A New Indiegogo Campaign
Our friend Giuseppe has been writing one of our favorite blogs, An Affordable Wardrobe, for the last five years. About three years ago, he started organizing the Top Shelf Flea Market in Boston (which is still going strong) and opened a nice little webshop for his thrifting finds. 
Yesterday, he launched an Indiegogo campaign for his next step: opening a new menswear haberdashery to be located in the Boston area. Like everything Giuseppe does, the store will be aimed at helping men of modest means buy affordable, classic clothing. He says the idea is to not have another down and dirty thrift store, or another vintage shop full of extremely hip clothing, but rather a genuinely classic men’s shop with the best of both those worlds. Think Alan Flusser’s shop in Manhattan, only crazy cheap and second hand. 
I think Giuseppe’s idea is great and have already contributed myself. Go check out the campaign when you have a chance. And if you’re in Boston, get excited about the possibility of this opening. 

A New Indiegogo Campaign

Our friend Giuseppe has been writing one of our favorite blogs, An Affordable Wardrobe, for the last five years. About three years ago, he started organizing the Top Shelf Flea Market in Boston (which is still going strong) and opened a nice little webshop for his thrifting finds. 

Yesterday, he launched an Indiegogo campaign for his next step: opening a new menswear haberdashery to be located in the Boston area. Like everything Giuseppe does, the store will be aimed at helping men of modest means buy affordable, classic clothing. He says the idea is to not have another down and dirty thrift store, or another vintage shop full of extremely hip clothing, but rather a genuinely classic men’s shop with the best of both those worlds. Think Alan Flusser’s shop in Manhattan, only crazy cheap and second hand. 

I think Giuseppe’s idea is great and have already contributed myself. Go check out the campaign when you have a chance. And if you’re in Boston, get excited about the possibility of this opening. 

The above is a trailer to Men of the Cloth, a video documentary about three world-class tailors with an Italian heritage - Joseph Centofanti, Nino Corvato, and Checchino Fonticoli.

All three men face a common problem. They’ve spent their lives honing their Old World tailoring skills, but are now in the twilight of their careers and need to pass their knowledge to someone else. This film is partly about these men’s careers and legacies, and partly about the wonderful world of bespoke tailoring. It’s a subject matter that’s very much in the scope of many people’s passions here. 

Vicki Vasilopoulos, the director of the film, currently needs to raise some money in order to edit the film in time for some film festivals. I encourage you to check out her IndieGoGo crowdsourcing page and consider giving a little donation. She has some rewards for people who donate a certain amount, but you can contribute as little as $1. 

Speaking of IndieGoGo, Chris Callis from Men of Habit is launching a print magazine about classic, tailored menswear. The magazine will feature articles about Savile Row and Italian craftsman, as well as personal style portraits of some of the menswear industry’s bests. If you enjoy publications such as The RakeMen’s Ex, or Leon, I think you’ll really enjoy this magazine. I’m working with Chris on the project and I’m excited to say that I think this will be one of the best publications on the market. The magazine needs funding to get off the ground, however, so if you’re interested in helping, check out this IndieGoGo page as well.