Pakistan Fashion Industry is among the top in Asia, UK, Europe, the Middle East, and India. The Top Ten Men Clothing brands are active on the Fashion Cult in Pakistan while breaking the stereotypes of the industry and dominating the fashion scene since 2003.
These brands are known for their exquisite designs. Fashion is not just wearing trendy clothes, it’s a language of the body –like music it refreshes the mind, brings harmony and tranquility to our souls.
The graceful and trendy designs by Gul Ahmed continue the legacy of innovation and maintained by today’s big names like Junaid Jamshed, Munib Nawaz, and Deepak Perwani…
Clothes make the man, Mark Twain, the Greatest American Writer, Humorist…
In the contemporary world, clothing and our ever-changing relationship with them taking fashion into different dimensions. It depends on who is looking at it and from what perspective, people often judged by their fashion sense.
“Globally, Fashion changes the simple wearing clothes into a celebration, a celebration for all regardless of color, race and income levels”…
These successful brands offer the full range of fashion wears including Kurta Shalwar and other useful fashion accessories like Turbans, Tuxedos, Studs, Sneakers, and classic shoes which one can book for an upcoming event whether formal or party wear.
Pakistani men finally started working on their personality in 1992 and developed a sense of wearing trendy clothes after Aijaz Aslam and Humayun Saeed and Amir Adnan’s kicked off in the early 90s.
In our blog, we include renowned Top Male Brands of Pakistan and give our readers a brief review of their Clothing Range with a local and international presence. We must be proud of them for representing Pakistan on International Forums.
A. MoosaJees (also known as ‘Moosajee Sons’) – Powered by Farooq Textiles
Since 1854, the rulers in ‘Made to measure’ market in the financial hub and ex capital of Pakistan ‘Karachi’. A. Moosajee Sons with its flagship store on Main Zaibunissa Street, Saddar Karachi selling high-quality fabric with a fixed price with the widest variety. A. Moosajee is also very famous for its craftsmanship and services for generations.
Amir Adnan, an ex-ANZ Grindlays Banker(citation needed) started by designing a small tie for himself (though he went to Italy for it) and started receiving orders from his peers (to design one for them) and then realized to make ‘fashion’ as his identity. Amir Adnan’s mission was to revive the traditional ‘Sherwani” which was buried with ‘Mughals’ and ‘Maharajas’. The revival of Eastern wear gives him a competitive edge on others and Amir became the next big thing in the Industry by taking the right decision at the right time to the right segment. It helped him to make it to the international map of fashion by rivaling any International competitor and representing Pakistan as the first International Menswear label globally. Adnan’s exclusive couture caters to a list of clientele and he is the largest enterprise of designer clothing in Pakistan.
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Ammar Belal mysteriously developed a sense to pursue his passion for designing when he was recruited for an entry-level role (internship) such as ‘Merchandising and Buying’ at a bit old fashioned company in London ‘Selfridges’ through a Graduate Scheme offered by them. Belal’s multicultural sense was developed at an early stage through his upbringing in the USA, Switzerland and needless to say ‘Pakistan’. Belal started his career in 2002 by launching AS Jeans, a ‘made to measure’ denim label and after showing his collections in more than 20 fashion shows, Belal won a national design award for ‘Best Emerging Talent’ in 2002.
Bonanza became a prestigious brand since its launch decades ago and won respect as the ‘Master of detail’ in the ready-made-garments sphere in Pakistan. From 1976, generations to generations, Bonanza continues the legacy of producing finest quality sweaters and cardigans and became a prestigious brand in Pakistan. With 80 plus outlets across the country, Bonanza stands as the leading and one of the biggest textile/garment producers and in 2012 it is divided into: “Bonanza – Men’s Formal Clothing” and “Satrangi – Women Prêt and unstitched Clothing”.
Founded in 2008, from the beginning CHARCOAL manufactures casual and formal Menswear and developed itself as a leading and most trusted brand in Pakistan. CHARCOAL is a trusted brand involve in import and supply/sale of all types of clothing including ‘Polo’, ‘Casual shirts’, ‘Semi-formal full sleeve’, ‘Casual shorts’, ‘AFROZE (Men’s Kurta Shalwar range), ‘Suiting’, ‘Pants (Dress, Trouser, Denim) and Accessories (Bodywarmers, Vest, Belt, Socks, Cufflinks, etc.).
