Image: Oscar Hunt
In a fashion capital like Melbourne, even men are spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping. Men’s fashion in Melbourne is known to have a diverse mix of brands offering standout designs for all occasions and seasons. You’ll come across everything from gender fluid to dapper styles, go back to basics with classics and experiment with bold prints. The choices are endless. We suss out the men’s fashion brands that have caught our eye in this guide to Men’s Fashion in Melbourne.
A brand that blurs the lines between fashion and philanthropy
We’re pretty sure it’s impossible to be nothing buy happy when you’re donning a piece of accessory that gives back to the society. That’s how you would feel at Hham, a luxury men’s fashion accessory label that dedicates 100% of net profits to grassroots humanitarian charities across the globe. The ethically made accessories are not too shabby as well. You’ll find a collection of ties, bow ties and pocket squares made with luxurious silk, wool, cashmere, linen, velvet and cotton fabrics, clad in a slew of assorted patterns and colours.
Constantly collaborates with local artists for fresh designs
We doubt there’s ever a dull day at Hew. Perhaps it’s the mix of vibrant prints or the infectious energy in the boutique. Whichever it is, we love it. Select from a wide range of fresh colours to bold prints – think florals, geometric patterns, and digital prints – made with high-quality fabrics. Hew also works collaboratively with local fashion designers and artists to curate the aesthetics of the textiles. The next time you purchase a garment from Hew, look out for the name of the respective designer on the swing tag.
Left image: Garret McNamara
Gender-neutral and utilitarian-inspired styles
Helmed by Jude Ng, JUDE is a contemporary androgynous label that is inspired by an offbeat use of shape, colour, texture – thanks to Ng’s experiences as a painter – and unexpected combinations of materials. Shop a range of tops, shirts, coats, vests, pants and jackets in utilitarian-inspired styles and made with natural fibres and rare vintage materials. This is comfort dressing at its most luxurious.
Simple designs in premium fabrics
Shop 206A, Level 2 Melbourne Central, La Trobe St and Swanston St VIC 3000 | Also available at various locations across Australia
It’s back to basics at Mr Simple. But do not be fooled by its name as the pieces here are constructed with premium fabrics, such as organic cotton, sustainable hemp and linen. From knitwear to summer shirts, chinos to denim you’ll find something for every season right here. The Mr Simple collection also focuses on cut, fabric and quality where logos and branding are kept to a minimum so your personal style can say it all.
Comfortable and practical tailoring with a modern cut
Founded in 2010, Oscar Hunt has since developed into a leading Australian tailoring house with standout showrooms in Sydney and Melbourne. Need a suit for a special occasion? You know where to go. Made-to-measure suits, shirts and overcoats with distinguishable patterns are individually tailored for you – all in exclusive showrooms with dedicated tailoring workshops with soaring windows, private fitting rooms, and a luxurious bar lounge.
Choose your perfect fit
Available at CTF Curated Pop-up till 4 Jun | 260 Collins Street Melbourne, VIC 3000
Another gender fluid label on the list, Scott Benedictine also stands by “slow fashion”. All of Scott Benedictine apparel is individually hand cut and machined in its Melbourne Studio ‘Maison de Benedictine’ where fabrics are carefully selected and pre-washed to obtain the perfect fit and feel.
A family owned business with collections ranging from formal to casual wear
This family owned business was established back in 1972 as a factory direct store. Today, Sires has rapidly expanded to 11 locations around Melbourne and Geelong. Sires’ core collection includes suits, trousers, coats and formal shirts but the label has since added a full range of casual wear, accessories and footwear so you can get a complete your outfit at one shop.
A mix of established and emerging labels
Up There Store was conceived to provide shoppers with a selection of globally sourced labels. Amongst these labels include established and emerging brands that add a contemporary twist on menswear classics. Expect to find a selection of streetwear, work wear, sportswear, shoes and fashion accessories from brands like 3sixteen, Aprix, Engineered Garments, Maaps, OrSlow, Norse Projects, just to name a few.