Brands I Like

Brands I Like

Spier & Mackay

It has been fun to watch this company grow into what it is today. They are active in the community on StyleForum and consistently seek out feedback for future products. I’m extremely lucky that with the changes to the suit/sport coat fit over the years that their off the rack items fit me really well. In fact, the better part of my closet is from these guys… I’ve been ordering custom MTM shirts from them for a while, and they have a super flexible MTM service for suits and jackets that I am itching to try.

Kent Wang

Some of the finest pocket squares available (see here and here for inspiration) – unique designs, excellent craftsmanship, great prices. Hard to beat their tie selection too. They have a great range of accessories available (I own their keyhole sunglasses – awesome!), but they are also truly a haberdasher – MTM services for suits, jackets, sport coats; off the rack shirts; casual and dress shoes (I also own their handgrade white sneakers).

Vanda Fine Clothing

This is my go to company to reward myself with something special. Handcrafted ties custom made to your specifications… Just, wow. The thing that really sets them apart for me is the fabric selection. With an sharp eye for detail, and the ability to visualize what will make the best tie, they often run group MTO and limited run fabrics. Construction is superb, and they tie fantastic knots. It’s not all about the ties though – they also have a lovely selection of pocket squares, including some made from vintage kimono silk. My wishlist on their site is ever expanding… up to probably 80+ ties at this point.

Velasca

I now own three pairs of shoes from Velasca. Their products are well made, and well priced. I’ve been really happy with the quality of materials they use – the leather takes a polish well, and the suede has a nice, soft nap to it. Customer service has always been responsive and supportive. This is a great brand to start out with as you begin your shoe collection.

Oxford Rowe

I found Oxford Rowe on Instagram, and boy am I glad that I did. They offer a well curated selection of ties and pocket squares that are designed to be part of a versatile wardrobe. I reviewed them here, and found their knit ties to be outstanding in terms of material, construction and value. The zig zag knits were my favourite, and will be picking up a few more for sure. I’m looking forward to see what they come up with next!