Started as a teenager by selling the stocks of his Uncle’s garment export company to the United States where he took up the role of the seller. In 1994, after picking up the fabric from the same Uncle’s factory, DP started making his clothes.
During his studies at Greenwich University in Defence Karachi Deepak used to sell his shirts to a local store called ‘Designer’s Den’. Buyers were eager to wear his shirts so he decided to stock his shirts at another multi-brand store ‘Collage’ and labeled them with ‘Design Studio’ and finally started with his name Deepak Perwani. From stocking his design clothes to different outlets, Deepak transitioned into a big name as he chooses ‘Designing’ as the only thing he always wanted to do therefore, on his 21st birthday he started from his own house ‘Deepak Perwani’ situated at Zamzama, DHA-Karachi.
Speaking at Harvard and Cambridge, entered into the Guinness World record for largest Kurta made in the world and receiving 6 Lux Style Awards, 2 MTV Awards, Deepak has evolved over the years, from Shadi wear to design for the ‘films’, he did it all.
From doing a Fashion show in Nairobi-Kenya and nominated for the European Fashion Awards, Deepak found designing pretty exciting for him.
Men, Women, Boys & Girls & Footwear Diners have been in the fashion industry for three decades. DINERS founded on two principals, finishing and weaving techniques, and keep introducing new yarn and new dyeing techniques. With more than 80 outlets across Pakistan, DINERS serving from formal to casual wear and ranges include Blazers, Sweater & Jackets, Shirts, Suiting, and T-shirts.
Ismail Farid was established 15 years ago in 2005. Since then, Ismail Farid has become one of the leading Men’s Fashion brand in Pakistan. Ismail Farid employs intricate craftsmanship by using Boski (that is made in the traditional Chinese method), Egyptian cotton and Lycra. Ismail Farid is also proud to be associated with Pakistan’s biggest Textile conglomerate ‘Nishat’.
Ismail Farid gained immense popularity among peers and grabbed four Lux Style Awards for ‘Best Menswear Designer’ and nominated for best designer every year since 2007. Farid was the first Pakistani Designer associated with the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan to showcase his collection in ‘The Magic Show’ in Las Vegas, USA.
J. (Junaid Jamshed) – Become largest by all means by following Islamic ‘Shariah’
J. (pronounced: Jay Dot) makers of non-alcoholic Fragrances, high-quality make-up, presenting their stitched dresses through mannequins and endorsed by our legendary personalities and media celebrities. J dot is exclusive in following Islamic marketing practices.
Junaid Jamshed (late) started this journey decades back from ‘Kurta Gali, Tariq Road’ Karachi by catering just men’s wear then forayed into JJ women’s printed Lawn and JJ Kids and other accessories.
(operates under the umbrella of U & I Group) and an exclusive brand of J dot is an expensive elegant and high-quality luxury fabric.
breaks the norms of late Junaid Jamshed and market its exclusive supreme very expensive clothing line by taking pictures of models and celebrities like ‘Adnan Siddiqi’ (for its crisp Cotton wear for Men ‘BURAQ’) and finest fabric ‘Kameez Shalwar, waistcoat’ collection inspired by ‘Wasim Akram’.
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Lawrencepur started its operations in 1954. A brand which surpasses all expectations paired with their sophistication and eye for every detail they create their products with, and recognized as the leading brand and one-stop solution locally. Like A. Moosajee ‘Made to Measure’, Lawrencepur is also a brand of generations and taking pride in being known for creating Suits which are not only timeless but flawless…
Lawrencepur ethos based on new forms of elegance and now presenting them as a modern classicism based on creativity and finest sartorial content. They specialize in ‘Made to Measure’ Men Suiting and unstitched fabric ranges from summer -‘Egyptian Cotton, Summer Prime, President Lathha, Valencia Egyptian Cotton, and Pearl Fine Cotton. Lawerencepur All Season favorites are ‘Tropical exclusive, Tropical Classic, Linwool, Ivory Premium, Dedum Suiting, Royal Hudson Gabardine, Featherlite, Florence. Winter season is covered by the ‘Zhob, Worsted Tweed, Superior Vicuna, Salaar, Kashgar, Bellini, and Polytaj’.
