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10 hidden artisan menswear gems under £100

Words By Alice Florence Orr

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These artisan pieces are perfect for updating your wardrobe on a smaller budget

Shopping sustainably sometimes comes with big price tags, but finding designer artisan pieces on a budget shouldn’t be the exception. We’ve curated craftsmanship pieces that suit every pocket while ensuring that materials are top quality, manufacturing is sustainable and artisans are paid fairly for their skill.

The best part of discovering artisan menswear brands? You’ll always find something unexpected. We’ve curated our pick of the best ready-to-wear pieces that cost £100 or less. From luxurious velvet slippers to sustainable swimwear, we call these our Hidden Gems.


Sunno — Solid Swim Trunks in Light Blue

Did you know that swimwear can be sustainable as well as stylish? Sunno are experts when it comes to summer staples, which are all crafted responsibly in Morocco. A longer version of their classic boxer cut, the Solid Swin Trunks are lightweight and quick-drying with an elasticated waistband, mesh lining and not one, but three pockets. Often, sustainable swimwear can be pricey, but this ethical set are a fair investment that are also budget-friendly. Pair them with an effortless linen shirt for an easy and sustainable summer ensemble.


Percival — Ramen Sweatshirt in Ecru

This is one for the foodies at heart. Known for their use of colour, pattern and embroidery, Hackney-based brand Percival reimagine classic British menswear and gives it a modern twist. With a playful design and buttery-soft fabric, their Ramen Sweatshirt is the perfect gift for fans of the Japanese delicacy. Pair with some sustainable white sneakers for an off-duty look.


Cut&Pin — Organic Cotton Track Trousers

Make off-duty apparel part of your daily lifestyle with a pair of effortless track trousers. UK-based brand Cut&Pin harmonise contemporary designs with a sustainable sensibility to create menswear that’s led by quality, not fashion trends. This buttery-soft track pant is made from 100% organic cotton loopback jersey to lend an authentic, casual feel. Cut with a slim leg and designed to gather slightly around the ankles with an elasticated cuff for a relaxed shape, this pair of joggers brings simple sophistication to your weekend look.


Artknit — The Organic Cotton Knit T-Shirt in Sand

This is not your average t-shirt. Artknit have elevated the wardrobe staple into a work of sartorial art, thanks to sustainable practices and Italian craftsmanship. Their Organic Cotton Knit T-Shirt is crafted using handpicked natural fibres with a commitment to zero-waste production, making it not only comfortable and easy to wear, but better for the planet.


Bask in the Sun — Faustin Sweatshirt in White

Ahoy! Nautical style straight ahead. If you’re a fan of sailor chic, the Faustin Sweatshirt is a shirt with real appeal. Based in Basque Country, Bask in the Sun are a sustainable and ethical menswear brand focused on designing comfortable and casual clothing. Their sweatshirt features a smart buttoned collar, irregular stripes and double-sided cotton piqué weave, this is a casually cool piece for daily wear, whether on land or at sea.


BHODE — Dock Worker Wool Hat in Midnight Navy

Newsflash: hats are back. And this dock worker style of headwear, characterised by a rounded silhouette and high brim, is favoured by trendy gentlemen across the city. London-based brand BHODE have created the perfect wool version, incorporating sustainable British production with premium materials. Crafted in Scotland from 100% wool, velcro fastenings at the back of the hat ensure a perfect fit, bringing a traditional style into the modern-day.


Wax London — Kurt Floral Trouser in Navy

Wax London are a contemporary British brand you need to know. Why? They are bringing outerwear manufacturing back to the UK, prioritising quality materials and sustainable production without compromising effortless style. This bold pair is a playful, patterned take on their iconic Kurt trousers, made in heavy weave jacquard with a vibrant floral print that is crafted from recycled yarns.


Hoomie — The Loft Slippers in Blue

Staying in is the new going out. These slippers make us feel like royalty in our own homes. Designed and crafted in Italy by skilled artisans, Hoomie's slippers offer luxurious style when you want it most. The Loft Slippers takes its inspiration from elegant modern apartments in cities like Milan and Paris — think plush furnishings and characterful details. Coated in Maflè velvet, each slipper is unique thanks to its always-changing handmade pattern.


Benedict Raven — Club Polo Shirt in Sky

This everyday essential from Benedict Raven uses breathable cotton-piqué and is crafted in Britain. But you shouldn’t expect anything less from a brand championing homegrown artisan skill. Benedict Raven are a luxury menswear label crafting pieces for gentlemen who appreciate quality, style and sophistication. Cut for a casual fit and finished with their signature embroidery, this is a versatile addition to your capsule wardrobe.


Peninsula — L1 Linen Shirt Spiaggia Lunga

What makes Peninsula’s linen shirts different? They prioritise a sustainable supply chain, using regenerated polyester and packaging made of seaweed from certified crops — not to mention that linen is an earth-friendly material. All of Peninsula’s shirts work perfectly with a pair of boat shoes and a luxurious beach towel, but the Spiaggia Lunga Shirt is the effortless summer staple thanks to it’s casual fit and sophisticated ecru shade.


Escuyer — Nine Iron Off White Unisex Tube Socks

It’s time to elevate your basics — because who doesn’t love a fresh pair of socks? Featuring a unisex design and easy-to-style pattern, Escuyer socks are crafted to be high quality, simple and affordably luxurious. Made in their family-run factories, each pair is crafted to last with the right care.

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