Minimalist Clothing Brands for Men

March 22, 2024

Minimalist clothing is perfect for successful, professional men who want effortless, timeless style. 

When our personal stylists at Next Level Wardrobe work with professional men looking to elevate their look, we want to find them their “go-to” brand and style. A minimalist approach works for guys of all ages and sizes, regardless of their careers.

Today, we’re pulling back the curtain and showing you some of our favorite minimalist clothing brands for men. These are all brands we actively style our clients in. We’ll tell you a bit about each label and share why we recommend each one.

But first, let’s define what exactly a minimalist style is.

What is Minimalist Style for Men?

Minimalist style and clothes for men are all about being intentional about what you wear and how you pull together an outfit. It’s about stepping away from over-buying and wearing clashing or competing pieces, to focusing on dressing in a more evergreen fashion.

Sometimes, sustainable fashion goes hand in hand with minimalist style. Why? Because it’s more sustainable to buy less and focus on versatile pieces you can mix and match. (AKA, the capsule wardrobe concept.)

But, minimalism in dressing doesn’t have to revolve just around making the most outfits out of the least clothes.

We’ve noticed that a lot of the talk online revolves around finding a “magic number” for the perfect minimalist wardrobe.

But if you ask us, it’s less about having just five pieces in your closet and more about intentionality.

Everything in your closet needs a purpose. You should be able to put five outfits together with any item you purchase, not because you’re chasing some golden ratio. But because it means you’ll get a lot of use and benefit out of that piece.

5 Best Minimalist Clothing Brands for Men

You’ve got the basics on minimalist men’s clothing. Now let’s get into the five best men’s minimalist clothing brands. We’ll tell you a bit about their back story, why we love them, and an insider styling tip.

James Perse

James Perse model


James Perse is an LA-based brand that’s all about “low maintenance high fashion,” according to Perse himself. It’s influenced by minimalist architecture, West Coast living, his father’s boutique growing up, and a love for sports. 

This brand is all about luxurious casual wear that never looks like it’s trying too hard.


We love this brand because it’s a way of doing California–cool while still feeling (and looking) luxe. Instead of wearing a free tech hoodie or a gym shirt opt for a quality-made tee from James Perse. We’ve put countless male clients in this minimalist clothing brand and they love it.

Insider Styling Tip:

Consider James Perse your new go-to for summer basics. Since the brand leans into its LA roots, they have plenty of warm-weather staples to keep your closet stocked.


Man in Theory all white outfit


With its origins in NYC, Theory is all about versatility, sophistication, and ease. The brand started by infusing professional pants with stretch, sportswear-inspired materials. 

Now, they continue to bridge the gap between comfort and professionalism with minimalist clothing men the world over can enjoy.


We love this brand because it’s good value and quality. Theory has more of an East Coast vibe than James Perse. It’s great for looking polished and put together with classic offerings that always seem effortless.

Insider Styling Tip:

A must-have from this brand is the Zaine pants. It’s dress code-friendly while still having an incredible 4-way stretch and a handy five-pocket style. This is for that on-the-go guy who needs to feel comfortable on his commute and in the office.

Buck Mason

Buck Mason shirt

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Another SoCal brand, Buck Mason is all about that rugged, Americana style made timeless. They produce their jeans and tees locally, giving back to the community that inspired them.


We’ve styled so many of our clients in Buck Mason because we love their design ethos and their point of view. Their jeans and tees are their bread and butter but we also love the unique designs of their outerwear options. 

Visit any one of their stores and you’ll see great examples of how to pull together a whole outfit from their displays.

Insider Styling Tip:

We recommend Buck Mason for those casual, no-dress-code offices. Their tees are a must for this. The fabric is super supple yet sturdy. And they have a fair price point so you can update your collection for different seasons.

Mr. P

Mr.P Sweater

Product by Mr. P, shop here.


Mr. P is the in-house brand from beloved retailer, Mr. Porter. Founded in 2017, the brand offers a range of shoes, accessories, and menswear in a contemporary style. Think of Mr. P as your entry point into elevating your style.


They’ve got something for everybody. Mr. P does a great job of keeping on top of trends without being “trendy”, so it’s easy to look current or classic.

Insider Styling Tip:

Mr. P is great for a head-to-toe look. They have everything from tops to bottoms to footwear and accessories all under one roof.


APC white Tshirt

Product by APC, shop here.


APC is a French clothing brand that’s gained a worldwide following over the years. The name stands for “Atelier de Production et de Création”, meaning Production and Creation Workshop. These two elements of fashion design are the backbone of the brand.


For minimalist clothes, men should check out the high-quality, French aesthetic offerings of APC. 

We especially love their T-shirts, but all of their clothing is perfect for following our NLW style system. They use lots of core colors, and their pieces are heavy-duty, so you don’t have to worry about flimsy fabrication.

Insider Styling Tip:

APC tends towards a European fit, which is tighter and smaller than American standards. This makes it a great brand for smaller guys in particular. However, if you’re larger than a small or extra small, be sure to size up.

Revamp Your Closet, Elevate Your Look

Looking to reshape your closet around men’s minimalist clothing? Apply for our Next Level Wardrobe Men’s Styling Services. Our team has years of experience helping men find their personal style and their perfect fit.

About the Author - Cassandra Sethi
About the Author - Cassandra Sethi

Personal Stylist & Image Consultant

Cassandra Sethi is a Personal Stylist and Founder of Next Level Wardrobe, a luxury Personal Styling and Shopping Service that helps successful professionals of all ages and sizes. After working in the fashion industry for over 25 years, she used her expert knowledge to create a proprietary styling system called ‘The Next Level Wardrobe Style System' which guarantees clients more outfits with less items in their closet. NLW has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Tamron Hall Show, NY Mag, Huffington Post and more.

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