When we talk about gay clothing brands, we mean those that are typically but by no means exclusively targeting the gay male market.
We stand strong by our opinion that anyone should be able to wear whatever they want no matter who they are!
That being said, we love the following gay clothing brands based on the fact that their style, marketing and branding resonates strongly with us as gay guys in ways that most high street or mainstream brands don’t.
Unsurprisingly, many brands aimed at gay guys focus on underwear, swimwear and more risqué items. We have a separate post covering our favourite gay underwear and swimwear brands, this post focuses on gay clothing brands that offer clothes to wear out day to day or for your next big event.
Gay Clothing Brands and Apparel
Orttu is one of our new favorite gay clothing brands because of the message behind the brand.
They wanted to create a style for men who are in touch with their individuality, strength, and inner beauty.
They focus on a love of beauty, a belief in self-expression, and a love of the sensual, the spiritual, and the playfully sexual.
We have a few pieces from Orttu which we wore on our most recent gay cruise and had many compliments!
Take a look at their online store.
Rufskin is seriously stylish and a little bit naughty.
They offer very sleek pieces from underwear through to sweaters, a denim range, shirts, sportwear (In Motion) and a Ruf-erized line which is rubberised sportwear.
As described on their website, Rufskin was created to enhance the individuality of the male form, while at the same time, it has redefined the concept of what sexy can look like.
Essentially directed toward men, the concept of the brand focuses on the California Lifestyle. It is entirely designed and manufactured in Southern California.
See their online store here.
We love Spanish brands and Ruben Galarreta is a perfect example.
The brand based in the gay mecca of Madrid (where we used to live) and focuses on clean cuts, transparencies, sporty fabrics and unique details.
They offer everything from track pants, crop tops, sweatshirts, jackets, underwear and harnesses. Most recently we saw the brand featured on one of our favourite gay tv shows, Elite!
They state on their website ‘Our brand redefines the concept of male sensuality by enhancing the masculine body with comfortable designs that allows men to be their true selves.’
See what is on offer here.
Charlie by Matthew Zink
With everything made and printed in Italy from the finest quality materials Charlie by Matthew Zink is a high-quality brand with exceptional quality and fit.
They have a huge range of fitness wear including yoga, boxing, gym wear, tights, shorts etc. An extensive range of swim and underwear and also a full range of tops, bottoms and even a silk series.
We highly recommend you also check out their leather range, these pieces are seriously hot.
Head over to their website.
Addicted definitely ticks the underwear and swimwear box but has so much more.
This gay clothing brand also offers a wide range of sportswear, jeans, shorts, t shirts and vests/tanks. We really like the fit on their denim shorts and high quality of their products.
Head to addicted.es.
ES Collection, a sister brand to Addicted offers everything from sportswear, jeans, shorts, t shirts, vests/tanks, underwear and swimwear.
Like Addicted, this brand is specifically aimed at the gay male consumer and we love their stuff.
We would say out of the two brands, Addicted has a more playful style and ES Collection a more simplistic and clean style.
Check out their online store.
These are just a few of our favorite gay clothing brands, let us know your favorites and we will add more as time goes on!