Just turned up to an event in the same shirt as your best mate? Sometimes it’s easy to forget that there are other exciting places to shop too apart from the high street and online giants.
Once you branch out a bit, you’ll be excited to discover that there’s a whole new world out there! Here are 5 British born menswear brands offering something a bit different.
1. Oliver Spencer
From market stall to catwalk
It all started on a stall in Portobello Market – now Oliver Spencer has four flagship stores and is stocked in Selfridges and Liberty. Founded in 2002, Oliver Spencer creates clothing with the quality of premium tailoring in a relaxed modern style; the philosophy being that quality needn't mean formality and casual needn't mean careless.
All garments are made in European workshops, using only the finest fabrics from artisanal British and Italian mills, with around 40% of the collection being made in England.
Shapes Tee Oatmeal Burgundy, £69, Oliver Spencer
Suede Buffalo Jacket Chocolate Suede, £639, Oliver Spencer
2. Harry Stedman
American and European classics with a modern twist
Launched from London in 2011, Harry Stedman combines smart classic style with utilitarianism and functionality. The brand tells the story of how a father and son duo decided to honour their infamous grandfather, Harry, a sailor in the navy, with clothes that tell authentic tales of transatlantic adventures aboard cruise liners and cargo ships.
Brown Mac with Removable Lining, £725, Harry Stedman
Timeless British menswear
Timeless British menswear with understated designs in great fabrics and fits. Make sure to check out the denim range. Albam proves that clothes don’t need to be flashy or design-heavy to be stylish.
This very useful packable tote can be used as a laptop bag, a rucksack or a tote and is made from shower-proof rip-stop nylon.
C6 Packaway Tote, £65, Albam
Spring Trouser, £109, Albam
Putting the soul back into Britain
Headed up by Creative Director & Founder, Graeme Fidler, Several claims to have its roots firmly embedded in British sub-culture. Apparently the brand is based around the cornerstones of modernity, detail and soul – we're personally big fans of their shirts.
Button Down Shirt (Chambray), £129, Several
5. The Workers Club
Quality wardrobe staples
The Workers Club is the lovechild of husband and wife duo Charlotte and Adam Cameron. Ex-fashion industry moguls, the couple decided to start a brand of their own, headed up from their home in rural Oxfordshire.
Checked Wool Gilet, £250, TWC