Sustainable Styling: Tips for Mixing and Matching Menswear Pieces

We all want to make choices that benefit our planet and our personal styles. This kind of fashion looks at the impact on natural resources and water bodies, right through to how well the employees in the factories making the clothes are treated. 

Building Your Eco-Conscious Wardrobe

The heart of any green closet are pieces that versatile enough to be worn in multiple settings and durable enough to stand the test of time. Here are a few essentials every man should have:

  • Long Sleeve Shirts: A selection of high-quality shirts like the Geo Checks and the Sandcastle long-sleeve offer a base for both casual and formal looks. They are made from materials like organic cotton and linen keeping them breathable while minimizing your carbon footprint.
  • Polos and Henleys: Pieces like the Gilded Beige Henleyoffer a laid-back yet polished choice, ideal for solo wear or layering. Crafted from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, these garments provide ease and flair without sacrificing ethical principles.
  • Shackets: A smart pick like the Beige Houndstooth Shacket merges the functionality of a shirt and jacket, perfect for transitional weather and adding a chic layer to any look.

Ensure that you go for items can be easily paired with what you already own, so that each piece can be worn in various combinations, maximizing your wardrobe's potential while minimizing waste.

Materials to Look For 

Prioritize natural, renewable, or recycled materials. Organic cotton, linen, upcycled cotton, and alpaca wool are excellent choices for the low environmental footprint they carry. Also check certifications like GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), OEKO-TEX, and others that indicate a product meets stringent environmental and social criteria.

The Art of Menswear Mix-and-Match

Colors and Patterns

  • Stick to a Cohesive Color Palette: Begin by selecting a base color for your outfit, such as the deep navy from our Navy Amber Plaid shirt. From there, add pieces in complementary or contrasting colors that fall within a harmonious spectrum. This approach ensures your outfit looks put together.
  • Balance Patterns with Solids: When mixing patterns, keep one item as the focal point and pair it with solids to avoid clashing. For example, the Geo Checks shirt can be paired with a solid-colored trouser or shacket to balance the look.

Layering for Versatility and Style

The goal here is to add depth and interest to your outfits, while still keeping you comfy:

  • Start with a Base Layer: A breathable, lightweight piece like the "Sandcastle long-sleeve" shirt Sandcastle long-sleeve shirt serves as an excellent base. Its natural fabrics offer comfort and versatility. It could also be a textured henley, such as the Chiseled Stone Henley, which adds visual interest without bulk.
  • Top Off with an Outer Layer: Choose a statement piece like the Umber Black Tweed Shacket for warmth and style. The key here is to pick layers that can be easily removed or added as needed, ensuring each piece complements the others.


They are the final touch that can transform an outfit from good to great. 

  • Opt for Eco-Friendly Materials: Look for accessories made from sustainable materials like organic cotton, recycled metals, or ethically sourced leather. 
  • Add a Pop of Color or Texture: A brightly colored scarf, a textured belt, or a minimalist watch can all serve as focal points for your outfit, allowing you to change up your look without buying new clothes.

To help you put together your wardrobe, we’re offering 15% off on your first purchase. Visit our store for outfits that bring you flair while being kind to the planet.

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