virtuous circle of rising volumes, rising efficiency and rising employment.

Obsessed with excellent fit, function, material and make. Community Clothing products are classic style iterations, not redesigns and made through a local supply chain. What's not to like?

sirplus menswear


Sirplus Clothing

This is a British menswear brand, born from the repurposing of unwanted fabrics, hence the name. Originally it was using excess material from Savile Row and Jermyn Street shirtmakers to craft underwear.

The brand has grown from a market stall to multiple stores and now sells a range of sustainable menswear staples and Sirplus is still true to that original concept. The surplus cord from Italian designers is used in suits while overstock cashmere is woven into winter knits.

finisterre british sustainable clothing



Finisterre creates functional and sustainable menswear for those that share a love of the sea because it was founded for surfers, by surfers.

Since they launched back in 2003 the customer base and product range have expanded, but, Finisterre remains true to that original ethos. They craft innovative products with longevity.

Operating from a clifftop workshop in St Agnes, this is a British brand doing great things.

uniform standards sustainable trainers


Uniform Standard

Having spent 15 years designing for other brands, the team behind Uniform Standard launched in 2018 from their East London studio. The brand since its launch has been committed to a sustainable approach to product development. This includes using European recycled components to enhance their designs.

The trainer's outsoles, footbeds and insoles, are constructed with recycled materials. These are then partnered with premium Italian leather for a holistic, sustainable shoe. Delivered in plastic-free packaging they even lessen environmental impact by working with DHL to create a carbon-neutral delivery footprint.

With multiple designs to choose from, these men's trainers are durable and well-made. If cared for post-purchase, these will be robust enough to last year after year.

patagonia sustainable approach to clothing



A band of surfers and climbers founded Patagonia. This group had relied heavily on clothing to be durable and functional and this idealogy became a founding pillar for the brand they created. Prioritising durability means consuming less energy, wasting less water and creating less landfill. Patagonia makes everything with a 100% guarantee, which means they will repair, replace or refund anything that is not up to their high standard.

Patagonia knows everything they make impacts the planet and that is why they have built robust environmental and animal welfare programs as well as being fully transparent regarding its supply chain. Skilled workers manufacture all products within safe, fair, legal and humane working conditions

wahts menswear



An innovative menswear brand, WAHTS merges luxury menswear with contemporary sportswear. As a result, their comfortable men's fashion is interchangeable no matter the occasion.

The brand sources the highest quality fabrics and manufacturers in limited productions to minimise their impact on the environment. Using expert partners in Portugal they require the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certification from all their suppliers and production partners.

everlane conscious clothing



Exceptional quality, ethical factories and radical transparency are the three pillars Everlane is built on.

The brand sources the finest materials and only partners with the most ethical factories across the world to create every product. A working agreement is only reached once a factory hits an audited score of 90 out of 100.

Steering away from trends, the brand manufactures timeless pieces that they want you to wear for years to come. But, the concept only works thanks to skilled workers using premium fabrics like their Grade A cashmere.

One of the first to show the full cost of every product including production and transport, Everlane has pioneered a transparent customer/brand relationship. You see the real price without paying the typical high markups.

asket basics for men



Within the fashion industry, garments have lost their value, or at least this is what Asket believe. They see people buying more and wearing less, resulting in wasted clothing ending up in landfills or in incinerators.

Asket wants to end this perpetual cycle of clothing consumerism, so creates clothing, not for seasons but forever. The brand uses the best materials to manufacture sustainable menswear that generates better value.

Asket removed standard sizing because they understand everyone is built differently and believe if your clothes fit better you are more likely to wear them.

armed angels sustainable clothing


Armed Angels

Timeless, sustainable and fairly priced, Armed Angels don't chase trends because they focus on modern, contemporary collections.

The brand only uses sustainable & regenerative materials such as organic cotton, organic linen, organic wool, recycled cotton, LENZING™ ECOVERO™ and TENCEL™ Lyocell. The result is they have been GOTS certified since 2011.

Armed Angels take on the responsibility to make sure that all of their workers are working in fair conditions. They work with organisations like Fairtrade or Fair Wear Foundation to help implement those high standards.

