Nowadays pretty much everything is branded, especially when it comes to clothing and footwear. This is a good thing, as you can familiarise yourself with brands that you like and come to rely on them to provide you with certain parts of your wardrobe. But with so many brands on the market, which should you pick? Here are a few that you should seriously consider incorporating into your wardrobe!
Denim is something that the majority of us take a little for granted nowadays. The majority of us reach for a pair of jeans whenever we want a casual item to throw on and head out of the house in. But did you know that this wasn’t always the case? Until the 1800s, denim was a staple material for manual workers. In fact, labourers tended to be the only people wearing jeans until tailor Jacob Davis approached businessman Levi Strauss for financial support in realising his idea of adding metal rivets to the pockets of jeans and button flies to the trousers, making jeans more durable. This led to the launch of Levi’s and the steady movement of jeans and denim wear from labourers’ essentials to the mainstream. Now, there are other denim-focussed brands out there – Wrangler, Lee’s, True Religion… the list goes on and on. But Levis’ really are the originals and their long lasting reputation and quality speaks volumes. You can guarantee that you’re getting your money’s worth when you invest in a pair!
There are relatively few companies who can offer a variety of different products successfully. Most major brands focus on one niche area and stick with it. But every now and then a brand will come along that can manage to successfully supply an entire outfit from top to toe. John Henric USA is one of these brands. Founded in 2008 in the historic town of Lund in Sweden, this brand has been thriving for a decade now, and is only looking to progress further and further. While the brand’s base lies in high-end accessories such as scarves, belts, and bracelets, they are expanding and now offer shirts, sweaters, bags, and other items!
We’re in the first stages of summer, and the temperature is starting to rise. Rainy days are filtering out, and we’re starting to have some decent weather on our hands. So boots and trainers might not be the best option for everyday wear. Sandals, however, are a relatively tricky issue when it comes to fashion and aesthetic. While sliders are in right now, they’re not ideal to wear out and about – they’re more of a home comfort. So what can you put on your feet that will protect them from the hot ground but still look good? Well, this is where Birkenstocks come to the rescue. These classics have been on the market since the late 1700s and have really stood the test of time. They are an absolute must for the hotter months of the year, or to pack in your suitcase if you’re heading overseas for a beach holiday. Most pairs are made from a combination of standard leather, patent leather, or nubuck leather, but there are vegan options available if you want to lead a more cruelty-free lifestyle.
These are just three different brands that you should keep an eye on, but they are reliable, high-quality, and aesthetically pleasing! So, start incorporating them into your wardrobe!