15 Sustainable Men’s Clothing Brands For Quality Classics

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You can now say goodbye to the lack of options for sustainable men’s clothing with these fair trade and fashion-forward brands that we’re confident every guy will love.

These ethical men’s clothing brands prioritize people and the planet, ensuring employees earn fair wages and that clothes are made with eco-friendly or sustainable materials. The styles are timeless, too, making these men’s collections well worth the investment.

Looking to complete the outfit? Head here to see our picks for the best sustainable shoes for men.

*Article updated November 2022


1. Buck Mason

Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Best For | Jeans, henley shirts, polos
Product Range | Tops, bottoms, denim, outerwear, accessories
Size Range | XS–XXL
Price Range | $35 (tee)–$225 (coat)

Combine Ryan Gosling’s aesthetic with Los Angeles flair, and you’ve got Buck Mason. Founded in 2013 off Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Los Angeles, Buck Mason has re-designed everyday men’s style to be more modern, classic, and rugged. Loved by GQ, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal alike, this brand works for men everywhere. Whether you’re a fan of structured cotton or into 100 percent Pima, you’ll find each of the garments to be an exceptionally timeless addition to your wardrobe.


2. Pact

Based In | Boulder, CO
Best For | Socks, tees, hoodies, boxers
Product Range | Men’s basics, bottoms, outerwear
Size Range | S–XL
Price Range | $14 (socks)–$90 (hoodie) 

Pact is a sustainable apparel brand born out of Boulder, Colorado specializing in quality basics, all of which are made ethically in Fair Trade Certified factories with 100 percent organic cotton. If you’re in the market for men’s undergarments, Pact is the place to shop. We're confident the underwear and the outerwear collection will become some of the softest, most sustainable basics you own.


3. Levi’s

Based In | San Francisco, CA
Best For | Jeans, jackets
Product Range | Tops, bottoms, denim, outerwear, accessories
Size Range | XS–6XL
Price Range | $25 (tee)–$118 (jacket)

If it’s a fresh pair of men’s jeans you’re after, look no further than Levi’s. The brand synonymous with denim also prioritizes sustainability and eco-friendly production through reducing water consumption, recycling and re-purposing old vintage denim, and responsibly sourcing cotton and Tencel™ Lyocell. (Just to name a few!) We also love this brand for focusing on inclusivity when it comes to sizing.


4. Quince

Based In | San Francisco, CA
Best For | Men’s basics, affordable cashmere
Product Range | Tops, bottoms, activewear, swimwear, outerwear, accessories
Size Range | S–XL
Price Range | $15 (tee)–$249 (jacket)

For affordable and sustainable men’s clothing, we love shopping SF brand Quince. The company ships directly from their factories, cutting out the middleman and excessive packaging (you can read more about Quince’s supply chain here). They also use eco-friendly materials to make their garments—like recycled polyester for activewear and organic cotton twill for the chinos. Stylish, affordable, and sustainable.


5. Outerknown

Based In | Culver City, CA
Best For | Flannels, hoodies, swim trunks
Product Range | Denim, apparel, outerwear, swimwear, accessories
Size Range | S–XXL
Price Range | $48 (tee)–$328 (jacket)

Surfer Kelly Slater teamed up with designer John Moore to create Outerknown. Making garments in Peru, Mexico, and China, the brand is committed to the Fair Labor guidelines, building partnerships with suppliers worldwide, and taking every part of the supply chain into account when it comes to its environmental footprint. Further proof that style, slow fashion, and sustainability can go perfectly together.


6. Patagonia

Based In | Ventura, CA
Best For | Outdoor apparel, jackets, fleece, flannels, hats
Product Range | Outerwear, shirts, bottoms, accessories
Size Range | XS–XXL
Price Range | $35 (tee)–$299+ (coats and jackets)

Patagonia, known for championing the great outdoors, is the go-to for anyone who loves camping, hiking, or simply being in the sun. With fair labor practices, safe working conditions, and an eco-friendly mindset, every part of Patagonia’s supply chain speaks to the brand’s philosophy of doing no harm. Each item even comes with a Footprint Chronicle so you can follow the exact process of how your clothing was made, from the textile mill to the sewing factory.


7. Allbirds

Based In | San Francisco, CA
Best For | Mens’ basics, underwear & socks
Product Range | Shoes, tops, outerwear, underwear
Size Range | XS–XXXL
Price Range | $15 (socks)–$118 (hoodie)

While Allbirds may be best known for its sustainably made shoes, its mission expands to apparel, too. Using natural materials like wood pulp-derived Tencel Lyocell and responsibly sourced Merino wool and crab shells, Allbirds’ tees, sweaters, and outerwear are soft to the touch, cozy as can be, and meant to last. The B Corp is also carbon-neutral and uses recycled packaging. Plus, in partnership with Soles4Souls, Allbirds donates its returned or lightly used shoes to communities in need.


