Meet Jay Butler. Founded by Justin Jeffers, a longtime menswear blogger, the new venture launched this fall with a focus on unique small leather goods — everything from a crocodile money clip to an ostrich billfold.
New York-based suit startup Black Lapel recently unveiled their Fall 2014 suiting fabrics and invited Modern Fellows to take a look.
Can an app take measurements as accurately as a tailor? New online startup MTailor delivers precision measurements via your iPhone.
The entrepreneurs behind custom suit and shirt tailor Hall Madden (known as Proper Suit when this review was initially posted) 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.
Men of the Cloth, “an inspiring portrait of three Italian master tailors who confront the decline of the apprentice system in the twilight of their career,” is coming to the West End Cinema on October 14 at 7pm.
Modern 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.
Collared 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.
If 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?
Longtime 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.
It 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.