We are all too familiar with the likes of Ralph Lauren, Ermenegildo Zegna, and Dior Homme. These brands have brought us the best tailoring, the comfiest footwear, and a sense of style that we can call our own all through 2017. But come this year, when the monsoon season lifts and the sun is back to shine, it’s the perfect time for a wardrobe refresh, and where better to shop than at under-the-radar menswear labels?

There are many reasons why wearing a piece from an obscure brand should be on your to-do list in the new year. For starters, when you pull it off, everyone is going to ask you where you got that shirt. Being known as the style arbiter among your circle will definitely lift your spirits and set the tone right.

And when you’re living in the tropics once the summer humidity hits, it’s best to be prepared with lightweight casual wear that is stylish at the same time. This attire makes for post-brunch poolside lounging more comfortable, as not only is it very appropriate, but breathability makes the weather feel less harsh, too.

So here it is, the best under-the-radar menswear labels to add to your closet this new year.

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