Spotlight on: our fave menswear brands for a full wardrobe makeover

Boys’ club.

It’s time we gave the lads some love. With a new season comes new finds and a pending need to refresh your wardrobes. Anything to justify completely unjustifiable purchases. 

But it’s not all socks and jocks here. These brands have covered all bases when it comes to getting dressed.

Soxy Beast
Soxy Beast is making it easy to up your sock game. Operating as a subscription service, the brand delivers a bold new pair of socks to your door each month. ‘Bold’ is the operative word here. For every drop, Soxy Beast commissions a local artist to design a new, unique pattern. You’ll also get happy feelings knowing you’re helping others, with a portion of profits donated to various Australian charities. Each delivery includes info on the artist that designed your new pair, as well as the charity supported. Socks and subscriptions are now available online. This is the definition of ‘happy feet’. 

Wanderings & Co.
Wanderings & Co. is out to prove that not all those who wander are lost. Inspired by the famous J. R. R. Tolkien quote, the lifestyle brand aims to get you out to the great outdoors. Its offering of apparel, homewares and accessories covers everything from woollen rugs to enamel crockery, beanies and long sleeved tees. It’s about less work and more play. For those who need a little push to escape the daily grind, the brand’s website provides the perfect inspiration. Sharing stories and photos from travellers and photographers, you’ll be ready to get your wander on. 

Pickings and Parry
A brand that promises timeless style? You’ve got our attention. Pickings and Parry is inspired by a time when products were purchased to withstand the years, not just the season. The Melbourne retailer’s core focus is on classic, enduring styles and supreme quality garments. With additions like custom made leather jackets, Japanese denim, loop wheeled jersey and rugged twills, the entire range is a nod to well-made men’s fashion. Based on Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Pickings and Parry also has a barber shop in-store, with traditional grooming services on offer. Prepare to rock your Alex Turner aesthetic from head to toe. 

The Daily Edited
The Daily Edited is appealing to the gentleman in you. Known for its personalised leather accessories, the label also boasts a selection of men’s products that are sleek, practical and befitting of any gentleman. The range currently spans products for all facets of your life, including compendiums, wash bags, phone cases, travel accessories and card holders. Like all The Daily Edited’s products, each piece can be monogrammed or personalised even further, with up to 10 characters. There’s also a spectrum of colours available for each style, such as royal blue, taupe and chestnut. Boys, you deserve to feel fancy. 

The weather’s heating up, so it’s time to get your legs out. Aquila has long been synonymous with well-dressed men, most notably because of its suave footwear. But the brand also produces a selection of men’s apparel, making it a goodie for those in need of a new summer getup. Having just dropped a range of new season styles, Aquila is turning its focus to shorts. We suggest the Dune short if you’re looking for a wardrobe staple. Made from Italian stretch cotton, it’s versatile enough to dress up with a loafer and blazer, or pare back with a cool linen shirt. 

Dr. Martens
Did you know the classic Dr. Martens boot scored a makeover a few months back? Meet the DM’s Lite range. It gives your favourite Docs a contemporary update, without skimping on the iconic finishes (read: yellow stitching). These boots feature a lightweight and flexible rubber outsole and memory foam insole. Sounds comfy, because it is. The latest addition to the collection goes even further. The Rigal silhouette offers a pair of boots with sneaker-like elements. Think foam tongue and mesh detailing. With comfort in mind, they’ll be your best friend when camping this NYE. 
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This article was originally published in Fashion Journal 163. You can read it here.

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