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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.

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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

An Open Letter to Boden: Your SEO strategy is sabotaging your influencer outreach

Posted by on Dec 3, 2016 in Advice & Resources, Modern Fellows | 0 comments

An Open Letter to Boden: Your SEO strategy is sabotaging your influencer outreach

A caution for other entrepreneurs about how one brand’s SEO strategy can undermine a more important outreach strategy.  Modern Fellows sent the below note to the founders of Boden, the stylish British clothing brand, in response to several emails the company sent regarding a link by Modern Fellows to Boden’s online menswear section. Dear Boden, Modern Fellows is an online effort to get to know the entrepreneurs who are helping men dress sharp in the digital...

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7 Amazing Menswear Shops to Find a Unique Christmas Gift in 2016

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Advice & Resources, Modern Fellows | 0 comments

7 Amazing Menswear Shops to Find a Unique Christmas Gift in 2016

Men deserve better than a generic department store gift. Here are 5 amazing direct-to-consumer menswear brands who offer a wide variety of unique gifts for the holidays: 1. Ledbury One of Modern Fellows’ top menswear shops, Richmond-based Ledbury is good value all year round. Around Christmastime, there are good deals to be had on unique and great-fitting shirting and a range of gifts for men. 2. Nordstrom We’ve raved in the past about why Nordstrom is...

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Shop these 5 Amazing Menswear Startups via Amazon.com

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Advice & Resources, Discounts and coupons, Entrepreneurs, Modern Fellows | 0 comments

Shop these 5 Amazing Menswear Startups via Amazon.com

It is easy to think of Amazon.com as a glorified big box store, but you can find all sorts of unique gifts and staples there, including some fresh menswear articles from up-and-coming brands. Here’s a look at 5 essential pieces from menswear startups that you can nab quickly on Amazon.  1. Daniel Wellington watches Daniel Wellington helped usher in the current watch craze, and has stuck to its knitting over the past several years, pushing out simple,...

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10 of the Best Menswear Books (Updated for 2016)

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Advice & Resources, Entrepreneurs, Modern Fellows | 0 comments

10 of the Best Menswear Books (Updated for 2016)

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. 1. Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion Flusser is the reigning modern day authority on male style and dress. Dressing is equal parts history, photography, and diary of the rules of dress that quotes Oscar Wilde,...

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5 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Guys

Posted by on Dec 10, 2015 in Advice & Resources, Entrepreneurs, Made in America, Modern Fellows | 0 comments

5 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Guys

What 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. Think about giving a gift for — 1. Braving the cold weather It’s getting cold out there. Refresh someone’s cold weather hat and glove options. Club Monaco has beautifully textured Donegal and Leather Gloves and  light grey speckled Herringbone Gloves on offer this...

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3 Steps to Finding a Good Local Tailor

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in Advice & Resources, Around DC, Custom tailoring, Modern Fellows | 0 comments

3 Steps to Finding a Good Local Tailor

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?  At least, these are some of the concerns that have swirled around my head from time to time as I thought about where to take that custom suit jacket whose sleeves were too long, that...

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13 Amazing Sites to Shop for Menswear (and counting)

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Advice & Resources, Custom tailoring, Entrepreneurs, Modern Fellows | 0 comments

13 Amazing Sites to Shop for Menswear (and counting)

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.  1. Ledbury Richmond-based Ledbury offers an amazing selection of off-the-rack dress and business casual shirts.  While their basic whites and blues are terrific, their...

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

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Advice & Resources, Around DC, Entrepreneurs, Modern Fellows | 0 comments

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

For a unique, thoughtful present, reach beyond the mall. Modern Fellows offers its 2014 menswear gift guide. 1. Uncover an interesting accessory There are a range of startups poised to help fill a guy’s stocking this year.  Beltology features funky herringbone belts that pair well with jeans; Jay Butler sports crocodile money clips and ostrich billfolds; and the Gentleman’s Gazette shop can set you up with retro-inspired handmade boutonniere silk flowers,...

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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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