Zanerobe first began like every good Aussie love story, over some beers at a bar. Two good mates, Leith Testoni and Jonathan Yeo, made a bet that Testoni couldn’t design a better shirt than this hideous thing some kook came walking in wearing. Little did they know that this bet would take them from their corporate desk jobs to building one of the most internationally recognizable Australian street wear brands.
The name Zanerobe came from Leith’s desire to be called “Zane” as a kid, and from Jono’s reimagining of the french word ‘garden robe.’ Thus the world of Zanerobe was created. Their street wear offered something different to the market in Australia, something that resembled more of a US sneaker culture infused with the effortlessly cool Australian aesthetic. After almost a decade flying somewhat under the radar, it was their sureshot pant, the drop crotch elastic waist chino, that made them an international trendsetter and cemented their place on the Australian fashion scene.
Don’t be fooled by their international success however. One of the best things about this label is at the end of the day, Zanerobe is still run by a tight team of good mates who party as hard as they work. No a strangers to a good time, the Zanerobe family extends to some dope musicians and artists that passionately represent their brand such as Kendrick Lemar, Macklemore, Chance the Rapper and Joey Bada$$ just to name a few. What the team has created is so much more than just clothing, its a lifestyle that is embodies by the people that wear Zanerobe.
If you’re tall, this label is especially good for you. Check out their Flintlocks that hit a little lower at the back than the front, or their 7ft shirts that are created for that longer line, or their chinos with a slight drop crotch and little extra room in the thigh. Zanerobe is the go-to for great wardrobe staples and a tailored, streetwear look.