Our Beloved Sponsors

May 31, 2018

We’re really thankful as an independent menswear blog to have sponsors, so twice a month, we like to thank them for their support. It gives us a chance to recognize them, as well as update our readers on our sponsors’ latest happenings.

The Hanger Project is the biggest online source for luxury hangers and garment care supplies, including almost every shoe care product you could possibly need. On their site, they have a bunch of tutorials for how to take care of your footwear, from washing suede to shining shell cordovan to deciding between wax and cream polish. And this week, they put up a new video on how to shine your shoes in ten minutes. The quality of good leather only really comes through when you take care of it, and The Hanger Project’s video leads you through the basics.



Most people associate custom tailoring with businesswear, but there’s a growing space nowadays for custom casual garments. Proper Cloth is an online custom shirtmaker — all made-to-measure, with the first shirt available for free remakes so they can dial-in your fit — but their fabric selection is so large, they can do custom casual shirts as well. This week, they just put up some new chambrays and cotton-linen blends, which were woven in Italy by Grandi & Rubinelli. The Carrara chambrays have a soft hand, matte finish, and just the right weight to wear with tailored clothing. The Capri styles are a refined cotton-linen blend that won’t wrinkle as much as pure linen. (Also, a preview: they’re getting in some authentic Indian madras and large-scale florals next month). All of these can be used to dress down casual suits and sport coats, but also worn on their own with jeans and chinos.

Speaking of custom garments, Chipp Neckwear is probably the most affordable source anywhere for custom neckties. They’re an old Ivy era clothier with their own workshop in New York City. Back in the day, they dressed everyone from President JFK to Andy Warhol to Joe Dimaggio. Since they have their own workroom, they can adjust any of their ties for a small $10 surcharge. Deviation from their standard stock ties can be handled by ordering one of their 60″ or 62″ ties on their site and then leaving a note in the comment section. For example, you can say you want a tie that’s 58″ long and 3.5″ wide, or something a little longer and narrower. Generally speaking, you want the length to be long enough so that the tip of your tie hits your belt when worn (and the back blade no shorter than 2″ away from the front blade’s tip); then the width of your tie to be in the general proximity of the width of your lapels (say, within a quarter of an inch). Production time for custom ties is two to three weeks.



If you’re looking for a Father’s Day gift, Dapper Classics is planning to hold a big Father’s Day sale next week from June 6th until the 12th. No word yet on the details (although, tomorrow they’re also launching a new June “Sock of the Month” promo, so you can check back). In the meantime, they’ve just dropped their new Liberty of London neckties. The bold, watercolor-y floral print was made in London, then sent to NYC, where Dapper Classics had them made into a limited number of four-in-hand neckwear. You can use it to add a touch of cheerful, playful spirit to a spring/ summer tailored outfit.

Lastly, our thanks to Huckberry. They recently collaborated with Nisolo to make their version of the perfect summer-ready travel shoes. These are lightweight, unlined, soft suede derbies, weighing in at just under a pound. Being lightweight means you can pack them into your check-in luggage without going over the weight limit, while the unstructured uppers allows you to squeeze these into your carry-on, should you choose. The brown suede derby style also makes these versatile enough to wear with almost any casualwear.

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