To them, fairness is never out of fashion.

wax london menswear


Wax London

Wax London is a premium clothing brand for men that has sustainability at its core. Manufactured in London, we applaud their commitment to supporting the capital's textile industry.

They keep a close eye on all aspects of production for every item they sell. That means sustainably produced fabrics, adapted using natural dyes and manufactured as close to home as possible.

Wax London goes further, looking at everything from the energy used in transporting goods to water management during production to ensure it is as environmentally efficient as possible. Then even creatively upcycle leftover material to minimise anything ending up in a landfill.

veja footwear for men



It has been hard to miss the distinctive Veja 'V' popping up on the feet of stylish men and women over the past few years. Focusing on an iconic item like a trainer was no mistake. The trainer is a symbol of mass production and the challenges of globalisation. We have all become aware of the poor working conditions of those making some of the world's most popular sporting sneakers.

For the two founders, it all started with a visit to manufacturing factories while working for a non-profit charity and the appalling conditions they witnessed. By creating a transparent production model they set about designing footwear using the most ecological materials and involving ethical suppliers. The slightly higher price point of their trainers is a result of using the best materials while paying a fair wage to the workers.

private white vc manchester based menswear


Private White VC

In the past, Manchester was a thriving hub of clothing manufacturing in the UK. Over time that has almost disappeared with dramatic effects on livelihoods and communities. Private White VC want to do what they can to revive that industry in their hometown.

Named after Private Jack White, who won the V.C. (Victoria Cross) in World War 1, the company since 2007 is now back in the hands of his family.

The company does not outsource any part of their clothing production, designing and manufacturing everything in-house, reducing its carbon footprint.

octobre editions stylish sustainable menswear


Octobre Editions

Octobre Editions regularly audits all its manufacturers to ensure they respect their ethics and standards. To keep things local around 95% of the brand's pieces are crafted by European ateliers.

For Octobre Editions it is all about creating a sustainable menswear wardrobe inspired by Paris. Their pieces are composed to be worn easily and revisited season after season

They follow a lean production model which reduces any potentially wasted overstock and the ability to offer fair accessible prices all year round.

If you shop with them on the 21st of every month, they give 10% of profits to projects that provide access to education, culture & equal opportunities to children around the world.

peregrine british clothing for men



For a company that has been making clothing and accessories in England since 1796, they have seen their fair share of fashions come and go. Although they understand that by being a producer of clothing they cannot truly call themselves a sustainable menswear brand, they work hard to reduce their impact on the environment.

Peregrine aims to use the best, sustainable materials to manufacture its products in England using heritage techniques. This, alongside their direct-to-consumer model and long-lasting design process, enables them to be as sustainable as possible.

model wearing foret menswear



Foret Studios wants you to go offline and enjoy your surroundings. The Danish friends behind the brand were inspired by their childhood adventures and wanted to provide slow goods for that whimsical journey.

The brand thinks about the impact it has on the environment and what it can do to preserve the planet for future generations. They are working towards being 100% sustainable, using GOTS-certified cotton and partnering with factories in Portugal to manufacture long-lasting clothing.

Offering advice on the care of products can also make sure that items aren't prematurely damaged. Foret recommends washing all their pieces at 30 Celcius and repairing any damages or passing on any clothing you no longer want.

far afield menswear


Far Afield

Far Afield are a contemporary sustainable menswear brand. Inspired by global travel they create collections that marry the unique with expert craftsmanship.

High standards of ethical production are maintained by visits from the two founding brothers of the brand. The team also runs a fine-tooth comb over the materials any factory is using. Woven and jersey fabrics must use Organic (GOTS) or Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) accredited cotton only.

The brand hopes to be fully recyclable or non-plastic by the end of 2020 which will mean everything from packaging to collar straighteners won't be plastic. A positive outcome for the planet.

kotn clothing for men



The principles of considered design, relentless quality, honest value, and positive impact are influential for every Kotn product.

