Our Beloved Sponsors

Many thanks to our sponsors this month, one of which – Ministry of Supply – is our newest supporter. 

Our first sponsor, The Hanger Project, just received some more ties from Drake’s and Robert Keyte. Included are lots of solid colored and patterned wools (including ones that ride the line between the two, such as a slightly flecked Donegal), as well as real ancient madder – a unique chalky silk that’s pairs well with flannels and tweed. 

Next, Gustin just started some chino projects. These are made from soft Japanese cotton twills and feature a slightly slimmer cut than their jeans. The waistbands are curtained with slubby, indigo chambrays and the outside has dark brown Corozo nut buttons. At the moment, the khaki, navy, and charcoal colors have been sold through, but the window for the olive green chinos you see above is still open.

Our next sponsor, Proper Cloth, just released their latest collection. Although they’re an online made-to-measure company, they have pre-designed shirts that you can customize to best fit you. It’s their way of blurring the line between custom clothing and ready-to-wear. Additionally, they’ve made things cheaper, faster, and more convenient for their European customers. Shipping is now $15, delivery times are two weeks, and you can pay for VAT at checkout. 

Lastly, Ledbury just put up some new knitwear. Lots of striped sweaters, textured zip cardigans, and half zips with mock necks. Chipp Neckwear just got a restock on some of their most popular grenadine neckties (which sell for a fraction of the price of other companies). And our newest sponsor, Ministry of Supply, specializes in taking performance fabrics that breathe and wick well, and applying it to a range of products.

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Our Beloved Sponsors

Twice a month, we like to thank our sponsors for their support. It’s because of them that we’re able to bring you our blog content every day.

Our first sponsor this month, The Hanger Project, just got a bunch of fall neckties in from Drake’s. They’re made from pure wool or wool blends, and feature the kind of soft, earth-toned colors that most of us wear this time of year. The advantage of wool ties is that they absorb light, rather than reflect it, which allows you to add a little visual interest to a tweed or flannel jacket. You can pair one with a silk pocket square, so there’s a little balance between the matte look of your tie and the sheen of your square.

Next, Gustin is continuing to roll out new projects with their zero waste, direct-to-consumer, crowdsourcing business model. They’re most famous for their raw, selvedge denim jeans, but they’ve got plenty of other stuff as well. Right now, there’s a black canvas trucker jacket, a waxed brown chore coat, eight designs for casual shirts, and a handful leather goods (belts, wallets, and key fobs). Just note that the window to buy closes once projects reach 100% funding, so space is limited.

Our third sponsor, Proper Cloth, also has some new stuff in. They’ve added some premium fabrics from Thomas Mason’s Goldline to their shirting collection (Thomas Mason being a famous division of the Albini Group, a high-end fabric producer in Italy). They’ve also added some new fall jacket styles to their line-up, as well as their first two suit offerings. The suits and sport coats are ready-to-wear, while the shirts are completely customizable (down to the fit).

Finally, our thanks to Ledbury and Chipp Neckwear. Ledbury just put up their new season’s collection of sweaters (lots of finely knit mocknecks and v-necks at the moment), and Chipp just restocked their Italian knit ties, and plans to get some new ancient madder styles later this week.

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Our Beloved Sponsors

A quick thanks to our five sponsors this month for their support. Our first sponsor, The Hanger Project, just got a bunch of new neckwear and knitwear in. Lots of textured Drake’s ties, made from tussah and shantung (good for the warmer months), wool/ silk blends (for the colder seasons), and grenadines (for year round). For sweaters, they also have some new pieces from Inis Meain, a small, high-end manufacturer located on one of the Aran Islands. Included are some “celebration knits,” which are highly decorative pieces that people on those islands would traditionally wear for special occasions. 

Our second sponsor Gustin does online crowdsourcing campaigns for raw, selvedge denim jeans, workshirts, and rugged outerwear. Since they don’t stock any inventory, and sell directly to customers, they can offer much lower prices (as they don’t have to pay for middle man markups and account for unsold inventory). At the moment, some of their projects include black denim jeans, plaid flannel shirts, waxed trucker jackets, and a couple of small, leather goods. The downside? Once campaigns hit 100% funding, the opportunity to get in on the project closes, and everything is sent to production. 

Next, Proper Cloth just finished up their first fashion show with Esquire Magazine. They’re an online custom shirtmaker, but are working to close the gap between made-to-measure and ready-to-wear. Delivery times have been compressed to one to two weeks, and they’ve designed “collections” of pre-designed shirts, which you can adjust to your measurements. Of course, you can also just design your own shirt from scratch, and if you’re uncomfortable with taking self-measurements, you can also send them your best fitting shirt for them to copy. They’ll replicate the fit, but make you a new shirt according to your fabric and style selections. 

