Fashion and style is unique to each and every one of us, which is why finding an independent brand that fits perfectly with your own unique sense of style is like gold dust. While shopping on the high street is great for some pieces, to perfectly suit your style and create your own unique look, it’s best to curate pieces from a number of sources, such as online, on the high street and independent brands and boutiques. Here are five brilliant men’s fashion brands to suit all tastes…
Oi Polloi goes above and beyond the usual offering, instead providing a catalogue of unconvention brands such as Munich-based A Kind of Guise, and Japanese brand OrSlow. In addition to stocking a range of brands that aren’t readily available on the high street, Oi Polloi also have their own label – Cottonpolis.
While their Manchester store provides loads of inspiration, the brand also regularly publish outfit guides and exclusive interviews with fashion icons, offering up loads of ideas when it comes to men’s style.
Browse the Oi Polloi range here: https://www.oipolloi.com
Trading for over 20 years, Autograph have been commended for its range of brands and comprehensive mix of styles. With a focus on British brands, Autograph stocks the likes of Crombie, Sunspel and Grenson. In addition they also stock some under the radar streetwear brands and independent designers.
Considered a ‘concept store’ Autograph also stock a variety of accessories, upcycled pieces and even reading material.
Find out more about Autograph here: https://www.autographmenswear.com
Based in Soho, British designer Oliver Spencer started by working on the market stalls of Portobello. He quickly became one of the most well known names in fashion in the area, and now has several stores across London, with his leading store being the Berwick Street shop in Soho. The self-taught tailor and shopkeeper wanted to create a range of clothing that boasted the quality and craft of premium tailoring, but with a relaxed and modern style. This is exactly what you’ll find at Oliver Taylor – quality pieces that are wearable and contemporary.
Visit the Oliver Spencer website here: https://oliverspencer.co.uk
Starting out in Newcastle in 2005, End now also have a flagship store in Glasgow, and a strong online presence offering customers the opportunity to purchase their garments from the comfort of their own home.
End focus on streetwear and British brands, as well as stocking exclusive trainer styles and male grooming products from the likes of Murdock, Aesop and Baxter of California. The brand also update their blog daily, to provide loads of style inspiration, as well as regularly adding new styles to their site too.
Find out more about End here: https://www.endclothing.com
This bright and stylish independent store is set across three levels, stocking menswear, womenswear, and home and lifestyle products. It’s well worth a visit, even if you’re just heading to the men’s style floor! The menswear range provides an impressive choice, with a nod to 60s and Japanese style, as well as summer essentials from the likes of Patagonia.
The Hambedon’s entire range is also available to shop online, and the brand is well known for their great service. You can find loads of inspiration and ideas on the website too: https://thehambledon.com
Men’s style is difficult to define and very much relies on individual taste, but all of these independent brands have something to offer, and are ideal for those that prefer to step away from the high street and source more unique pieces.
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