Feature Friday – Shirts Ties N’ Links

Today’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Kentucky: Shirts Ties N’ Links. Friends John Jackson and Chuck Ellis opened the store in Louisville’s Westport Village in 2012. Prior to Shirts Ties N’ Links, Jackson operated another clothing store in Louisville. Ellis owned a successful tennis store and shopped at Jackson’s store. Jackson and Ellis wanted Shirts Ties N’ Links to be a specialty store for men who desired to expand their wardrobe beyond traditional blues and grays. The shop has been featured in Louisville Magazine and has provided clothing for derby fashion shows. For more on Louisville, read here. (image credit)Shirts Ties N' Links

Dapper Classics + Old Try

Work & PlayWe’re excited to announce a special collaboration with Old Try. Old Try is an American company owned and operated by husband and wife Micah and Marianna Whitson. The couple founded Old Try in 2011 with the goal of connecting people to places by making “Goods for Home & Away.” As noted on their website, Old Try specializes in “Southern things for folks who lived in and out of the South.” Since its founding, Old Try has been featured in numerous online and print publications, including Boston Magazine, Garden & Gun Magazine, and Deep South Magazine.

Teaming up with Old Try seemed only natural considering its similarities with Dapper Classics. Both are family businesses that make quality Made in USA goods and are headquartered in the South. The Dapper Classics + Old Try collaboration offers a limited release of “Work & Play” socks. The “Work” sock is patterned with the Old Try tool logo. The “Play” sock features a whisky bottle pattern. Get yours while supplies last! (image credit: Old Try)

If your business is interested in private label socks made by Dapper Classics, email us at contact@dapperclassics.com.

Dapper Classics – Father’s Day Sale

Father's Day SaleIn honor of dads everywhere, Dapper Classics is offering a special Father’s Day Sale. For a limited time only, buy any 3 pairs and get 20% off your entire order! Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift can be a challenge—especially for the dad who seems to have everything. Why not give your father the gift of style this year?

Dapper Classics socks are a gracious way to say “thank you” to the man who taught you what it meant to dress like a gentleman. And if your pops is lacking in sartorial savvy, Dapper Classics dress socks are a thoughtful way to help him become more stylish. With nearly 200 unique socks, Dapper Classics carries options for dad’s of all style preferences—from bold to traditional. Order by June 10th to ensure the socks arrive before Father’s Day. Your dad will be grateful.

Feature Friday – J.W. Tweeds

J.W. TweedsToday’s Feature Friday spotlights our first retail partner in North Carolina: J.W. Tweeds. Carol Dickerson has owned and operated the store since 1995. The multi-level shop carries a wide selection of men’s and women’s American and European sportswear. The store, a community favorite, has been featured in regional publications and has provided clothing for local fashion shows.

Blowing Rock is a tourist town located in western North Carolina. The town gets its name from an old Native American legend. According to the story, two lovers from competing tribes were walking near a cliff called The Rock. Out of despair over having to choose between returning to his tribe and staying with his love, the man jumped off the ledge of the cliff. His love then beseeched the Great Spirit to bring him back. As legend goes, the famous winds of the gorge returned her love—thus, the place became known as Blowing Rock.

 

Feature Friday – Buckelew’s

Buckelew'sToday’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Alabama: Buckelew’s. Located in Montgomery, Buckelew’s was founded in 1992 by Thomas Buckelew. For over twenty years, the store has served Montgomery and the River Region with fine clothing and accessories. One of the shop’s most well-known customers has been NFL quarterback Cam Newton. Newton wore a suit from Buckelew’s to the Heisman Trophy ceremony when he won the award in 2010.

Montgomery is the state capital of Alabama. The city was a site for several key events in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, and the F. Scott and Zelda and Fitzgerald Museum are all popular attractions in Montgomery. Nat King Cole, the famous jazz pianist and singer, was from Montgomery.

Feature Friday – Hinton & Hinton Outfitters

Hinton & HintonToday’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Mississippi: Hinton & Hinton Outfitters. Owned by father and son Forrest and Steve Hinton, the store is located on Oxford’s historic Square. Hinton & Hinton began as a high-end haberdasher in 1990 but has evolved with time. Nowadays the store carries a broad range of clothing, from t-shirts to sports coats. Last year, Hinton & Hinton was named the Best Men’s Clothing Store in Oxford.

Founded in 1837, Oxford, Mississippi was named after the British university city of Oxford. In 1848, Oxford, Mississippi also became a university city with the opening of University of Mississippi—commonly known as “Ole Miss”. Oxford has been ranked one of the top college towns in the United States and one of the Best Small Towns in America. The city has been home to Nobel prize-winning author William Faulkner and Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning.

Wedding Style

Kentucky Bride

Dapper Classics socks were featured in Kentucky Bride Magazine

Wedding season is upon us. Men and women everywhere are planning their special days. A wedding is a time to celebrate love; it is also an occasion to celebrate style. Choosing what to wear is but one of many decisions that have to be made leading up to a wedding. Whether you are groom, groomsmen, usher, or simply an attendee, a wedding is a great excuse to dress your best.

Unfortunately, socks are an oft-overlooked aspect of a groom’s attire. While hours can be spent selecting the perfect suit, tie, and vest, socks are frequently an afterthought. At Dapper Classics, we believe socks can pull together a groom’s entire ensemble. Stylish socks are not merely an accessory. They are a necessity. With nearly 200 distinct styles, Dapper Classics has wedding socks for grooms of all tastes. Grooms with a traditional style will likely be drawn to options from our Solid Collection or Formal Collection. Grooms desiring a bold look might opt for styles from our Stripe Collection or Dot Collection.

Dapper Classics socks can be used to incorporate wedding colors, complement bridesmaid dresses, or create a unique look altogether. Dapper Classics has been fortunate to supply socks for weddings across the United States. We have seen wedding parties go for a uniform look amongst the groom, groomsmen, and ushers, and we have seen wedding parties mix and match sock styles–both takes make for great wedding pictures.

While we would never recommend upstaging the bride or groom on their big day, wedding attendees who wear Dapper Classics socks are sure to turn heads. And if you are already a Dapper Classics supporter, share the love and consider Dapper Classics socks or a Dapper Classics Gift Card next time you are purchasing a wedding gift.

Feature Friday – Mark’s Clothiers

Mark's ClothiersToday’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Texas: Mark’s Clothiers. Named after the store’s owner, Mark Gannon, Mark’s Clothiers opened in 2011. The store considers itself West Houston’s destination for conservative men’s clothing. The shop carries ties, shoes, and other fine furnishings as well as a wide selection sportswear.

Named after General Sam Houston and founded in 1836, Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States. Houston’s diverse population is, in part, a result of its thriving energy, medical, and aeronautics industries. Houston is home to the largest medical center in the world and NASA’S Johnson Space Center. Houston hosts the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which is considered the largest annual livestock exhibition in the world. The city is also known for its numerous museums and performing arts centers.