Feature Friday – Graves Cox & Company

Today’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Kentucky: Graves Cox & Company. Graves Cox opened in downtown Lexington in 1888. With over 120 years in operation, this third-generation family business is considered one of the most well-respected men’s stores in the region. Leonard Cox, the store’s owner, operates the store with his grandfather’s philosophy in mind: “excellence without extravagance, along with good taste and quality at a fair price.” The shop carries a wide range of clothing and accessories from suits and sport coats to sportswear. In 2012, Graves Cox opened a location at the popular Fayette Mall in Lexington. You can also shop Graves Cox from home using the store’s Internet Catalog. For more on Lexington, read here.Graves Cox

Feature Friday – Hutton’s Fine Men’s Wear

Hutton'sToday’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Connecticut: Hutton’s Fine Men’s Wear of Ridgefield. Hutton’s was founded in 1875 by William Hutton, a Scottish tailor who had recently immigrated to the United States. Nearing its 140th year in operation, the family-owned business has continued William’s tradition of selling the finest tailored clothing, sportswear, and accessories to men of all ages.  Hutton’s offers tailoring and formal wear rental services.

Ridgefield is a small town at the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains in western Connecticut. Ridgefield was first settled in 1708. In 1777, the town was the site of the Battle of Ridgefield, a skirmish in the American Revolutionary War. Annual summer events in Ridgefield include a Nutmeg Festival and Antiques Flea Market.

Style And Social Media

Dapper ClassicsSocial Media has become a seemingly integral part of our modern society. Individuals use social media to express themselves, meet new people, and interact with friends and family. Businesses use social media for branding, advertising, and customer service. Social media can also be a helpful resource for information pertaining to men’s style. There is a wide range of style blogs on the web. Of course, these sites vary in degree of reliability. Some of our favorite style blogs are Put This On, Off The Cuff, The Fine Young Gentleman, and Male Standard. Each of these blogs is a dependable resource for men’s style.

At Dapper Classics, we use social media to share information we think our followers would want to know. Followers get a behind-the-scenes look at Dapper Classics and receive updates on new styles and special promotions, like our weekly Facebook giveaways. We also use social media to engage with previous and prospective customers. In addition to responding to questions about our brand and products, we encourage our followers to share images of themselves wearing Dapper Classics socks. We are always interested in seeing how our stylish customers wear our products, and we enjoy sharing these images with our followers. We also like to hear our followers’ suggestions for new sock styles. You can connect with Dapper Classics through social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+.

Feature Friday – John Isaac’s Clothing

John Isaac's ClothingToday’s Feature Friday spotlights our first retail partner in The Sunshine State: John Isaac’s Clothing of Gainesville, Florida. John Mitchell opened the store in 2008. The shop’s name is a tribute to the two men who helped Mitchell realize his dream of owning his own business: John (his father) and Isaac (his grandfather). The store carries an expansive selection of menswear—ranging from casual clubhouse wear to custom made suiting. John Isaac’s offers numerous services, including a “closet clean up” where a staff member will provide advice on what should stay or go from your closet, tailor ill-fitting clothing, and recommend new clothing that fits your personal style.

Gainesville is located in north central Florida. Founded in 1853, Gainesville experienced growth throughout the 19th century as a successful agricultural community. The city’s population further accelerated at the turn of the 20th century following the opening of the University of the State of Florida (later renamed the University of Florida). In recent years, Gainesville has received a wide variety of accolades: it has been ranked one of the “Best Places to Live and Play” in the USA; selected the healthiest community in America; and named the “Best Place to Start a Band in the United States”. (image credit)

Feature Friday – John Hyatt Clothing

John Hyatt ClothingToday’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in New Jersey: John Hyatt Clothing. John Hyatt is located in Summit. Bob Carroll opened the store, which is named after his father, in 2002. Bob’s vision was to create a true haberdashery with plaid wall coverings and decorations from a bygone era. He did just that. In 2013, the store added a Peter Millar Crown Shop. John Hyatt offers an impressive selection of what Bob calls “preppy-traditional clothing for the man (or woman) who doesn’t mind standing out a bit in the crowd.”

Summit is a small but economically and culturally diverse city. In fact, its residents speak over 35 languages. Summit is a popular transportation center due to its close location to Manhattan and major highways. The Carter House, the Reeves-Reed Arboretum, and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey are among the city’s most popular landmarks. Former Summit residents include musician and actor Ice-T, physicist John Bardeen (the only person to win two Nobel prizes in physics), and controversial legal reformer Anthony Comstock.