Feature Friday – Dawson’s Men’s Shop

Dawson's Men's ShopToday’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Tennessee: Dawson’s Men’s Shop of Morristown. Dawson’s Men’s Shop began as an extension of Dawson’s Women’s Shop. The women’s store was founded by Eula Dawson in 1934. After many years of retail success, Dawson retired and sold her store in 1969. The new owners opened the men’s shop the following year, and Herman West became the sole owner of the store in 1975. Dawson’s carries a wide selection of dress and sports wear from many popular designers. The shop offers free alterations, tuxedo rentals, and gift wrapping among other services.

Morristown is a small city in east Tennessee. The area was first settled by Gideon Morris and family in the late 1700s. Morristown’s historic downtown is known for its overhead sidewalks. Recently renovated, the “SkyMart”, or “Sky Walk”, was originally completed in the 1960s after the downtown commercial district was flooded. Morristown was the childhood home of famed pioneer and politician Davy Crockett. The 1981 “cult classic” The Evil Dead was filmed in Morristown.

Feature Friday – Culwell & Son

Culwell & SonToday’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Texas: Culwell & Son. Now in its third-generation of family ownership, Culwell & Son opened in Dallas in 1920. The store is staffed with clothing professionals and carries an impressive selection of menswear. Culwell & Son believes that a well-trimmed haircut is just as important as a well-tailored suit. The Culwell & Son Grooming Room is staffed with professional stylists who help Dallas men look dapper from head to toe. In addition to providing barber services and carrying hair care products, the Grooming Room offers a shoe shining service.

Founded in 1841, Dallas is the ninth largest city in the United States. Dallas was the site of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and is home to the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, which examines the former president’s life, death, and legacy. President George W. Bush’s Presidential Museum and Library is also located in Dallas. The city is well-known for its professional sports teams, none more famous than the Cowboys—sometimes called “America’s Team”.

Feature Friday – R Bryant Ltd.

R Bryant Ltd.Today’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Virginia: R Bryant Ltd. Established in 1981, the store is located in Williamsburg’s Merchant Square. Merchants Square is an 18th-century style retail village adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg. R Bryant Ltd. is one of more than 40 shops and restaurants in the village. Locally owned and operated, R Bryant Ltd. carries high quality men’s clothing and accessories and offers on site tailoring services.

Williamsburg was founded in 1632 and served as the capital of the Colony of Virginia from 1699-1776. The city is well-known for its many historical points of interest—namely, Colonial Williamsburg. Williamsburg is home to College of William & Mary, the second oldest institution of higher education in the United States. The college has numerous distinguished alumni, including Presidents Thomas Jefferson, John Tyler, and John Monroe.

Socks And Summer

Socks and SummerThe days are getting hotter and longer. Soon it will be time to apply the sunscreen, fire up the grill, and enjoy some time by the water. Summer is just around the corner.

The warm weather of summer calls for some style adjustments–namely, wearing clothing that is lighter in color and weight. Hot summer temperatures lead some men to abandon socks from June through August. This look is quite appropriate in some settings; after all, it wouldn’t be fashionable for a man to wear socks while sunbathing on the beach or at the pool. As of late, however, some men have taken the sockless look to the office. In a recent GQ article, The Style Guy addressed whether or not this trend is appropriate. In short, his answer was “no.” We agree.

In the article, The Style Guy highlighted some of the problems with not wearing socks — “blisters” and “rank odor” — before concluding that “All suit wearers should don some sort of sock.” He added that wearing socks is “imperative” for business travelers. At Dapper Classics, we’ve worked hard to produce socks that are comfortable for summer wear. Our soft mercerized cotton socks are exceptionally breathable, making them pleasant to wear even in the hottest months of the year. This summer we encourage you to stay dapper in our stylish, lightweight dress socks and avoid the unnecessary odor and blisters that result from going sockless. (image credit)

Feature Friday – Northshore Menswear

Northshore MenswearToday’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in New Jersey: Northshore Menswear. Located in Sea Bright, the store opened in 1982. Brian George has owned and operated the store, which is now at its third location, for more than thirty years. Northshore is a full-service specialty shop that carries tailored clothing, fine furnishings and accessories, and sportswear. George has described the store as offering customers “Classic with a twist.” In 2013, Northshore added women’s wear collection.

Located along the Jersey shore, Sea Bright has long been known for its restaurants and beach clubs. In 2012, Sea Bright’s business district was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Northshore Menswear was one of more than a thousand businesses and homes damaged or destroyed by Sandy. Northshore was completely flooded and much of its merchandise floated away. In the last year and a half, Sea Bright has made a strong recovery. Brian George followed through with his commitment to stay in Sea Bright and reopened Northshore in 2013.