It’s thanks to our sponsors that we’re able to keep the lights on. So, twice a month, we like to give them a special shoutout and say something about what’s going on with them. This month, many of our sponsors are just getting in their fall/ winter merchandise, which includes everything from tailored clothing to knitwear to accessories.
Up until as recently as the 1950s, Scotland was one of the leader producers in high-end knitwear. Over the years, what was once an industry filled with hundreds of companies has been reduced to just a handful. Much of today’s knitwear trade has shifted to Italy and China – the first competing on fashion forward designs, the second on price. The Scottish companies that remain, however, are often the best in their class. Our sponsor The Hanger Project stocks two of them – Begg for wool and cashmere scarves, as well as John Liang for classic men’s sweaters. They just received a new shipment from their Scottish partners, as well as some luxury-end leather jackets from Seraphin in France, one of the makers for Hermes.
Our friends at Proper Cloth are making big fall/ winter drops this week. Along with some new Italian-woven pinpoints and plaids, which are available for their range of $80 made-to-measure shirts, they also have a new range of sweaters, including heavily textured turtlenecks that almost look like they were knitted from boucle yarns. Later this week, they’re adding some more cashmere sweaters to their range, as well as building out their made-to-order suits and sport coats program. While the tailoring isn’t fully custom, the MTO program allows you to order from a huge range of sizes – from 32 to 64, with short, regular, and long lengths.
As some readers know, Chipp is an old Ivy era clothier, having dressed men such as President JFK and Bobby Kennedy back in the 1950s and ‘60s. Recently, they’ve decided to move their main offices from New York to New Jersey. And in doing so, they’ve had to clear out some of their backstock. Included is a camel hair, double-breasted polo coat they custom made for a customer (size is roughly a 40L). Retail today would be about $2,800, but Chipp is willing to let this one go for $1,000. You can contact them for details.
If you’re looking for some seasonal accessories, Dapper Classics is running a promotion today and tomorrow, where you can take 20% off their skulls-and-bones socks. The design is one of their best sellers this month, no doubt because of Halloween, and they’re made to be worn with chinos or dressier, tailored trousers. They come in every color imaginable, and like every one of Dapper Classics’ made-in-USA socks, feature a seamless hand-linked toe for comfort. Available in both mid-calf and over-the-calf lengths.
Huckberry is an online store focused on Americana and heritage clothing, everyday carry accessories, outdoor gear, and lifestyle items. Their catalog is aimed at active guys living in urban environments, but who also enjoy their time on the trails. Earlier this year, they added Proof to their catalog, which slots in well with their mission. Proof makes modernized chinos from a water-resistant, stain-resistant, four-way stretch fabric. The pants have small tech details, such as covert zippered pockets where you can store a passport when you travel. The pants are available now at Huckberry’s store.
Finally, if you’re a guy who travels often and needs some non-iron shirts, Twillory has a special line of wrinkle-resistant shirts made from a proprietary fabric they call SafeCotton. Most non-iron shirts are made by dipping the fabric in formaldehyde, which makes it wrinkle resistant, but also feel a bit slick and unnatural. Twillory’s SafeCotton aren’t dipped in formaldehyde, so they feel a bit more like natural cotton while still resisting wrinkles. They also breathe a little better, which makes them a bit better suited for summer. You can pick them up as part of Twillory’s “4 shirts for $179″ deal.
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