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WHEN IT comes to men and style one thing is for sure: The majority of us don’t want to spend hours scouring the internet for the perfect pieces. Often, men are quick, decisive, and no-fuss shoppers. We know what we want: great value clothing that doesn’t skimp on quality. Luckily, we’ve rounded up the top 22 brands to built your wardrobe essentials. While some of these brands each offer signature pieces, they all possess the core styles that should anchor every modern man’s closet.
It’s vital for every guy to find his choice top men’s clothing brands to make shopping easier. So for guys whose wardrobes need a refresh or for those who simply need a good jumping-off point, we’ve broken down the best men’s clothing brands you need to know.
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Lululemon has managed to achieve a cult-like status in the past 10 years. What once started out as sleek yoga wear has now evolved into a full-on lifestyle brand that specializes in clothing you can wear to the gym or mix into your everyday wardrobe. The brand’s elevated basics can take you just about anywhere and keep you looking sharp.
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Huckberry’s in-house brand makes tons of solid wardrobe essentials. Everything from their chinos to canvas trucker jackets are made with utility and style in mind. We’re talking durable, rugged style with a long lifespan (and a friendly price point).
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The American brand takes timeless silhouettes and modernizes them with fashion-forward tweaks and cool color combinations (think: rich textures, impeccable fabrics, and price cuts). Todd Snyder’s blend of unique partnerships has added a level of flair that few brand’s are able to mimic. Overall, TS is a brand that blends modern style with classic American heritage roots.
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Famed for their sleek menswear staples, the Swedish brand’s jeans, sweaters, and button-up shirts are investment pieces that will look great for years to come. Acne Studio’s is an ideal introduction streetwear brand thanks to familiar silhouettes and versatile pieces.
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Think of this LA-based brand as a one-stop-shop for guys who want to look put-together but not pretentious. Buck Mason’s expertise lies in paying attention to the details: crafting garments that take into account fabric, fit, and function. As a result, this men’s clothing brand’s pieces are deceptively simple in appearance, like the brand’s Oxford Shirts, which allow the high-quality construction to speak for themselves.
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When it comes to modern basics, it doesn’t get much more streamlined than Mack Weldon. The brand specializes in high-quality staples created from custom fabrics that enhance quality and comfort. If wondering where to start, we suggest thinking of Mack Weldon as your go-to underwear brand.
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Bombas’ socks are blissfully soft and hold up through a high number of washes. You can purchase different types of cuts (in different sized packs) and mix and match unique colors that aren’t too over the top.
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When it comes to outerwear that stands the test of time, you can’t get much better than Arc’teryx. The brand’s outerwear ranges from thick and warm to ultra-thin and packable. And the water resistance on Arc’s shell jackets are simply out of this world.
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If you’re on the hunt for the perfect sweats, Reigning Champ is one of the best men’s clothing brands to check out. The brand masters the art of the understated, creating pieces that have the right amount of ease, comfort, and style to them without the flash of branding and logos. Wear the brand’s super-soft sweatpants with a blazer on top for your next Zoom call or pair one of the brand’s super-soft T-shirts with anything in your closet.
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It’s difficult to not instantly think of Levi’s when looking for jeans—the OG brand did invent the category after all. When looking for anything denim, Levi’s is a one-stop-shop, offering denim shirts, jackets, and jeans in every style and size imaginable. Levi’s combination of quality and price point on its denim is nearly impossible to match.
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Everlane is a men’s brand that follows it’s own path. The brand seeks to create eco-conscious, classic clothes that will cycle through your ever-evolving wardrobe for years to come. Think fresh jeans and minimal organic cotton tees priced so well you won’t have any other option than to stock up on multiple pairs and colorways.
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Patagonia has tons of hiking-inspired basics to anchor a stylish and functional wardrobe. Jeans come in a range of sleek solids available in short, long, and regular styles, while sweaters are rendered in innovative recycled fabrics that allow the customer to feel proud after purchasing.
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Starting out as a workwear brand, Carhartt Work in Progress (WIP) has become a go-to staple for utilitarian staples. Their shackets, denim, and cargo shorts are as cool as they are functional.
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Bonobos’ founders decided to start this brand when they couldn’t find a pair of pants that fit perfectly, setting out to create a line of wardrobe essential for all men’s body types. While this is no easy task, the brand understands what it takes, creating clothing that is accessible with timeless style that appeals to the modern man.
The brand’s clothing selection doesn’t just come in the standard small, medium, and large sizes—in fact, its pants are offered in over 18 different waist sizes and five different leg fits, while shirting is available in six different sizes with three different options for both shirt length and body fit.
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Jerry Lorenzo is the mastermind behind the men’s cult-favorite designer brand that is setting the stage to redefine American sportswear for a new generation. With casual pieces and sleek designs, Fear of God will dress you in fierce and fearless style.
Thanks to collaborations with brands like Off-White and Valentino, the legacy French sportswear line has expanded beyond its borders, and its signature down jackets have become a luxury skiwear staple.
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The allure of Outdoor Voices is just as much about the brand’s ethos as it is the actual clothes. With the mission to get people moving, the brand’s pieces are built to be lived in. What that equates to is clothing that moves with you, not restricts you, like super soft knit jersey tops, every style of T-shirt imaginable, and an impressive array of gym shorts in various lengths for every body.
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What separates Rhone from the rest of the pack of athletic brands is its commitment to every aspect of life. While some competitors just solely focus only on work attire, loungewear, or activewear, Rhone prides itself on supplying customers with all three.
Compression tights come in streamlined styles for the gym, lounge shorts double as gym shorts, and the brand’s vests are so sleek, you can wear them on your morning run or over a button-down shirt to go into the office or to hop on a Zoom call.
Champion is a clothing brand that’s become a household name for its sweats and active gear. The brand’s iconic hoodies and classic layering pieces are staples for work-from-home and workout wardrobes. And let’s be real, the garments are incredibly affordable.
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The retailer’s supremely comfortable activewear always tops the chart as one of the coolest men’s clothing brands, but Nike’s athleisure offerings have become even more important for men while working from home. From the brand’s signature shoes, iconic logoed sweats, and everything you could ever need to look good at the gym, you can never leave out this mega-brand.
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Known for its top-notch workout gear, UA is one of the best men’s clothing brands for guys in need of the perfect gym shorts or the best half-zips to get you through winter.
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For the past 2 years, we consulted with Men’s Health‘s editors and writers on the top clothing brands for men. Experts, including our Deputy Editor of Commerce Christian Gollayan, and our Gear and Commerce Editor John Thompson, evaluated several clothing brands on their style, price point, and durability. We considered clothing brands that made one garment exceptionally well, plus brands that have great pieces across the board.