8. tentree

Based In | Vancouver, Canada
Best For | Hoodies, sweatpants, joggers
Product Range | Tops, bottoms, activewear, outerwear
Size Range | S–XXL
Price Range | $30 (tee)–$88 (hoodie)

Looking for men’s clothing that literally gives back? For every item purchased, tentree plants 10 trees. (Say that 10x fast.) The Canadian company hopes to plant one billion trees by 2030, and they use a variety of sustainable fabrics and blends (e.g., organic cotton and Tencel) in their clothing production. Shop for comfortable clothing that leaves a minimal footprint.


9. Kotn

Based In | Ontario, Canada
Best For | Men’s cotton basics
Product Range | Tops, bottoms, loungewear
Size Range | XS–XXL
Price Range | $30 (tee)–$128 (jeans)

For soft and breathable men’s cotton basics, we love none other than the Canadian brand Kotn. A certified B Corp, the company partners directly with family-run farms in Egypt and Portugal and even assists suppliers in making the switch to organic. Everyone involved in creating these garments earns a fair and living wage. If quality and comfort are at the top of your list, look no further than Kotn.


10. Boden

Based In | London, UK
Best For | Polos, jumpers, trousers
Product Range | Tops, bottoms, loungewear, outerwear, swimwear, accessories
Size Range | XS–XXL
Price Range | $38 (tee)–$250 (blazer)

For the man who desires a pop of color in their wardrobe, Boden might be just the brand your looking for. With vibrant polos, cashmere sweaters, and quintessential cardigans, it’s just the right amount of posh. As far as ethics and sustainability go, Boden belongs to the Ethical Trading Initiative and is committed to responsible sourcing, fair trade, and ethical practices at all of their factories.


11. United By Blue

Based In | Philadelphia, PA
Best For | Camp shirts, hoodies, flannels
Product Range | Tops, bottoms, outerwear
Size Range | S–XL
Price Range | $36 (tee)–$170 (boots)

United By Blue, a certified B Corp, has a simple philosophy: As an outdoor brand, it wants to do what it can to protect our planet. With every garment sold, the company removes one pound of trash from the ocean and waterways, so you can feel good knowing you’re investing in durable, sustainable apparel while supporting eco-friendly practices. The brand's men’s apparel is known to stretch and withstand even the most rugged of trips, so you’ll be a happy camper.


12. Octobre

Based In | Paris, France
Best For | Polos, benny shirts, knitwear
Product Range | Tops, bottoms, shoes, accessories
Size Range | XS–XXL
Price Range | $45 (tee)–$390 (jacket)

For a Parisian-inspired wardrobe, we turn to Octobre, a French L'Atelier creating timeless pieces you can wear season after season. This brand prioritizes small-batch production—95 percent of which happens in Europe—and their factories are regularly audited. They work with sustainable and natural materials, too—like organic cotton and Mulesing Free Mérino wool. With worldwide shipping options, you can add some Parisian staples to your capsule wardrobe with just a few clicks.


13. Todd Shelton

Based In | East Rutherford, NJ
Best For | Denim, jeans, men’s basics
Product Range | Denim, tops, bottoms
Size Range | XS–XXL
Price Range | $85 (tee)–$275 (jeans)

Looking for American classics that will last a lifetime? Todd Shelton’s made-to-order garments are the epitome of slow fashion for men, featuring timeless silhouettes and seasonless staples he’ll wear all year long. The makers of Todd Shelton’s garments are directly employed by the company, which means they have full oversight of happy, healthy workplace conditions in the East Rutherford, New Jersey factory.


14. Thought

Based In | London, UK
Best For | Button downs, trousers
Product Range | Tops, bottoms, accessories
Size Range | XS–XXL
Price Range | £30 (tee)–£70 (hemp shirt)

Another London brand we love, Thought is a great source for eco-friendly and organic men’s clothing. The brand is committed to ethical production practices, and environmental sustainability is top of mind. From the carefully sourced fabric (like hemp) to charitable giving—it’s a great place to pick up a few wardrobe staples. (P.S. They offer international shipping!)


15. Taylor Stitch

Based In | Portland, ME
Best For | Henleys, cotton tees, jeans
Product Range | Tops, bottoms, denim, outerwear, footwear, accessories
Size Range | XS–XXL
Price Range | $35 (tee)–$268(jacket)

For the man who loves all things California, check out Taylor Stitch, a classic brand dedicated to timeless, thoughtful apparel. Now having been around for over a decade, the brand is paring down to the essentials and focusing on men’s apparel that will last for the long haul. In fact, Taylor Stitch is also the mastermind behind Restitch, a repair and resell program to extend a product’s life and minimize waste. Plus, with its Essentials collection, you can stock up on everything you need all at once for an updated wardrobe.


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Featured image via Octobre Editions


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