From jeans to scarves, discover some of the most exciting British menswear brands every gentleman should take note of. The UK still upholds its incredible reputation for producing some of the finest clothing and footwear in the world. So whether you’re searching for a new shirt or you’re just a fan of British menswear brands and their products as a whole, delve into our favourite picks below. You’ll find everything you need to kit yourself out from head to toe.
British Menswear Brand 1: Forge Denim
Based in the city of makers, Sheffield, Forge Denim is a celebration of high-quality denim materials. Their philosophy to make the best jeans possible without cutting corners to save money has helped the founders Richard Mappin and Alex Mir. Richard set themselves apart from the competition. Using some of the best factories in Britain, Forge Denim has created a wonderful range of jeans ideal to suit both casual and smart appearances.
British Menswear Brands 2: Universal Works
Founded by David Keyte, Universal Works is a contemporary British workwear brand which has accumulated a mass cult following. Their signature product is the Baker’s Jacket due to its growing regard as one of the best overshirts money can buy.
British Menswear Brands 3: Johnstons of Elgin
If you’re on the search for warm cashmere knitwear with a distinct appearance and incredible heritage, look no further. For men and women alike you can't achieve a better British Quality than that of Johnstons of Elgin. Scotland’s Johnstons of Elgin was founded in 1797 and is uniquely different in the sense that they carry out every part of the fabric and garment making process on one site. In fact, products like their Fringed Tartan Cashmere Scarf are getting so popular nowadays that they are starting to feature at London Fashion Week.
British Menswear Brands 4: Aspinal of London
Every gentleman needs to consider accessorising – and that’s exactly where Aspinal of London can help. You’ll find a superb selection of wallets, belts, briefcases and notebooks all made from first-class leather material. While the British accessories brand itself has been around for a long time, the overall quality paired with the contemporary meets classic styling is making their products appear utterly timeless. Click on the brand link above to see our top pick – the Leather Billfold Wallet in Smooth Black and Black Suede.
British Menswear Brands 5: Instrumnt
Watchmaking in the UK has boomed over the last few years, with a number of top brands emerging from Scotland. In particular, Glasgow-based Instrmnt used a Kickstarter campaign in 2014 to go on to great things. Renowned for their simplistic design, Instrmnt’s four timepieces ooze sophistication and style in equal measure. Every design features Swiss Ronda movement, Sapphire crystal glass and an 18mm German-made leather strap. And the display case it comes in is pretty darn good too! We highly recommend the 01-B due to its versatility to match with a lot of other garments.
British Menswear Brands 6: Walsh
In the rare circumstances our dress shoes aren’t appropriate for a certain setting, Walsh can provide you with some cool British made sneakers. Having previously produced trainers to be worn by the British Olympic team in 1948, Walsh has gone on to specialise in Fell and Trail running styles. Proudly made in Bolton, Lancashire, their casual heritage range is perfect for long days of sightseeing and more active dates.
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