Put This On is made possible thanks to the support of our sponsors, so twice a month, we like to give them a special shoutout and say what’s going on with them.
The Hanger Project is all about helping the well-dressed take care of their wardrobes. They’re the largest online supplier of high-end shoe care products, shaped garment hangers, and every other garment care accessory you can think of. Their hangers have flared out shoulder joints to mimic the shape of your natural shoulders, which helps preserve the shaping that’s pressed into your tailored jackets, and their collection of French-imported Saphir shoe care supplies covers everything from suede waterproofers to shoe polishes. Those polishes have a bit more natural oils than your average waxes and creams, which helps keep your leather shoes supple.
It may seem strange for a custom clothier to do a lookbook — they don’t really do ready-to-wear, after all, and everything can be customized to a customer’s wishes — but Proper Cloth does one every season to give their customers ideas on how their newest fabrics can be styled and worn. This season, the team went to Paris to shoot their latest collection of warm flannel suits and crisp formalwear against the city’s backdrop. The collection shows off more than their tailored suits and sport coats, however. There are also some casual looks that show how Proper Cloth’s range of dressed-down shirtings can be worn with jeans, down vests, and the occasional topcoat. You can see the entire lookbook at their site.
Next, Chipp has some four-in-hand ties made from English ancient madder silks. The nice thing about madder neckwear is that they sit in the middle of the spectrum in terms of formality. They’re just as good with tweed and corduroy sport coats as they are with worsted suits. Their chalky hand makes them a distinctly cold-weather accessory – perfect for this time of year. Chipp’s ties are made in NYC using the same English silks as what you’ll find from top-tier producers, except theirs only cost $75 a piece.
Dapper Classics is best known for their socks, but their subline of tailored trousers are proving to be some of their most popular items. They recently introduced a new model made with o-ring side tabs. Side tabs not only look cleaner than belted trousers when worn, since you don’t have that line bifurcating your body, but they’re also more easily adjustable. Whereas belts can only be tightened by one-inch increments, side tabs allow you to adjust the waistband however much you need. Additionally, Dapper Classics introduced their new Pink Ribbon socks this week. They’re donating 10% of the sales from those socks to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Finally, our thanks to Huckberry. They have three of their best-selling fall layers now back in stock for the season. These include Flint & Tinder moleskin shirt jackets, flannel-lined waxed-cotton trucker jackets, and range of soft cotton hoodies and sweatshirts.