Shinola is a Timely Tribute American Manufacturing
We’ve blogged a lot about the beauty of Shinola watches, but there’s more to why we love these timepieces, and it has nothing to do with aesthetics.
Shinola makes all of their watches right here in the U.S., and the company is a vocal proponent of American-made goods. Shinola deliberately chose Detroit for their operations, as homage to the city’s legacy as a once-vibrant hub for American manufacturing, and in hopes of infusing life back into the economically ailing city.
Victorinox Fall 2015 Sweaters and Jackets Now Available in Shorewood
The newest from Victorinox is right here at Harleys in Shorewood, and we’d love for you to come check it out.
Victorinox is one of our favorite clothing lines. Like we've said before, the brand, which also makes the iconic Swiss Army knife, embodies a certain type of man, of whom we think highly. He is confident, adventurous and decisive. He demands the very best quality in his clothing, his work and his play. He prioritizes quality over trend, but he always looks on-point, and his good sense tells him to strive for timelessness, not flashiness.
A great wardrobe is founded on solid, trusty basics: the sweatshirt you confidently throw on to run to the store, the sweater you grab for an easy Sunday stroll, the simple black jacket you never tire of, despite having worn it a million times.
Harleys encourages every man to build a wardrobe on such pieces, but would like to point out that not all basics, despite their common basic-ness, are created equal. Some basics are, in fact, better than others.
There are so many jeans in the world. Just walk down any street in Shorewood and you’ll see a myriad of washes and burnishes. There are so many, in fact, that it’s often hard to know which wash is which, let alone which one is most flattering on you. To help clear up some of this confusion, we’ve created a guide to the most common types of denim washes.
We blog a lot about the importance of fit, but fabric is equally important, especially when it comes to dress shirts. Dress shirts occupy the most space in your outfit (assuming you’re not wearing a suit or sport coat), so it’s important to make sure that its fabric is sending the message you want to send.
To help you understand your sartorial shirt signals, we’ve defined and discussed the most popular dress shirt fabrics. Check it out:
Wool is the primary fabric for men's suits and sport coats, and there are many variations of the textile. Most men think wool comes from sheep, and it does, but it also comes from a wide range of animals. In fact, the dictionary definition of wool is "the soft, thick hair of sheep and some other animals." Other animals include goats, llamas, camels and rabbits.
Guys, warm weather is here in Shorewood, Wisc., so you’re likely doing one of two things with your face right about now. One, you’re letting the beard fly because hey, it’s nearly summer; or two, you’re keeping your skin squeaky clean for added heat relief.
A handsome suit is three things: it fits like a glove, the fabric is luxurious and it sends the message you want, e.g. I’m powerful, I’m unique, or I’m ready to party.
This trifecta can be difficult—if not impossible—to achieve with an off-the-rack suit from a department store. The best way to get the suit you desire is to have it made to measure by Trands, one of the top custom clothing makers in the world.
Victorinox is one of the best brands we carry here at Harleys in Shorewood, Wisc. And not just because they make excellent clothing.
Victorinox embodies a certain type of man, of whom we think highly. He is confident, adventurous and decisive. He demands the very best quality in his clothing, his work and his play. He prioritizes quality over trend, but he always looks on-point. His good sense tells him to strive for timelessness, not flashiness.
A nice suit is a must-have, especially for a young guy just entering into the professional world here in Shorewood or Milwaukee. The problem, however, is that not all rookies start out with a “nice suit”-level salary. Enter Strong Suit, an affordable brand that neither breaks the bank nor skimps on quality.
The key to pulling off a bold fashion statement is degree—too much flair can turn you into a clown, but just enough will make you look like a sartorial ace. There are a lot of ways to achieve this balance, but one of the easiest is to sport statement socks, and we especially recommend VK Nagrani, a line of luxury hosiery for men.
Paul & Shark might not sound like an Italian clothing brand, but it is. And anyway, it’s not the name that implies where they’re from, but rather, it’s the quality of their product that does. Without a doubt, the construction and luxury feel of Paul & Shark shirts and sportswear has “Italian” written all over it.
In case you missed our older post on Shinola watches, and because these puppies are really hot right now, we thought we’d blog again about the Detroit-made watches that make telling time feel like an indulgence. You’ll happily roll up your sleeves for one of these bad boys.
A belt has the very important job of holding up your pants, so you need to wear a good one. We recommend W. Kleinberg, a Georgia-based leather goods manufacturer who we absolutely trust to keep our britches in place. All of their belts are well-made, will last a lifetime, and ooze sophisticated.
Spring is here in Shorewood, but that means so are April showers. Groan. Heavy precipitation poses a conflict between fashion and practicality, which all too often ends in discomfort and ruined shoes.
But, there is a solution. Your sartorial savior this season is SWIMS, a Norwegian shoe line that makes water-resistant loafers and sneaks so cool it’s hard to tell they are functional.
We’ve been telling you all about fine dress shirts lately, so it’s fitting that now we talk about the accessory that looks best with your fine shirt’s cuff: a luxury watch. Shinola, a Detroit-based company, is presently our favorite line of exquisite watches, and we think you’ll agree.
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