Wondering which clothing brands are the best for the average guy? Here’s a list of our favorites!
Let’s face it, shopping for clothes isn’t fun. At least that’s true for most guys. Shopping is much more enjoyable when you can find clothes that you like. The trick is to find the best brands that fit your individual preferences and body type.
Below we’ve compiled a list of 26 of the best menswear brands for men.
Though styles of clothing differ from brand to brand, in this lineup we’ve focused on brands that offer clothes that’ll appeal to guys that want to look good but aren’t necessarily looking to follow the latest trends.
This compilation is also meant as general recommendations for the average-sized guy. That means that if you’re significantly larger or smaller than average (in the US that means around 5’9” and 200 pounds) you might have trouble finding what you’re looking for.
If you’re a shorter man, check out our guide for brands that cater specifically to your body type.
If you’re on the taller side, unless you’re really tall, you’ll probably be able to find clothing from many of these brands that will work for you (though you might still have to take them to the tailor).
26 Best Menswear Brands
Here’s our list, arranged alphabetically:
Ash & Erie
Starting off, we have Ash & Erie a brand that focuses specifically on serving shorter-stature men.
Ash & Erie is a great place to get menswear essentials such as sweaters, jeans, and jackets. Be sure to check out our complete review for a discount code!
Asket is a sleek Scandanavian brand that emphasizes total transparency when it comes to its impact on the environment. Not only that, they offer quality, no-frills staples.
I recently visited their retail store in Stockholm, Sweden, and was particularly impressed by their easy-to-navigate sizing system. Here’s our complete Asket review.
Banana Republic is a “grown-up” version of GAP, meaning it stocks items that are generally a little bit more polished. I love BR for their chinos, and it’s also where I got one of my favorite jackets.
This brand is a great place to start if you’re upgrading your wardrobe after landing your first job after college.
Bonobos sells a wide variety button-up shirts, pants, shorts, and more.
This Walmart-owned brand is a good choice for a man that’s looking for a one-stop place to shop for smart-casual clothes.
Brooks Brothers is one of the oldest operating menswear brands in America.
Given their eye for quality and innovation, it makes sense why they’ve outlived generations of their customers. (Reportedly, Abraham Lincoln was wearing a Brooks Brothers coat the night he was assassinated in 1865)!
Though the company has changed hands in recent years, Brooks Brothers is still a bastion of classic American suiting.
Buck Mason is an online-based workwear-inspired retailer. Their short-length tees are renowned around this part of the men’s style web. (In fact, I’m wearing one right now as I’m typing).
While The Modest Man founder, Brock McGoff, found that some of their other products aren’t as forgiving for the shorter fellow, Buck Mason is a good source for rugged, casual clothes.
We mentioned Charles Tyrwhitt in our article on how to buy dress shirts, partly because of their commitment to doing things properly.
Though Charles Tyrwhitt’s bread and butter are their dress shirts, they also offer pants, suits, sweaters, and shoes.
While Charles Tyrwhitt’s focus is on dressing up, DUER’s line up is relaxed and laid-back.
DUER’s joggers, jeans, and pants are their best sellers.
Everlane is a perennial favorite of The Modest Man contributors. Consequently, we’ve covered their stuff both on the site and on the Youtube channel several times so far.
Their pants and knitwear are especially nice. Don’t forget to check out their shoes and accessories too!
GAP has come a long way since being called out in Weird Al’s White & Nerdy.
In fact, a few years ago when TMM founder, Brock, tried out jeans from 10 different companies to find “the perfect pair of jeans,” a pair from GAP came out on top.
Shop The GAP for inexpensive wardrobe basics.
Rivaling Walmart’s is Target’s Goodfellow brand. If you’re a bigger guy, you’re in luck because Goodfellow has sizes up to 5XLT (extra-large tall).
If you’re on the shorter, smaller end of the spectrum, you might not find what you’re looking for in your size.
As far as styles offered, Goodfellow is kind of like H&M mixed with GAP.
Not one to miss an opportunity to one-up the competition, Amazon’s Goodthreads is a step above their Essentials line.
Amazon plays it safe here with their options. Like Goodfellow, we’ve found that they have interchangeable classics in mostly neutral colors.
Huckberry is a brand for adventurers. Though their waxed jackets, jeans, and boots are perfect for weekend expeditions into the great outdoors, they also are smart enough to wear in most casual offices.
