Twice a month, we like to thank our sponsors for their support. They make it possible for us to do what we do, so we try to show a little appreciation in return.
Our first sponsor Ledbury primarily specializes in shirts, although they also carry a range of sport coats, trousers, and accessories. This week, twenty-five new shirts just landed on their website, each designed to transition you into fall. Lots of tattersalls and subtle checks that can be worn with brushed cotton trousers or jeans, as well as a soft, grey oxford-cloth button-down if you want something different from your usual blues and whites.
Our friends over at The Hanger Project are most known for their hangers (they’re flared at the shoulders to help support the shape of your jackets), but they also have the largest online selection of high-end shoe care products. That not only includes cleaners, conditioners, and polishes, but also specialized care products for every type of leather – shell cordovan, suede, nubuck, exotics, and calf. See here for their top-to-bottom shoe care guide.
Chipp is an old American clothier who used to dress men like JFK during the heydays of Ivy Style. They still offer custom (and ready-to-wear) clothing in their NYC store, but for online customers, they have classic neckties, bow ties, and suspenders. The ties are handmade in NYC and offered at exceptionally low prices. Their Italian grenadines, for example, are the most affordable around at $55 a piece.
Gustin keeps expanding into new territory. This week, they have Horween leather briefcases, each made made in California. These have waxed cotton interior dividers, a two-way YKK zipper, leather shoulder strap, and feet to keep the bottom off the ground. Price is $199 – lower than what most companies charge for canvas bags.
Finally, our thanks to Proper Cloth and Drake’s. Proper Cloth is an online custom shirtmaker, where you can design your ideal shirt from hundreds of different fabrics. You can send in measurements of your body or best-fitting shirt, or choose one of their pre-sized models (designed for slim or traditional fits). Drake’s, meanwhile, just released their fall/ winter lookbook. Along with the ties, pocket squares, and scarves they’re known for, they’ve also expanded into casualwear (including jeans and off-duty outerwear).