C/S Post Archive
The first Confirmed Stock, held on April 28, 2012 at the 2640 Space, was a huge success. Thanks to the 18 amazing brands that were part of it and the hundreds of folks who came out to shop and hang. Stay tuned for an update from us on Confirmed Stock #2.
Brand Profile: Federal
– A few months ago on a trip to DC, I had the chance to stop by the District's newest (and I'd say best) menswear store, Federal. Everything about Federal feels right from the moment you walk in the door.
Brand Profile: Mister Crow
— “I just want to keep creating good things for interesting people.” One of the best parts of organizing this first Confirmed Stock has been all of the great conversations I’ve had with the amazing people behind these brands. And even among all these interesting stories, the tale of Mister Crow stands out as truly different. Located [...]
Brand Profile: CXXVI
– Back in January when we first putting the lineup together, CXXVI was one of the very first brands to say yes. They had little more to go on than our teaser video and an email from me, but they almost immediately replied that they would "absolutely love to be part of this." And to be honest, that was the first time I knew that this thing was viable. If a brand like CXXVI wanted in, why couldn't this thing work?
Brand Profile: Jack Robie
— “Jack Robie embodies American cool and charisma with a sense of style that is classic and sophisticated.” Jack Robie shirts really stood out to us, not just for their classic style, but for their impeccable fit and attention to detail. Their latest collection, just released this week, continues to build Jack Robie’s reputation as [...]
Brand Profile: Lumina Clothing
– Way back in February of 2011 when Confirmed Stock was just an idea -- when it didn't even have a name -- Barton at Lumina Clothing was one of the first people to believe in it. In fact, having Lumina here in Baltimore was part of the reason I wanted to do this. I had recently purchased one of their ties and I loved it.
Brand Profile: Almanac Industries
— “We started Almanac Industries out of an urge to make things with our hands. And make them well.” Despite the focus of our recent brand profiles, Confirmed Stock isn’t just about menswear. It’s also about skilled craftspeople making things from hand. The duo behind Almanac Industries works with both bookbinding and letterpress to create [...]
Brand Profile: Ruell and Ray
— Dead stock is fabric that is no longer in production. We do this for two main reasons: to make our footprint on the environment smaller and to deliver a truly exclusive product to our clients. In recent months, we’ve been seeing Ruell and Ray pop up all over the place. And when we found out [...]
Brand Profile: Two Inch Cuffs
In the past month, Two Inch Cuffs has evolved from a lifestyle inspiration site to include a full online shopping experience. Who is Two Inch Cuffs? We'll let them tell you in their own words.
Brand Profile: Randolph Engineering
This year, Randolph Engineering celebrates its 40th anniversary. How does a brand remain relevant and successful over such a long period of time? If you're Randolph Engineering, you do it by producing the highest quality products possible while delivering stellar customer service each and every day. We had the pleasure of chatting with Mary Waszkiewicz for more on the history and future of this iconic American brand.
Entry No 16
Brand Profile: Jack Robie
Jack Robie shirts really stood out to us, not just for their classic style, but for their impeccable fit and attention to detail. Their latest collection, just released this week, continues to build Jack Robie’s reputation as one of the top US shirt makers around.
Why did you start Jack Robie? What’s been the reaction so far?
Jack Robie started from an obsession with shirting and a desire to start our own company. From there, we saw an opportunity to make high-quality Made in America products, and offer them at reasonable prices by only selling directly to our customers. The response and support we’ve received has been amazing.
What makes a Jack Robie shirt different from other shirts out there?
We view our shirts as a long-term investment. Even though we have purposefully structured the company to offer reasonable prices, we still think that when you buy a Jack Robie shirt it should be in your closet for years and years. That means that it won’t fall apart and that you’ll always love its fit and style.
What excites and inspires you?
Besides everyday life in New York? One place that jumps to mind is Murray’s Warehouse outlet in Nantucket, MA. A few streets down from Main where the retail store is, there are no words for the hidden gems they have. So much inspiration from generations past.
Where do you see Jack Robie going in the next year? The next 5 years?
People always ask that, and right now all we care about is doing one thing and doing it well. Let the cards fall where they may.
Are there people or companies that you look up to?
Too many to name, we admire so much of what’s going on in menswear right now.
What can people expect to find when they visit your space at Confirmed Stock?
Tons of shirts and good conversation.
What’s one thing people should know about Jack Robie?
We love what we do and we hope that love is evident in every shirt we ship.
What’s the most frequent question you get from people about shirts?
We get a lot of questions regarding the sourcing of our fabric and where our shirts are made. We’ve found that guys want as much information as they can get about the shirt they’re buying.
What should every man know about choosing the right shirt?
When choosing the right shirt, make sure that first you love the fabric. You have to love the style and feel, otherwise it will go to the back of your closet never to be seen again. Then, make sure it fits. Not too big, not too small, comfortable to move around in and made with the right proportions throughout.
Be sure to visit Jack Robie’s space at Confirmed Stock to see and try on their latest collection. Get a sneak peek on their site.
Photos Courtesy of Jack Robie