Feature Friday – The Greenbrier

The GreenbrierToday’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in West Virginia: The Greenbrier. An award-winning luxury resort and National Historic Landmark, The Greenbrier opened in 1778. “America’s Resort” is located amid the mountains in White Sulphur Springs. The Greenbrier offers numerous amenities, including golf, fine dining, designer boutiques, and a world-renowned mineral spa. The resort is a popular destination for U.S. Presidents, international royalty, and celebrities.

White Sulphur Springs is located in southeastern West Virginia. The small city is known as the original home of golf in the United States. Oakhurst Links, a 9-hole course in White Sulphur Springs, is the oldest organized golf club in the country. Golf remains a popular sport in White Sulphur Springs. The Greenbrier hosts the Greenbrier Classic, an annual PGA Tour tournament played on The Old White TPC.


Celebrating Kappa Alpha’s Sesquicentennial

Kappa Alpha Order was founded on December 21, 1865. This year the fraternity celebrates its 150th anniversary. We were thrilled when KA reached out to us about making socks to celebrate their sesquicentennial. We knitted three designs exclusively for Kappa Alpha. Each style incorporates the fraternity’s colors (Crimson and Old Gold) and “150” crest logo.

DC Kappa Alpha SocksKappa Alpha is comprised of 126 chapters and has 155,000 initiated members. The fraternity describes itself as “the Moral Compass for the Modern Gentlemen”. KA has produced leaders in a variety of fields, including J. Edgar Hoover (the first director of the FBI), Brandt Snedeker (PGA Golfer and FedEx Cup Champion), Zac Brown (Grammy Award Winning Musician), and Allen Stephenson (founder of Southern Tide). To learn more about Kappa Alpha Order, visit their website.

Dapper Classics is glad to knit custom socks for fraternities. If your fraternity is interested, please email us at contact@dapperclassics.com.

Feature Friday – M. Wiesenthal

BellaireToday’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Texas: M. Wiesenthal. Michael Wiesenthal, the store’s namesake, opened the shop in Bellaire in 2012. The Wiesenthal name is synonymous with fine menswear in the Houston area. Michael’s father, Harold, owned a successful men’s store – Harold’s in The Heights – for more than 60 years. M. Wiesenthal Men’s Collection offers lifestyle apparel for business, casual, and sportswear.

Bellaire is a small community located in the Houston Metropolitan Area. Bellaire is known as the “City of Homes” due to its residential nature. The city’s small town charm and proximity to downtown Houston make it an appealing place to live. With 14 parks and plenty of green space, Bellaire provides respite from the bustle of the big city. (image credit)

Feature Friday – A.D. Mathis

GainesvilleToday’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Georgia: A.D. Mathis. The store opened in Gainesville in 1992. With over 20 years in business, A.D. Mathis is the premier menswear destination in Gainesville. The shop specializes in custom clothing and carries an impressive selection of popular sportswear.

Gainesville is a small city in northern Georgia. Located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Gainesville is commonly known as “Queen City of the Mountains”. Gainesville is also nicknamed the “Poultry Capital of the World” due to its large poultry farming industry. (image credit)


Feature Friday – Vita

VITAToday’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Louisiana: Vita. Located in Metairie, the store opened in 2013. Vita is Old Metairie’s only lifestyle boutique. The shop carries a wide selection of apparel and accessories for men and women. Vita also offers art, decor, and home furnishings.

Metairie is located in the New Orleans Metropolitan Area. Prior to urbanization, Metairie was a farming community developed by French settlers. “Metairie” is the French term for sharecropping. Metairie has been home to numerous popular culture figures, including Ellen DeGeneres and Reese Witherspoon.


Another Dapper Classics + Kentucky for Kentucky Collaboration

Earlier this year, we teamed up with our friends at Kentucky for Kentucky to make some special socks that celebrated two Kentucky treasures — bourbon making and horse racing. These socks were a hit, so we thought “why not make some more Kentucky-inspired socks?” We’re excited to announce the release of our newest collaboration with Kentucky for Kentucky. This new collaboration includes two unique sock styles: “Lucky Horse” and “Clucking Awesome“.Lucky Horse Socks

Kentucky is known for its thoroughbreds. Last month one of those bluegrass-bred thoroughbreds – American Pharoah – made history by winning the first Triple Crown in nearly 40 years. Winning the Triple Crown takes a lot of talent and, maybe, a little luck. The horse and horseshoe patterned “Lucky Horse” socks celebrate both.

