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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Behind Collared Greens’ Refreshing American-Made Menswear Line, a Focus on Sustainability

Behind Collared Greens’ Refreshing American-Made Menswear Line, a Focus on Sustainability

Collared-Greens-Beer-CozyCollared Greens ain’t subtle.  The young company is cranking out a bright and bold line of American-made neck and bow ties, polos, pocket squares, and other takes on classic menswear staples.  It is also on the move, recently transferring its headquarters to up-and-coming fashion destination Richmond and expanding its presence online and through menswear shops nationally and internationally.

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Review: How to Get the Most Out of Your Dragon Inside Suit

Review: How to Get the Most Out of Your Dragon Inside Suit

Dragon-inside-webIf you have been researching options for affordable online custom-tailored suits, Dragon Inside has likely appeared on your radar.  The EU-headquartered company has made a splash of late via menswear blogs, targeted Google ads and a slick website. How does Dragon Inside’s suits stack up in the growing digital menswear world?

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From Blogging to E-Commerce: Gentleman’s Gazette Launches Fort Belvedere Ties and Menswear Accessories

From Blogging to E-Commerce: Gentleman’s Gazette Launches Fort Belvedere Ties and Menswear Accessories

Fort-BelvedereLongtime menswear blogger Sven Raphael Schneider is now knee-deep in knit ties and customer care.  As the force behind Gentleman’s Gazette, Raphael has been in the menswear world for a while.

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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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