Today’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Ohio: Laura of Pembroke. Laura Sirpilla Bosworth, Veronica Sirpilla and John Sirpilla started the family venture over 25 years ago in the Cleveland area. In 1997, they relocated the store to its present location in Canton. Originally a boutique that only carried women’s designer clothing and accessories, the shop has since expanded to offer fine home furnishings, interior design consulting, and personal shopper services. Dapper Classics is pleased to contribute to Laura of Pembroke’s initial line of men’s accessories.
Located in northeastern Ohio, Canton was founded in 1805. Canton is known as the birthplace of the National Football League and the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The city is also famous for its role in the 1896 presidential election. During the presidential campaign, William McKinley held his popular “front porch campaign” from his home in Canton. McKinley eventually won the presidency and was later re-elected for a second term in 1900. In 1901, McKinley became the third U.S. president to be assassinated.
Today’s Feature Friday spotlights our first retail partner in Missouri: Hudson & Jane. After more than twenty years of success in retail, Rick and Flo Ann Brehm decided to open their own store in Kansas City. Hudson & Jane is named after classic styles found in neighborhoods in New York City. Customers can expect a one of a kind shopping experience as they peruse the store’s wide selection of fine men’s and women’s clothing. Rick and Flo Ann are generous with their fashion expertise and passionate about helping shoppers find their own signature styles.
Founded in 1838, Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri. Kansas City has a variety of popular nicknames, including City of Fountains—for its over 200 fountains—Heart of America—for its central location in the continental US—and Paris of the Plains—for its many boulevards. Kansas City has been home to many famous individuals, including Walt Disney, Amelia Earhart, Ernest Hemingway, and President Harry S. Truman. The city is well known for its jazz and blues music and distinct style of barbecue.
Dapper Classics was founded with the intent of providing men with a quality, stylish, Made in USA option for fine hosiery. We started our pursuit of this goal by focusing on the most significant need in the market: over-the-calf socks. Traditionally, over-the-calf socks have been the preferred fit for dapper dress because of their style and comfort. Over-the-calf socks ensure that the entire calf remains covered when a gentlemen sits and crosses his legs, and, unlike many shorter socks, they stay up throughout the day. Over the last two years, Dapper Classics has produced over 150 distinct styles of American-made, over-the-calf socks. These socks have been met with much acclaim—garnering praise from long-time over-the-calf sock wearers while introducing new men to the over-the-calf fit.
While Dapper Classics always plans to offer over-the-calf socks, we are excited to announce that we are expanding our selection of fine men’s hosiery to include mid-calf socks. We know some men prefer wearing their dress socks shorter, and we want to provide those gents with classic, Made in USA options to choose from. Our new mid-calf styles are 5 inches shorter than our over-the-calf socks and knitted with the same American-made quality you’ve come to expect from Dapper Classics.
Selection Sunday, filling out brackets, and “Cinderella” stories are just a few reasons March Madness might be the most exciting time of year for sports fans. Even people who aren’t typically college basketball fans can’t resist the intrigue of the NCAA Tournament. Whether you make poor choices when filling out your bracket or cheer too wildly for your favorite team, March Madness can make a fool out of the best of us. Fortunately, you don’t have to dress foolishly while rooting for your team.
Dapper Classics has a wide selection of colorful socks that can help you upgrade your game day gear. We have styles for some of this year’s top seeds, such as Florida and Wichita State, as well as some of this year’s potential “Cinderella” teams, like North Carolina Central University and Weber State University. Dapper Classics dress socks are the perfect way to sport your team colors while at work. And when you’re away from the office, ditch the ill-fitting college t-shirt and don some school-color inspired socks. Make your Alma Mater proud. Cheer in style with Dapper Classics socks.