Another Brand which was leading the wrinkle-free segment of Menswear in Pakistan and being the Pioneer of its Cotton Trousers (before Dockers takeover the cotton Trouser market) was Bien Habille. Bien Habille product range includes the utmost quality Cotton Trousers, Semi-formal shirts, and Jeans with exquisite colors. Bien Habille’s full range was also available at Sanaullah Big Store, Tariq Road, Karachi.
Chester Bernard is the brainchild of Faraz (who designs the shirts initially) & Taimur (famous for Strings song ‘Dekha Tujhe jo Hua’) who launched the brand in 2005, is become a leading luxury Menswear (Shirts) brand with flagship stores all over Pakistan.
Chester’s exclusivity is producing limited editions. Its exclusive style continued to be the backbone of the Men’s brand, along with Chester’s craftsmanship about the shirt collar placket and exuberant cuff styles.
Chester is all set to become a leading International brand to rolling out in UK, Europe, and the Middle East for hand-crafted shirts for Men. One can find Chester in Karachi at 7th Zamzama Lane, DHA-Karachi.
(Unfortunately shut its physical operations in October 2019)
The philosophy behind COTTON & COTTON is indulging in the most enjoyable thoughts of great Craftsmanship of the 14th Century who believe that Quality is never an accident it is always the result of intelligent efforts and ability to detect the slightest flaw and a desire for perfection.
Cotton & Cotton based upon creating a practical example, provided by the best artisans and craftsmen of those centuries by balancing the quality with mass production today.
After completing his studies in Business Administration, Alam Najiullah launched COTTON & COTTON in 1992 with a stylish cut giving it the unmistakable stamp of ‘Naples Tailoring’.
Alam’s success built on one-on-one communications and ongoing dialogues with each one of his clients.
C&C ranges from very exclusive finer ‘White Shirts’ (Ultimate, Specialty & Spree), ‘Custom Shirts’ (Premium, Italian, Classic), and Accessories includes Belts, Cufflinks, Lapel pins, Socks and Ties.
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Munib’s innate sense of style is prevalent throughout his Men’s collection from Formal Shirts to Casuals, Kurta to Sherwanis, Bottoms, and Jackets. Recently, Hush Puppies (a famous Shoe retails chain in Pakistan) showcased its Munib Nawaz ‘X’ collection. The collection marks a step up into a new era and creates an ethos for both Munib and the brand Hush Puppies itself. He is a critically acclaimed designer for Menswear in Pakistan and made his mark on the International fashion landscape by winning the ‘Best International Men’s Wear’ Designer category in Miami Fashion Week 2009.
‘Nauman Arfeen’ a man behind a brand famous for hand wrapped ‘Turbans’ and elegant ‘Shwerwanis’, officially available in Manchester, UK, and Bukhari Commercial, Defence Phase 6 Karachi is being in this business for more than twenty years. Nauman showcased a lot of his collection on many forums local and International including FPW – Fashion Pakistan Week. Nauman is also the Council Member of the FPW with a vision is to create something wearable simple and elegant for both Men and Women.
ROYAL TAG is a Lahore based smart formal fashion retails brand for Men. The brand was established in 2012 with a commitment to producing superior quality sophisticated trendy garments for their customers. ROYAL TAG’s clothing ranges from Polos & T-shirts, Trousers (Chino, Basic 5-pocket, Jeans, Dress pant, Activewear like Pajama), Suits (Blazers), ‘TEHWAR’ (Shalwar Kameez, Kurtas, Waistcoats) and Accessories includes ‘Scarves, Wallet, Pocket square, Innerwear, and Belts).
You must be exhilarated by the superior quality clothing produced by one of the fastest-growing Men’s clothing brands in Pakistan ‘Shahzeb Saeed’. Rejuvenate yourself with Shahzeb’s Formal, Semi-Formal and Ethnic wear but it also invigorates your wardrobe with trendy ready to wear collection as well.
One can rediscover himself by Shahzeb’s printed shirts, cotton trouser-pants, shalwar kameez that is a perfect blend, and a combination of detailed and scrupulous craftsmanship and first-class fabric.
Shahzeb collection for Menswear also offers formal dress shirts, casual striped and checked (shirts), Polo-Tees, Waistcoats, Kurta-Pajama, and high-end wrinkle-free Trousers for everyday use.