Clucking Awesome SocksNext time you’re traveling abroad, ask a local what they know about Kentucky. Odds are, they will bring up KFC. The Kentucky-based food-chain can be found all over the world. The “Clucking Awesome” socks honor one of Kentucky’s most famous “inventions” (fried chicken).

Don’t miss out on your chance to get these fun socks. We’re betting they’ll move as fast as a thoroughbred and disappear as quickly as a bucket full of fried chicken.

(image credits: Kentucky for Kentucky)

Dapper Classics + George Bush Presidential Library And Museum

Dapper Classics Bush 41 SocksDuring presidential election season, it’s not uncommon to hear people say a candidate “looks presidential”. While this is a common compliment, its meaning is rather complex. The presidential look accounts for a person’s political savvy, intelligence, confidence, oratorical acumen, and ability to identify with the needs of the people. Looking presidential, perhaps more obviously, also has to do with a candidate’s physical appearance and dress. As we like to say, “Dapper is in the Details” – so is the presidential look. More than any other President of the United States, Bush 41 appreciates how socks can make an outfit.

President George Bush’s love for socks is well-chronicled. 41 once described his passion for socks as one of his “guilty pleasures”. From socks bearing his image to red, white, and blue striped socks, 41’s sock drawer includes a wide variety of styles. The George Bush Presidential Foundation has encouraged others to enjoy the former President’s passion by designing their own socks.


George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas

Considering 41’s love for socks, we’re very excited to announce that Dapper Classics is now the official sock provider for the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. We’ve knitted two styles (pictured above) exclusively for the Museum Store. Both patriotic styles celebrate 41’s long-time home and the location of his Presidential Library and Museum (Texas).

These socks can only be purchased through the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Store. You can shop the Museum Store online here. Get yours and look presidential!


Feature Friday – Greiner’s

Greiner'sToday’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Florida: Greiner’s. Greiner’s is located in downtown Ocala. The store has been “An Ocala Tradition” since 1962. Greiner’s carries high quality clothing for all occasions and considers clients and customers to be like family. The staff at Greiner’s seeks to build relationships with clients that last for generations.

Ocala is a city in Monroe County. Monroe County is home to over 1,200 horse farms, earning it the nickname “horse capital of the world.” The Ocala area has produced numerous successful race horses – the most famous being Triple Crown-winner Affirmed. Ocala is a past recipient of an All-American City Award which recognizes cities that work together to address community-wide issues.

Dapper Classics – Year Three In Review

Dapper Row

“Dapper Row” – our three knitting machines housed in the third-generation mill that knits our socks

Today is the three year anniversary of the Dapper Classics website. This past year has been an exciting one for Dapper Classics. Below are some highlights from our third year in business:

-In the last year, we reaffirmed our commitment to American manufacturing by purchasing two more linked-toe knitting machines.

-The Dapper Classics Team expanded this year to include a new sock designer, Kristen Pandolph.

-Over the last year, we introduced our first ever motif socks – including styles with candy canes, mint julep and bow ties, sailboats, anchors, and skull and crossbones.

-In year three of our website, we expanded our menswear offerings to include American-made trousers and neckties. Our ties and dress pants are made in New York.

-At this time last year, our socks could be purchased in 55 fine men’s retailers. Now our socks can be found in more than 100 retailers throughout the United States.

-Over the last year, Dapper Classics has continued to receive exciting press coverage, including features in MR Magazine, Bowties and Boatshoes, and a mention in The Fiscal Times.

-This last year witnessed our second collaboration with another company. We teamed up with Kentucky for Kentucky to make a limited production of Run for the Roses and Run for the Bourbon socks – both styles sold out in a hurry.

Thank you for supporting Dapper Classics over the last year. We look forward to what the next year will bring.

*Don’t forget to take advantage of our special Anniversary Sale!