Kotn, creates quality essential menswear items ethically made from sustainable materials. But, they go further, knowing that fair labour prices can help build thriving communities. They have helped to fund several different social impact projects, including building schools and providing resources to smallholder farms in impoverished communities.

nau environmentally friendly clothing



Nau is the first sustainable performance wear brand. Before, men had to choose eco-friendly or high-tech, but now they can have both.

Originally they started by making coats using 100% recycled down. Now the brand has developed its own textile treatments and applied them to a honed list of just 10 sustainable materials for everything they make.

Pieces by Nau are designed and produced with a sustainability mindset. It means manufacturing through a combination of timeless style with high performance to create items that will last years.

komodo jackets and cardigans



Sustainability is not a new fad for Komodo. Eco-friendly clothing has been a commitment for them since 1988, a lifetime in fashion years. This has enabled them to spend years innovating, creating fabrics such as green PU coating and recycled PET, from plastic bottles.

A large percentage of their products are vegan and all are cruelty-free. Their overall goal is to minimise the impact that clothing production has on the environment. Within their use of natural materials, you will find familiar options like linen, wool and organic cotton. Though, they go even further than other brands with a range that includes Tencel and Rayon (made from tree cellulose), Hemp and even Bamboo.

artknit sustainable italian menswear



Another company that embraces a direct-to-consumer model, Artknit only works with manufacturers in Italy to reduce their carbon footprint.

The brand believes the design of products shouldn't be restricted by focusing on sustainability. By removing seasonality, locally sourcing materials and being committed to zero waste, they produce a seasonless collection of elevated pieces.

Artknit is uncompromising when it comes to the quality of its products. They have removed middlemen and multi-brand stores to reinvest potential cost savings into using better materials and manufacturers. With their expert craftsmanship tasked with only using natural fibres, these are products that will not let you down, year after year.

This is a sustainable menswear brand with an Italian flair.

nudie jeans and jacket for men


Nudie Jeans

Several concepts, beliefs, and a good portion of old-fashioned fighting spirit drive Nudie Jeans forward. They want their 100% organic denim in its raw state to become like a well-worn skin whoever owns them.

93.8% of all the fibres used in their garments are cotton and they only work with organic, fairtrade or recycled cotton. Also, by not treating their denim, they are removing the use of harmful chemicals during the manufacturing process.

The brand has won numerous sustainability awards over the years and even removed leather from its logo back patches to create vegan denim jeans.

outerknown sustainable products



In 2015, professional surfer Kelly Slater and creative director John Moore set out to change the clothing industry. They aimed to make great clothes with a radical commitment to sustainability. The result was Outerknown.

Through Fair Trade USA, Outerknown invests in the livelihoods of over 5k workers and 90% of the fibres they source are organic, recycled, or regenerated.

Outerknown is so sure of the quality of their products that they guarantee their jeans for life. The brand will repair, replace, or recycle any pair to keep them out of the landfill.

mens clothing from ecoalf



Ecoalf is the first fashion brand in Spain to become a member of B-Corp, a corporation set up to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. B-Corp only works with businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance.

The brand believes through evaluation everything should do less harm to the planet and local communities. This means sustainable materials, quality craftsmanship and timeless design.

By using materials like recycled PET (polyester) they are helping to reduce water consumption by 20%, energy consumption by 50% and CO2 emissions by 60%. Ecoalf has also launched a foundation to help remove marine debris from the bottom of the oceans the world over. Materials if possible are gathered, sorted, recycled and reused within Ecoalf's products.

aeance performance led menswear



Aeance follows the mantra 'Nature is our Future'. It is an ethos that the German brand uses to create style-conscious performance apparel, ideal for city or country living.

Performance pieces combine technology with an atemporal design. Sustainable supply chains are then used by Aeance to support this with a less but better aesthetic.

Aeance sources its fabrics from Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Japan and New Zealand. All comply with the strictest eco-standards such as bluesign®, OEKO-TEX®, GRS (Global Recycle Standard) and ZQ Merino.

When shopping their sustainable menswear they encourage you to only buy what you need. Becoming part of a positive change in fashion consumerism.

colourful standard menswear pieces


Colorful Standard

This is a brand that loves colour and they combine this with simple, timeless design to create their sustainable menswear pieces. Colourful Standard reduces its carbon footprint by using regional Portuguese factories and 100% organic cotton.

