Introducing the Grenadine Collection

grenadineWe’re excited to introduce our new Grenadine Collection. Our silk grenadine ties are woven on one of the few remaining antique looms in the world–making them a classic addition to your wardrobe and a great conversation piece. Like all Dapper Classics neckties, these are handcrafted in New York City by a team of experienced artisans. These truly unique ties are available in very limited quantities. Get yours while supplies last!

Feature Friday – Rosenblum’s

Rosenblum'sToday’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Florida: Rosenblum’s. Frank Rosenblum founded Rosenblum’s in 1898. Rosenblum’s is now in its third-generation of family ownership. Rosenblum’s has two locations – Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach. Both stores offer fine clothing and accessories for men and women. With over 100 years in business, Rosenblum’s has become a staple within the Jacksonville area.

Jacksonville is the largest city by area in the contiguous United States and the largest city by population in Florida. Jacksonville is named after President Andrew Jackson. The city, a popular tourist destination, is home to two United States Navy bases.

Dapper Classics For Pi Kappa Phi

Pi Kappa Phi was founded in 1904 at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Over the last 110 years, the fraternity has grown from a membership of 3 to more than 100,000 – with chapters in nearly every state in America. Recently, the fraternity reached out to Dapper Classics to see if we could make some socks exclusively for Pi Kappa Phi. We were happy to knit a unique design which features the fraternity’s colors and star and swords logo (pictured right).

Pi Kappa Phi’s mission is “To create an uncommon and lifelong brotherhood that develops leaders and encourages service to others for the betterment of our communities.” The fraternity’s alumni features leaders across a variety of fields, including Henry Fowler (former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury), Randy Owen (lead singer of the Grammy Award-winning country band Alabama), and Rich Eisen (sports journalist). To learn more about Pi Kappa Phi, visit their website.

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

Feature Friday – Gaidry’s

Lake CharlesToday’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Louisiana: Gaidry’s. Gaidry’s was founded in 1920 and has been in its current Lake Charles location since 1985. The store carries casual and dress menswear. Gaidry’s specializes in clothing and accessories that showcase the unique and colorful style of men in southwest Louisiana.

Lake Charles is located approximately one hour from the Gulf of Mexico and midway between Baton Rouge and Houston. The city, originally known as Charleston, shares its name with the beautiful local lake. Lake Charles is a popular tourist destination, in part, because of its large casino market.

Veteran Spotlight: Mr. Harold

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Mr. Harold, 95, wearing his Eisenhower jacket

On this Veterans Day, we want to salute one of our favorite veterans – William “Mr. Harold” Reeves. Mr. Harold is like family to the Dapper Classics Team. And when we started our company, he was the recipient of the first official Dapper Classics socks.

A member of “The Greatest Generation”, Mr. Harold was born in 1920. He grew up in Tennessee and volunteered for the military in 1941. He served throughout the duration of WWII.

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Reeves in Germany during WWII

Mr. Harold was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army. His service involved combat throughout Europe – including the Battle of the Rhineland. He was stationed in present-day Czechoslovakia on V-E Day. Following the conclusion of the war, he returned to Tennessee and worked as a carpenter at Fort Campbell.

Mr. Harold has truly embraced living life to the fullest. Whether it be deep sea fishing, traveling to Hawaii with his wife, Daphne, or learning to snow ski in his 70s, he has always been up for a new adventure. Now 95 years old, Mr. Harold continues to make the most of every day. He enjoys morning coffee with friends and caring for his dog and cattle. He also remains active volunteering in his community.

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Mr. Harold with other veterans at the National WII Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The United States wouldn’t be the place it is today without the sacrifices made by our veterans. We’re fortunate Mr. Harold is a part of our lives, and we’re grateful for his service to our country. We’re also thankful that we can make all Dapper Classics products right here in the USA. Happy Veterans Day!