When you hear the word fashion, your mind probably goes to fair models in beautifully made-up faces, intricate hairstyles, and designer outfits that can be both awe-inspiring and questionable at once. Women undoubtedly dominate the fashion industry, but that doesn’t mean men have to go with plain styles or clothing options. There are men’s fashion brands out in the world—many which are widely known—that are popular and committed to excellence in their designs. Though the list extends beyond these, here are a few of those popular brands.
Diesel is a vibrant Italian brand aimed at young adults, and its jeans in particular are a favorite among the brand’s clientele. Though its jeans are the brand’s star, you can find Diesel’s name on everything—underwear, fragrance, caps, glasses, shoes, bags, and more. Diesel encourages young people to participate in art and fashion, sponsoring events like the Diesel-U-Music Contest and the Sundance Film Festival as well as being the first clothing company to market themselves in video games.
Popular for its clothing, fragrances, and accessories, Burberry Prorsum is a deluxe British-owned fashion company that was founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry. The brand has a distinct tartan (or plaid) pattern to their clothing, to the point where the pattern has become one of its most widely copied trademarks. Burberry was commissioned in 1914 to adapt the War Office’s officer coats to suit the conditions of contemporary warfare, which led to the creation (and subsequent rise in popularity) of the trench coat.
Established in 2002, True Religion is a clothing company by Jeffrey Lubell and Kym Gold with trendsetting, street edgy American clothing. It’s primarily known for its t-shirts, western-styled shirts, sweatshirts, and sweatpants, all of which have a vintage western feel to them. True Religion is a premium brand—its jeans alone ranging from $250-$300—and immensely popular, with boutiques and specialty stores in 50 countries on six of the seven continents.
Armani is an Italian luxury fashion company and one of the world’s leading brands in menswear. Their products are targeted toward men who prefer clean, tailored lines in their clothing, and Armani was the first designer to ban models with a BMI under 18, as that is considered underweight.