Happy Thanksgiving weekend everyone! Hope everyone stuffed themselves silly. Now with the close of the month, we wanted to honor all the brave men who’ve grown out their November neckbeards with one of our own.
Stay tuned for more MWD after the holiday break.
All-over print shirt: Cuckoo’s Nest Clothing (Asos) | Cap: New Era
not shown: Jeans: Nudie Jeans | Shoes: Common Projects (Need Supply Co. | Watch: Mondaine
OG Menswear Dog
Despite being the best dressed pooch on the internet, Menswear Dog is certainly not the first canine to don people clothes. Turns out, America has a century long obsession with dressing up their pets, and we’ve got nothing but respect for our four-legged forefathers.
Check out more mind-blowing vintage photos of dapper dogs over at io9.com
MWD helps preview a look from Ferragamo's Fall/Winter 2013-14 collection, as curated by Details Magazine.
Real talk: They’ve got this whole sophisticated badass vibe going on this season that we really like, and that subtle dark teal overcoat is one of the sexiest pieces we’ve laid our eyes on.
Unleashed: Menswear Dog
Ever wonder what goes on behind-the-scenes at MWD? Our friends at Blue Chalk Media help shine some light with Unleashed, a new digital video series that chronicles stories about people and their special relationship with pets.
Special Thanks to Catherine Yrisarri, Rob Finch, and Greg Moyer for being the nicest people on planet earth.
Need For Tweed
It’s getting cold in a hurry and if you’re keeping track at home, everyone and their mothers seem to be recommending tweeds for the fall and winter months. And for good reason too; they’re warm, timeless, and look killer on virtually anybody, but not all tweeds are created equal.
You’ve all seen that little Harris Tweed tag inside select garments but most people don’t think much of it. You kind of just associate it with a vague sense of quality. Well we decided to educate ourselves and find out what the story behind that tag was. Spoiler alert: it’s kind of a big deal.
First off, Harris Tweed is the only fabric in the world that’s governed by its own Act of Parliament. No joke, you read that right. As in, there’s an authority that decrees whether or not a tweed is worthy of Sparta. Crazy. It basically states that to be considered, it’s got to be made from pure virgin wool which has been spun on the Outer Hebrides islands of Scotland. Moreover, it’s also got to be hand-woven in the actual homes of the islanders; every single meter is woven in sheds by independent weavers on peddled looms. No motors allowed. What?
So that little tag is literally sustaining an entire way of life for a population of people. These local artisans have age-old skills that have been passed down from generation to generation to ensure the quality of their cloth.
And here I thought tweed was tweed. So next time you see that insignia, know that it truly is a mark of excellence, with a long and rich history behind it. Check out the authority for more info.
Special thanks to Harris Tweed Hebrides for all the love from across the pond. Cheers!
blazer & scarf available at Harris Tweed Hebrides
All In The Family with TSBMen
We recently got the amazing opportunity to meet the guys who run TSBMen, one of the best menswear blogs around. We’ve been fans of theirs for years so you can imagine our giddiness when they asked if we’d like to be featured on the site. A no brainer and we had a blast strolling around the neighborhood waxing poetic with the fellas.
Huge thanks to Dan & his team at TSBMen for the spotlight and giving us the rare chance to step out from behind the camera. It’s always cool to be able to share our family story with you all.
Check out the full feature here.
And don’t worry, we know doge will always wear it better.