When people are discussing the fashion leaders of the world, Australia isn’t a name often mentioned. Over the past decade, however, Australian fashion brands have begun to gain some serious momentum in the men’s space.
Dozens of unique boutique brands have been building solid reputations and cult followings both here and globally, and while you might not see these brands on the runways of Milan or at Paris Fashion Week, people are beginning to take notice. Here are 15 of our favourite Australian men’s fashion brands you should be investing your hard earned in this year.
The Academy Brand
Catering to the everyday male, Academy Brand specialises in quality garments that won’t stretch your budget. Similar in style to American labels such as J. Crew and Old Navy, Academy Brand provides comfortable and well-fitting clothes in a variety of neutral colours.
Drawing upon traditional Italian tailoring and using only the finest materials, P Johnson is the place to go for a suit that will get you noticed. Along with their fantastic selection of high calibre formal wear you can purchase great casual pieces including tees, jackets and board shorts.
Functional coastal inspired designs are what you can expect from Assembly Label. These are simple and minimal creations made with the best materials incorporating a luxurious touch that sets them apart from similar brands.
Despite some troubles in the mid-2000s, Ksubi has managed to reinvent itself and retain its status as one of Australian fashion’s premier denim manufacturers. You’ll be hard pressed to find better fitting jeans, with Ksubi the only type of denim jeans I wear.
As the name suggests, Jack London takes inspiration from the British and European Mod Rocker scene of the 1960s. Mixing a rock and roll attitude with contemporary fashion trends, there are few brands as cool looking as Jack London.
Launched in 2011 by married couple Amy and Adam Coombes, Kloke caters for the fashion conscious crowd with their collection of offbeat outfits. The Melbourne company sell everything from shirts and tees through to pants and caps, with every piece meticulously crafted to suit every body type.