Inside Ledbury and Read Wall DC Christmas Pop-Up Stores

Several online retailers set up shop in Georgetown this holiday season, offering DC residents an opportunity to touch fabrics, try on clothes and get to know their brands offline.  Modern Fellows toured pop ups put on by Richmond-based Ledbury and Washington, DC’s Read Wall this week and captured some photos of what’s on offer.

On Kickstarter now: DC-based Proper Socks and $70 American-made Shirts from Hucklebury

proper-socks-kickstarterIt is a challenge to keep up with crowd-funding these days.  Since Kickstarter and similar platforms have proven themselves to be useful pre-order mechanisms for fashion startups, the sheer number of campaigns has exploded.  While it is impossible to review them all, Modern Fellows caught up with two promising companies online right now on Kickstarter: Proper Socks and Hucklebury.

7 Made-in-America Gift Ideas for Guys

American-made-gifts-2013What better time than Cyber Monday to trot out a gift guide?  From head-to-toe, below are seven ideas for stylish American-made gifts for men.

Welcome to the Hat Shop, DC: An Interview with Goorin Bros. CEO Ben Goorin

Goorin-Bros-CEO-Ben-Goorin“Welcome to the hat shop!” Ben Goorin is standing at the door to his company’s new Georgetown outpost, offering a hearty greeting to a steady stream of shoppers. It has been a busy eight years for the fourth generation CEO who, since taking over the business, has opened nearly 30 retail stores selling American-made hats directly to men and women.

Where to Buy the Best Socks Online: 6 Modern Takes on Classic Styles

Charles-Mark-and-Sons-SocksIn the second of a two-part series profiling unique places to buy the best socks online, Modern Fellows highlights entrepreneurs who are producing modern takes on classic sock styles that are way more interesting and carefully considered than what you will find in the local department store.