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23 Men’s Fashion Brands That Produce Superior Quality Clothing

Buying less, but buying better is a good mantra, so we’ve compiled a list of our favourite brands who champion quality above all else.

Words by: Ryan Thompson

If we were to compile a list of all of our favorite high-quality brands then we’d be here a long time, so we’ve purposely omitted most of Savile Row and many French and Italian bespoke operations because their quality and attention to detail is a given.

Therefore the brands below are included due to their focus on superior fabrics, exquisite construction methods and, in some cases, longevity, which is testament to their enduring class.

Some are global luxury behemoths, while others are modest family-run companies that think big but produce small. Yet what they all have in common is a dedication to producing the highest quality menswear possible.

What defines quality clothing?


Loro Piana

Loro Piana

When it comes to discerning quality in a brand, the first thing you need to look at is the materials. Provenance is critical when it comes to natural fibers, and the heritage and reputation of the fabric mills that brands work with is also extremely important.

Most of the time, the use of reputable mills offers assurance that the fabrics have been sourced in the most ethical and sustainable way. Fabrics such as merino wool, lambswool, leather, cashmere, linen, silk and organic cotton are all the hallmarks of premium-quality brands, provided the provenance is up to scratch.

That’s not to say synthetic fibers such as technical nylon have no place in a high-quality brand, but for the most part it’s the natural fibers that will set a label apart.

Construction methods

Johnstons of Elgin

Johnstons of Elgin

Just as important as the quality of fabrics is the level of craftsmanship, and most high-end brands will employ some degree of handcrafting, using specialized artisans wherever they can.

Their garments will pass through many expert hands before finding their way into your wardrobe, ensuring an extremely high level of quality control.

There’s also just something special about a garment which has been made by hand using techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation.


Loro Piana

Loro Piana

The heritage of a brand is very often an excellent proxy for its quality since shoddy companies don’t tend to hang around for long. There’s a reason why Northamptonshire shoemakers have been plying their trade for the best part of two centuries – because they continue to hand-make the finest shoes in the world.

Some of the names on this list have a prestigious and storied history, while others are well on their way to building their own.

The highest quality clothing brands for men

Private White V.C.

Man wearing high quality Private White V.C grey shirt, olive green vest and khaki green parka jacket

Named after Private Jack White, a World War I hero, this Manchester-based label was founded in 2010 by White’s great-grandson, James Eden. It specializes in outerwear and utilitarian-inspired menswear, all manufactured in Manchester.

The UK brand’s garments are made using high-quality materials, including British-woven cotton, wool and Ventile, a durable and weather-resistant fabric.

The company’s commitment to ethical production and sustainability is evident in its focus on local manufacturing and the use of eco-friendly materials. If you’re in the market for a distinct heritage aesthetic and want to invest in a brand that does things responsibly, Private White V.C. will be right up your street.

Luca Faloni

Man wearing high quality white linen Luca Faloni shirt tucked into beige pleated pants

The Italian menswear brand founded by Luca Faloni in 2013 has always focused on creating high-quality essentials made strictly in Italy by carefully selected artisans.

Renowned for its dedication to craftsmanship, Faloni sources only the finest natural fabrics from local mills, including cashmere, linen and merino wool.

The brand’s collections feature timeless designs, such as softly tailored separates and premium knitwear, all with impeccable attention to detail. Faloni’s mission is to offer men elevated staples that exude sophistication and versatility.

With a commitment to ethical production and direct-to-consumer pricing, the label ensures exceptional quality at accessible prices, and given the brand’s timeless ‘quiet luxury’ aesthetic, these are garments that are going to hold court in your wardrobe for a long time to come.

Pini Parma

Man wearing off-white tailored pants with a blue/white striped shirt and sunglasses

Italian sartorialism at its finest. That’s the promise at Pini Parma, a slow fashion label that excels at elegant, well-made menswear. Everything in the collection is made in Italy, the brand taking advantage of the country’s long fashion heritage and wealth of artisanal talent.

Tailoring is both a focus and a passion for the label, with a handsome collection of blazers crafted from cashmere, other wools and flannel. There’s also more formal eveningwear, as well as knits to dress your jackets down with. This is old money clothing for the new age.


Man wearing high quality L’Estrange 24 hour navy trousers, white T-shirt, blue Oxford shirt and navy hoodie

Despite the French-sounding name, L’Estrange is a British menswear label founded in 2013 by Tom Horne and William Green. The brand creates clothing that blurs the line between casual and formal, offering versatile garments for a modern wardrobe.

