Feature Friday – The Rogue

the-rogueToday’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Mississippi: The Rogue. The Rogue opened in 1967. Located in Jackson, the store has been a community staple for fifty years. The shop carries ready-to-wear menswear and provides made-to-measure services. The Rogue also offers wardrobe consultations and in-home and in-house appointments.

Jackson is the capital city of Mississippi. The city was named after General (and, later, President) Andrew Jackson. Jackson is known as “The City with Soul” for its blues and jazz music.

Feature Friday – McQueens

McQueensToday’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Texas: McQueens. Located in Houston, McQueens opened in 2001. The shop specializes in custom clothing, offering men with unique options that can’t be found off the rack. The store also stocks a carefully curated selection of shoes and accessories.

Named after General Sam Houston and founded in 1836, Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States. Houston’s diverse population is, in part, a result of its thriving energy, medical, and aeronautics industries. Houston is home to the largest medical center in the world and NASA’S Johnson Space Center.

Make America Knit Again

Fourth Dapper Classics Knitting Machine

Our newest knitting machine arriving at the third-generation mill that knits Dapper Classics socks.

Those familiar with Dapper Classics know that we’re dedicated to supporting American jobs. All our products – socks, trousers, shirts, and ties – are made in the U.S.A.

Since our founding, we’ve demonstrated our commitment to American manufacturing by purchasing knitting machines for the production of our socks. We’re excited to share that we recently added a fourth machine to “Dapper Row” at the third-generation mill that knits our socks.

The arrival of our newest machine is exciting for several reasons. In addition to providing more work for those at the mill, the new equipment will help us keep up with the increasing demand for our socks. The new machine is also unique from our other knitting equipment. The new machine will allow us to knit new designs while refining the quality of some existing styles.

We view our investment in knitting machines as an investment in American manufacturing and, moreover, an investment for our customers – a way to offer you the highest quality socks on the market. At a time when many companies are knitting socks outside the United States, we’re committed to “Make America Knit Again.” In doing so, we hope to “Make America (and the rest of the world) Dapper Again.”



Feature Friday – Lodge 210

lodge-210Today’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Georgia: Lodge 210. Hal Richards opened Lodge 210, located in Rome, in 2013. Richards has been in retail since 1971. Prior to opening Lodge 210, he owned and operated a popular leather goods store and a successful menswear shop. Lodge 210 aims to dress men for the club, hunt, boardroom, and cocktails. The store stocks a wide range of high end menswear and accessories and also offers custom clothing options.

Rome is located in northwest Georgia at the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. The city was named after the capital of Italy due to its similar geographical characteristics. Berry College, located just north of Rome, has been a popular site for filming movies – including Remember the Titans and Sweet Home Alabama.


Feature Friday – Raphael’s Men’s Shop

598951_383704068372149_1633987957_nToday’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in New York: Raphael’s Men’s Shop. Located in DeWitt, Raphael’s has been one of the premiere destinations for menswear in central New York for more than thirty years. The shop specializes in custom and designer suits and carries a wide range of off-the-rack clothing and accessories.

DeWitt is a small town originally established in 1835. The town, which functions as a crossroads in the state, features 13 parks and green spaces.