To craft the perfect fit for their items, Colorful Standard spends hours testing and reviewing customer feedback. Garments are pre-washed to prevent shrinkage. This ensures customers receive products that fit them better. Clothing that lasts longer and fits better means less landfill waste.

Ultimately, the brand's goal is for its customers to buy less but buy better. To them, colour has no season.

sheep inc jumpers


Sheep Inc

Sheep Inc is creating products for a new fashion future. Designed for life, their pieces are traceable, with uncompromised origins. They see the traditional model of fashion as flawed with their clothing becoming part of the solution, not part of the problem.

Considering the impact fashion has on the planet, it is refreshing to come across Sheep Inc, a brand that is carbon negative. This is a result of their supply partners naturally offsetting more than they produce, coupled with the use of renewable energy throughout all manufacturing.

Every super-soft jumper bought from Sheep Inc comes with its own sheep. No, not a physical one sent in the post. But, the adoption of one from the same New Zealand farm your sweater’s wool came from

riley studio collections for men and women


Riley Studio

Riley Studio creates a wardrobe of gender-neutral pieces through carefully considered design. Waste materials and natural fabrics are used to make items with a sustainable approach.

By utilising extensive research and development they source the most innovative and sustainable materials available. The design process then incorporates these materials through simplicity and versatility. The outcome is sustainable, timeless garments.

Limited runs are used to keep control of inventory and reduce overproduction. The brand will also offer a lifetime guarantee, should your product need repair.

the fit of a white tshirt company item


The White T-Shirt Company

Like a lot of companies, this brand was born from the frustrations of the founder. They couldn't find a great fitting white t-shirt. So, set about creating their own.

White Tshirt Company, since its inception in 2004 has been passionate about using only the finest, ethically sourced cotton available to make its men's t-shirts. So much so, that the entire brand took a hiatus when their supplier stopped producing. Only to restart operations once a suitable replacement could be found.

WTSC products are notably durable, with an enviable fit. It means they are built to withstand the rigours of daily life and look great doing it.

knowledge cotton apparel clothing


Knowledge Cotton Apparel

Built on three founding principles - knowledge, action and respect. Knowledge Cotton Apparel was launched in 2008 to offer a sustainable menswear alternative. Back then, sustainable was not a word on everybody's lips and the brand suffered acceptance in the market and their own self-confidence.

Fast forward to the present day and the brand is constantly on the lookout for innovations to minimise their impact on the environment. Sustainability is part of their DNA and they continue to try and change conventions of the textile industry.

Knowledge believes in sharing a common responsibility for the future of our planet. Inspired by their Nordic roots they have created a truly sustainable fashion brand.

A versatile and comfortable choice, opting to wear a hoodie has become almost mandatory in a year full of lockdowns and working from home. Until recently though there were still preconceived ideas associated with the simple menswear basic. If you were wearing a hoodie you were pigeon-holed into a range of different sub-cultures, some with better reputations than others.

With its rich history though, there was always a place for the hoodie in our wardrobes. It just happened to be more casual, worn on the sofa rather than in the pub.

The History of The Hoodie

Like with many of the items in our wardrobes, the origins of the hoodie were not typically as a fashion piece. The hoodie came from the world of sport, first manufactured around the 1930s as a way to keep athletes dry when training outside. Champion USA (called Champion Products at the time) lay claim to being the first to add a hood onto one of their sweatshirts and thus create the hoodie.

Whoever created it though could never have envisaged how popular it would have become. The hoodie has been embraced by a myriad of popular culture movements including hip-hop, skaters and even punks. Although each sub-culture adds its twist to the hoodie, it has never swayed too far from its humble beginnings.

Throughout its time both inside and outside sporting environments, the fabric and fit of a hoodie have rarely changed. It is nearly always cotton and worn with a slightly slouchy feel, definitely making it more casual than smart.

But, all that has changed.

A Basic Reborn

Although it never really went away, the recent birth in popularity of athleisure has elevated the humble hoodie. From here, it has vaulted its way into the collections of designers and premium streetwear brands alike.