L’Estrange is renowned for its signature 24 Trouser, a tailored jogger-style pant that combines comfort with a refined aesthetic. Its collections also include T-shirts, hoodies and outerwear, all designed with a minimalist approach and meticulous attention to detail.

It prioritizes sustainability by using eco-friendly materials and ensuring ethical production practices, and will almost certainly appeal to those of you seeking elevated casualwear options for everyday wear.


Man wearing high quality white shorts and a long sleeve light blue knitted polo shirt with navy suede loafers

Founded by Aurélien Roulin in 2019, his eponymous brand offers a range of meticulously crafted garments designed for comfort and relaxation.

Leaning into a refined Mediterranean aesthetic, Aurélien sources the finest natural fabrics, such as Egyptian cotton and cashmere, to create garments that are soft, breathable and indulgent.

Each piece is carefully tailored with attention to detail and a focus on slim, sophisticated silhouettes. The label combines timeless elegance with contemporary design, perfectly exemplified by its stunning fine merino knitwear and super-modern resort jackets, which have been crafted from recycled fishing nets.

The Resort Co.

Man wearing an ivory Cuban collar shirt and matching shorts with dark sunglasses

The clue’s in the name with The Resort Co. The label started in 2019 with the mission of creating the perfect vacation wardrobe. Ethical and sustainable, but also committed to the highest standards of production, the Swedish brand has a Scandi vibe but with more color than you sometimes get from Nordic labels.

Tailored swim shorts are one of the hero products, making sure you look the business at the pool. The label also produces a nice collection of Terry cloth trousers, polos and hoodies, which are perfect for a post-swim recovery. Resort shirts, flip-flops and an excellent collection of sunglasses round out the brand’s lounger-ready offering.

Wax London

Man wearing Wax London orange checked Whiting overshirt, black loose pants, black overcoat and black beanie

A British label with international sensibilities, Wax London does colorful, tactile menswear that feels perfectly in sync with today’s casual wardrobe.

The brand has signature pieces, like the Whiting overshirt, an all-season layer that usually comes in intricate check patterns and beyond-the-norm colorways. Other highlights include its loose-fit trousers, button-through knits and elevated basics. No wonder the brand is growing so quickly.


A rail of ASKET clothes including grey knitted sweaters and a black overcoat

“The world doesn’t need another fashion brand…” So says the self-reflective slow fashion label, ASKET. Aiming to put a stop to fashion’s wasteful seasonal design cycle, ASKET instead creates clothes that are meant to last a lifetime.

To help you curate a smaller wardrobe, the Swedish label creates stylish and timeless menswear based on classic pieces, easy-wearing colors and trend-proof designs. Think handsome basics, like polos and knits, produced in block colors so you can wear them with everything.

The brand also offers extensive care guides, a repair service and even a buy-back recycling scheme. How many so-called sustainable brands can say that?


Man wearing a Velasca made in Italy black leather bomber jacket with brown chunky turtleneck and white pants

What started as a direct-to-consumer shoe brand has blossomed into one of Italy’s most refined and thoughtful menswear labels. Velasca now produces a full wardrobe, but it still lives by the values it was founded on.

Its collection is 100% made in Italy, utilizing expert craftspeople in shoemaking, shirtmaking and everything in between. The look is classic Italian style: lightly worn elegance based on a combination of easy-wearing basics (polo shirts, chinos) with refined pieces like luxury knitwear, relaxed tailoring and some of the best-value Italian shoes you’ll find.

Loro Piana

Man wearing high quality khaki pleated pants by Loro Piana with a navy Cuban collar short sleeve shirt and navy baseball cap

The poster boy for the mega-rich, Loro Piana is an Italian luxury brand founded in 1924 that has earned a reputation for its unwavering commitment to exceptional craftsmanship and the use of the finest materials, not least cashmere, wool and other rare cloths.

The brand’s roots trace back to the early 19th century when the Loro Piana family began trading wool and textiles. The garments and accessories are characterized by a sophisticated timelessness, painstaking attention to detail and a laser focus on comfort and functionality.

Rather than rest on its laurels, the company is constantly innovating when it comes to fabric development, not least in waterproofing luxurious natural fibers, as made evident by its groundbreaking Storm System.

