Who says men don’t like to shop? Although they go to the stores in a different way than women do, men love to buy nice things for themselves too—not just cars, electronics, and other toys for the big boys, but also clothes, shoes, watches, fragrances, and other accessories.
Men are on-point when they shop, and they basically look for two things—quality and timeless style. These are the top ten luxury brands that cater to that specific taste.
Armani is an Italian fashion house founded by Giorgio Armani. The brand is well loved for its silhouettes and style that are drawn from the soul and different inspirations. Every season, this brand doesn’t disappoint because it always has something fresh to offer.
Armani creates a wide array of products for men such as sweaters, blazers, jackets, outerwear, shirts, sweatshirts, tees, denim, pants, shorts, accessories, fragrances, scarves, hats, belts, and shoes.
Currently there are four lines under the brand and these are Emporio Armani, EA7, Armani Collezioni, and Armani Jeans.
2. Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren was founded in 1967 by designer Ralph Lauren. It is a brand famous for its creations that exude a luxurious, active, and leisurely lifestyle, making people reminiscent of yachts, mansions, golf, and rugby teams.
One of the most remarkable achievements of the brand happened in 2006, when Polo Ralph Lauren was dubbed as the first outfitter of the Wimbledon. The brand redesigned the outfits for ball boys and girls, as well as the line and court judges.
Today, there are different labels under the Ralph Lauren Corporation and these include RRL, Polo Ralph Lauren, Denim & Supply, Golf, Purple Label, and Black Label.
There’s a variety of men’s fashion items that Ralph Lauren offers such as polo shirts, jackets, swimwear, shoes, wallets, bags, eyewear, watches, and fragrances to name a few.
Burberry is an iconic British fashion brand that was established in 1856 by Thomas Burberry. It is famous for its plaid design and timeless elegance incorporated in all of its creations.
Today, the brand is known as a fashion house that offers trench coats, jackets, accessories, scarves, shoes, fragrance, and bags—all of which exude classic British style, smartness, luxury, and sophistication.
Burberry Prorsum, Burberry London, and Burberry Brit are the three different labels under Burberry. Whether you want something fresh from the runway, a tailored piece, or something casual to wear for the coming weekend, you can definitely find them in these three lines.
4. Hugo Boss
Hugo Boss is a German fashion house in Metzingen, Germany. Its style is very classic yet very now—which makes it a favorite among many.
The brand experienced major setbacks due to a bankruptcy and the owner Hugo Boss’ early Nazi membership in the 1940s. He died in 1948, but his brand prevailed and was back in business by 1950. It has experienced tremendous growth ever since, and until today it’s making waves in the fashion industry and grew to be a brand so popular, especially in the male demographic.
Hugo Boss has four different labels under it. There’s HUGO, a line that carries creations that have European and fashion forward styles; Boss Orange, which is a line suited for those with a more quirky taste; Boss Green for active lifestyle apparel and accessories; and Boss for modern classic pieces.
For most men, watches are all the fashion statement they need. That’s why Rolex is a luxury brand that’s very popular among them.
Rolex was established in 1905 by Alfred Davis and Hans Wilsdorf in 1905. The brand is famous for their excellent craftsmanship, innovation, and timeless style. With each Rolex watch comes the elegance and functionality that most men love.
Among the many innovations of Rolex is the first waterproof watch, the “Oyster”, in 1926. The brand is also famous for being the first watchmaker to earn a chronometer certification for a wristwatch in 1910.
Gucci is an Italian fashion and leather goods brand that was established by Guiccio Gucci in Florence in 1921.
Just like Louis Vuitton and Chanel, Gucci is famous for a trademark, which is its G logo—a fashion statement and status symbol all on its own.
Gucci has a wide variety of products ranging from clothing to fashion accessories. Its selection includes jackets, suits, shirts, pants, jeans, sweaters, cardigans, shoes, belts, watches, ties, bags, fragrances, jewelry, and shoes.
Prada is an Italian fashion house established by Mario Prada in 1913. It is a leading brand in the market today because of the diversity offered in its collections. It creates a wide array of fashion products ranging from haute couture pieces to casual clothing and accessories.
Prada became famous because of their boldness to break fashion orthodox and rule-of-thumbs. Because of this level of creativity, the brand has created beautiful and fresh pieces that easily became favorites among many.
Today, most men shop at Prada for their clothing line, belts, wallets, shoes, bags, sunglasses, and key chains.
8. Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein is an American fashion house established in 1968. It is popular for its signature style that’s modern, clean, classic, elegant, chic, and sexy. It has an understated charm that makes it one of the most sought-after brands among men.
Calvin Klein has several labels under it and these are Collection, Platinum, White Label, Jeans, Performance, Underwear, Watches + Jewelry, Fragrance, and Color Cosmetics.
9. Tom Ford
The Tom Ford brand was created in 2005. Even though it’s fairly new in the market unlike other fashion houses that have been around for about a century, the designer behind this brand is no newbie in the fashion industry. In fact, Gucci and YSL owe much of their success to Tom Ford when he worked there from the late 80s until the 00s.
Tom Ford had its first flagship store in 2007, and today, it has 98 stores and shops-in-shops.
Tom Ford’s style ranges from classic simplicity to designs that are modern standouts. The brand’s product range for men include jeans, shirts, ties, bowties, sunglasses, eyeglasses, shoes, bags, small leather goods, belts, jewelry, skincare, and grooming.
10. Dolce and Gabbana
Demenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana founded Dolce and Gabbana in 1985. The brand is known for their unique way of creating their collections.
“When we design it’s like a movie,” says Domenico Dolce. “We think of a story and we design the clothes to go with it.”
Much of their designs are influenced by Sicilian culture, which embodies the style and identity of the brand.
The brand’s line for men includes suits, sweatshirts, blazers, vests, jackets, denim jeans, pants, polo shirts, beach wear, underwear, bags, shoes, hats, gloves, belts, ties, bow ties, small leather goods, scarves, sneakers, and hi-tech accessories such as mobile phone cases.
If you’re shopping for your beau, brother, dad, or male friend, you can never go wrong with these brands. Meanwhile, if we missed a luxury label that you think appeal to the male demographic, please share with us in the comments.