Men are more courageous to flaunt their sense of fashion nowadays. Some men have admitted to be metrosexuals with an obsessive desire for fashion and shopping the way women do. Like most females feel about fashion, men who can afford to buy luxury brands choose products that can represent their masculinity. Moreover, some brands have defined the lifestyle of the people who wear them.
To celebrate men’s love for fashion and luxury brands, here are some of the top favorite luxury brands for men from tobacco, cognac, shoes to high-end menswear collections. However expensive these brands are, manufacturers have proven their products’ quality and timelessness. These brands have achieved worldwide prominence and multi-billion dollar profits.
Davidoff is a Swiss luxury tobacco brand founded in 1912 by Zino Davidoff’s parents. In 1930, he took over the family business and grew into success during and after World War II. British multinational tobacco company, Imperial Tobacco, currently owns the Davidoff cigarette trademark. Aside from selling cigars and cigarettes, Davidoff included pipes and humidors in their line of products.
Henessy is a world-class leading cognac brand founded by Richard Henessy in 1970. Henessy is also the world’s largest cognac producer and sells approximately 50 million bottles per year worldwide. The brand has become popular in the younger generation in recent years due to many hip-hop artists mentioning the brand in their songs. Some of the popular hip-hop artists include Eminem, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Drake, Nas and Dr. Dre. Due to of its popularity in the urban youth, Hennessy issued special edition bottles designed by renowned graffiti artists. Further, Henessy released a limited edition of Hennessy VS in honor of President Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th president of the United States of America.
8 Dom Perignon
Dom Perignon is a luxury brand of vintage Champagne. Produced by the Champagne house Moet & Chandon, the brand was named after a Benedictine monk who pioneered and perfected wine-making techniques in 1670. Dom Perignon has become a choice among royalties for their special celebrations such as the Shah of Iran for the 2,500 year celebration of the Persian Empire. The cognac brand was also chosen for Princess Diana and Prince Charles' wedding in 1981.
7 Paul Smith
Paul Smith is an English fashion brand named after its creator. The designer opened his first shop in 1970 in Nottingham. He presented his first menswear collection in Paris in 1976. Paul Smith's clothing collection bears the designer’s multi-strip signature in each item. Paul Smith originally dreamed of becoming a racing cyclist during his childhood years, which he did not pursue. Later in his career as a popular designer, he began designing cycling clothing. He has 12 different collections to date which individually specializes in jeans, perfume, watches, shoes and luxury goods.
6 TAG Heuer
The TAG Heuer brand designs and manufactures luxury watches, chronographs and fashion accessories. It is a combination of Techniques d’Avant Garde (TAG) and the surname Heuer. It was founded by Edouard Heuer in Switzerland in 1860. The brand is mostly associated in sports and the entertainment industry. Some of TAG Heuer’s line includes Formula One and Monaco. In addition to their watches and chronographs, they also produce eye wear, mobile phones, bags, jackets, belts and other fashion accessories. Some of the celebrities who endorsed the brand include Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Tiger Woods, Steve McQueen and Jeff Gordon.
Rolex is a luxury watch brand founded by Hans Wildorf and Alfred Davis in London in 1905. Some of the milestones and innovations that the company achieved include producing the first waterproof wristwatch in 1926 (Oyster), the first to show two time zones at once (Rolex GMT Master) and the first to automatically change the day and date on the dial (Rolex Day-Date). Moreover, they have been a part of major significant sports events such as being the official timekeeper of Wimbledon and the Australian Open for tennis; and the Open Championship and U.S. Open for golf.
4 Hugo Boss
Hugo Boss is a German luxury fashion brand named after its founder. The company has over 364 retail stores worldwide. Their line of products includes menswear, ready-to-wear clothing for women, perfume, fashion accessories and luxury goods. Hugo Boss have designed various fashion collections such as bohemian, denim casual wear, English tailoring styles, and the golf-style active wear collection.
Armani is an international fashion label founded by Giorgio Armani in 1975. Armani specializes in designing haute couture, ready-to-wear clothes, fashion accessories and home interiors. The brand has several sub-labels namely: Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani, Armani Collezioni, Armani Jeans, Armani Exchange, Armani Junior and Armani Casa. Each sub-label represents various lifestyles and target market. For example, Emporio Armani distributes high end collection of ready-to-wear accessories. The Armani Exchange collection is inspired by the young street chic culture and by far the most accessible sub-label while Armani Jeans provide denim-related clothing with more diverse colors, which are sold in department stores. Meanwhile, the Armani Casa collection includes high-end home furniture, linens and dining essentials.
2 Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein is an American fashion label named after its founder. The fashion house is currently owned by the largest shirt company in the world, Philip Van Heusen. The first Calvin Klein collection included coats and dresses marketed towards the youth in 1968. The following year, Calvin Klein appeared on the cover of Vogue. By the year 1980, Calvin Klein became more popular for their men’s underwear collection.
1 Polo Ralph Lauren
Polo Ralph Lauren is an American fashion brand founded by Ralph Lauren in 1967. The brand specializes in high-end clothes, accessories, footwear and fragrance for men and women. In addition, they also provide home and houseware products. Ralph Lauren has numerous sub-labels with various collections for different lifestyles such as the Black Label and Denim & Supply among many others for the Men’s brand; RLX and Blue Label for the women’s brand; Ralph Lauren Children, Baby Ralph Lauren and Ralph Lauren Home. The company has over 179 stores worldwide.