Athleisure has been incorporated by seemingly every brand, from high street to designers. This coupled with us all being forced to spend more time at home has meant the hoodie has become a firm menswear staple. But, that doesn't mean you have to make do with an oversized sporting cast-off that makes you look like a full-time gamer.

Brands have embraced premium fabrics and tweaked the structure of the hoodie to create an item with a more contemporary silhouette. So, now with options for a more tailored fit or relaxed alternative, it has seemingly opened up more ways to wear your hoodie.

To help inspire you with different outfits that include a hoodie, we have brought together some of our favourite looks.

The Tailored Look

Nothing defines the rebirth of a sporting icon such as the hoodie like it being worn with suiting. Years ago it would have been unheard of, but now it is socially and stylistically acceptable.

If you wear your hood hanging out the back of a suit jacket it is a perfect way to update your tailored look by introducing layered pieces. This can be perfect for a more relaxed working environment or a weekend activity. To get it right though, it needs careful consideration.

When putting this outfit together, focus on a hoodie in a mid-weight such as merino or cashmere. This will produce a slimmer silhouette without bulking out underneath the suit jacket. Also, a double zip design can help less material to gather around the waistline.

different men wearing a hoodie as part of a tailored look

The Leather Jacket Look

If you are looking for something more relaxed then a hoodie can fit seamlessly under a leather jacket. On its own, the leather jacket can be quite an intense piece, so layering a hoodie underneath can mellow the harsh rock n roll vibe.

When it comes to styling, we want the leather jacket to be the statement piece. The hoodie needs to be in a neutral colour and offer a base for the jacket to jump off from. Partner with slim-fitting black or navy jeans and Chelsea boots to complete the look. Just remember, the leather jacket must come with a flat collar for the hood to sit nicely on top.

a leather jacket worn with a hoodie underneath

The Athleisure Look

If you are someone who wouldn't be seen dead in joggers outside of the house, then skip ahead to the next look. Athleisure is the movement that started the hoodie resurgence and it is comfort personified.

With these outfits we want the items to be a bit more refined than sporty. That means to wear a hoodie that isn't too oversized and slimmer fit trousers. Ideally, we want everything to be matching and a lot of brands sell athleisure sets like this to make life easier. We like to partner a hoodie with a tapered jogger on the bottom half finished off with some box-fresh trainers.

There is a fine line between athleisure and just plain old gym gear. So, focus on the fit more than the material for this one. Cotton on top and bottom is fine and you are open to trying a zip or pullover hoodie.

how to wear a hoodie as part of an athleisure look

The Winter Look

At this time of year, colder days inevitably lead to us wanting to wrap up warm. Mastering layering is going to be crucial for enabling you to look your daily best and if you wear a hoodie it can become an integral part of this. 

The key to layering a hoodie correctly in winter will be defined by the materials. Natural fabrics like cotton allow air to circulate ensuring you don't get too hot while providing insulation from the cold. On top of this, cotton is incredibly soft, so you get warmth and comfort at the same time.

As you can see from the other looks on this list, the hoodie has the ability as a mid-layer to work with a lot of menswear pieces. If you have chosen to pair it with an overcoat, then the hoodie could easily be your pop of colour on a drab winter's day. 

wear a hoodie with a large overcoat in winter

The Smart Casual Look

One step removed from the tailored look, a hoodie can competently be worn within smart casual attire.

Like with the smarter outfit a slimmer fitted hoodie applies, but as you don't have a blazer to worry about you can go for a slightly looser fit if you'd like. Just remember the more voluminous hoodie the more casual the look. On the bottom half, tailored trousers would work great and allow you the option of wearing smart shoes or trainers. Though the hoodie can be worn with smart chinos or selvedge denim and still hit the smart-casual style notes. To finish the outfit, pop on a trench or Epsom coat which will smartly protect against the elements.

This overall combination because it doesn't stray too far into the smart or casual environment, is ideal for a less-formal office or some wintery evening drinks.

smart casual outfit ideas for men

Hoodie Guidelines

AGR Hoodie Picks

We all know Mr Porter as the destination for men's luxury pieces. But, with luxury comes a price tag. So, if you are anything like me you have been feverishly waiting for the Black Friday sale to drop.

