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DC’s Avenue Jack to Close

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Entrepreneurs, News | 0 comments

DC’s Avenue Jack to Close

Sad news to report in the DMV. Avenue Jack, which Modern Fellows profiled in October, announced it will close following selling off their inventory in January.  The DC menswear shop opened in April 2015 and cultivated a loyal following, including a lucrative visit from actor Kevin Spacey, but none of it was enough to save the store. Avenue Jack will be missed, and Modern Fellows looks forward to following founder and DC entrepreneur Scott Wallis’s future...

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16 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals and Coupons from Menswear Entrepreneurs

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Entrepreneurs, Modern Fellows, News | 0 comments

16 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals and Coupons from Menswear Entrepreneurs

Here’s a quick roundup of 2016 Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and discount codes and coupons from some of our favorite innovative menswear brands who are helping men dress sharp in the digital age: Allen Edmunds 50% Off Selected Styles + Free Shipping During the Allen Edmonds Black Friday Sale. Birchbox For Black Friday – Cyber Monday: Aces (Birchbox VIPs) receive 20% off, subscribers to Birchbox receive 15% off, and everyone else receives 10% off...

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Get to Know Avenue Jack, an Easy-to-Miss DC Menswear Gem in Dupont Circle

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Around DC, Entrepreneurs, Modern Fellows, News | 0 comments

Get to Know Avenue Jack, an Easy-to-Miss DC Menswear Gem in Dupont Circle

Nestled between Luna Grill and one of four Starbucks in Dupont Circle in Washington DC, Avenue Jack can be easy to miss.  The new menswear outlet looks like it’s been in the neighborhood forever – the façade nearly blends into the Starbucks – though it only opened its doors in April 2015. Avenue Jack is the brainchild of DC resident Scott Wallis.  Wallis, who lives nearby and staffs the store regularly along with a handful of friendly and laid-back colleagues, has a...

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Look inside the new Black Lapel suit showroom with co-founder Derek Tian

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Modern Fellows, News | 0 comments

Look inside the new Black Lapel suit showroom with co-founder Derek Tian

Black Lapel is fast becoming one of the deans of online custom suiting for men.  Modern Fellows caught up with co-founder Derek Tian in the company’s brand new showroom in New York recently to discuss Black Lapel’s new fall collection and upcoming plans.    Derek was focused on readying Black Lapel’s fall custom suiting collection, which is now available online.  The collection is heavy on rich browns and reds, including a daring maroon tuxedo and red...

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Away Travel Founder Steph Korey on Disrupting the Travel Industry and Why It Shouldn’t Cost A Thousand Bucks for a Plastic Box on Wheels

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Modern Fellows, News | 0 comments

Away Travel Founder Steph Korey on Disrupting the Travel Industry and Why It Shouldn’t Cost A Thousand Bucks for a Plastic Box on Wheels

Can the entrepreneurs behind New York-based startup Away transform the travel goods industry? They’re off to a good start with a first-class carry-on suitcase at a coach price. I travel. A lot. And my go-to piece of luggage – a heavy and slightly-clunky, battered and bright-red Victorinox 21 inch roller that can usually be jammed into an overhead bin – is always an afterthought until I have to lug it around the streets of Berlin or Havana or through the seemingly...

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Ledbury Opens New Retail Shop in Georgetown

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Around DC, Custom tailoring, Entrepreneurs, Modern Fellows, News | 0 comments

Ledbury Opens New Retail Shop in Georgetown

Richmond-based menswear brand Ledbury — a longtime favorite of Modern Fellows — has launched a permanent shop in Washington, DC along Cady’s Alley in Georgetown.  Ledbury made the decision after a series of pop-up shops in Georgetown over the past several holiday seasons. The online brand has put an emphasis on getting in front of potential customers through a retail outlet in Richmond and by participating in select projects such as Northern Grade....

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Backed by Italian Mills, Menswear Startup Lanieri Delivers Custom Suits Direct from Italy

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Custom tailoring, Entrepreneurs, Modern Fellows, News | 1 comment

Backed by Italian Mills, Menswear Startup Lanieri Delivers Custom Suits Direct from Italy

Online custom tailors are everywhere, but how many can boast a pure Italian pedigree and the backing of a centuries-old fabric mill? Menswear startup Lanieri delivers made-to-measure suits and shirts crafted by Italian tailors using high-end Made-in-Italy fabrics.  Modern Fellows caught up with Lanieri co-founder Riccardo Schiavotto to go behind the brand. Schiavotto, who used to work as a consultant, had to wear a suit everyday to work.  As he started looking at next...

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Meet Unsimply Stitched and their New Spring Socks

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Entrepreneurs, Modern Fellows, News | 0 comments

Meet Unsimply Stitched and their New Spring Socks

Los Angeles-based Unsimply Stitched recently released a new, colorful spring line of socks. Modern Fellows caught up with President Alex Hendeles to discuss their global journey, trade shows and expansion into boxer trunks while testing out their new spring line. Exclusive: Save 10% on Unsimply Stitched Socks using code MODERNFELLOWS Alex sent over a range of new spring styles from Unsimply Stitched, which iterates on three years of production.  The new designs are in...

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Behind the Scenes at Trunk Club in DC

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Around DC, Custom tailoring, Entrepreneurs, Modern Fellows, News | 1 comment

Behind the Scenes at Trunk Club in DC

Menswear styling service Trunk Club has been quietly building out a physical presence across the United States to complement its online subscription offering. Their expansion includes a clubhouse in Washington, DC, where Modern Fellows recently caught up with their team. Founded in 2009 by Bonobos co-founder Brian Spaly and acquired by Nordstrom in the summer of 2014, the company began opening studios with their home base in Chicago. Trunk Club arrived in DC in March...

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Getting to Know the New Knot Standard

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Around DC, Custom tailoring, Entrepreneurs, Modern Fellows, News | 1 comment

Getting to Know the New Knot Standard

Knot Standard feels like a classic tailor updated for the digital age. After evolving several times since it began five years ago, founders John Ballay and Matt Mueller seem to have found their groove, offering a seamless experience and quality product online and across an expanding series of showrooms scattered throughout the United States and Dubai. Modern Fellows’ readers receive a 15% discount online for first time customers via this link and code...

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