While some of us have a regular podcast rotation that we don't stray from, it's always good to expose yourself
Best. Shirts. Ever. (From a Brand You’ve Likely Never Owned)
Threads 007 Would Fight You For
I wrote last week on the value of sound business advice (and, in particular, on trading this advice for a $65 shave package), and I’ve been both humbled and inspired by your thoughtful replies:
“People don’t care about how much you know until they know how much you care.”
—shared by Brian Allsbrook
In return, I shared some thoughts on fundraising and leadership that have helped make Gents a growing brand. Now it’s time to share what’s among my favorite men’s fashion advice:
“Check out Charles Tyrwhitt LLP (UK).
Epic shirts from London.”
—shared by a Gents member wearing an epic shirt
I get a lot of advice to check out brands (and have discovered a few of the best men’s grooming products this way, which we’ve since gone on to carry), but none until now have made me rethink my long history of brand loyalty.
I ordered four as a trial (free returns!) and have since found myself debating whether to order four more or just ask for one of everything.
Bringing Balance to the Dress Shirt
Most of you know the story of how I came to found the Gents Place. The short version is I was tired of avoiding haircuts because my only choices were discount chains and effeminate salons.
I’ve long felt much the same, actually, about dress shirts. I’ve had no problem finding shirts that either looked great or fit great or were made of great fabric that rivaled the thread count of my favorite sheets . . . but never before have I found all of this in a single shirt. Nor have I found any that come with brass collar stays or that offer an option (at least for certain designs) to do without the pockets—a sleek design cue from tuxedo shirts that I’m fairly sure has made me a convert moving forward.
Add free returns and a six-month “no-quibble” guarantee I haven’t found reason to test, and I couldn’t help but share.
If you have any tips on freeing up closet space, please leave them in the comments. I’m sensing I might need some...
About Ben Davis
A serial entrepreneur, Ben Davis is founder of The Gents Place and a leading investor in gentlemen's refinement and confidence.
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This article is a guest post by Randall Hanauer. He runs family-owned R. Hanauer Bow Ties, founded by his father.
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