Mr Porter has now gone live with a 30% off discount on a ton of great items from brands such as Common Projects, Tom Ford, A.P.C and a host more.

You could while away your day sifting through the hundreds of clothing and accessories included. But, you have work to do. Sit back and let us highlight the very best items from the 2020 Mr Porter Black Friday sale.

Common Projects - Achilles Premium Textured-Leather Sneakers

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Tom Ford - Denim Jacket

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Mr P - Shearling-Trimmed Checked Wool Jacket

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A.P.C - Michel Logo-Print Mélange Loopback Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt

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YMC - Ryder Wool Overshirt

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Hugo Boss - Navy Slim-Fit Garment-Dyed Stretch-Cotton Twill Chinos

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MR P - Contrast-Tipped Loopback Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt

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Maison Kitsune - Printed Cotton-Canvas Tote Bag


MISMO - Leather-Trimmed Cotton-Canvas Wash Bag

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Tod's - Suede Wingtip Brogues

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The idea of working from home before 2020, probably seemed like a luxury to most men. But, now it has become a necessity to protect yourself and those around you.

After your initial buzz of home workouts, DIY and bread-making. Time has passed and you may well have fallen into bad habits as you crave an end to your new isolated existence. These bad habits nearly always morph themselves into clothing form, whereby you have resorted to joggers and crumpled t-shirts to get you through the day.

Making a greater effort with our daily attire is a surefire way to lift moods and increase productivity. We shouldn't be 'dressing up' just for a zoom call. Our work from home choices if picked correctly can easily have us looking our best no matter what the day holds. So, that means if the morning coffee with friends is followed by a surprise zoom call with the boss, you are ready for it.

Having a routine can help focus the mind into work-mode. Like you would if you were commuting, the morning ritual of breakfast, shower, teeth and dressing should still be adhered to. When you tick these parts off your list you are preparing your mind and body for daily work exploits.

But, what should you be looking for in the clothes you wear when working from home?

The Details

When you work in an office your day is broken-up by commuting, coffee breaks or popping out for lunch. At home, these can cease to exist. The result is you can spend longer sat in your chair.

To make your new seated longevity more bearable, men need to choose clothing that is comfortable and non-restrictive. No, this doesn't mean sweatpants and a hoodie. We want to separate work and free time. So, leave the athleisure for your weekend Netflix binge.

Pay attention to the details of your pieces to see how they can be more comfortable than others.


This is typically a hidden element of trousers, so pick a brand like Uniqlo or L'Estrange that factor in stretch technology to the waistbands of their semi-formal chinos. It will allow more room for those big homecooked lunches.


You want to focus on materials that have some give in them. That means a lighter more forgiving fabric that won't restrict movement or pinch the waist or legs. Cotton chinos would be a preferred choice over denim because of this.


Even on a zoom call, your colleagues are not going to be seeing the bottom half of your outfit. That doesn't mean you can forget your trousers altogether, but rather opt for a looser fit. Wearing skinny fit trousers are only going to become more uncomfortable the longer you sit wearing them.

Key Considerations

To make your life easier when cultivating your work from home wardrobe, we need to set some boundaries. It is very easy for our work and personal life to merge into one as we operate job duties from our living quarters. Clearly defining professional attire will not only help you stay in a more focused mindset during work hours but also help you clock-off.

It can be easy to still be answering emails at home long after we would normally have been in the office. By separating work and personal clothing you will notice your mindset change come 5 pm and you unwind into joggers and hoodies. You will start to switch off from work and start to give yourself some much-needed decompression time.

Working From Home Essentials

Below are some of our essential items for men when working from home. Granted, there will be refinements based upon if you work alone or part of a team and need to be more smartly dressed. Also, varying climates will determine how warm or cool you need your clothing to be.

work from home knnitwear


Perfect for when the heating wars are in full force with the other half. The best materials to use are natural fibres that allow air to circulate. A cashmere or merino wool option would be ideal.

