Introducing: Building a Wardrobe from a Sustainability Perspective
Updated: Jan 7, 2021
Over time I became more interested in writing about the dynamics between (classic) menswear and sustainability.
This is partly because of my background in the environmental science sphere. But more so, this is because I feel that there is a lack of content in the menswear blogging sphere on this genre.
In the midst of articles such as 'Top 10 items you should acquire for this season', there are simply not that many voices pointing out how dressing according to our own style would always be the most sustainable way of living.
Thus, I've decided to start my series of the classic 'how to build a wardrobe' type of articles, but with a twist.
Instead of telling you which exact garment you should invest in, the purpose of this guide is to assist you in conceptualizing the means to develop a wardrobe that represents your personal style.
To do so, I will be exploring different factors that would be useful to think about before you take any action in purchasing new garments or rearranging your closet.
Needless to say, while some elements that will be addressed in this series are certainly more simple and straightforward, others are less conventional and perhaps slightly theoretical.
In any case, the considerations in the series need not be mutually inclusive. If you feel like various aspects are more crucial than the rest, you could by all means just focus on these specifics.
Ultimately, the aim of this guide is to help you to build a wardrobe that feels like you, one that could endure the test of time, and nothing more.
I should also state that while the team has several topics we particularly want to look at, we are open to all ideas and feedback on what else to include in this list.
After all, we hope to make this series as open as we could, so that we could offer all of you the most comprehensive guide on this matter.
On top of that, it is always your input and comments which gives us a better picture on which direction the blog should head towards to next, as well as to enrich the variety of content which we could offer.
One final word. This guide is certainly one of the biggest projects I have launched so far, considering the breadth and depth knowledge required for this.
While I cannot guarantee each article in the series to be released on a regular basis, I strive to offer each entry in the highest standard possible whenever they are available.
Anyway, I can't wait to roll out these write-ups. Take care, and bye for now.
Photography: Matthew Poon (All except picture 3, which is by The Suitstainable Man Team)