Breaking news: Back-to-school is only a state of mind. That means your grown self can still actively participate in a post–Labor Day lifestyle reset, in ways that are much more enjoyable than stocking up on classroom supplies. Summer’s end presents an ideal opportunity to indulge in a little shopping as we all collectively start craving red wine and brown spirits, preferably imbibed near a crackling fireplace.
Your summer uniform is set to expire as the equinox looms, and a yearning for new threads will set in. And because you’re a smart, sensible dude (the kind who keeps his kicks clean), you also presumably have a desire to score pieces that are both ecologically conscious and approved by your favorite style icons.
Allow us to intervene. There are heaps of under-the-radar companies doing some great things for men’s wardrobes while also making huge environmental strides, and we’re here to thrust them into the spotlight (and into your closet). Permission granted to feel smug about putting them on heavy rotation, because your most referenced fashionable VIPs would also wear them.
Pick your vibe and shop till you look like Kanye (or someone else you might like better).