In terms of styles, you can go to town here. Crew neck knitwear can be worn over either a shirt or t-shirt, but for v-neck variants try to keep only to shirts. A t-shirt under a v-neck jumper can have you quickly looking like a mid-2000s boyband member.

An understated choice from us is the shawl cardigan. It can be partnered with both smart or casual shirts and isn't restrictive when choosing bottoms either.

mens casual shirts wfh


To get it right when picking shirts to wear while working, you are looking to place yourself squarely in the smart casual zone. This means shirts that look good without needing a suit jacket.

Traditional dress shirts can be put back in the wardrobe. At home, we favour an Oxford shirt or even a button-down collar on smarter selections to bring the formality down a touch.

Material-wise a simple cotton shirt is a top choice. But, if you are looking for something a little different we recommend chambray denim as a nice twist.

If you don't normally wear shirts for work, trust us, it can be a great way to change working mindsets. Putting on a shirt in the morning feels like you are making a concerted effort to get ready for the start of the working day. Watch your mood and productivity rise when you wear it.

wear a t-shirt when working from home


The causal nature of a t-shirt means it can find itself being worn with joggers for a slouched look.

We can adapt a t-shirt into an elevated, smarter look though by using it as a layering piece. A button-down shirt might look a tad formal to those that normally don't wear them. By adding a plain tee underneath we are making it more accessible, bringing the smart level down whilst remaining stylish.

sweatshirts for men


We may have dismissed the sportier, athleisure items from our home working looks. But, let's not disregard the sweatshirt completely. When worn with the correct trousers and layered pieces it can offer a more comfortable alternative to knitwear.

The key is channelling in on sweatshirts without large motifs in neutral colours like navy or grey. This will enable them to be worn with more options and seamlessly slot into your daily wardrobe.

utilise an overshirt at homme


This could become your work from home secret weapon. We are putting it separately to your normal shirts as an overshirt is made of thicker material in both cotton or wool variations.

We style this thrown over a basic tee. It will elevate a simple outfit but while being worn undone means it won't suffocate and restrict.

chinos for working from home


The mainstay of dress-down Friday's in the office they are manufactured from softer variants of cotton than the typical more relaxed choice of denim.

When you have to sit down for large periods, we need trousers we can rely on. Men naturally shift from joggers to denim when they start to think more about smartening their home working looks. But, denim could potentially be the wrong choice. It is a stubborn material that isn't very supple. So, sitting in it jeans for a long time can become uncomfortable.

The aesthetic of chinos remains semi-formal while delivering much-needed comfort. They are also very easy to dress up or down depending on the occasion and simple colours like navy, beige or black will go with most colourways on top.

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Smart Trousers

You may have dismissed these as being more office-friendly than home working. But, like with our other choices, we are focusing on materials and fit. The natural drape of smarter trousers can be more relaxed than chinos. As long as you have the right style (and not the dreaded 'skinny-fit') they shouldn't be too confining, allowing them to comfortably envelop our legs.

Smart trousers are also incredibly versatile. They look great with polos as a less-formal alternative to shirts, while a simple knit will give a refined silhouette.

On Christmas Day, countless men across the land will be faced with the prospect of feigning a smile to the cheap gift set in their lap. But, as a grooming guru you know this body spray / body gel combo simply will not do.

With Black Friday starting earlier than ever this year, it gives us gents a chance to treat ourselves or add to our growing gift list to avoid disappointment come the 25th of December.

To save you from visiting a ton of websites, we have collated our top picks for grooming products now on sale in early Black Friday deals.

Clinique - Face wash for men 200ml

Was £18 Now £16.20

DIOR - 'Sauvage' Aftershave Lotion 100ml

Was £52 Now £44.20

Kiehl's - 'Facial Fuel' Facial Moisturizer 125ml

Was £33 Now £29.70

American Crew Fiber (85g)

Was £13.95 20% off with discount: NEWMK

Aesop Resurrection Hand Wash 500ml

Was £27 20% off with discount: NEWMK

Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturiser (251ml)