Brunello Cucinelli

Man wearing a high quality stone Brunello Cucinelli suit with a white shirt

Ever since Brunello Cucinelli founded his eponymous luxury menswear brand in 1978, the Italian designer has developed a reputation for impeccable craftsmanship and timeless designs, all of which have been conceived in the Italian hamlet of Solomeo.

Cucinelli’s philosophy revolves around the concept of ‘humanistic capitalism’, emphasizing the importance of ethical business practices and the well-being of his employees.

This ethos plays out in the caliber of his softly tailored collections, all of which are meticulously crafted in Italy using the finest materials and traditional techniques.

Brunello Cucinelli is celebrated for its understated elegance and is noted for its color palette, which is inspired by the natural hues of the Umbrian countryside.

Cucinelli was one of the first to bring tailored silhouettes into the realm of casualwear and continues to evolve the concept of luxury menswear.


Close up of a high quality white Charvet dress shirt

Charvet can lay claim to opening the world’s first-ever shirt boutique in Paris so to say the brand has heritage would be something of an understatement.

Founded in 1838 and located on the prestigious Place Vendôme, Charvet has a long-standing reputation for creating exquisite bespoke and luxury ready-to-wear shirts, all of which use traditional techniques and feature unique design elements, such as the signature pleated front.

The label’s commitment to quality is evident in its use of the finest materials, including Egyptian cotton and silk.

Its heritage, expertise and dedication to creating exceptional shirts have earned it a loyal fan base, including notable figures such as Winston Churchill and John F. Kennedy. So if you have a Charvet shirt hanging in your wardrobe, you’re in good company.

De Bonne Facture

Black man wearing a high quality mustard yellow shirt, loose white pants and a brown knit sweater

De Bonne Facture is the brainchild of Déborah Neuberg, who found this unique French label in 2012. What sets De Bonne Facture apart is that it collaborates with small, family-owned workshops and artisans all over France, preserving traditional techniques and supporting local craftsmanship.

The brand’s collections feature a range of menswear staples, including shirts, knitwear, trousers and outerwear, all conforming to timeless menswear principles, attention to detail, and the use of superior natural fabrics.

Each garment is produced in limited quantities, ensuring exclusivity and a focus on quality over quantity.


Man wearing a high quality Drake’s wool blazer, blue stripe dress shirt, club rep tie and beige chinos

Drake’s is a British menswear brand founded by Michael Drake in 1977. Originally a haberdashery known for its exquisite ties, Drake’s has since expanded to offer a full range of menswear, including shirts, trousers, knitwear and accessories, all meticulously crafted.

Drake’s sources its fabrics from mills in Italy, Scotland and England, using them to create collections with just a hint of British eccentricity.

More recently, it has collaborated with cult New York brand Aimé Leon Dore, a partnership which has garnered a new way of looking at this modern preppy outfitter.


Man holding a Hermès sign

The French brand founded in 1837 by Thierry Hermès needs little introduction, but we’ll do it the honor. Originally specializing in equestrian accessories, the leathermaker has since expanded to offer a wide range of luxury goods, including menswear.

It’s perhaps best known for its ladies’ handbags, not least the ‘Birkin’ and ‘Kelly’, but its exceptional craftsmanship, use of exquisite materials and timeless aesthetics have long defined its menswear collections too, with a strong focus on incorporating traditional techniques by way of the world’s best artisans.

Hermès’ commitment to quality and craftsmanship has made it a symbol of enduring luxury and elegance, and so it remains one of the most esteemed names in the world of high-quality menswear.

Even if its leather outerwear is miles out of your league (that makes 99.9% of us), a geometric print handmade Hermès silk tie is a lifetime investment that never loses its cachet.


Man wearing high quality white Husbands jeans, black shirt and grey blazer

Relatively new on the menswear scene, but already a favorite among industry insiders, Husbands is a French menswear brand founded in 2013 by Nicolas Gabard.

The label’s philosophy centers around creating elegant and timeless clothing with more than a hint of nostalgia in its tailored silhouettes and shirt styles (the latter notable for some 70s-esque collars).

It harks back to an era of casual separates, great textural fabrics and a unique European take on preppy style.

Johnstons of Elgin

Man wearing high quality Johnstons of Elgin grey knitted long sleeve polo shirt and cream pants

Johnstons of Elgin dates back to 1797 and is to this day internationally recognized for its expertise in cashmere and fine wool garments. With a heritage spanning over two centuries, Johnstons of Elgin continues to epitomize timeless luxury, craftsmanship and sustainability (it’s B Corp certified), using only the finest Scottish cashmere and merino wool.