Lastly, we want to give a warm thank you to Ledbury and Chipp Neckwear. Ledbury just released a ton of new “short run” shirts in a range of basic stripes and checks, which could be used for both professional and casual settings. Chipp also just started a blog, where Paul (the company’s founder) will talk about some of his experiences being in the rag trade for over fifty years now. 

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Our Beloved Sponsors

Many thanks to our five sponsors this month for their support. Our first sponsor, The Hanger Project, just received a bunch of new umbrellas and shoehorns from Mario Talarico. Talarico is a craftsman in Naples, Italy, who runs a small two-man workshop with his nephew (also named Mario Talarico). Together, they hand make about four umbrellas a day using single stick woods from around the world. The Hanger Project also just introduced a new line of unique shoehorns from Talarico, using the same sticks that the workshop uses for umbrellas.

Our second sponsor Gustin just got into the work shirt game. Included are some saturated indigo denim shirts, plaid cotton twills, and brushed cotton flannels. The shirts are triple needle stitched and feature a chain stitch run off (a detail often found on vintage work shirts). Production is done at a small workshop that sews for Japanese brands, but since Gustin crowdsources everything and sells directly to customers, they’re able to offer their shirts at half- to a third-of-the price of their competitors.

Next, Proper Cloth has been busy putting together their first fashion show in New York City this week. They do online custom made-to-measure shirts, where customers can input their measurements, select their fabrics and shirt’s details, and receive their shirt delivered to their door. At the moment, they have a bunch of lookbooks from previous’ collections on their website, but you can expect the fall/ winter book to drop sometimes soon.

Finally, we want to thank Ledbury and Chipp Neckwear for their support. Ledbury just added a ton of new shirts to their Labor Day sale, while Chipp continues to offer the lowest prices on grenadine, raw silk, and ancient madder neckties.  

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Our Beloved Sponsors

Twice a month, we like to thank those companies that make our blog possible. We have five sponsors to thank this month, one of which is an old, returning supporter of ours – Ledbury.

First, however, we want to thank The Hanger Project for their support. They’ve been busy building out the shoe care end of their business. Not only do they have a wide range of products — from specialized conditioners and cleaners to leather shoe shine mats — but they also have a full shoe care guide for any maintenance technique you can think of. In addition, they hold shoe shine contests at their StyleForum affiliate page every other Sunday. Participants stand a chance at winning a prize, while everyone else can just take inspiration. 

Our next sponsor Gustin has some new projects on deck. There’s a pair of khaki colored jeans, which can be used as a slightly more rugged version of your standard chinos, as well as a few plaid flannel shirts that can be worn underneath waxed cotton coats and chunky knit sweaters. Gustin also just completed a lookbook, with their model showing off some of the projects they’ve put together recently. In the above, there are some Gustin jeans, dotted indigo shirts, chambray shirts, Army green chore coats, and waxed cotton duffle bags — all of which Gustin produced through their crowdsourcing model.

Next, Chipp Neckwear just got in their Matka cloth ties, which are slubby silk ties that are similar to raw silk. Unfortunately, professional photos are still being taken, so I shot some of my shantung ties for comparison. Chipp’s ties will be like those, but made in NYC and ever-so-slightly more textured in their weave. The good news? They’re offering them to our readers at a discounted price of $35. Ties are available in traditonal four-in-hand and bow tie styles, with eight available colors in each (you can see the colors in the swatches above). To order, you’ll have to call Paul at (212) 687-0850 or email him here. Once they hit the site at the end of this week, the price will jump up to $42.50.

Finally, we want to thank Proper Cloth and Ledbury. Proper Cloth is an online made-to-measure shirt company that allows you to design your own shirts. Ledbury does ready-to-wear shirts, in both standard, “ready-for-the-office” designs and things that are a bit more creative (there are some shirts on there right now with bright birds and boats). 

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Our Beloved Sponsors

Our thanks go out to our four sponsors this month, each of which has something new going on.

Our first sponsor, The Hanger Project, just got a full restock in their Traditional and Natural Finish hangers (after being sold out in some styles for a while). Their Traditional Finish is made from Russian Birchwood, while their Natural Finish is made from Pacific Northwest and Canadian Maplewood. These materials were chosen for their durability and hardness, as well as their natural wood grain. You can see how the Birchwood above, for example, has a variegated wood grain even after its been stained, and how the Maplewood has some marbling.

