Feature Friday – Cahill & Swain

Cahill & SwainToday’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in North Carolina: Cahill & Swain. R.C. Cahill and Frank Cahill opened the store in 1949. Prior to opening the shop, the two men worked together at another men’s store. Cahill & Swain specializes in custom suits and dress shirts but also carries a wide selection of sportswear. There are two Cahill & Swain locations in Winston-Salem.

Winston-Salem is the product of a merger between two towns in 1913. Winston-Salem has several nicknames, including “Twin City”—for its dual heritage—“Camel City”—for its connection to the tobacco industry and Camel cigarettes—and “City of the Arts and Innovation”—for its commitment to fine arts and technological research. CBS MoneyWatch recently named Winston-Salem one of the best places to retire in the United States.

Feature Friday – Grahame Fowler

Grahame FowlerToday’s Feature Friday spotlights our first retail partner in New York: Grahame Fowler. The store is located in the Greenwich Village in New York City. The universally revered designer, after whom the shop is named, markets his brand as being “established” in 1956—the year he was born. Graham Fowler offers a unique selection of menswear and accessories, including an impressive selection of vintage wear and timepieces. The store’s decor—which includes British flags and classic bicycles—incorporates Fowler’s background and interests. Prior to owning and operating his own store, Grahame Fowler co-founded the popular Robert Graham brand.

The Greenwich Village—or simply “The Village”—is located on the west side of Lower Manhattan. NYU is located in Greenwich Village. Many films and television shows have been set in The Village, including FRIENDS and Mad Men. Marc Jacobs, Sarah Jessica Parker, Anderson Cooper, and numerous other celebrities have called The Village home. Greenwich Village has been the birthplace of several significant cultural movements in the United States.

Feature Friday – Highcliffe Clothiers

Highcliffe ClothiersToday’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Virginia: Highcliffe Clothiers. Highcliffe has provided the men of Middleburg with the finest fabrics in the world for nearly 20 years. Mark Metzger, the store’s owner, is an award-winning fitter and designer. Highcliffe specializes in custom clothing designed to match the personal image and style of each customer. Mark, a past president of The Custom Tailors and Designers Association, previously taught custom clothing classes in New York City and worked with the United States Marines transitional assistance program where he taught Marines about dressing for success.

Middleburg is a small town in northern Virginia. The town was founded in 1787 by American Revolutionary War Lieutenant Colonel John Powell. In 1863, the town was the site of two skirmishes in the Civil War. Middleburg was used for filming scenes for the popular show The West Wing. President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy owned an estate just outside of Middleburg.