The brand combines traditional manufacturing processes with modern technology, resulting in exceptional quality knits. A cashmere jumper, for example, might pass through over 30 pairs of hands before it finds its way into your wardrobe.

The collections are compact but perfectly formed with all of the everyday staples you could possibly want.


Man wearing high quality Kiton blue checked blazer with a grey T-shirt and off-white pants

Founded in 1956 by Ciro Paone, Kiton is renowned for its impeccable tailoring and use of the finest fabrics. Oh, and eye-watering price tags.

But you must consider that each Kiton garment is meticulously handmade by skilled artisans in Italy, ensuring the highest level of craftsmanship and attention to detail. The brand’s collections encompass tailored suits, shirts, outerwear and accessories, all characterized by timeless designs and sartorial excellence.

If you’re looking for understated tailoring or quiet luxury, then you’re in the wrong place because Kiton’s color palette and penchant for bold checks is anything but discreet.

Officine Générale

Man wearing high quality Officine Générale double-breasted light blue blazer over a navy T-shirt

The epitome of modern Parisian chic, Officine Générale is a French menswear label founded by Pierre Mahéo in 2012. The brand draws inspiration from classic menswear and workwear, offering a modern interpretation of timeless styles.

Collections feature high-end suits, shirts, knitwear and outerwear, all crafted with a focus on quality and fit, with some really interesting fabrics along the way, mostly sourced from renowned mills in Italy, England and Japan.

If your style schtick is ‘refined and understated wardrobe essentials with a touch of Parisian elegance’, then you’ve just found your new favorite brand.


Man wearing high quality Sunspel black polo shirt tucked into brown pleated pants

This British heritage brand (and go-to supplier of one James Bond) has a rich history dating back to 1860. Renowned for its luxurious cotton essentials, Sunspel has a reputation for producing some of the world’s finest underwear, T-shirts and loungewear.

The company’s commitment to quality is evident in its use of long-staple Egyptian cotton, which ensures softness, durability and breathability. Each garment is also expertly constructed in England to guarantee an unmatched level of quality.

With its focus on timeless design, comfort and natural fabrics, Sunspel offers an understated luxury with an impeccable fit.

Artknit Studios

Man wearing high quality white pants, knitted polo shirt and black leather boots

Founded in 2017, Artknit Studios combines traditional craftsmanship with innovative techniques to create contemporary knitwear pieces for men.

Using only the highest quality natural and eco-friendly materials – including merino wool, cashmere and organic cotton – the brand’s garments are ethically produced in Italy, showcasing a commitment to fair working conditions and environmental consciousness.

Artknit Studios’ designs are characterized by modern silhouettes and minimalist aesthetics, with a muted color palette of nudes and neutrals used throughout, as well as black, white and navy.

You won’t find any garish colors, superfluous branding or crazy patterns, just good old luxurious knitwear with a conscience.


Man wearing high quality white pants, brown shirt and brown double-breasted blazer

This one flies under the radar for most people, but Colhay’s should definitely be on yours. The British luxury menswear brand, established in 2018 by designer Harry Rowley, is inspired by the traditions of Savile Row tailoring, offering knitted menswear garments of the highest order.

Based in Hawick, Scotland, a region renowned for its knitwear heritage, Colhay’s beautiful garments lean on a nostalgic 50s aesthetic, with an impeccable fit. You’ll also only find the very best cashmere, merino, cashmere blends (silk, linen, cotton) and fine lambswool.

Apparently, it does incredible business in Japan, and white labels for some of the world’s top luxury brands, so let’s keep this one quiet before the prices ramp up.

The Workers Club

Man wearing a high quality charcoal wool parka jacket with black sunglasses

The Workers Club is a British menswear label founded by husband and wife team Adam and Charlotte Cameron in 2015. It focuses on creating versatile and durable garments inspired by traditional workwear and outdoor clothing.

The brand sources premium materials, including British-woven cotton, Scottish cashmere and Japanese fabrics, to carefully produce garments designed to withstand the test of time.

With cool functional design elements and a commitment to sustainability, The Workers Club offers elevated essentials for the modern wardrobe.

The raw selvage denim is definitely up there with some of the best Japanese brands, while its Jefferson shell jackets are non-negotiable all-weather wear for discerning workwear heads.