These Spanish Menswear Brands Deserve Your Attention

It’s hard to put a finger on what makes Spanish menswear so appealing. You might overhear a man saying he only suits Neapolitan tailoring, or that his look is ‘more English’ (Hemingway, for one). Perhaps he shops the couture houses of Paris, or cops Ivy League staples in New York City. Despite having as much craft and provenance as its European brethren, Spanish style remains a menswear deep cut. ¿Por qué? In an effort to better understand the Iberian allure, we spoke with Mr Porter’s buying manager Daniel Todd, a dedicated follower of Spanish fashion. “The influences seep into every part of Spanish culture—but it is rooted in well-made craft and tradition, with a functional purpose.” As an example, he points to one of Spain’s biggest contributions to the style canon: the espadrille, or zapato. “Traditionally a peasant shoe,” Todd says the humble slip-on rose to fame when it was “re-interpreted by Castañer for YSL in the ’70s. Now it’s a summer essential.” Read more at Robb Report.