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For many of us, it’s all too easy to accumulate a large collection of flimsy hangars and trust that our finest garments will be secure in their twiggy grasp. You know the kind we’re talking about - the sort that spring to mind when you think about roasting marshmallows for s'mores. The same kind that your local dry-cleaners’ hand out for free. (And we mean no disrespect to dry cleaners.)
The truth is, for most people, the closet plays an important role in their lives. Some might argue the kitchen or even living room is where life happens, surrounded by food and family and television. But the closet, often overlooked, stores life all its own.
Here, the clothes surround you. Your favorite clothes. The suit you wore to your best friends wedding. The shirt you wore to the interview that got you the job, and then the raise. The tie your father taught you how to master, and the one your fiancé got you last Christmas.
These clothes hold memories and feelings we cherish and hold on to. Your closet encompasses your style and an intrinsic part of your identity. It knows your past, present, and future. These clothes, full of life and love, residing in a place so sacred, deserve nothing less than to be hung with care.
Call us crazy, but we find beauty in looking after details like, yes, hangers.
The clean gleam of a copper hanger will brighten your closet, making it just as fashionable as you are, and shed light on some of those favorite forgotten pieces you somehow overlook.
Show some love to your closet, the place where you start and often end your day.
These small things in life add up.
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There are few things we love more than helping grooms look their best on their wedding day. Here we've compiled a few notes on our favorite wedding suit looks for fall 2016.
Nothing screams autumn like the warm harvest tones of a cashmere copper suit. It’s striking in many settings, guaranteed to make you stand out in anything from a classic indoor chapel service to a rural woodsy gathering.
The two piece styling in this instance makes it a very versatile look. It breathes and can allow for comfort on one of those surprisingly hot October days. The cashmere can also be buttoned tight for warmth on, for example, those surprisingly cold October days.
The point is, no matter which way your wedding day surprises you, you'll be ready.
The allure of this look goes beyond the striking color and shape. Cashmere, in and of itself, will make any man stand out from his contemporaries. It’s a luxurious fabric that always seems to have existed on a level impervious to shifting currents in the mainstream. It can be overdone, but you’ll never go astray with just the right amount.
If you’re looking for a way to make your wedding stand out, a look like this is where the timeless meets the on-trend. Stop by our suiting workshop so we can pick out the perfect match for your skin tone and take your measurements so that come wedding day, you’re not just standing next to the girl you were born to be with, you’re also wearing the suit you were born to wear.
If, on the other hand, you’re looking to go a more traditional route - while still standing out, you may consider the Steve McQueen-cool of a classic charcoal chambray suit. Paired with a simple black tie, you can’t go wrong.
This slick gray look will slide seamlessly into any palette. It doesn’t cry out for attention, it simply asserts the wearer as a person who should have had the room’s attention already.
The chambray, is of course, a slight departure from flat tradition. We love it right now because of the subtly rustic spirit it can evoke without distracting from a generally suave appearance.
As with the first look, there are details in this style that we can work with you to customize and make your own. Use the button below to book a complimentary fitting. During that time we’ll review your tastes and plan out a look that’s both completely you and yet entirely timeless.
The two shoots featured in this post were put together featuring Tailors Keep original suits and the help of the following, who you can find on Instagram:
@GeraldineMagazine, @CelesteGreeneDesigns, @StudioMondine, @JayceBasques, @KatieNashBeauty, @PlumeCalligraphy, @NicoleHStark, @KyroWhite, @EliseKruse, @LohoBride, @HoughtonNYC, @UMajor
On the banks of the slow and powerful Merrimack river, there is a town where industry still lives.
Haverhill, Massachusetts is in many ways a modern suburb. Rows of uniform homes run concurrent to each other. Every morning, rain, snow, or shine, many residents rise early to make the congested drive into Boston.
It is a quiet town, but one with a firm grasp on tradition. When you are in Haverhill, you are in New England. There is an efficient and strict way of doing things. The old American roots are deep.
Every morning, many other men and women arise, not to traverse city limits, but to head to the old manufacturing districts, where there is work to be done.
Stepping into the factory is like stepping into another world. At once clean, sterile, and new, but also old. There is respect here for a certain way of doing things.
Since it was founded in 1929, Southwick has been a melting pot. Every morning, hundreds of employees stream through its broad doors. Some have spent their entire lives a stone’s throw from the factory. Others have come across oceans, seeking a better life; where they can work with their hands and mould the future they envision for their children.
An ancient and holistic trade mentality thrives beneath this towering, steel-beamed roof and beaming halogen lights. Masters of the art of suitmaking train teams of young apprentices. One day those apprentices will become masters themselves.
Jim is a quality control manager at Southwick. He’s spent his whole life in factories and now spends his days marching from station to station, clad always in a white lab coat and a look of grandfatherly concern. It’s his job to know every piece of the process. His duty is to make sure it runs as it should. He takes pride in that.
Men like him are hard to find these days.
The decision to partner with Southwick was an easy one for us. They embrace the same values as us - the same ethics. If a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing well.
Just as you can walk through our doors for a fitting and relax, knowing that you’re in good hands - we too can relax, knowing that when we make your measurements and put in your initial order, there are good men and women who will take that order and fulfill it.
On the whole, industry in America might be dwindling. But Southwick is proof that as long as there are people who celebrate quality, domestically-made products, there will be skilled craftsmen, ready to make them
On a recent cool evening, passersby of our old shop might have noticed a crowd of some hundred folk pressed into the space, covering the floor, congregating on the balcony.
The occasion was an intimate show by Lincoln, Nebraska native, Joshua James. He's a friend of a friend of the shop, and when we heard ages ago that he was looking for a non-conventional venue in which to meet his fans on the San Francisco leg of his tour, we offered our brick and mortar.
That's what it was: not just a show, but a meeting. A cough from the back could be heard on the stage. The crowd of friends that gathered was warm and chatty, but then were spellbound, breathless, as James guided them through his emotionally captivating set.
We're sorry if you missed this special night, but if you'll subscribe to our email newsletter, we'll do our best to let you know of similar events in the future.
Til next time, keep shining.