About Wax London
Menswear has it tough. There isn’t much in the way of accessible, high-quality, and sustainable options. Thankfully, Wax London aims to change this with its line of menswear and accessories made on the pillars of morality, transparency, and style.
With over 48k followers on Instagram and nearly 6k likes on Facebook, it’s good to see the brand continue to grow since its start. Wax London has even been featured in notable media outlets such as GQ, Esquire, and Menswear Style.
We’ll discuss the products, the company itself, and its policies and values. If you want to update your wardrobe with some fresh threads, consider this Wax London clothing review your ultimate guide to the brand.
Overview of Wax London
Founded in 2015 by Tom Holmes and Richard Singh, the London-based brand launched with the commitment of creating top-quality menswear alongside an honest and ecological stance.
Wax London grew from being a pop-up store in indie shops and markets to an online platform, allowing it to reach a global audience.
The site sells a collection of products, including Wax London overshirts, polos, Wax London wax bomber jackets, pants, shorts, and accessories that are manufactured in the UK. The brand ships to a variety of countries all over the world, and opened its first-ever brick and mortar store in Carnaby in 2020.
Though Wax London is still growing, it is bound to have a few pros and cons. No worries, our Wax London clothing review take you through them before diving deeper:
- Sustainable and ethical products, packaging, shipping practices, and overall business practices
- Ships to countries all over the world
- Great reviews
- Priced the same as their competitors
- Free shipping on orders over $250 to the US
- Embedded currency converter on site
- Only one brick and mortar location
- No return coverage for international returns
This Wax London clothing review will now take a look at the specific products that have created a loyal following. We’ll be going over the brand’s best sellers so you can walk away with a better idea of whether or not you’d like to check them out.
Wax London Tops Review
A man with a properly fitted shirt made from quality fabric just hits different. We could only select certain best sellers from the Wax London collection otherwise this review would be far too long!
That being said, this Wax London clothing review recommends you check out some of their other top sellers, such as the Wax London Fazely shirt, Wax London pink cord shirt, Wax London lemon sweatshirt, Wax London white coach jacket, and the Wax London navy coach jacket.
Wax London Hugg Shirt White Linen Review
Made for those hot days on vacation or even in your hometown, this Wax London Hugg shirt will keep you cool during the blistering heat. Don’t have any short sleeves in your closet for your Greek holiday? Wax London has got you covered.
This 100% linen white shirt is not only great for humid days—hello, breathable!—it’s also made sustainably. How? It’s manufactured from flax. Wax London chose the flax plant because it uses less energy and water than cotton. Brilliant.
The roomy shirt won’t hug your body in the heat and comes in US sizes XS to XXL.
The Wax London Hugg Shirt White Linen retails for $165, currently on sale for $82.
Wax London Dean T-Shirt Khaki/Navy Review
You may think casual always looks the same but you could not be more wrong. Wax London embraces the idea that casual doesn’t have to be boring at all. Case in point: the Wax London Dean T-shirt in Khaki/Navy.
Made from 100% cotton jersey, the T-shirt is manufactured in an ethical factory in Bangladesh. The striped tee has a roomier fit, giving you lots of breathing space, and its design belies its beautiful simplicity.
Featured in khaki/navy, this tee comes in US sizes XS to XXL.
The Wax London Dean T-shirt retails for $52.
Wax London Hayden Long Sleeve T-Shirt Sage/Green Review
No need to rely only on sweaters during the cold winter days anymore! The Wax London Hayden Long Sleeve T-shirt is here to uplevel your wardrobe while keeping you warm.
The shirt’s roomy fit will keep you feeling good and not cling to you as other jersey tees do. Have a bit of belly from winter? No problem, this 100% organic cotton jersey shirt will give you all the space you need.
The horizontal stripes create a fun design while the sage/green color brightens up any dreary winter months.
This long sleeve tee comes in US sizes XS to XXL and retails for $67.
Wax London Whiting Overshirt Navy/Khaki Windowpane Review
One of the brand’s staples, the Wax London Whiting Overshirt can be worn on its own, over a T-shirt, or as a light jacket.
