The Netherlands may not have always been a major player in the fashion industry, but the country’s love for art and design has spawned some of the most exciting design talent in recent years.
To help you keep up to date with the best Dutch menswear brands, we’ve rounded up our favourites below, from globally recognised labels to the up-and-coming names that should be on your radar.
Amsterdam-born Suitsupply is renowned for its high quality, beautifully made tailoring at accessible prices.
This brand specialises in contemporary suiting with a difference, be it through cut, colour or silhouette. Thankfully, it has already expanded to the UK, with three stores in London and counting.
Available at suitsupply.com.
2. Filling Pieces
No luxury footwear brand has moved up the ranks quite like Amsterdam’s Filling Pieces, merging sportswear influences with high-end materials to create some of the most covetable sneakers on the market.
Since 2009, the label has seen its success and appeal continually grow, most recently teaming up with Mr Porter to release an exclusive low-top model.
3. Scotch & Soda
Originally launched in the eighties, this Amsterdam-based label saw itself revamped in 2001, expanding to fragrances, accessories and an urban-inspired range entitled Amsterdams Blauw.
Since its comeback, Scotch & Soda has become synonymous with high quality yet affordable fashion, comfortably occupying the space between luxury and mid-priced menswear.
Available at scotch-soda.com.
4. ETQ Amsterdam
Yet another premium footwear label to come out of the Dutch capital, Amsterdam’s ETQ exploded onto the luxury trainer scene in 2010 with its fresh brand of urban minimalism.
Season upon season, the label continues to experiment with new fabrics, cuts and techniques, consistently giving sneakerheads across the globe something to look forward to, without the hefty price tag of some of its high-end competitors.
5. Daily Paper
Launched in 2010, Daily Paper draws inspiration from its founder’s African heritage. With the brand’s garments embracing this mix of cultures and influences, the result is a range of bold yet refined separates for the more confident man.
A distinct streetwear vibe also runs throughout the label’s collections, with tailored joggers, printed snapbacks, logo sweats and nylon bombers key parts of each collection.
Available at dailypaperclothing.com.
Helmed by Viktor & Rolf’s former head of womenswear, Erik Frenken, this directional brand looks to make high fashion clothing feel accessible and wearable.
Luxurious basics, tweaked classics and modern staples make up most of Avelon’s contemporary collections, sticking to a pared-back neutral palette to ensure ease of wear.
Available at Farfetch.
British design talent Jason Denham is the driving force behind this Amsterdam-based denim label, taking his love for vintage styles to The Netherlands in 2008.
Faded washes and natural shapes are now signatures of the Denham brand, offering denim aficionados cool and comfortable jeans to wear and love, alongside its range of simple yet high quality basics.
Available at Denham.
8. G-Star RAW
We bet you’ve already heard of Amsterdam-born denim label G-Star RAW, with its striking designs stocked in retailers across the globe.
Founded in 1989, the brand name references its dedication to unwashed and untreated denim, all while leaning towards military styles for inspiration.
Available at G-Star RAW.
9. United Nude
Footwear label United Nude gets its Dutch streak from founder Rem D Koolhaas, with British co-founder Galahad Clark being a seventh generation shoemaker from the famous Clark’s family.
Together they have created cutting edge shoes since 2003, shaking up the world of design to become a market leader in architectural footwear.
Available at United Nude.
10. Ace & Tate
Looking for expertly crafted eyewear at a fair price? Amsterdam’s Ace & Tate can help you with that.
The brand eliminate the licensing process that surrounds designer frames, bringing you top quality eyewear without the high-end price tag. Plus, its dedication to the environment and sight charities enables you to both look good and feel good.
Available at aceandtate.com.