10 of the Best Menswear Books (Updated for 2016)

10 of the Best Menswear Books (Updated for 2016)

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Menswear blogs are great, but sometimes it is nice to curl up with an actual, substantial, physical book to learn more about menswear philosophies and style trends.  To follow are 10 of our favorite books on mens’ fashion and style.

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

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

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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.   

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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

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

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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.

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Ledbury Opens New Retail Shop in Georgetown

Ledbury Opens New Retail Shop in Georgetown

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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.

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In Praise of the Essential Gray Suit

In Praise of the Essential Gray Suit

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Writing a menswear blog encourages exploration of bold patterns and colors, but when I need to look my best for a big day, I turn to an essential staple — a sharp, cool gray suit. At least I did, until it ripped — badly — at a conference.  Thank goodness for online custom tailor Black Lapel.

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Where to Buy Your Neckties Part 1: Twillory

Where to Buy Your Neckties Part 1: Twillory

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Yes, Twillory is a startup, though their founding dates back Germany circa 1892. More than a century later, a new generation is using technology to innovate and reach men in America and beyond.

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Review: Luxury Made-in-Italy Suits from Menswear Startup Lanieri

Review: Luxury Made-in-Italy Suits from Menswear Startup Lanieri

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With Italian lineage and a partnership with a centuries-old fabric mill, online custom tailor Lanieri casts a unique shadow in the still-burgeoning field of made-to-measure suiting.  Modern Fellows reviewed the Lanieri.com suit experience after catching up with co-founder Riccardo Schiavotto to go behind the brand last year.

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5 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Guys

5 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Guys

1-Christmas-2016What to give, what to get? Modern Fellows has some ideas.  From helping to brave the colder weather to providing a little escape from the everyday, here are five great gift options for guys.

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Forget the gigantic TV deals: Shop these menswear startups on Black Friday

Forget the gigantic TV deals: Shop these menswear startups on Black Friday

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How important is that 55-inch television deal really? If you’re going to shop on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday, skip the mega-stores and go for a gift with a great story behind it. Here are some great options for places to find unique gifts for the man in your life — 

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3 Steps to Finding a Good Local Tailor

3 Steps to Finding a Good Local Tailor

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You don’t think much about a tailor until you need one. When that moment comes, it can be a little anxiety-inducing.  Can the dry cleaner down the street do it? Would it be better to search Yelp reviews and blog posts for a dedicated tailor? How do I know if they are ripping me off? 

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13 Amazing Sites to Shop for Menswear (and counting)

13 Amazing Sites to Shop for Menswear (and counting)

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Information overload is a constant challenge in the digital age.  Blogs — including this one — review product after product, store after store, and the posts just keep coming.  So who are our favorites? Here’s a list of 13 of the best sites we’ve found to shop for menswear. 

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

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

Lanieri-wineOnline 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.

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A Solution to Your Gross Underwear Drawer: Subscription Undershirts By Stork

A Solution to Your Gross Underwear Drawer: Subscription Undershirts By Stork

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While subscription clothing and shoes from the likes of Trunk Club may not be for everyone, you don’t have to hate to shop to love the idea of subscription undershirts.  Basic underwear and undershirts should be switched out on a regular basis, but who really thinks about buying underwear until they’re threadbare?  Getting a pack of shirts in the mail every couple of months from an Internet retailer like Stork is the perfect solution to your gross underwear drawer.

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20 dollars off at Proper Cloth

20 dollars off at Proper Cloth

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Readers of Modern Fellows receive a discount of $20 off Proper Cloth custom dress shirts for first time customers.  Based out of New York, Proper Cloth provides  made-to-measure shirting online and via a Big Apple showroom.

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Curated, No-Hassle Custom Shirts from ShirtCycle

Curated, No-Hassle Custom Shirts from ShirtCycle

ShirtCycle-homepageNew York entrepreneurs Gage Mersereau and Matt Harpalani set out to create an online experience that removed the biggest hassles that inhibited guys from buying custom shirts online.  Meet ShirtCycle, which delivers a package of three curated custom shirts monthly along with an innovative and mostly painless onboarding process for new customers.

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