This versatile overshirt is made from 100% recycled materials, which was sourced from the brand’s favorite eco-friendly French mill. The easy fit is perfect to wear during those colder days or in front of a fireplace. It will definitely be a classic in your closet.
Available in 10 colors, including favorites such as:
- Black/red lumberjack
- Burgundy/navy beatnik
- Dusty blue check
- Marine beatnik
- Natural beatnik
- Navy/ecru weave
- Navy/khaki windowpane
- Navy/yellow plaid
- Navy/grey plaid
- Giant tartan black
According to some reviews, the Wax London navy overshirt is quite popular with customers. Due to the roomier fit, the brand suggests going down a size.
The overshirt comes in US sizes XS to XXL and retails for $185.
Wax London Whiting Overshirt Grey Melton Wool Review
Perfect year-round, the Whiting Overshirt is one that is a must-have in anyone’s wardrobe. Great to help you transition through the brisk days to chillier ones, it is similar to the other Whiting Overshirt previously mentioned in this Wax London clothing review, with the exception of being made from 100% recycled Melton fabric.
The material is easy-going, durable, and warm! You have zero worries with the weather when you wear this top. On top of being comfortable, you’ll feel better knowing that your overshirt was also made ethically.
Available in four colors—black, navy, grey, and camel—the overshirt comes in US sizes XS to XXL.
The Whiting Overshirt retails for $175.
Wax London Chet Jacket Navy Waffle Cord Review
Named after jazz musician Chet Baker, the Wax London Chet Jacket is the everyday coat for anyone. The unique but subtle look to the jacket is one that will make everyone want to run their hands down your arms twice.
Suitable for date nights or hanging out with friends, the Chet jacket is made from a waffle cord. Similar to your typical corduroy, it features a tiny waffle pattern and it will keep you warm on those chillier nights.
Available only in navy, it comes in US sizes XS to XXL. The jacket retails for $195, currently on sale for $120.
Wax London Bottoms Review
You can’t pair a top quality shirt like a Wax London khaki overshirt or Wax London cheesecloth shirt with some ratty jeans. That just won’t fly. Which is why this Wax London clothing review will take a look at the bottoms the brand also carries.
These stylish pants are all made from comfortable and feature excellent materials so you don’t always have to rely on your favorite jeans. Their trousers are definitely made for the sophisticated man on the move.
Wax London Strood Trouser Navy Review
Suitable for the office or even a special date night, the classic Wax London Strood Trousers really stand out from the rest. Don’t have suit pants to wear for that important meeting? No problem! You can wear these trousers and still look professional.
Made with a bit of elastane to ensure they don’t restrict your movements, the majority of the trousers are composed of organic cotton for that nice soft feel. Available only in navy, it comes in US sizes 28 to 38.
The Wax London Strood Trouser in navy retails for $120, currently on sale for $60.
Wax London Kurt Trouser Grey Violet Jumbo Cord Review
Inspired by the brand’s beloved Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain, these Kurt Trousers are the perfect blend of sweatpants and your most comfortable jeans. How perfect is that?
These uber-comfy pants stop at the ankle and show off a straight fit, no saggy bottoms here! Made from large corduroy, this Wax London clothing review bets you won’t be able to keep your hands off the fabric! Available only in grey violet, it comes in US sizes 28 to 38.
The Kurt Trousers retails for $145.
Wax London Skye Trouser Black Cotton Twill Review
If you’re not into fussy materials such as corduroy previously mentioned in this Wax London clothing review, perhaps the Skye Trouser will be a better fit for you. These are the pants that will get you through anything year-round.
Made with a straight leg cut, these pants have a bit of elastane in them to ensure they don’t restrict you in any way. The soft cotton fabric will leave you feeling comfortable, even when you’re in tense situations.
Available in three colors—black, navy, and sand—these are the standard pants that will live on in your closet. They come in US sizes 28 to 38 and retails for $135.
Is Wax London Sustainable?
Wax London makes their products with a variety of ethical and sustainable materials, including recycled cotton, recycled polyester, organic cotton, sustainable synthetics like lyocell and viscose, and low-impact dyes that come from suppliers and mills that are Global Organic Textile Standard, OEKO-TEX, and BLUESIGN certified.
