We asked the companies who kindly provide Ivy Style with advertising support to share something new from their Spring 2012 collections. Here’s what they had to say.
This sock (pictured above) is a 2 cm. stripe repeat with alternating heather and solid colors in decidedly preppy colors that pair exceptionally well with khakis and jeans. “As with our entire range,” says Rick Peterson, “we are pleased to offer unique, clever, handsome socks that reflect the sartorial evolution of today’s nattily dressed gentleman.”
A Cape Cod tradition, Sir Jack’s presents a brass oyster-shell buckle paired with a premium leather strap. The buckle is securely held in place by two brass Chicago screws that can be removed to accommodate various belt buckles in 1-1/4″ size. Constructed of solid brass and handcrafted in Massachusetts in limited quantities.
Lemon and Line
Description: Lemon and Line’s Chatham Collection is hand crafted in Newport, RI, using the highest quality US-sourced double-braid line and 316L stainless steel clasp. “True to our roots, the new Chatham Collection is inspired by the sea,” says founder David Norton. “Subtle and handcrafted using the highest-quality materials, it is the perfect accessory for anyone who wants to enjoy summer year round.”
The Fine Swine
Made from prewashed cotton canvas, these shorts are perfect weekend wear. The embroidered motif will add any spark to your look. “Nothings says spring break and summer fun more than dancing bears and pink woodies,” says Fine Swine proprietor John H. Hickman IV.
“Planted, grown, picked, bailed, spun, and sewn in the United States from premium long-staple Supima cotton,” says Bill Thomas. “It’s durable, breathable and colorfast. Simply put, this polo resets the bar, and it’s 100% logo free!”
“We frequently get requests for patchwork bow ties,” says Randall Hanauer, Jr., “but the amount of work required to sew all of those patches makes it cost-prohibitive. So we spoke to our mills about it and came up with the Harleston. The pattern has a large repeat, so each bow tie will be slightly different.”
Kirby Allison’s Hanger Project has expanded its collection of Luxury Garment Hangers to include a second maplewood finish. “Because of the natural finish of this hanger,” says Allison, “the quality of the wood is incredibly important as it lies completely bare. So we use an incredibly high-end maple wood for these hangers. The depth and marbling of the wood grain is exquisite. There is not a hanger that comes close in finishing to this. And, of course, each style is available in multiple widths so that you can perfectly tailor the fit.” An entire collection of suit, jacket, shirt, and trouser hangers is available.
Kiel James Patrick
Considered the most useful knot utilized in boating. Used for tying light lines, awning stops, reef points, cord on packages, and in fact is put to such numerous uses by sailors that many landsmen call it the “Sailor’s Knot.”
General Knot & Co.
After years as a Design Director for brands such as Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, Andrew Payne launched General Knot & Co. in fall 2010 as a vehicle for his passion for vintage textiles and quality American-made products. All its designs are handmade in New England in very limited runs, often in numbers of no more than a couple dozen. “A new spring necktie that I particularly love is the Dead-Stock Harbour Stripe,” says Payne.
Bird Dog Bay
New this spring is a vast collection of go-to-hellish cummerbund sets for those who like to inject a bit of whimsy into otherwise stodgy black tie events.
Who says made in America has to be expensive? Mettlers’ offers these domestically manufactured cotton D-ring belts for only $15. They can be monogrammed, too.
The Dalton Short combines sturdiness with softness for maximum comfort and durability. It is built from 8.5-ounce, American-made, 100% combed-cotton twill with exceptional attention to detail and craftsmanship, and is made in the USA. “I’d compare them to the utility infielder in baseball,” says founder Gregg Donnelly. “They are extremely versatile and solid with great fit, fabric and color.”
Reporting by Robert I. Brown.