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If you’re interested in bespoke footwear and have fifteen minutes on your hand, The Hanger Project just put up a video on Foster & Son, one of the most storied names in British shoemaking. In some ways, Foster is the follow-up to Peal, a legendary high-society British shoemaker that went under sometime in the mid-20th century. When Peal went belly up, Foster hired their lastmaker, Terry Moore, and inherited some of their lasts (which today informs Foster’s designs). That’s why you’ll see Peal’s fox logo now at Foster. (Brooks Brothers uses the same emblem, but they have no real connection to Peal). You can watch The Hanger Project’s interview with the company on YouTube.
There’s some big news this week at Proper Cloth. First, they just got back from Scotland, where they shot their fall/ winter lookbook. Even though they’re a custom shirtmaker, they do these lookbooks to give their customers some inspiration on how to wear some of their cloths. Secondly, they’re now doing made-to-order sport coats. And while it’s not quite fully custom in terms of fit, it does give you a huge range of size options – from 32 to 64, with short, regular, and long lengths. Additionally, Proper Cloth will be extending their perfect fit guarantee, providing complimentary remakes, and/ or reimbursing customers for any expenses related to alterations.
We often talk about Chipp Neckwear’s grenadines – they’re affordable, made in the USA, and cost a fraction of what their competitors charge. That said, the company is most known for their cheeky novelty ties. Paul, the company’s owner, notes that he has special Thanksgiving and baseball ties up for sale (“great with the World Series approaching,” he says). It’s not easy to decipher, but this one says “five to four, bottom of the fifth, one out, and no one on.” Like with every one of the company’s novelty ties, this one is a conversation piece.
If you’re looking to stock on up new trousers this fall, Dapper Classics just added some new styles in a lighter brown Donegal lambswool, as well as three new Super 120 options – navy, mid-gray, and charcoal. The navy and charcoal are designed to be worn with lighter colored sport coats; the light brown and mid-gray for everything else. Dapper Classics’ trousers come in two fits – slim and classic – and are made in NYC by one of the world’s most respected trouser makers.
Huckberry is all about giving their customers savings on quality menswear, so they’re offering our readers a special promotion this week. Take 15% off all Flint and Tinder apparel with the checkout code PUTTHISON (the code is good till October 2nd). Additionally, you can sign up for a free membership on their site. Each week, they send new and exclusive promotional offers, as well as inspirational stories.
Lastly, Twillory is continuing to add new shirts to their collection. Just in time for fall, they have some conservative plaids that can be used to dress down sport coats. The shirts are normally $99 each, but to encourage new customers to try their designs, Twillory offers a special “buy one, get one free” promotion for first time buyers, bringing the price down to $49.75. The 30-day return window makes it easy to send things back for a refund if you don’t like them.
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