The brand packages its items in recycled paper and cardboard, frequently looking for ways to reduce its textile waste. This Wax London clothing review finds this sort of commitment is good to see in newer brands who want to remain environmentally-conscious.
Who Is Wax London For?
According to an interview with one of the co-founders, Tom Holmes, the Wax London brand caters to a split audience—one side with older men who are really into specific products, and the other side with a younger audience who resonates with the brand’s sustainability commitment and price point.
Comparison: Wax London vs. Taylor Stitch
Now that you have an overview of the brand’s products and values, this Wax London clothing review will take a look at one of their competitors: Taylor Stitch.
Co-founded by Michael Armenta, Barrett Purdum, and Michael Maher in 2008, the California-based company is a men’s lifestyle brand, selling shirts, outerwear, footwear, and bottoms.
Like Wax London, Taylor Stitch embraces ethical practices after 10 years of receiving feedback. They try to use recycled and regenerative fibers wherever possible in bid to rid them of harmful chemicals and pesticides. They also promote fair wages and benefits for workers, and commit to helping the community through education and volunteer efforts.
Given that outerwear is a big ticket for both brands, it would make sense to compare the price ranges of both brand’s outerwear collections. All of the jackets on the Taylor Stitch site seem to fall within the $150-$330 range, with one exception ($1,075).
The prices are within the same range on the Wax London site (within $150-$330), but you have slightly more variety with Taylor Stitch.
Learn more about Taylor Stitch by checking out our full Taylor Stitch Clothing Review.
Wax London Reviews: What Do Customers Think?
Of course, this Wax London clothing review has only touched on the surface of what the brand offers, but what do their customers really think? Let’s dig a little deeper.
We found customer testimonials for Wax London products on Reviews.co.uk, with a rating of 4.5/5 stars, averaged out from 781 total reviews.
One 5-star reviewer from Reviews.io claims “… just bought 2 pairs of pants… I’ve been trading off between the two everyday. They shipped to the US in under a week and the quality is unreal. I’m hooked.”
Another anonymous 5-star reviewer says, “Great quality, soft cotton t-shirts that so far are lasting well!”
On Licklist, another review site, Jamie M remarked, “Top quality materials, affordable and very fashionable!! Would highly recommend giving this brand a look.”
Is Wax London Worth It?
For men who are shopping for reasonably priced, high-quality, ethically-made and sourced apparel and accessories, Wax London seems to tick off all the boxes.
The brand has great reviews about their products and customer service, and they have fair policies. It is a bit of a bummer that they don’t have any authorized partner retailers or brick and mortar locations worldwide, but they do well to offer both domestic and international shipping.
Wax London Promotions & Discounts
Wax London features a few different ways to save on their website, aside from the free shipping to US orders above $250.
- They have a Summer Sale section, in which you will find some of the top picks in their catalogue at highly discounted prices.
- The brand offers 10% off of your first purchase if you sign up to their mailing list to receive newsletters.
Where to Buy Wax London
There are a few ways to purchase Wax London products:
- Online store
- Brick and mortar location in Carnaby
Where is Wax London made?
Wax London manufactures the majority of their products in the UK.
How does Wax London fit?
The sizes posted alongside the product descriptions are written in UK metrics. Typically UK sizes run a couple sizes smaller than US sizes, so it is wise to ask a customer service rep to help you out before you buy.
What is Wax London’s Shipping Policy?
Domestic orders are shipped via the following delivery services:
- Royal Mail: free (delivered within 3-5 business days)
- UK Next Day Delivery: $9
International orders are shipped via DHL (Europe DPD) and delivered in 3-7 working days. Costs and additional fees are calculated at checkout.
Wax London advertises that they offer free US shipping on orders $250+.
What is Wax London’s Return Policy?
Wax London accepts all returns in their original condition within 30 days of receipt of your shipment.
- Domestic returns are free of charge via their online portal
- International returns may incur fees (return postage not included)
In order to initiate a return, you must navigate to the online return portal and input your email address or phone number, along with your order number.
How to Contact Wax London
There are a couple ways to contact the company:
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