Todd Shelton has his hands full. Two years ago this month, the Tennessee-born menswear designer decided to move manufacturing of his classic, already-American-made lineup of shirts, knits, jeans and pants in-house.
Vinnie Sikka is a man who prioritizes physical over digital. While his online dress shirting business Deo Veritas relies on customer clicks, he’ll tell you he is more concerned about the quality of his shirts than a slick online interface.
It has been a whirlwind couple of months for Ricky Choi and Phil Moldavski, the Living Social alumni behind the Washington, DC-based menswear staples startup Nice Laundry.
With the explosion of affordable custom tailors in recent years — led by venture-backed behemoths such as Indochino and bolstered by fledgling, well-regarded entrants like Black Lapel — Modern Fellows has released a guide to buying made-to-measure suits and shirts online.
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.
It 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.
What 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.
With Thanksgiving over, Modern Fellows presents its second annual, minimally-detailed and anything-but-exhaustive list of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday sales for 2013, highlighting discounts and deals from several friends and favorite brands. Please confirm details with merchants.
“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.
On the strip in Las Vegas, you can’t turn around without bumping into both beachwear and high-end luxury fashion from the likes of Prada and Gucci, but trying to find a thoughtful collection of menswear and accessories is another story. Stitched Lifestyle, in the swanky Cosmopolitan Las Vegas is an impressive effort to bridge that gap.
One of the few incubators in the United States at the intersection of fashion and technology, Stitch Factory is looking to help build the kind of hip, tech-savvy destination for entrepreneurs envisioned by Zappos.com CEO, Tony Hsieh, who is embarking on a SimCity-of-sorts project to reboot downtown Las Vegas.
In 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.