It’s fair to say that Scandinavia’s contribution to modern menswear hasn’t gone unnoticed. Northern Europe’s signature clean-cut, simplified aesthetic has not only dominated the fashion industry in recent years, but inspired a minimalist movement across the globe.

With independent design houses and collectives pushing against the norm, Scandi labels have created a world where high quality design rules and mainstream trends are a trivial matter. The result? Timeless, effortless and practical menswear that is built to last.

To celebrate the influence of great Scandinavian design, we’ve hand-picked our ten favourite brands from the region.

Acne Studios

This Stockholm-based multidisciplinary label was founded in 1997 as part of a creative collective with a focus on graphic design, film and production.

Breaking out as a fashion brand in 2006, Acne (aka Ambition to Create Novel Expressions) has brought Scandi-cool to the masses with its bold designs and clean-lined silhouettes.

Available at acnestudios.com and Mr Porter.

Acne Studios

ACNE STUDIOS Sandy Cotton-Blend Overshirt - click to buyACNE STUDIOS Fellis Loopback Cotton-Jersey Hoodie - click to buyACNE STUDIOS Jaceye Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt - click to buyACNE STUDIOS Ribbed Wool Beanie - click to buy

Nudie Jeans

Passion for high quality denim runs through the veins this eco-friendly Swedish label, which quickly expanded from a studio in Gothenburg to outlets in over twenty countries.

Not only does the brand sell jeans that are designed to be well and truly lived in, but it also offers a free of charge repairs service for when they eventually start to wear.

Available at nudiejeans.com, ASOS, END Clothing and other select retailers.

Nudie Jeans

NUDIE STEADY EDDIE II JEAN - click to buyNUDIE LEAN DEAN JEAN - click to buyNUDIE HIGHTOP TILDE JEAN - click to buyNUDIE LEAN DEAN JEAN - click to buy

Our Legacy

The founders of this Nordic brand have a unique approach when it comes to design – their pieces are “like a classic garment from your grandfather’s wardrobe, remodelled to our life and time”.

As a result, we’re treated to simple, unfussy separates designed to transcend the seasons. Turn to Our Legacy if you’re looking to build a high quality, timeless wardrobe.

Available at ourlegacy.se, END Clothing and The Goodhood Store.

Our Legacy

OUR LEGACY PUFF POCKET SHIRT JACKET - click to buyOUR LEGACY POPOVER ROUNDNECK KNIT - click to buyOUR LEGACY LINEN PIQUE POPOVER SHIRT - click to buyOUR LEGACY PERFECT TEE - click to buy

Norse Projects

With roots in the skating world, Norse Projects brings a touch of rebellion to everything it does.

From bright shades to striking patterns, the Danish brand isn’t afraid to stand out, but never strays into brash or garish territory.

These clever colour combinations result in original looks that demand attention.

Available at the Norse Projects norseprojects.com and Oi Polloi.

Norse Projects

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J.Lindeberg

With its slightly more preppy approach to fashion, this Swedish label rose to fame due to its innovative golfing designs back in the nineties.

For the present day, J.Lindeberg still serves up sporty, casual styles with a contemporary twist. Think clean lines and unfussy pieces that are a world away from its American sporting equivalents.

Available at jlindeberg.com and Zalando.

J.Lindeberg

J.Lindeberg CARTER SHARP COTTON COAT - click to buyJ.Lindeberg TOUR TECH SLIM TX JERSEY POLO SHIRT - click to buyJ.Lindeberg TAD VCT TRACK JACKET - click to buyJ.Lindeberg M ELLOTT TIGHT MICRO STRETCH GOLF TROUSER - click to buy

Tiger Of Sweden

Established in 1903 as a tailoring label, Tiger of Sweden has well and truly adapted itself to meet the needs of the modern day man.

Following a revamp in 1993, the brand has garnered a cult following due its versatile suiting and sharp separates, perfect for taking your look from the office to the bar and beyond.

Available at tigerofsweden.com and Selfridges.

Tiger Of Sweden

TIGER OF SWEDEN Contrast-collar cotton jacket - click to buyTIGER OF SWEDEN Tech Bonded shell blazer - click to buyTIGER OF SWEDEN Roll-neck merino wool jumper - click to buyTIGER OF SWEDEN Transit stretch-cotton chinos - click to buy

NN.07

With the two N’s in its title meaning ‘No Nationality’, this Copenhagen-born label is dedicated to design without borders.

Within its collections you’ll find high quality basics, classic pieces and wardrobe staples that are sure to live on for seasons to come. You’re also able to pick up everything you need in once place, making for a straightforward, streamlined shopping experience.

Available at NN07.com and Mr Porter.

NN.07

NN07 Shell Bomber Jacket - click to buyNN07 Printed Loopback Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt - click to buyNN07 Tencel And Linen-Blend Shirt - click to buyNN07 Slim-Fit Cotton-Blend Twill Cargo Trousers - click to buy

Eton

Despite sharing a name with a well-known British institution, shirt label Eton actually hails from the village of Gånghester in Sweden.

Starting out as a kitchen table business in 1928, the brand now sells its market leading selection of expertly crafted shirts and dapper accessories around the globe, with flagship stores in London and New York.

Available at etonshirts.com.

Eton Shirts

Eton Sky Blue Royal Oxford Shirt - click to buyEton Turquiose Geometric Print Shirt - click to buyEton Dark Grey Polo Short Sleeve Popover Shirt - click to buyEton Palm Print Resort Shirt - click to buy

Wood Wood

A trio of Danish shop owners are the masterminds behind this achingly cool Scandi brand, which produces sports- and streetwear-inspired pieces with a luxurious touch.

While silhouettes are kept clean, Wood Wood’s prints are bright, bold and intricate, bringing a new level of interest to some tried and tested designs.

Thanks to its growing popularity, the label has teamed up with the likes of Champion, Disney and END Clothing over the past twelve months.

Available at woodwood.dk, and END Clothing.

Wood Wood

WOOD WOOD GASPAR 1/4 ZIP TRACK JACKET - click to buyWOOD WOOD FRED WHATEVER HOODY - click to buyWOOD WOOD ACE LARGE AA TEE - click to buyWOOD WOOD AA LOW PROFILE CAP - click to buy

Selected Homme

A true Scandinavian fashion powerhouse, Selected Homme was formed in 1997 and is now stocked in over twenty-five countries.

Providing affordable, great value menswear, the brand is a one stop shop for all of your minimalist needs. If you’re looking to reinvent your wardrobe on a budget, Selected Homme should be your first port of call.

Available at selected.com, Topman and John Lewis.

Selected Homme

SELECTED HOMME Grey Blazer - click to buySELECTED HOMME Cream Long Sleeve T-Shirt - click to buySELECTED HOMME Wave Waffle Polo - click to buySELECTED HOMME Navy Block Textured T-Shirt - click to buy