Interview: Ben Park of VCU Fashion

Interview: Ben Park of VCU Fashion

One benefit of being located in Richmond, Virginia is the proximity to the #1 ranked public arts school in the country and the pool of talent that emerges from one of its many-lauded programs. Virginia Commonwealth University (or VCU) is ranked top in the country for its sculpture, fiber arts, and 2nd overall in (public)...
July 08, 2016 — Molly Szkotak
Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo at VMFA

Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo at VMFA

Perseverance takes shape in many different contexts. We attach certain personal experiences to such a word — experiences that exude an unyielding level of tenacity and determination. For artist and photographer Kip Fulbeck, the word is closely tied to the art of Japanese tattooing. In Richmond, we’re lucky to have such a forward-thinking, nationally-acclaimed museum...
Studio Visit / Andrea Donnelly

Studio Visit / Andrea Donnelly

Textile weaver Andrea Donnelly’s studio is only a short drive from the Ledbury office in the Manchester neighborhood of Richmond. This is a portion of the city best known for its converted tobacco warehouses and its industrial past. I met Andrea and her rescued pit bull, Huey, on an unusually cool late fall afternoon. The...
December 19, 2014 — Ledbury
The VMFA / Forbidden City

The VMFA / Forbidden City

This isn’t the first time I’ve sung the praises of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on our blog. After all, the VMFA is a world-class art museum that’s right in our own backyard. Whether taking a quick stroll through the sculpture garden or sneaking off to one of the galleries, a trip to the...
October 19, 2014 — Ledbury
Adding Up the Numbers

Adding Up the Numbers

You may not be a numbers person. In menswear, as in life, the numbers can add up quickly. So when it comes to dress shirt, there is only one number that you really need to know -- 120. You should probably know your neck size as well. For the sake of simplicity, let’s just say...
August 22, 2014 — Ledbury
Modern Architecture

Modern Architecture

A key element to modernism is the integration of architectural design and natural landscape. Amanda Dameron, Editor-In-Chief of Dwell Magazine, frames it nicely when she says that “we all crave a connection to the outside world… It's a fascinating journey to learn about the ways people interact with their surroundings, reinforcing the interconnectedness of life...
April 11, 2014 — Mel Calabro
Heavy Knits // Full Collars

Heavy Knits // Full Collars

When we set out to create our first collection of knitwear, we wanted to create a complete collection with a full range of collar styles. Two sweaters that we are particularly fond of are our Thorpe Moto-Henley and the Byrne Shawl-Collar. Inspired by military sweaters from the mid-twentieth century, we constructed the Thorpe Moto-Henley Sweater...
November 07, 2013 — Ledbury
31 Days, 31 Shirts // Recap

31 Days, 31 Shirts // Recap

We released a shirt a day throughout the entire month of October. Needless to say, it was quite a busy month. We had a great time and we thank you all for keeping up with us. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite picks from the month. The Red Haynes Plaid Flannel This is...
November 01, 2013 — Ledbury
Shirt Spotlight: The Coleman Tab

Shirt Spotlight: The Coleman Tab

Nothing keeps your shirt’s collar crisp all day quite like a tab collar. The tab rests between the shirt’s collar points and allows the necktie to sit forward and upward. Its function is similar to a collar-pin but is a little less flashy. Another advantage of the tab’s design is that it draws the collar...
October 16, 2013 — Ledbury
Melange Matters

Melange Matters

Among our first collection of sweaters, we have a couple melange-knitted sweaters of which we’re particularly proud -- our Blue Melange Barnes V-Neck and our Brown Melange Barnes V-Neck. Melange yarn is a single strand of yarn that has been produced by the combination of at least two or more fibers. This process achieves a...
September 19, 2013 — Ledbury