Who hasn’t heard of the phrase "clothes makes the man"? It's a phrase that made a lot of clothing manufacturers a lot of money. It tells us that with our clothing choices we show ourselves to each other. So if we follow this theory, clothing choices are an essential part of how others perceive you and how you perceive yourself – but, you know, no pressure.
A smart dresser makes wise (and sustainable) choices. Depending on how you choose to live your life, you may dress up or down depending on what you’re doing. A snazzy jacket for work, and your boxer shorts or jogging pants (SAINT BASICS) paired with a vegan hoodie, cardigan, jumper or sweater (PLANT FACED CLOTHING, ARMEDANGELS, JAN 'N JUNE, THE DRIFTWOOD TALES) on the weekend while you catch up on whatever Netflix show you're hooked on at that time.
Did you wake up on Monday with an overwhelming desire to put in eight hours for the powers that be? Show your unrelenting enthusiasm in the office by putting on some cheerful socks from DEDICATED or RICH&VIBRANT. Your colleagues will love you for it while they moodily sip on their bland coffee.
Do you want to let your inner child loose on the annual family getaway? And do you happen to have a bad hair day calculated on that exact annual family getawat? Nothing a wool-free beanie or plant-based baseball cap from HATSUP, THE VEGANG WORLD, ARMEDANGELS or PLANT FACED CLOTHING can't fix. With Shop Like You Give a Damn, you can have the peace of mind that comes with buying from cruelty-free sellers and sustainable brands, while saying exactly what you want to say with your outfit.
Steve Jobs wore exactly the same black turtleneck, blue jeans and comfy sneakers every single day. It's also rumoured that Albert Einstein rarely changed his clothes. Now, you might be reading this thinking: that sounds really boring. And we hear you. But just consider the reasoning behind these choices.
Jobs certainly didn't make this choice out of an apathy towards the concept of clothing. He simply didn't want to tire his precious brain with the question of what kind of pants, sweater or pair of shoes he was going to wear – and the same was true of Einstein. They chose to do something different with their brain capacity. Like starting an innovative company that you may or may not have heard of. Albert Einstein also did some pretty cool stuff.
Wearing more or less the same (a daily uniform, basically) turns purchasing clothing into a very conscious decision – and that’s what we’re all about at Shop Like You Give a Damn. Your high-quality, well-reasoned uniform might be waiting for you right here, right now. Like one of our blue vegan sweaters (JAN 'N JUNE) and sustainable KINGS OF INDIGO jeans. Don't forget the finishing touches: how about a fair trade belt, beanie, a pair of glasses, or a backpack?
We've got all the sustainable stuff you can think of, right here in our vegan and fair online shop. At Shop Like You Give a Damn we think it's important to not only be fashion-conscious, but to also be thoughtful of the well-being of animals, people and our planet.
We believe in mixing ethics with aesthetics: wearing plant-based men's clothing that suits your style, principles and plant-based lifestyle. And the honest, sustainable and vegan menswear we offer on our website aims to do just that. If clothes make the man, then our clothes shout: here’s a man who gives a damn!