A Walking Guide to the Best Menswear Shops in London

A Walking Guide to the Best Menswear Shops in London

London-map-1You have just one day in London.  Where would you go?  If shopping for menswear is your answer, read on for the Modern Fellows walking guide to menswear in London.

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Digital Menswear Startup Paul Evans Looks to Bring Down the Cost of Luxury Dress Shoes

Digital Menswear Startup Paul Evans Looks to Bring Down the Cost of Luxury Dress Shoes

Paul Evans shoesIt is a good time to be on the hunt for men’s shoes.  While 2009 through 2012 saw a rush to market for online men’s suits, 2013 and now 2014 are seemingly all about shoes.  Launched last year, the founders of New York-based Paul Evans are betting that, like suits, men will get comfortable with buying dress shoes online.

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Can Todd Shelton Conquer American Manufacturing?

Can Todd Shelton Conquer American Manufacturing?

Todd-shelton-photographTodd Shelton has his hands full.  Two years ago this month, the Tennessee-born menswear designer decided to move manufacturing of his classic, already-American-made lineup of shirts, knits, jeans and pants in-house. 

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8 Essential Men’s Style Books

8 Essential Men’s Style Books

Best-mens-style-booksEveryone has their favorites.  From Amies to Flusser, here is Modern Fellows’ guide to 8 of the best books on style and fashion for men.

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Deo Veritas CEO Vinnie Sikka on Online Custom Dress Shirts and Building a Business from the Ground Up

Deo Veritas CEO Vinnie Sikka on Online Custom Dress Shirts and Building a Business from the Ground Up

Deo-veritas-logo-2Vinnie Sikka is a man who prioritizes physical over digital.  While his online dress shirting business Deo Veritas relies on customer clicks, he’ll tell you he is more concerned about the quality of his shirts than a slick online interface. 

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Getting to Know Nice Laundry and Their Exceptionally Nice Socks

Getting to Know Nice Laundry and Their Exceptionally Nice Socks

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It has been a whirlwind couple of months for Ricky Choi and Phil Moldavski, the Living Social alumni behind the Washington, DC-based menswear staples startup Nice Laundry.

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Where to Buy the Best Custom Suit Online?

Where to Buy the Best Custom Suit Online?

suit-photoWith the explosion of affordable custom tailors in recent years — led by venture-backed behemoths such as Indochino and bolstered by fledgling, well-regarded entrants like Black Lapel — Modern Fellows has released a guide to buying made-to-measure suits and shirts online.

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Inside Ledbury and Read Wall DC Christmas Pop-Up Stores

Inside Ledbury and Read Wall DC Christmas Pop-Up Stores

Several online retailers set up shop in Georgetown this holiday season, offering DC residents an opportunity to touch fabrics, try on clothes and get to know their brands offline.  Modern Fellows toured pop ups put on by Richmond-based Ledbury and Washington, DC’s Read Wall this week and captured some photos of what’s on offer.

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On Kickstarter now: DC-based Proper Socks and $70 American-made Shirts from Hucklebury

On Kickstarter now: DC-based Proper Socks and $70 American-made Shirts from Hucklebury

proper-socks-kickstarterIt is a challenge to keep up with crowd-funding these days.  Since Kickstarter and similar platforms have proven themselves to be useful pre-order mechanisms for fashion startups, the sheer number of campaigns has exploded.  While it is impossible to review them all, Modern Fellows caught up with two promising companies online right now on Kickstarter: Proper Socks and Hucklebury.

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7 Made-in-America Gift Ideas for Guys

7 Made-in-America Gift Ideas for Guys

American-made-gifts-2013What better time than Cyber Monday to trot out a gift guide?  From head-to-toe, below are seven ideas for stylish American-made gifts for men.

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A Quick and Dirty Roundup of Civilized 2013 Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday Sales for Guys

A Quick and Dirty Roundup of Civilized 2013 Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday Sales for Guys

Thanksgiving-day-turkeyWith Thanksgiving over, Modern Fellows presents its second annual, minimally-detailed and anything-but-exhaustive list of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday sales for 2013, highlighting discounts and deals from several friends and favorite brands. Please confirm details with merchants.

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Welcome to the Hat Shop, DC: An Interview with Goorin Bros. CEO Ben Goorin

Welcome to the Hat Shop, DC: An Interview with Goorin Bros. CEO Ben Goorin

Goorin-Bros-CEO-Ben-Goorin“Welcome to the hat shop!” Ben Goorin is standing at the door to his company’s new Georgetown outpost, offering a hearty greeting to a steady stream of shoppers. It has been a busy eight years for the fourth generation CEO who, since taking over the business, has opened nearly 30 retail stores selling American-made hats directly to men and women.

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