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Key Pieces, Worth The Investment.

Our last style guide of the season goes to the Refined Man. The businessman that likes to keep his professional look, even during his downtime. It’s essential to keep his closet simple. He has key basics that make his morning routine quick so he can jet off to his next meeting. The refined look is modern yet sophisticated. His closet can be easily mixed and matched. Read on to discover refined sustainable menswear you’ll love.

Sustainable Menswear | Refined Men's Style Guide
01
The Italian Wool Suit Jacket
Everlane
$198
Italian Wool Suit Jacket - everlane

This suit jacket is so comfortable, you’ll forget it’s a suit. The Italian wool was sourced from a storied Italian mill, then they added some stretch to max out the comfort. It is made to wear with trousers, but this jacket would also look awesome with dark denim or chinos.

02
Pitchstone Twill Button Down
United By Blue
$78
Pitchstone twill button down - United by Blue

Let’s be real, can you ever really have enough checkered button-down shirts? The answer is no. Especially for you- refined, stylish men. This button-down is responsibly made in China and has corozo buttons. Corozo is a nut of the Tagua Palm, in Central America. If you’re unfamiliar, these trees are incredibly sustainable. 1 tree can produce 50 pounds of nuts per year! AND they are renewable.

03
The Pakt One
Pakt
$275
The pakt one - pakt

We know our refined man is on the go, from airport to office, and everywhere in between. When you’re on the go, you need a solid bag to carry all your things! This Pakt bag has everything you could ever want in a bag. It’s a suitcase duffle hybrid full of pockets and zippers. It’s carry-on approved and even has pads for your laptop to sit in it. Thousands of people won’t travel without their Pakt bag. We promise after you try it, you won’t either.

04
Alameda Sweater Poc
Groceries Apparel
$98
Alameda Sweater POC - groceries apparel

A sweater made right here in the U.S. It’s made from the softest blend of Eucalyptus Tencel and Organic Cotton. Even though you can’t see them, it also has hidden pockets to keep your hands nice and toasty. This sweater is great for casual Fridays. It pairs well with light or dark jeans, or even colored pants if you’re feeling adventurous.

05
The Italian Wool Trouser
Everlane
$98
Everlane - Wool Suit pants

It was only right that we gave you matching trousers for the snazzy Italian wool suit jacket. These trousers are sourced from the same Italian mill and are just as comfortable and stretchy. They pair well with a tailored crew tee-shirt or a dress shirt. Whichever you choose, we promise you’ll be turning heads.

06
ITOKI Vegan Dress Shoes
Matt & Nat
$130
Matt & Nat - Vegan Dress shoes

These sustainable dress shoes are like no other. There are no animal products used in the making of Matt & Nat products. In fact, Matt & Nat stands for Material and Nature, because that is their top priority. They use vegan leathers made in factories that align with their ethos. Mat & Nat’s shoes are timeless and durable. From work to weddings, to events, you’ll definitely get some good use and break these babies in.

07
ROWAN Yarn dyed Owl Polo
Knowledge Cotton Apparel
$100
Rowan yarndyed owl polo - knowledge cotton apparel

Whether you’re going to play a round of golf with the boys or headed to a meeting, this polo will help you look and feel good. It’s vegan approved by PETA and GOTS certified. To make a long story short, that means it’s sustainably and ethically made through and through. It’s looks a level above a T-shirt but made with such great material, still has that comfy t-shirt feel!

08
Jets Necktie
Knotty Tie Co.
$40
Knotty Tie - Jets necktie

Knotty Tie makes its ties from recycled plastic water bottles and twill fabric. These materials mimic the exact look and feel of silk! What we think is even more important is how well they treat their employees. Knotty Tie employs refugees. They understand that refugees are not a burden, they have plenty of valuable skills, they have simply been forced to be uprooted.

They give their employees so many benefits. From raising their minimum wage to bonuses for completing college courses, skills training, flexible schedule, and more.

09
Men's Telluride Sherpa Vest
Toad&Co.
$160
Telluride Sherpa Vest - toad&co.

Jackets are just too much sometimes. That’s why the world has vests! Vest’s are key in a refined sustainable menswear styleguide. Vests allow you to move around without overheating. We love this sherpa vest from Toad&Co. An added bonus – this vest is also reversible, so you can wear it every day, and no one will notice you only have one! It is made of 100% nylon, its water repellent, and is designed with zipper pockets!

10
Astor - Long Buckle Belt
AllTrueist
$110
Astor Long Buckle Belt - WATSON & WOLFE

There is nothing better than a good looking and loyal belt. This three-piece handmade belt is constructed with vegan leather. The best part is it imitates exactly how designer belts are made. The three layers ensure the durability and longevity of the belt. This will be your go-to belt for every work event, function, wedding, and beyond.

Even you sophisticated businessman can be sustainable. The trick is to keep it simple. Refined sustainable menswear doesn’t need to be complicated.  A little research can go a long way! 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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