THE SUSTAINABLE ISSUE
Only some years ago it was pretty much impossible to get nice sustainable high fashion – especially for men. Slowly but steadily some high fashion gems arise and when they do, I snap them up. Whether you’re in the market for a pair of new sustainable socks or a new tracksuit, there are lots of eco-friendly clothes out there on the market. Shopping sustainably is always good so avoid fast fashion brands whenever possible! In this post, I show you some of my sustainable favourites.
Spencer Phipps grew up (much like me) in a hippie-esque eco-friendly environment. Amongst other brands he also designed for Dries van Noten – a master of timeless design. In 2017 he started his namesake brand with a strong focus on sustainability. Phipps’ high-end work and sportswear staples are here to complete your dad & uncle core style.
One of my fave brands since their launch in 2016. The cozy Berlin club-wear designs are mostly made of organic, up-cycled or recycled fabrics. I also had the chance to visit one of there shows in Paris.
During a surfing trip in 2012 Tim & Robbert learned about ocean pollution. This was the start of their eyewear brand using only eco-friendly bio-based or recycled acetate and high quality Zeiss lenses.
These made-to-order leather shoes were handmade in Vienna for me a couple of years ago. Since then they became my favourite everyday shoes – with every wear they become more sustainable. I also made a short video for “vonmorgen” back then.
The final piece shown in this post is an over 20 year old Helmut Lang jacket. I bought this piece with the money I received from my grandparents to make my driving license. I definitely had other priorities back then :) (Luckily some years later I earned enough myself to still complete my driver’s license) ;-)
Location: 1050 Vienna – Austria
Photography: lady venom / Marion Vicenta Payr