Chances are you haven’t heard of the brand L’Estrange London before. It’s a humble local brand creating menswear with a difference. Instead of trying to push new trends on you or sell you on the idea of seasonality, it’s all about lowering our consumption – and finding a wardrobe that embodies just that.

Dubbed one of the “best quiet luxury brands for men” by GQ, the label is founded on the simple mantra of doing ‘more with less’. Combining versatile, fuss-free designs with quality fabrics, L’Estrange is considering maximising cost per wear from the outset. On top of sustainable ideation, the brand also offers free repairs on its goods to help extend their life even more, preventing items from going into landfill.

The idea of buying less relies on the pieces you do have working harder, so it follows that versatility is a key design consideration for L’Estrange. While the label has a modern feel, it regards itself as removed from the trend cycle, instead focusing on hard-working staples that will see you through many years to come.

L’Estrange London looks beyond seasonality to create a minimalist yet hard-working wardrobe that will see you through many seasons to come.

Take a look at L’Estrange’s site, and you’ll soon notice that it has quite a concise colour palette consisting of neutrals and monochrome tones. While it might not offer clothing for fans of the dopamine dressing trend, it’s certainly cohesive and – as promised – each piece is designed to be as wearable as possible (no colour clashing here).

Shop Our 5 Top Picks From The Brand

The 24 Trouser is arguably the brand’s most famous piece. With an elasticated waist removing the need for a belt, these can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
Finding the perfect backpack for work, travel or even just a day out with friends just got easier. This collab with Troubadour doesn’t come cheap, but the limited-edition release is both water resistant, durable and soft to the touch.
Easy – that’s exactly what you want a shirt to be in the wardrobe. Style it with a pair of chinos for the office or date night, and then swap in a pair of jeans and trainers for an elevate off-duty look.
Layering is perfect for between-seasons weather, and this tobacco-toned number is just the ticket for offsetting the regular browns and beige toned neutral lovers wear on repeat.
No capsule wardrobe is complete without a classic crew neck jumper. Made from merino wool, this thinner fabric will keep you warm while also enabling you to layer with ease.

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