We’ve tried out a bunch of their clothes, accessories, and footwear options.
Hugo Boss’ fashion empire is a force to be reckoned with.
They’ve been around since the 1920s and have time and time again shown their ability to adapt with the times (sometimes creating scandals in the process).
This upscale brand leans modern. (Be sure to check out their fragrances)!
Indochino is one of the best-known names when it comes to made-to-measure suiting.
While perhaps not the best option for everyone, their custom suits and outerwear are nice.
Before ordering, make sure to know your measurements.
J.Crew is an American classic. J.Crew has upscale, off-the-rack clothing for the style-conscious guy.
Consider this brand if you’re looking for smart-casual clothing for everyday wear.
Think of J.Crew Factory as a sub-brand of J.Crew rather than an outlet store.
As J.Crew’s younger brother, this brand is somewhat more affordable. Check out our Factory written reviews and try-on video!
Did I say J. Crew was an American classic? That must make Levi’s an American legend.
Levi’s helped forge new frontiers as their jeans were the pants of choice for miners, cowboys, and prospectors in the Wild West.
Today, Levi’s are favored by working men and women across the world and by all who love getting a good pair of jeans at an impossible-to-beat price.
Another American heritage brand, L.L. Bean, has rugged boots, moccasins, shirts, and more.
If you’ve ever been in a rural area on the American East Coast, you’ve almost undoubtedly run across this brand before.
Lululemon was a critical contributor to making athleisure go mainstream.
While best known for their women’s leggings, they have a surprisingly fantastic line for men too.
(Lululemon’s ABC pants are pretty much the only kind of pants one of my best friends owns. Seriously, he has like 8 pairs).
Watch our try-on video for several of their options for men.
Whereas Levi’s are incredibly affordable jeans, Nudie’s denim is a bit more expensive.
However, if you can get past the sticker shock, they have a range of incredible jean styles.
In this article, we compare the fit of some of their most popular options.
Oliver Wicks is a custom menswear brand that does things right. Getting a suit in a fabric that’s hard to find off-the-rack, like flannel, isn’t hard with Oliver Wicks.
Shop here for a suit that’s made specifically to your liking.
Leave the house in a Patagonia vest and you’ll have people wondering if you’re off to go climb a mountain or land a new investment account.
For some reason, this outdoor brand is ubiquitous among white-collar professionals such as financial analysts and stock brokers.
Stereotypes aside, Patagonia actually does make great vests. (Their 3-in-1 Tres Parka is a real winner too)!
While there are many brands like it, Ralph Lauren is still a great place to shop.
While they might not have sizes for everyone, if you are a small guy, don’t be afraid to try out their kid’s section.
Considering price, options, and quality, Suitsupply is perhaps the best option for made-to-measure suits for most men.
Their suits, sport jackets, topcoats, pants, and more are fantastic. Really, take a look at our reviews of this awesome brand.
Uniqlo is a Japanese-owned company that has practically all the essentials a man could need. They have a huge range of sizes, making this a great choice for dudes big and small.
In this video, Brock tries on tons of clothes from Uniqlo. Watch for examples of the kind of options they offer.
Frequently Asked Questions
These are some common questions about menswear brands:
Which brand is best for menswear?
What brand’s the best? Honestly, this is an impossible question for me to answer until I’ve gotten to know you!
It really depends on your personality, what kind of clothing styles you like, where you live, your budget, and so many other factors. All of the brands I’ve included above are good places to start!
What brands do male celebrities wear?
Male celebrities wear clothing from a vast array of brands. For example, as you might expect Dwayne (the Rock) Johnson probably isn’t shopping in the same place as Johnny Depp.
In fact, many celebrities aren’t really doing much shopping themselves anyway. Instead, they employ professional stylists that take care of their wardrobes for them.
That said, many celebrities including Tom Cruise and Jon Hamm are regularly seen wearing Randolph Sunglasses.
Celebrities also wear clothing and footwear from more pedestrian brands. Justin Bieber, Luke Combs, and Post Malone have all been spotted sporting Crocs.
What are some cool clothing brands for guys?
Some cool clothing brands for guys are Randolph Sunglasses, Thursday Boots, Suitsupply, Huckberry, and Lululemon.
These days, there are so many clothing brands to choose from, but those were some of the very best for the average guy.
What brands do you think I should add? Let me know down below!
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