Review: The $59 White Custom Dress Shirt from Tailor4Less

Review: The $59 White Custom Dress Shirt from Tailor4Less

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Custom shirting outposts are everywhere these days, but European-headquartered Tailor4Less has been around since 2008. And while many focus on high-end fabrics and finishes with prices to match, Tailor4Less targets the basics at an affordable price point. How does their basic sub-$60 dress shirt stack up?

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Happy New Year from Modern Fellows

Happy New Year from Modern Fellows

Happy-New-Year-2015It’s been an exciting 2014 for menswear and for Modern Fellows.  Thank you to all of the entrepreneurs, writers and friends who made it possible for Modern Fellows to share the stories behind the innovators who are helping men dress sharp in the digital age.  I’m thankful for the opportunity to write and to get to know so many kind and passionate people, and look forward to a great 2015.

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Not Just Another Tie: 6 Stylish Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

Not Just Another Tie: 6 Stylish Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

2014-guideFor a unique, thoughtful present, reach beyond the mall. Modern Fellows offers its 2014 menswear gift guide.

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The 2014 Edit: The Best Black Friday Sales, Coupons and Discounts on Menswear

The 2014 Edit: The Best Black Friday Sales, Coupons and Discounts on Menswear

Business man with the text Happy Black Friday in a concept imageBeyond Best Buy and Walmart lies a series of deals for the dapper gent.  To follow is an edited list of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday sales for 2014, featuring discounts and deals from friends and favorite brands.

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From Fine Young Gentleman to Jay Butler Menswear: An Interview with Justin Jeffers

From Fine Young Gentleman to Jay Butler Menswear: An Interview with Justin Jeffers

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Meet Jay Butler.  Founded by Justin Jeffers, a longtime menswear blogger, the new venture launched this fall with a focus on unique small leather goods — everything from a crocodile money clip to an ostrich billfold.

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Review: Black Lapel’s 2014 Fall Custom Suiting Collection

Review: Black Lapel’s 2014 Fall Custom Suiting Collection

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New York-based suit startup Black Lapel recently unveiled their Fall 2014 suiting fabrics and invited Modern Fellows to take a look.

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Can an App Be Your Tailor? Reviewing MTailor Custom Dress Shirts

Can an App Be Your Tailor? Reviewing MTailor Custom Dress Shirts

tailor-tape-1Can an app take measurements as accurately as a tailor? New online startup MTailor delivers precision measurements via your iPhone.

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A Review of the PROPERSUIT Made-to-Measure Suit

A Review of the PROPERSUIT Made-to-Measure Suit

Proper-suit-shoulderThe entrepreneurs behind Chicago-based PROPERSUIT put a premium on customer service, having evolved their business model from online made-to-measure to an in-person only approach that aims to guarantee a perfect fit and inviting experience.

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The Ice Bucket Challenge, Upgraded: Get a Free Shirt from Knot Standard for Building ALS Awareness

The Ice Bucket Challenge, Upgraded: Get a Free Shirt from Knot Standard for Building ALS Awareness

knot-standard-free-custom-shirtCustom clothing outfit Knot Standard is offering a free custom shirt — presumably to replace the one you ruin — for taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease. 

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Paul Winston’s $50 Grenadine Ties, Handmade in New York

Paul Winston’s $50 Grenadine Ties, Handmade in New York

Chip-grenadinesPaul Winston’s ties are a throwback to an earlier time. From his modest website — Chipp Neckwear — and New York City storefront he sells silk grenadine and madder ties, as well as “unapologetically cheeky conversation piece” neckwear, at prices you would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere in this day and age.

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American-Made RibbedTee Offers a Reason to Reexamine Your Undershirt Drawer

American-Made RibbedTee Offers a Reason to Reexamine Your Undershirt Drawer

ribbed-tee-v-neck-undershirtUndershirts are usually an afterthought. You probably are loyal to a favorite brand without really remembering why, and without having evaluated alternatives in recent memory.  Entrepreneurs like Mike Schwarz, CEO of men’s undershirt retailer RibbedTee, are giving men a good reason to try something new.

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DC-Based Boldfoot Socks Launches Via Kickstarter

DC-Based Boldfoot Socks Launches Via Kickstarter

boldfootModern Fellows caught up with entrepreneur Brad Christmann, who took his Washington, DC-based sock venture Boldfoot live this week and quickly surpassed his initial fundraising target. Brad, a District-area native – he grew up in Silver Spring – has been fine-tuning the concept and construction of his line of colorful men’s socks for the past year and a half.

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