Converse Convert, Early Spring, Banuq

• Spring has arrived early, and Loomstate has some fantastic, sustainable denim, tees, and accessories. My two picks are the “Kick Ass” tee, and the blank Charcoal tee.




Bull Red

BLANK Crew Tee - Charcoal

• Fashioning Change presents a convincing case for trading in your converse for Autonomie Project’s more intelligent sneaks. They both cost exactly the same, but one is made with organic and sustainable materials in fair-trade factories. Why ever buy Converse again? Click the image below for more info.

Wear This, Not That: Autonomie Project vs Converse

Banuq by Altelier Awash has opened their men’s store in Berlin, Germany. Featuring vegetable-dyed suits and menswear in sustainable textiles, there are plenty of options for vegans. Designer Davide Grazioli (below) is a vegetarian and environmentalist. Definitely stop by the store if you’re in Berlin.

Max Beer Strasse 31,
10119 Berlin, Germany


Written by joshuakatcher

Joshua Katcher is an adjunct professor of fashion at Parsons The New School. His research focuses on sustainability and ethics in fashion production. He started The Discerning Brute in 2008 as a resource for men who want to make intelligent decisions concerning their lifestyles. With a focus on “fashion, food & etiquette for the ethically handsome man”, The Discerning Brute produces expert, essential content and boldly takes a stand. Brave GentleMan, the integrated, eCommerce brother-site of The Discerning Brute was launched in 2011 and features “principled attire” and “smart supplies” handpicked for informed indulgence.
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