Wool For Winter

The leaves are fewer, the skies are grayer, and the winds are brisker. Winter is here.

At Dapper Classics, our motto is “Dapper is in the Details.” We also believe that paying attention to details can help you remain comfortable throughout the winter season. Staying warm this winter starts with your socks. Wearing Dapper Classics Fine Merino Wool socks is a stylish way to keep your feet warm in the colder weather.

Dapper Classics’s fine merino wool originates from sheep farms in the Montana Region. The wool is then superwashed and processed into top in South Carolina before it is expertly knitted at a third-generation mill in North Carolina. Our wide selection of Red, Green, Purple, and Charcoal styles all make for classic Winter looks. Shop these styles and the rest of our timeless socks to find looks that complement your sweaters, scarves, and pea coats. Stay dapper in every season with Made in USA men’s dress socks from Dapper Classics.

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Feature Friday – Hassis Men’s Shop

Hassis Men's ShopToday’s Feature Friday spotlights our first retail partner in Pennsylvania: Hassis Men’s Shop. Hassis has provided men of Newtown Square with fine clothing since 1968. The store carries a wide selection of dress and casual clothing, and the friendly staff is eager to help men achieve a confident, distinctive look. In addition to the Newtown Square shop—where you can purchase Dapper Classics socks—Hassis has a location in Avalon, New Jersey.

Newtown Square, or Newtown Township, is a small community in southeastern Pennsylvania. Settled in 1681, the town was planned by William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania. Newtown Square was an agriculture community for most of its history. However, following the growth of the suburbs, the farms became fewer and fewer, and the town became a bedroom community for nearby Philadelphia.

Feature Friday – Threads Menswear

threadsToday’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Oklahoma: Threads Menswear. Ryan and Amy Clark founded Threads at Historic Campus Corner in Norman in 2012. Their vision was to open a unique shop to meet all of a southern gentleman’s sartorial needs. Threads carries a wide selection of classic American brands, including Allen Edmonds, Southern Tide, and Collared Greens.

Norman was settled during the Land Run of 1889. The Land Run opened the “Unassigned Lands” to legal settlers who were permitted to claim the land as long as they lived on and improved it.  A number of people snuck into the unoccupied land early and hid before the Land Run with the hopes of being the first to claim the best land. These people became known as “Sooners”. “Sooners” would later become the official nickname of the University of Oklahoma, which is located in Norman.

Feature Friday – Southern Wear And Goods

SWAGToday’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Kentucky: Southern Wear and Goods of Louisville. Laura Lee Boone and Jennifer Smith opened Southern Wear and Goods—or “SWAG” for short—in November of 2013. SWAG is Laura and Jennifer’s second retail venture—the first being CIRCE, a women’s boutique they opened ten years ago. SWAG is a lifestyle store aimed at meeting the clothing needs of men and women of all ages. The shop carries a wide selection of brands, including a variety of companies with roots in the South.

Founded in 1778, Louisville is named after King Louis XVI of France. Louisville is the largest and, perhaps, most culturally diverse city in the Commonwealth. The city has a thriving art and music scene that has served as a launching pad for successful bands such as My Morning Jacket. Each year Louisville hosts the Kentucky Derby, which is considered the most prestigious event in horse racing and “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports”. Many major corporations—including UPS Airlines, Papa Johns, and Yum! Brands—are located in Louisville. The city is also home to Muhammad Ali and the Louisville Cardinals, winners of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.

Feature Friday – Houck’s Menswear

Houck's MenswearToday’s Feature Friday spotlights our first retail partner in Maryland: Houck’s Menswear. Larry Houck opened the store in Centreville in 2012. This year the shop relocated to Chestertown. Houck’s goal is to provide quality American-Made clothing to men of all ages. All of the products in Houck’s are made in the USA. The store carries an impressive selection of fine men’s clothing and also provides a tuxedo rental service.

Chestertown is a small town located along the Chester River. The city’s proximity to the river made it an important port town in the eighteenth century. According to local legend, the people of Chestertown held their own “tea party” as an act of colonial defiance following the Boston Tea Party of 1774. Nowadays, the community celebrates and re-enacts these alleged events with the Chestertown Tea Party Festival. Chestertown was mentioned in the popular 2000 film The Patriot.

Holiday Style: Keep It Dapper

Holiday SocksThe holiday season is a popular time of year for not-so-dapper dressing. Hokey neckties and tacky sweaters seem as common as silver bells on street corners. While there might be a time and place for said attire—themed holiday parties—these style missteps should not be the norm.

Although we strongly recommend discretion when making wardrobe decisions this time of year, no one likes a “Grinch” that dismisses all things holiday-themed. At Dapper Classics, we aim to help gentlemen stay dapper throughout the year. So, for this holiday season, we’ve released a selection of Classic Holiday Styles. This new collection includes Red with Green Stripe, Green with Red Stripe, Red with Green Polka-Dot, and Green with Red Polka-Dot socks. Wearing these holiday-themed socks is a great way to stay dapper while getting in the holiday spirit this year. These limited-edition Made in USA socks will only be available while supplies last.