You’ve probably heard of famous menswear ready-to-wear brands such as Topman and the like. They’ve been around for a long time, but I want to tackle those ones that have been in the spotlight just recently. There are a couple of brands to which I believe we haven’t appreciated much just yet and that sort of embody the current trends of today; such as urban wear and/or streetwear.
Over All Master Cloth (OAMC) is essentially basic menswear with a twist. Their collections are all about solid colours with very little pattern making the pieces very clean and straightforward. OAMC has a very formal feel to their clothes because of the sort of modern structure it depicts, but ultimately they seem very practical for everyday occasions.
Hood By Air is one of the most renowned urban menswear lines and there’s no question why. I can only describe their pieces as “futuristic gothic streetwear”; very hip-hop but only to a certain point. The designs are also very minimalist and often only show their logo. And that’s kind of that they’re really known for; the HBA trademark.
I’m quite impressed that this line is the brainchild of 17 year old twins, Betts and Chet. Lucid FC's pieces are kind of specifically made for the youth because they do look very casual yet “trendy”. And what’s cool is that they have kind of consistent designs with their criss-cross logo and that the clothes are very simple yet at the same time, can standout.
If you’re into more "rugged" type of clothing then Rhude is a great brand to check out. Their clothes are very casual and distressed but they still look high-end. There’s definitely a rocker and hip hop vibe to them that you'll love. Kind of like A$AP Rocky meets grunge. Plus, Jesse Rutherford and Zach Abels from The Neighbourhood muse for them, how cool is that?
These top of the line brands are really to die for if you’re into the whole menswear/urban/street/health goth/modern wear kind of thing. Yeah, they are quite expensive but let’s not deny the fact that they’re all really great though. It can’t hurt to do a little window shopping, right?
- Reign Gonzales
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