It’s almost time for “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports.” In just a matter of days, women will put on their finest hats, spectators will sip their mint juleps, the band will strike up “My Old Kentucky Home”, and the fastest three-year-old thoroughbreds in the world will race around the track at Churchill Downs for a chance to become a part of history. America’s race is almost here.
The days leading up to the 2015 Kentucky Derby have been exciting for Dapper Classics. This Spring we released our first ever Derby socks. The limited run of socks features a Mint Julep and Bow Tie pattern. Our Pink Derby socks are already Sold Out and our Navy Derby socks are going fast. We also collaborated with our friends at Kentucky for Kentucky to knit a limited supply of “Run for the Roses” and “Run for the Bourbon” socks – both styles Sold Out in a hurry.
We know dressing for the Derby is serious business, so we’re grateful for those who plan to make Dapper Classics socks part of their outfits this Saturday. If you’re wearing Dapper Classics socks this Derby weekend, we encourage you to share images of yourself wearing the socks on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #DapperDerby. We’d love to see how you use the socks to help you achieve a perfect Derby look. We’ll plan on sharing some of the best pictures with our followers. Enjoy the race!
Today’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in New Jersey: Shaffer’s. Originally located in Trenton, Shaffer’s was founded in 1943. The shop has since moved to Lawrenceville and is now operated by master tailor Pasquale Chiavatti. Shaffer’s makes men’s custom suits and shirts and provides tailoring services for men, women, and children. The store also sells and rents formalwear and offers a dry cleaning service. With over 70 years in business, Shaffer’s is the oldest shop in the area.
Lawrenceville is a small town located approximately halfway between Trenton and Princeton. Lawrenceville’s Main Street Historic District was one of the first registered historic districts in New Jersey. The town is home to Lawrenceville School, which, according to Business Insider, was the most expensive private high school in the United States in 2013. Graduates of the school include former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, country music star Dierks Bentley, and NBA all-star Joakim Noah.
Today’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Arizona: Brother’s Tailors. The shop has been serving the men of Phoenix for more than twenty years. The store’s staff, comprised of European Master Tailors, helps customers find the perfect clothing and fit for their unique style and taste. Brother’s Tailors has been voted “Best of Phoenix” five times. The store has also been recognized by Esquire Magazine as “Best on Earth”.
Phoenix is the sixth most populated city in the United States. The city’s nickname is “Valley of the Sun”. Phoenix is one of twelve U.S. cities with a team from each of the four major professional sporting leagues–Arizona Cardinals (NFL), Arizona Coyotes (NHL), Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB), and Phoenix Suns (NBA). Phoenix has hosted some of the most memorable Super Bowls in NFL history, including this year’s contest between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks. The city, which is home to numerous art venues and museums, also has a thriving art scene.
Today’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Virginia: Kimberly’s. Located in Old Town Winchester, Kimberly’s has been in business for more than 25 years. Kimberly’s has two locations–one that carries men’s and women’s clothing and accessories and another that offers a wide selection of children’s merchandise. Kimberly’s also carries fine linens, china, crystal, and other luxury items. If your hosting a corporate event in the Winchester area, contact Kimberly’s and ask about their custom gift baskets.
Winchester is a small city located in northern Virginia. Founded in 1752, the Virginia city is named after Winchester, England. Old Town Winchester hosts community events throughout the year, such as Rockin’ Independence Eve, Family Movies on the Mall, and Octobeer Fest. The city of Winchester also has a popular Farmer’s Market. Winchester was the birthplace of country and pop music icon Patsy Cline.
We’re excited to announce a special collaboration with Kentucky for Kentucky. Kentucky for Kentucky exists “to spread the stories of the Commonwealth…to tell tale of the people, places and things that are unique to [Kentucky] heritage.” The Kentucky-based company carries a wide range of Kentucky-inspired products–from candles, bottle openers, coffee mugs and other home goods to clothing and accessories. Kentucky for Kentucky has been featured in numerous print and online publications–including TIME, People, and Country Living to name a few–and mentioned on popular television shows and news broadcasts, such as Good Morning America, Conan, and NPR.
Teaming up with Kentucky for Kentucky seemed only natural considering Dapper Classics is also headquartered in the Bluegrass State. The Dapper Classics + Kentucky for Kentucky collaboration offers a limited release of Run for the Roses and Run for the Bourbon socks. These fun socks celebrate two of Kentucky’s most famous traditions–horse racing and bourbon making. Read more about the collaboration here and get your socks while supplies last! (image credit: Kentucky for Kentucky)
If your business is interested in collaborating with Dapper Classics, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Houston: Norton Ditto. Founded in 1908, Norton Ditto has been one of the most revered men’s clothiers in Texas for over 100 years. The store’s customers include U.S. Presidents and professional athletes. In 2012, Norton Ditto launched Operation Suits for Soldiers, a non-profit that provides business attire, job training, and other services to Houston area veterans. Norton Ditto has two locations in the greater Houston area. For more on Houston, read here.