If you’ve noticed us promoting velvet slippers a lot recently, then you shouldn’t be surprised that we’re highlighting the company that does it as well or better than anyone else out there. With almost 17 years in the business, Stubbs and Wootton has really hit their stride by offering an array of velvet slippers, needlepoint slippers, and loafers that ought to satisfy anyone with enough flair to put a pair on. Their collection has everything from classic crests to skull and crossbones. That ought to give you the idea that while they understand that the velvet slipper is something classic and elegant, it is also something that most people shouldn’t wear too seriously.
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If you’re in the market for a shirt, consider Seize Sur Vingt. This sartorial hot spot may be a haven for the hipster, but we swear by their fabrics and we swear by their fits. Get it bespoke or get it ready-to-wear. Slim cut ready-made shirts actually fit your body instead of just sit on your body. Pop a squat on one of their many sofas and peruse the textiles for your custom piece.
We’ve been using Reiss in our Piece by Piece’s for a little while now and we figured it was about time we really gave you the heads up. David Reiss starting his label in 1971 selling modern tailored goods. 38 years later, Reiss is the modern man’s best kept secret. They focus on modern stylings with slim proportions, which is exactly what we’re all about. They have a very European look, but it’s very refined so that you won’t look like you’re trying too hard. We’re particularly high on their suits and dress shirts which are very bold in just the right way. Think a hipster’s Tom Ford at a Hickey price tag. The suits have sweeping peak lapels and the shirts have slim proportions with spread and cutaway collars. What were really impressed with is the materials they use. When we saw online that they had a cashmere blend three-piece suit for $800 we were very suspect, but when we saw them in person we were really taken with them.
They have some very respectable knits and very solid scarves, gloves, and bags. Our favorite pieces are their peak lapel tuxedo, double-breasted suit, bold check formal shirt, lambswool/cashmere sweaters, and wool leather holdall bag. Check our store profile of Reiss’ New York spot.