The black community is hurting, and it’s time we come together to amplify the voices that need to be heard.
This list, albeit incomplete, represents an effort to highlight the talent of black creators and businessmen in the menswear community.
If you’re unable to support these businesses with your wallet at the moment, remember that you can make a difference by simply following their accounts on social media, engaging with them, and sharing them with your friends.
Feel free to help us expand this list by leaving a comment with a link to more brands, shops, and talents.
Zam Barrett is artisanal men & womenswear brand based in Brooklyn, NY. All garments and accessories, including the face masks, are made in their Brooklyn factory.
One of the rising stars of British tailoring, Michael Browne’s bespoke suits are the result of meticulous work and tailoring skills; it may take up to five fittings to complete a single suit.
An institution in Savile Row since 1938. Mr. Andrew Ramroop founded the Savile Row Academy, the only professionally staffed school on Savile Row.
An exquisite conceptual brand by the founder of Norwegian Rain that has us wishing we had a life interesting enough to be able to wear a seersucker kimono.
Tshepo Bespoke Jeans
The brand was founded in 2015 in Johannesburg by Tshepo Mohlala. While most of us will not be able to experience Tshepo’s bespoke service, we can shop his range of premium and bespoke denim clothing and accessories such as jeans, hats, and -as of lately- face masks.
Savant and Scholar
A refreshing, independent eyewear brand created by an optician. The brand personifies “Renaissance” and is intended to represent the sophistication of the modern-day Visionary.
A brand founded by a group of young Africans that seek to offer elegant, edgy, and contemporary clothing that stays true to African craftsmanship. Every finished product is fitted, cut, and sewn from fabrics made in Africa, with high respect paid to the rich textile heritage and local craftsmanship.
Flamekeepers Hat Club
It is virtually impossible to browse these guys’ Instagram account and resist the temptation of buying a medium brim fedora.
Created by model Armando Cabral, the design of these shoes seeks to bring luxury and comfort together.
House of A. Sauvage
Adrien Sauvage is not only a skilled couturier: he is a filmmaker, a photographer, and a creative talent all around. He combines sartorial skills with elegant design.
Simon and Mary
Another millinery business, this time based in South Africa, that seeks to perpetuate the art of hat-making while employing traditional machines and methods.
As a bonus to wrap up this list, here’s a brand that specializes in houseware and design objects employing design experts from the African diaspora.
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