As an independent menswear blog, we feel fortunate to have companies supporting our work. So, twice a month, we like to give our sponsors a shoutout. It’s a chance to thank them for their support, as well as say a little about what’s going on with them.
Our friends over at The Hanger Project are now selling Permanent Style’s 2017 Style Guide. Simon Crompton, the book’s writer, goes through various portraits of stylish men and dissects what makes their outfits work. The Hanger Project also has some new accessories made from Russian reindeer — a famed, 200+ year-old leather that’s been recovered from a sunken ship at the bottom of the English channel (yes, really). The leather is famed for its depth in color, unique texture, and romantic provenance.
Linen is the fabric of summer and Proper Cloth has tons of shirts made from the breathable fabric – from your versatile whites and light blues, to unique checks and navy plain weaves. Darker colors can be used to visually hold down lighter colored jackets (where white might otherwise wash you out). Proper Cloth even has linen ombre plaids if you want something to go with your workwear. Linen can be nice on hot days because it wicks moisture, which means it won’t cling against sweaty skin like cotton.
Our friends over at Chipp Neckwear are adding a custom option to their necktie service. If you need something a little longer than their standard 58″ ties, they can custom make them for an additional $10. Good for guys who are a little taller, and want their ties to end at the right length (hitting the belt-line). As usual, every tie is made in the USA from the same English and Italian fabrics used by top-end producers. Their grenadines, for example, are just $55.
If you’re looking for a sale, Dapper Classics is holding one this Memorial Day weekend. Take 20% off with the checkout code MW17 (the code is good from May 27th to May 29th). That applies to their finely knitted socks, including the cooler wearing, open-weave cottons (still knitted tight enough to stay up on your calf, however). You can also use the code on their dress trousers, which made in NYC by one of the best trouser producers in the world.
Over at American Trench, you can find down vests and cotton thermal knits. The vests are made by Crescent Down Works, a Seattle-based company known for their high-quality construction. Their snap buttons, for example, are backed with leather, which means they’re less likely to rip through the fabric. The thermals are 100% made in the USA – straight through the supply chain from Southern grown cotton to knitting done in Pennsylvania. Both items can help you keep away the chill on those cooler spring evenings, or be layered with flannel shirts come fall.
Finally, our thanks to Twillory. They just launched a new collection of shirts in non-iron fabrics and summer prints. The non-irons here aren’t the formaldehyde-dipped varieties you’ll find elsewhere. Twillory has come up with a proprietary technology that makes their non-irons feel a bit more like natural cotton (while still performing like non-iron). For prints, they have a bicycle motif that brings a bit of fun to chinos. First time buyers can take advantage of Twillory’s “buy one, get one free” promotion.