Was £42 20% off with discount: NEWMK

Philips Series 5000 Wet and Dry Rotary Shaver

Was £99.99 Now £74.99

BaBylissMEN Super Stubble XTP Beard Trimmer

Was £99.99 Now £59.99

Nivea Men's Complete Collection

Was £19.99 Now £9.99

Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Eau de Toilette 100ml

Was £59.99 Now £34.99

Molton Brown Re-Charge Black Pepper Shower Gel

Was £22.00 Now £18.70

Oral-B Smart 4 4500 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush

Was £129.99 Now £44.99

ghd Helios Hair Dryer

Was £159.99 Now £129.99

DrDent Premium Teeth Whitening Kit Non-Sensitive

Was £24.99 Now £19.99

Tom Ford Neroli Portofino body oil 250ml

Was £50.00 Now £45 with code: SELFCCE

Dr Barbara Sturm - Men's Discovery Kit

Was £135.00 Now £121.50 with code: SELFCCE

ClarinsMen Hydrate Collection gift set

Was £42.00 Now £37.80 with code: SELFCCE

ESPA Dual-Action Shavemud 200ml

Was £23.00 20% off with discount: NEWBIE

Men Rock Double Edged Razor Blades

Was £2.50 Now £1.68 - 20% off at checkout

Murdock London Post Shave Balm

Was £34.00 Now £22.78

Elemis TFM Smooth Result Shave & Beard Oil

Was £25.00 20% off with discount: LFBEAUTY

Proraso Refreshing Shaving Cream

Was £5.95 10% off with discount: LFBEAUTY

Face Theory Oil Control Skincare Set

Was £42.97 Now £34.99

Whether it is a chance to purchase Christmas presents at a discount or get your hands on that winter coat you’ve had your eye on, we are here for you.

Our team of bargain hunters have been searching scouring the internet for the best to bring you all best menswear deals, in one place.

ALDO - 50% off selected lines

All Saints – 30% off everything

Adidas – Up to 50% off

ASOS – Up to 70% off everything

Aspinal of London – Up to 50% off full collection

Away Travel – £110 off selected travel sets

Banana Republic – 40% off everything

Beaverbrooks – Up to 50% off

Bombinate – Up to 50% off for well-made week

Brooks Brothers – 25% off sitewide

Burton – Up to 50% off selected lines

Charles Tyrwhitt – Up to 50% off

Clarks – 30% off adult styles

Club Monaco – 30% off everything

Coach - 40% off Rivington bags

COS – 30% off style edits

Debenhams – 14 days of Amazing Half Price deals

Diesel – Up to 50% off

Dune - Up to 40% off everything

END Clothing – tbc

Ernest Jones – Selected lines up to half price

Farfetch – Up to 50% off the world's finest brands

French Connection – 30% off all full price

GAP – Up to 50% off everything

Grenson - 20% off selected lines

Goldsmiths – Extra 10% off sale items

H&M – 20% off everything

Hackett – 30% off everything

House of Fraser – Up to 50% off selected lines

Hunter – Today only 25% off

Kiehls - 25% off all orders

John Lewis - Black Friday offers live

John Greed – Massive deals online

Levi’s – Up to 50% off selected lines

Loake - 30% off in the Black Friday sale

Mango – Up to 50% off thousands of items

Mankind - Save up to 50% off

Marks and Spencer – Selected menswear deals available

Massimo Dutti – Special prices on selected products

Molton Brown - 25% off online

Moss Bros – Extra 25% off everything

Mr Porter – 30% off thousands of items

Murdock London – Save 25% off the entire collections

New Balance – Up to 40% off cyber week

Nike – 25% off everything

Nordgreen Watches – 30% off selected watches

Rag and Bone – 25% off 'Best Of Fall & Holiday'

Reiss – 20% off full price items

Reserved – 20% off new collection

Selfridges - Up to 20% off with code SELFCCE

Suit Supply – Big savings in the outlet. Enter with code 2020

Taylor Morris - 25% off sitewide with code BF25

Ted Baker – Up to 50% off almost everything

Thomas Pink – Pink Friday sale now live

Topman – 25% off everything

UGG Australia – Savings on selected lines

Under Armour – Save up to 40% off

Uniqlo – Limited markdowns available

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