5 Brands Like Buck Mason That Are A Bit More Affordable
The Good Trade editors endorse products we’ve personally researched, tested, and genuinely love. Learn more about our methodology and business model here.
Buck Mason is a TGT favorite when it comes to American-made sustainable clothing. We love the modern and laid back flair of BM’s designs, its fair working practices and the use of premium cotton in their clothing, all sourced from American farms.
While we love Buck Mason as a sustainable brand, sometimes it can be out of our budget. It can be tough finding eco-friendly clothing options that give us the same high quality craftsmanship, at more affordable prices. (Though we love shopping for BM secondhand!)
For ethically-made and eco-friendly wardrobe additions that offer the same quality and timeless feel of Buck Mason, without breaking the bank, you’re in luck! We’ve compiled five budget-friendly and sustainable brands that offer styles that are close contenders to one of our favorite modern American brands. These brands value the same ethos and easy living mantra that BM embodies.
If you’re in need of more fair trade brands to help you elevate your wardrobe, we’ve also put together a list of our go-to sustainable clothing brands alongside our men’s fashion guide to ease your shopping nerves when styling and building your closet.
1. Frank & Oak
Best For | Modern casual attire
Size Range | XXS–XXL
Price Range | $34.50–$399
Born in Montreal, Canada, Frank & Oak is quickly paving the way as a leader in sustainable fashion. A core value of Frank & Oak is offering responsibly-made apparel that not only looks and feels good, but is good for our planet. Here you’ll find your new go-to t-shirts and denim all made from innovative and eco-friendly fabrics, such as hemp, recycled wool and kapok (a lighter version of cotton that uses less water to produce). Even their denim is made in a circular system, making them 100% recyclable and repurposeful! Organic cotton t-shirts range from $34.50 – $49.50, keeping your wallet in good shape.
Best For | Modern staple pieces
Size Range | XS–XXL
Price Range | $30–$398
Make your shopping trip a little easier, while staying mindful with Everlane. With an extensive collection of henleys, chinos and crewnecks all made with natural materials like regenerative organic cotton and chemical-free fabrics, you can pick up all your sustainable essentials in one go. Up your accessories game with their collection of fanny packs, hats and shoes made from recycled leather! Everlane lets you stock up your closet with ethically-made timeless basics without breaking the bank. Stay fresh while keeping it conscious!
Best For | Affordable leather and cashmere
Size Range | S–XL
Price Range | $15–$249.90
Quince is a pioneer in the sustainable fashion sphere with their high quality selection of affordable and luxury garments. Their popular ethically-made cashmere sweaters will run you $59.90 or less. This price is possible through Quince’s supply chain network which allows for shipping directly from their factory partners, cutting out any unnecessary costs from middleman and excessive packaging. (The brand is working towards fully compostable and virgin plastic-free product packaging). Quince makes luxury accessible so you can stock up on responsibly produced clothing and outerwear on your terms.
Best For | Elevated outdoor garments
Size Range | XS–XXXL
Price Range | $58–$400
Outerknown crafts elevated beach outerwear that can be dressed up or down no matter the occasion. Designed purposefully using recycled and upcycled materials (such as fish nets and textile waste) the brand prioritizes fair labor and fair trade practices. Their efforts are reflected in the quality of their products, with shorts and button downs being a popular option for breezy summer days. For clothing that’s made to last with minimal impact on the earth and maximum appeal for your style, Outerknown’s got you covered.
5. Taylor Stitch
Best For | Versatile men’s collections
Size Range | XS–XXL
Price Range | $40–$798
Taylor Stitch designs men’s clothing for the long haul. Their pillars of responsibility maintain a high quality standard of clothing that’s both sustainably-made and community-driven. The brand’s restitch program also keeps clothing out of landfills through their closed loop process, and giving back is a priority with proceeds supporting various organizations including ACLU and the Foundation for Nationals Parks & Wildlife. In addition to the brand’s commitments, Taylor Stitch makes versatile and luxe garments at reasonable prices. The lodge sweater is a customer favorite, made from durable and responsibly-sourced baby yak wool.
Featured image is from Outerknown