Does it seem like your clothes take a long, complicated, environmentally irresponsible journey to get to your wardrobe?
That’s the case with many fast-fashion brands, but not with one of our favorite brands for 2019 – Todd Shelton.
This American-made brand focuses on the men’s style essentials that you’ll be proud to wear in your menswear rotation. Bonus: they also make similar women’s styles – for your mom, your girlfriend, your stylish grandma … you get the picture.
The brand takes great pride in its denim. Their exacting fit process can be completed online or in person at the Todd Shelton factory in East Rutherford, N.J. (consider that a heads-up for all you East Coast-based readers of EG).
That fit process even narrows things down to the very last inch and half-sizes – like the ever-so-tricky Small-Medium divide. It’s that attention to detail in fit and fabric that makes Todd Shelton a new Effortless Gent favorite.
To get you started, let’s take a look at seven of our favorite menswear essentials from the homegrown style purveyors at Todd Shelton.
Todd Shelton Pro Original Dark Selvedge Jeans
Slim, inky blue denim in a crisp and tailored fit. This is truly a men’s style must-have, immune to trends and changing fads.
Why add this particular pair to your wardrobe? It’s all about investing in quality, and investing in the best – that’s what Todd Shelton brings to the table.
This pair is tailored but not too tight, and made to break in and fade over time. It works with brown leather moc toe boots and a white Oxford or a heather grey tee and a navy shawl collar cardigan.
Use the brand’s fit process to really dial in your perfect pair, then wear the heck out of ‘em. $205
Todd Shelton Cotton Cashmere Overshirt
Small, luxurious touches can be a small pleasure when it comes to your daily menswear rotation – things like that pair of boots that fits just right, or that shirt that’s soft and perfectly cut.
This cotton cashmere overshirt is packed with ‘em. Those touches separate it from the pack, making it an able layering choice over a classic white T-shirt or a warm thermal henley.
While an overshirt might seem a bit a more rugged, this cashmere overshirt has a feel of refinement. That means you can wear it over a blue Oxford shirt with tan chinos at the office. It’s a welcome addition to the Todd Shelton line, one that’s worth the investment. $190
Todd Shelton Flannel Wool Trousers
It’s refreshing to find a product is prepared, made, and finished in two states that are a mere stone’s throw away from each other. In the case of these Flannel Wool Trousers, the fabric was woven in Connecticut; the pants were finished in New Jersey. That results in an attention to detail and exacting fit that’s hard to top.
It’s mighty tough to make a pair of stylish dress trousers in America — they’re more complicated than denim because of a different cut and additional steps. But Todd Shelton has succeeded handsomely here.
Wear these with tan leather wingtip boots and a navy herringbone blazer. $205
Todd Shelton Buffalo Plaid Chambray Shirt
Winter’s the right time to shake up your shirting rotation and bridge the gap between familiar and modern. How exactly?
With pieces like the Buffalo Plaid Chambray Shirt from Todd Shelton. It blends the best of both worlds — a retro-inspired Buffalo Plaid pattern plus the cut of a modern casual shirt.
It’s the type of shirt that you can wear with ease – with the brand’s Flannel Wool Trousers or slim, inky blue denim. $160
Todd Shelton Long Sleeve Heather Henley
A rugged henley deserves a spot in every guy’s wardrobe, plain and simple. It’s what you want to fill your closet with — pieces you can rely on, season after season.
Todd Shelton knows it, too. This henley, with its sport-inspired roots and flattering cut, fits the bill of a menswear classic quite easily. We love the heathered fabric and the slim (but not-too-slim) fit. $75
Todd Shelton Classic Crewneck Sweatshirt
Perhaps you’re sensing a theme here — Todd Shelton makes timeless essentials with uncompromising quality in mind. That’s the case with the Classic Crewneck in Black, as simple and subtly stylish as it gets.
The classic crewneck has experienced a style resurgence over the last several years. It’s become the sweatshirt you can wear with a crisp white Oxford, khaki chinos & white leather sneakers to the office.
If you’re going to go with just one, Todd Shelton won’t let you down. $145
Todd Shelton Pro Soft Light Denim
Todd Shelton is known for crisply cut, dark indigo styles like the jeans we discussed earlier. But they also do quite the job at crafting denim that’s mobile and versatile — made for the modern man on the go.
That’s the Pro Soft Light Denim in a nutshell: a premium pair of jeans made with soft Japanese cotton and pre-washed for extra softness.
Keep them handy for casual winter weekend wear with a black crewneck sweater and a classic henley — both from Todd Shelton, naturally. $225