I got a ton of stuff launched on the site last week! All of our E. Formicola for the season is live, along with our new H. Stockton untipped grenadine ties, some incredible outerwear and new shoes from Alden and Rancourt!
We're also continuing with our $50 off of $150+ purchase for signing up for our newsletter through October 31st. If there's something that's been on your mind, now you've got a little incentive to pick it up!
This season launches our partnership with Errico Formicola. We've got handmade dress shirts, neckwear, tailored clothing (two suits, two blazers, one sportcoat) and sportshirts from these guys. The photos of these pieces really don't do them justice. The construction and fabrics used are absolutely incredible. And don't even get me started on their button-down collar...
If you've never heard of Manastash, they're an outerwear company founded in Seattle in 1993 and now based in Tokyo. Their products are a little more rugged than we've had in the past, but I love how they easily blend with our more "tailored" sportswear. They're insanely well-priced and the quality is off the charts. Their garments are eco-friendly and they fuse low-tech fabrics like Ripstop or duck canvas with high-tech synthetic fabrics like Primaloft and Coolmax. The paneled parka and downfilled overshirt are two of the coolest pieces of outerwear I've seen in a long time. I particularly love how they're technical without looking very technical.
These are two more REALLY amazing pieces of outerwear (the cardigan is pretty damn heavy) that we've got this season.
First up, this shearling coat by Aston. They're a leather goods and apparel company located in New York City. They're perhaps most well-known for their shearling, but their quality is out of this world and it's all made in either Greenwich Village or their workshop in Brooklyn. Anyone that's put this coat on in-store has cracked a smile immediately. The outer is buttery soft and the interior feels like you're wrapped in the world's most comfortable blanket.
Secondly, our Scottish lambswool shawl cardigan. This type of piece is something we haven't done in a while and what better way to make a shawl cardigan than going straight to the source in Scotland? It's heavy enough to be outerwear in the south, but can also be incredibly useful for layering. I think the horn button sets this apart as well!
Grenadine Ties + Secret Weapon Square
You'll see more and more H. Stockton private label coming. We're thrilled with how the grenadine ties came in. Untipped, handmade in Italy and we've got six colors for Fall.
The other exciting development are our English-made pocket squares. We started with a few back in mid-Spring and have a delivery inbound in the next few weeks. One of the coolest squares I've ever seen, which just launched online, is our Secret Weapon.
One of our salesmen has had this idea in his head for a number of years and we were finally able to see it through! The gun diagram is an actual Walther PPK (James Bond's gun) and it's printed on a beautiful white silk. Originally intending this to be a Black Tie accessory, quite a few of our clients have picked it up for regular office wear. Even if you're not a huge Bond fan, it's a way to have a little fun.
Alden for H. Stockton
For this season we did two boot makeups and they're two of my favorite Alden designs we've done in my time here:
Tobacco Chamois Plaza Last Captoe boot
Burnished Tan Calfskin George boot
The captoe is quite possibly my favorite Alden boot I've ever seen. I've never been a huge fan of the Plaza last, but in this combination of leather and shape it reads far more English than American to me. The hooks + eyes, pull tab and Commando sole are the icing on the cake.
The George boot is a style we've always done well with. Our goal for this iteration was to make it a bit more sleek and dressy, so we decided to build it on the Hampton last instead of the Barrie (Alden's typical last for this style). It's still got a good bit of heft, but I think it's a great option for an all around dress boot.
We've still got quite a bit going up throughout the season and if any of you need anything, don't hesitate to ask!