Our second sponsor, Gustin, just reintroduced their waxed cotton duffle bags. The bags are a classic tube shape, with four extra pockets on the outside – one on each end, and then two on the side body (with one of those being zippered). There are also four small, rectangular leather feet stitched to the bottom of the duffel, so that your contents won’t get soaked if you set you bag down on anything nasty. Like everything Gustin does, these are crowdsourced online in order to give customers a lower price, but once the project is funded at 100%, they stop taking orders and everything goes to production.

Next, Paul at Chipp Neckwear tells me that he just got in some matka cloth, which he plans on turning into bow ties and neckties. Matka cloth, for those unfamiliar, is a textured silk that looks a lot like raw silk, tussah, and shantung. Those won’t be on his site until later this week or maybe next, but in the meantime, he still has grenadines, silk knits, raw silks, and ancient madders on his site, as well as nice assortment of grosgrain suspenders (21 colors, 3 variations of stripes, and available at a price that’s a fraction of what his competitors charge).

Finally, our thanks to Proper Cloth, an online made-to-measure shirt company. They just got in six new Thomas Mason fabrics, including some fun check patterns that can be worn both casually and at the office.  

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Our Beloved Sponsors

We like to check in with our sponsors twice a month to thank them for their support and see what’s going on with them. This month, we have four companies to appreciate. 

Our first sponsor, The Hanger Project, specializes in high-end wooden hangers, but they also sell much more. They have a range of garment care products, for example, including the two items pictured above. Men are typically advised to not dry clean their tailored clothes too often – and for good reason. Dry cleaners can be harsh on clothes. The brush you see above, then, is for brushing your clothes down after every wear, which will knock the dirt out of the fibers. The packet is for stain removal, with a special cleaning solution for each type of stain. Dry cleaners are supposed to treat your different stains differently, but not all do, which is why some can actually set in stains instead of remove them.

Our second sponsor Gustin crowdsources the production of their products and sells them direct to customers online, which allows them to undercut most of their competitors. Raw, selvedge denim jeans, for example, start at $89. They’re made in San Francisco from Cone Mills denim, just like the jeans you see retail for $150 and up. Yesterday, Gustin launched a new project – a denim where the warp is a natural plant dyed indigo, and the weft is kakishibu dyed (a traditional process of dyeing using fermented persimmon). The result is a fabric with a deep, dark indigo shade with a slight orange-brown cast. Being different from the blue/ white yarns that everyone else uses, these will fade more uniquely with time.

Our third sponsor is Chipp Neckwear – an American clothier with a ton of history. They used to be tailors for John F. Kennedy, and were one of the more famous institutions during the heyday of Ivy Style. Paul, the company’s proprietor, tells me that he’s working on some matka cloth ties. Matka is a handwoven silk from India. It’s sort of like raw silk in that it has a lot of texture, but it’s slightly airier and lighter, and woven in something that looks more like a sack weave. Paul hasn’t decided on a price yet, but – much like everything he sells – they’ll be lower any of his competitors. His grenadines, for example, are handmade in NYC from the same Italian cloth that everyone else uses, but run for $49.50 instead of ~$100-150.

Finally, we want to thank Proper Cloth for their support. They’re an online operation for custom made shirts, and they just got in some new Thomas Mason fabrics. 

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Our Beloved Sponsors

As an independent site, we’re lucky to have the financial support of a few sponsors, so twice a month, we like to give them a quick “thank you.”

Our first sponsor, The Hanger Project, specializes in high-end wooden hangers, but they also sell much more. For example, they have a 50% off sale going on right now on their stock of ties and pocket squares from Drake’s and Robert Keytes. Robert Keytes, for those unaware, is a well-respected British silk printer, known for being one of the last companies to make ancient madder. They’re also own some of the old David Evans archival books. (David Evans was one of the most famous British silk printers in the world, before they went bankrupt about ten years ago. They’re archival books, however, survived, and are the source for many vintage design reproductions). 

Our second sponsor is Gustin, a unique online operation that crowdsources their production in order to offer customers lower prices. Since they only make whatever’s pre-ordered (so there’s never any need to account for overstock), and they sell direct to customers (thus cutting out the middleman), their prices are often much lower than their competitors. At the moment, they have open projects for raw, selvedge denim jeans, a navy waxed canvas duffel bag, a waxed brown chore coat, and several summer shirts. Their selvedge denim jeans start at $89, but use the same exact fabrics as their competitors, which sell for three or four times more. 

