1. Pestle & Mortar Clothing
While New York may have their Supremes and Tokyo, their Evisus, the cool kids of Kuala Lumpur know their clan by a badge of cool that comes with Pestle & Mortar. You couldn’t have missed its meteoric rise. It started with the graphic photo tees capturing unique portraits of Malaysian life - think, local streets and childhood treats.tonguechic.com
The Pestle & Mortar brand initially started with photo print and pocket T-shirts, but has since expanded to carrying other goodies in their store, like their premium line of collared shirts, shorts, accessories and other of their favourite brands Nike, Vans (both in a very limited amount), Bellroy, Knockaround, Crap Eyewear, Status Anxiety, Aark Collective and Daniel Wellington.gumballmag.com
The Pestle and Mortar Clothing flagship store is located at 11, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru, 59100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Pestle & Mortar goodies are also available at TANGS (1Utama and Empire Subang), Parkson Pavilion and The Alley Cafe (Penang) as well as online.
2. The Swagger Salon / LANSI
Founded in 2010, The Swagger Salon has managed to capture the attention of Malaysian youngsters with their famous tag ‘LANSI’ on their street wear. Meaning cocky or arrogant in the local Cantonese slang, ‘LANSI’ became a fad among the Malaysian hip hop enthusiasts which has a unique style that defines their attitude.mymenlifestyle.com
The Swagger Salon has expanded beyond just housing the LANSI collection, creating new original lines Taikor and NSFW (Nice Shirt for Work) and selling a range of t-shirts, jackets, workwear, and accessories, in addition to the now notorious LANSI caps. The LANSI brand has since sold out all of its releases, been featured on national TV, censored on national TV, bootlegged by pirates, and established itself as the leading streetwear clothing brand in Malaysia.theswaggersalon.com
Check out The Swagger Salon's latest collection on the [official website](theswaggersalon.com). Orders can also be made via the website or by dropping them a message on Facebook.
3. Attack Apparel
Founded in 2009, Attack Apparel is one of Malaysia's fastest-growing clothing brands with their ambitious collections of extremely detailed graphic tees (for men and women alike), hoodies, denim pants and caps as well as merchandise such as posters, mugs and iPhone cases. The brand has since expanded their reach to the worldwide market and boasts a reputable clientele that includes Malaysia's Queen of Rock Ella and Anth Alonso from Spanish rock band, Lancaster.
Head on over to the Attack Apparel Facebook page for a list of their authorised dealers.
4. Flying Mouse 365
You might have seen Flying Mouse a.k.a. Chow Hon Lam's adorable designs floating around in the Internet for a while now, but we bet you didn't know they were meant for T-shirt designs when you saw them. In 2010, Chow began a project titled 'Flying Mouse 365' whereby he released one T-shirt design per day for an entire year. Since then, Chow has had the opportunity to create designs for many high profile clients including Nike, AirAsia Airlines, Lotus F1, MARTELL VSOP, and Dave Matthews Band.flyingmouse365.com
5. RARE Clothing Co.
Founded in September 2010, RARE Clothing Co. is an independent Malaysian clothing brand that aspires to refine daily life by delivering premium, timeless products and ideas that transcend the realms of art and fashion. The RARE collection includes pieces that are utilitarian, yet refined; an orchestrated ensemble of headwear, tees, accessories and cut & sew pieces.rareclothing.com.my
6. Wear Obliq
"Designed to conquer" since June 2012, Wear Obliq was founded in June 2012 as a brand to inspire people as much as they are dedicated to the fashion and lifestyle of its surroundings. Combining a great amount of quality and style in its products, Wear Obliq produces a collection of perfectly hand-made shirts as well as graphic tees, hoodies, headwear and accessories.wearobliq.com
7. Rated Studio Apparel
University mates Naz and Zul started Rated Studio in April 2010 as a small clothing business while they were in college to express their passion for art, design and fashion. Since then, the project has evolved into an independent graphic design and clothing company with a mission to bring the Malaysian clothing industry to a higher level to keep up with international brands. The company's services have since expanded to include design, offset printing, button badges, mugs, banners and bunting photography alongside the T-shirt printing business.blogspot.com
8. Tarik Jeans
Tarik Jeans isn’t just any denim label, here fashion is imbued with philosophy to connect with the youth. Aiming to be as much of a movement as it is a brand, Tarik Jeans is a means of expression by way of fashion for forward-thinking and creatively-inclined youths to embrace cultural diversity without feeling contrived. Far from being an extension of a certain nationwide campaign, this brand is here to remind the younger generation of how united we were even before the propagandising began.facebook.com