Our independent menswear is blog is 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 is Ledbury, a Virginia-based company that started off in shirtmaking, but has since grown to a full menswear line. One of their specialties is in “short run shirts.” Every two weeks, they introduce a new collection of limited-edition designs, made in small batches. This is gives them the opportunity to be a bit more creative with fabrics, collars, and styles, while still staying close to a very classic sensibility. Their latest short run offering? A collection of four button-down collar styles, which includes a traditional light blue oxford, but also more unique selections, such as a bold fuchsia oxford, a subtle blue herringbone, and a tattersall check that would look good underneath a corduroy or tweed sport coat.
Our second advertiser The Hanger Project also has some new products in. There’s an expansion in their line of Ettinger wallets, for example. Ettinger, for those unfamiliar, is a British “heritage” line that specializes in the making of luxury leather goods – usually out of very hardwearing bridle leather. In addition, The Hanger Project has some new Nappa leather, silk-lined Merola gloves and Simonnot Godard pocket squares (both makers being quite well-regarded in their respective categories). They’ve also resumed Shoe Shine Sunday on their StyleForum affiliate thread, where forum members can share photos of their shoe shining process for a chance to win promotional codes and/ or free items.
Our next sponsor Linkson Jack is a UK-based men’s accessories retailer. They sell everything from ox horn combs to shaving accessories to fine leather briefcases. They also have ties – lots and lots of ties – including wool ties; linen ties; and grenadine ties. Those are on discount for just a few more days this month, with 20% taken off at checkout if you use the code GOING. Linkson Jack’s ties are made by a Arcuri Cravatte, a small Italian maker that specializes in handmade constructions. As far as I know, Linkson Jack is also the most affordable source of bespoke Italian ties – which are made even more affordable now with that coupon code.
Finally, we want to thank Gustin and Proper Cloth for their support. Gustin is entering a new category this week: bags. The first model is a duffle made from extra heavy waxed canvas, full-grain leather strapping, and YKK zippers, all put together in the United States. And our supporters at Proper Cloth has recently launched a new section on their website called “Reference,” where there’s information and photos explaining how to improve the fit of a dress shirt.
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