Our next sponsor Chipp Neckwear is somewhat new to the world of online retailing, but hardly new to the world of men’s clothing. The company actually started in 1961 and is famous for being part of the bedrock of classic American dress (think: Ivy Style). Back in the ’60s, they were the tailors for men such as President Kennedy. They still do custom work for folks who can visit their shop in NYC, but for online orders, they sell ready-to-wear ties, braces, and watches at prices that are at a fraction of their competitors. Recently, they just got in a new shipment of raw silks — all cheerful and playful, which is the style that they’re known for.

Lastly, our thanks go to Proper Cloth for their support. They’re an online operation for custom, made-to-measure shirts, and they just launched a new collection called “Oceanridge.” It has a bunch of linen and madras options for this summer.

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Our Beloved Sponsors

We’re very fortunate to have sponsors as an independent menswear blog, so twice a month, we like to give them a special thank you and talk a little about what’s going on with them. 

Our first sponsor this month, The Hanger Project, finished a Father’s Day sale this weekend, but just for our readers, they’re extending the same promotion for two more days. For today and tomorrow only, you can take 20% off your full order (so long as the order is at least $200) with the checkout code FATHERSDAY2014. That works on everything from their signature hangers (which help retain the shape of your sport coats and suit jackets) to Saphir shoe care products. They also have things for your garment and personal care – such as clothes brushes, Santa Maria Novella colognes, and accessories for wet shaving.

Our second sponsor Gustin is re-introducing their duffle bags. These are made from a 20oz waxed cotton canvas and thick, full-grain leather. The swivel snaps and D-rings are all Italian-made, and the fabrics and bag construction are sourced from the USA. Like everything Gustin sells, however, these crowdsourced on their site, which means as soon as funding reaches 100%, the order window closes, and things go into production. By not producing more than they need, Gustin is able to offer lower prices since they don’t have to account for overstock.   

Next, Chipp Neckwear just got a full restock on their grenadine ties. The advantage of grenadines, of course, is that they’re wearable with almost anything. Being solid in color, they go well with any kind of patterned jacket or shirt, and being a bit textured in weave, they add a little interest where a regular silk might be too boring. Chipp’s grenadines are made from the same Italian silks that everyone else’s are made from. The only difference is that theirs are handmade in NYC and priced lower than anyone else on the market. They also have some ancient madder ties, which is a kind of chalky silk that’s much beloved for how well it goes with tweed sport coats.

Lastly, Proper Cloth just got in some summer ties – lots of airy linens from Italy, made with tightly rolled, untipped edges. They also have some new madras fabrics for shirts, including some organic cottons that are super soft to the touch. 

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Our Beloved Sponsors

A big warm thank you goes out to our sponsors this month for their support. Our first sponsor, The Hanger Project, is having their summer sale. Select items have been discounted by up to 50%, and they include Drake’s ties (such as the blue wool challis you see above) and leather goods from Daines & Hathaway. Daines & Hathaway is an old British company that has been producing traditional leather goods since 1922. They’re perhaps most known for their bags and wallets, but they produce much, much more. The Hanger Project, for example, has some of their folios, wash bags, and tidy trays. 

Our second sponsor Gustin crowdsources the production of their raw, selvedge denim jeans in order to offer customers lower prices. No more mark-ups for retail stores, distributors, or the need to account for overstock inventory. They usually work with Cone Mills, a famous textile manufacturer in North Carolina that supplies many high-end denim lines with fabrics, but at the moment, they’ve also got some new stuff in from Japan and Italy. Included is the “Italian Indigo x Grey” fabric you see above. Most denim is woven with blue and white threads, so you get a blue top with a white background, but this one is blue on grey in order to give a much more saturated look.

Chipp is a new sponsor for us, but certainly not new to our site. We’ve written before about how they’re the most affordable source for grenadines. They get all their fabrics from the same place everyone else does (there are only two mills in Italy that provides them) and all of Chipp’s ties are handmade in New York City. Paul welcomes any readers in NYC to stop by his store and chat (he’s got a ton of stories from the hey day of American Ivy Style, with his business having been started by his father in 1945, and he having been in the business since 1960). If you stop by, he can also show you some vintage tie designs that aren’t running on the site, or make you a sport coat or suit for prices that are just as competitive as his grenadines. 

Finally, we want to thank Proper Cloth for their continued support. They just released some new Italian-made ties and accessories, all styled for summer (lots of linen ties and the like).

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