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In less than a decade, menswear has been transformed by designers, retailers, writers and other entrepreneurs who are using technology and social media to communicate and grow.  This section highlights the individuals and companies who are making properly fitting clothing more accessible and interesting in the digital age.

Blog Directory

Modern Fellows’ list of the best men’s style blogs

News Roundup of Menswear Entrepreneurs

A curated selection of news stories covering men’s style leaders

Where to Buy American

View Modern Fellows’ list of where to buy stylish American-made clothes

A Walking Guide to the Best Menswear Shops in London

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Advice & Resources, Custom tailoring, Entrepreneurs, Modern Fellows | 0 comments

A Walking Guide to the Best Menswear Shops in London

You 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. The birthplace of Beau Brummell and the home of Savile Row, the City of London helped developed modern tailored dress and remains central to men’s fashion.  Perhaps most exciting, while Savile Row has aged and shrunk (as one does when one ages, I suppose), a new generation of entrepreneurs is opening shops...

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Where to Buy the Best Socks Online: Power Socks

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in Advice & Resources, Entrepreneurs, Modern Fellows | 1 comment

Where to Buy the Best Socks Online: Power Socks

For entrepreneurs, feet are big business. An explosion in recent years of startups focused on men’s accessories has flooded the digital marketplace with easily-accessible, sometimes-affordable and often-colorful sock options.  Modern Fellows tested out a variety of sizes, blends, and designs from several entrepreneurial sock outfits during a prolonged, record-setting heatwave affecting the east coast. This is the first of a two-part series profiling entrepreneurs...

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5 Thoughtful Fathers Day Gift Ideas for the Modern Dad

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in Advice & Resources, Entrepreneurs, Modern Fellows | 0 comments

5 Thoughtful Fathers Day Gift Ideas for the Modern Dad

What to get dad for Father’s Day? It is a question that dates back at least to 1966, when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a proclamation urging the official observance of Father’s Day.  While a lot has changed in the last forty years, some advertisers, books and pundits still play to the outdated stereotype of a dad as a bumbling caretaker or hapless cook.  Here are several unique father’s day gift ideas for the kind of man who parents actively,...

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Unique graduation gifts for guys: 5 modern takes on classic presents for stylish men

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Advice & Resources, Entrepreneurs, Modern Fellows | 0 comments

Unique graduation gifts for guys: 5 modern takes on classic presents for stylish men

With graduation around the corner, here are some gift ideas for guys that put a unique spin on some old standbys, courtesy of a new generation of entrepreneurs. From a book about surviving life in the digital age to a luxury watch without the luxury price-tag, there are options for any budget: 1. Under $20: Food for thought about work and life in the digital age Under twenty bucks, a book might be best.  While you could go sentimental (Oh, the Places You’ll Go!),...

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Looking for a Special Gift for a Stylish Guy? Choose One with a Great Story Behind It

Posted by on Nov 22, 2012 in Advice & Resources, Entrepreneurs, Modern Fellows | 2 comments

Looking for a Special Gift for a Stylish Guy? Choose One with a Great Story Behind It

Anyone can walk into Macy’s and pull a dress shirt and tie off the rack. This year, instead of running half-crazed through the mall, make a gift special by finding one that carries a great story with it. From stylish dress shirts from North Carolina to socks direct from Alabama, below are several unique alternatives to navigating the local department store clutching a 20 percent off savings pass, along with a nod to the entrepreneurs behind the products. 1. A North...

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GQ is Way Off-Base: DC Men Have Already Stepped Up their Style

Posted by on Nov 2, 2012 in Advice & Resources, Around DC, Modern Fellows | 1 comment

GQ is Way Off-Base: DC Men Have Already Stepped Up their Style

GQ’s writers must not spend much time in the nation’s capital. The city has changed dramatically since however many years ago it was when the author of this month’s “Project Upgrade: Capitol Hill Edition” formed an opinion that professional men in the District favor “blousy shirts and ill-fitting suits.” It is easy to take pot-shots at Washington, but walk down K Street or around the halls of Congress, and you generally see men who dress confidently and with care. That...

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The Best Menswear Blogs of the Moment

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in Advice & Resources, Modern Fellows | 0 comments

The Best Menswear Blogs of the Moment

Everyone has their go-to sites for style advice.  Modern Fellows is no exception, and has compiled a resource of what we consider the best resources for professional mens’ style – from A Continuous Lean to Putthison to WWD. Yogi Berra once said, “you can observe a lot just by watching.”In the course of seeking out advice on mens’ fashion and style and then jumping into publishing Modern Fellows, I watched a number of men’s blogs and...

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Embracing Technology, Nordstrom Suggests Why More Guys Are Dressing Up

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Advice & Resources, Custom tailoring, Modern Fellows | 0 comments

Embracing Technology, Nordstrom Suggests Why More Guys Are Dressing Up

For a retailer founded in 1901, Nordstrom has done an admirable job of embracing modern fashion and digital retail while still adhering to some important old-fashioned values. The Men’s Shop’s technology-enhanced Fall 2012 Sourcebook is one example, which picks up on the major theme of this blog — the value of dressing sharp. While the issue is full of modern takes on professional clothing, page 14,  posted below with the permission of Nordstrom,...

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Slate.com on Superlative Socks

Posted by on Apr 16, 2012 in Advice & Resources, Modern Fellows | 0 comments

Slate.com on Superlative Socks

Sunday’s Washington Post business section included an article by Seth Stevenson of Slate.com who went, tongue-in-cheek, in search of “the world’s most exquisite dress sock.” Since so few people can afford $200 cashmere Zimmerli’s, let’s look at a few more affordable choices for everyday wear. First, a confession. I’m a big fan of bright, lively socks. Men have so few options for adding personality to their attire. Cufflinks and socks...

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The Trouble with Hyperbole (and GQ’s March Style “Bible”)

Posted by on Mar 14, 2012 in Advice & Resources, Modern Fellows | 0 comments

The Trouble with Hyperbole (and GQ’s March Style “Bible”)

In an era of twitter and ever-declining attention spans, an increasingly-frequent tendency  is to adopt generic, over-the-top shorthand to describe a relatively ordinary event.  If everything is a “game-changer,” nothing is. When CNN suggests “breaking news” is happening 12  hours a day, it’s easy to tune out.  So it is with GQ’s March “Style Bible,” which might more accurately be described as a style pamphlet. Their...

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