When it comes to clothing, an ‘essential’ should be made up of three things: a great fit, timeless colour, and quality fabric that will last. It also needs to go beyond trends—the type of garment that you can buy now and (if looked after properly) will still be wearing in a few years. These versatile pieces will make up the foundation of your wardrobe. It’s this type of clothing that Sydney-based menswear brand Bandsome offers with its tight edit of t-shirts and chinos (along with the Oxford shirts, Henleys and zipper polos that are in the pipeline, yet to be released).
In the collection, you’ll find simple, everyday styles in classic colours of white, navy and grey, alongside seasonal, muted tones. Logos and trends are steered away from in favour of clean finishes, save for one distinguishable motif found on some of the tees—a small, simple embroidered smiley.
Since its beginnings in 2013, the brand has had a few years to perfect its offering, and the team doesn’t take this ‘perfecting’ lightly. For starters, production has always been in Australia, allowing for close relationships with factories and makers, ensuring quality at every step of the process. Secondly, Bandsome’s clothes are made using 100% organic cotton and come with the seal of approval from the Global Organic Textile Standard. Grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment, this type of cotton is sustainable and creates a product that is stronger, softer and more durable than the non-organic alternatives. And with recently introduced new packaging made of 100% recycled cotton paper that does away with any plastic when shipping, the brand’s ethos extends beyond the clothing itself—meaning longevity in more ways than one.