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For the Lowkey Man with High-Key Style

Who is our Modern Man? He’s fierce. He is committed to his craft. Edgy yet relaxed. Not trying to stand out, but not trying to fit in either. He has an eclectic style centered around a few key pieces. It’s all in the details for him. Does this sound like you? We’ve created a modern sustainable menswear style guide to uplevel your closet. We promise these pieces will leave you feeling stylish with every step.

Sustainable Menswear
01
Paz Cord Trucker
Outerknown
$225
Paz Cord Trucker

This Outerknown jacket has a classic silhouette. It is designed with a sherpa-lined outer. The designers definitely had the planet in mind. It’s made of Hemp, Organic Cotton, Recycled Polyester, and Polyester Sherpa. It’s comfy yet, super durable. It is made to keep you warm on those casual, yet cold days. It’s perfect for the beginning and end of winter when coats just seem a little extra.

02
Manse Chambray Button Down
United By Blue
$78
Manse Chambray Button Down

This slick button-down tones down the business look just enough. It leaves you looking effortlessly casual. It’s made of Chambray, which is United By Blue’s sustainable take on a classic weave. It has organic cotton and hemp blend that is light and airy and leaves a smaller footprint than your average design. If you love details, the buttons are made of natural corozo, which comes from the nut of Tagua Palm.



03
Saguaro French Terry Crew
Tact & Stone
$80
Saguaro French Terry Crew - Tact & Stone

This classic crew is made of upcycled cotton & recycled polyester. It’s seasonless, timeless, and harmless to the environment. We love the versatility of this crew. It’s cut perfect to go over a button-down in an office setting or to wear to jeans out in the city. It’s 100% upcycled from water bottles & post-industrial cotton cutting waste. We promise this is the sweater of your (and our) dreams.

04
Brogue Boot
Fair
$195
Fair Brogue Boot

The boots of your dreams. Breathable, durable, eco-friendly, match just about anything, ethically manufactured. You get the point. We love this ethical take on a leather boot. These pair well with jeans or colored pants. The brown outsole, paired with the black body, allows this boot to match anything and everything.

05
Mattock II Short Sleeve Shirt
Toad&Co
$70
Toad&Co Mattock II Short sleeve shirt

This deep blue tee will not leave you feeling blue. Or the earth, for that matter. This eco-friendly short sleeve gem is made with bluesign approved dyes that are not at all bad for the environment. It is made of 100% organic cotton and pairs well with jeans, shorts, or over another tee. If blue is not your vibe, there are also other patterns available.

06
Mancos LS Button Up
Tentree
$78
Tentree Mancos LS button up

This button-up will soon become your go-to shirt for any semi-casual work or social event. It’s made of a hemp and recycled poly blend that makes for a relaxed yet durable fit. It’s all in the details with this shirt. The chest pocket is the perfect addition for a modern take on a classic look.

07
M Atlas Sweatpant
Tentree
$98
Tentree M atlas sweatpants

Life’s too short to be uncomfortable. That’s why the M Atlas Sweatpants by Tentree is the perfect addition to your closet. Pairs great with a hoodie or a crew neck. These sweats are made of a cotton & poly blend. They are breathable yet warm. Perfect for a hike, heading out for coffee, or Netflix and chilling at home. Oh, and the best part, by buying these over another brand, you save 364 liters of water!



08
Slim Lassen
Mud Jeans
$125
Slim Lassen Mud Jeans

These slim-fit jeans are just enough without trying too hard. They are made of stretch denim and recycled cotton to keep you feeling good about what you’re wearing all day long. These black pants keep your look simplified and work well with any shirt above, and probably any shirt in your closet, too. Slim fit jeans also pair well with sneakers, boots, and dress shoes for any occasion you might find yourself in.

09
Men’s Insulated Emberious Shirt
Nau
$102
Men's Insulated Emberious Shirt - Nau

This bomber type jacket from Nau has modern sustainable menswear written all over it. It is made of 100% recycled nylon & polyester. It’s an excellent overshirt for a chilly day. This is a great piece to level up your outfit, just a tad. This jacket is super warm without the bulk of a coat. It hits right at the waist, for more of a casual look. It has snap buttons in front, and zip chest & hand pockets to keep you and your belongings warm.

To our stylish modern men, we hope this modern sustainable menswear style guide helps. Mens style shouldn’t be hard! We know shopping sustainably can be overwhelming at times. One article at a time, we hope to make it a bit easier! Discover a full list of sustainable menswear brands here.

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Kristen Such

Kristen Such

Passionate about living consciously and inspiring others to do so in the process.

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