Atlanta Scene: Andover Trask

Atlanta Scene: Andover Trask

The story of "finance man turned entrepreneur of beautifully crafted goods” is one we know all too well. It’s a story we hear a different iteration of almost daily, and to be quite frank, a story that never gets old. We were first introduced to Matt Weaver of Andover Trask through our good friend, entrepreneur...
Moving Forward Part 04 / Blazers

Moving Forward Part 04 / Blazers

The final stretch of our journey brought us to a small factory in Mantua, Italy, where our tailored collection of blazers and sport coats are produced. There, craftsmen with a passion for the art of tailoring have been stitching sport coats and suits in a century-old workshop for four generations. As with all of our...
December 06, 2014 — Ledbury
Moving Forward Part 03 / Sweaters

Moving Forward Part 03 / Sweaters

We released our first knitwear collection a little more than two years ago and, as shirtmakers, we had one basic requirement for the collection: the standard we set for our sweaters needed to be as good, if not better, as our shirts. The search for that level of quality took us to a small town...
November 24, 2014 — Ledbury
Moving Forward Part 02 / Shirtmaking

Moving Forward Part 02 / Shirtmaking

“The key to longevity is quality.” The next leg of our journey brought us to the small production factory in northwest Poland where the majority of our shirts are sewn. We’re convinced that the people within those walls are constructing the finest shirts in the world. The founder of the factory, who has owned it...
November 21, 2014 — Ledbury
Moving Forward Part 01 / Fabrics

Moving Forward Part 01 / Fabrics

“Be the best, make the best, and the rest will follow.” Before Paul and Paul, our two co-founders, set off to start Ledbury, this was the advice that we received from their mentor, London shirtmaker Robert Emmett. He taught them nearly everything that they needed to know about shirtmaking and his words on the fundamentals...
November 20, 2014 — Ledbury
Monroe Cufflinks + Joe Rhames

Monroe Cufflinks + Joe Rhames

In the spring of 2012, we collaborated with our friend and Virginia artisan Joe Rhames on creating a pair of sterling silver cufflinks. Our goal was to make cufflinks that were classic but stood out at the same time. The Monroe Cufflink was the result. As both craftsmen are based just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia,...
October 03, 2014 — Ledbury
Shine Craft Vessel Co.

Shine Craft Vessel Co.

The Ledbury Launch Fund introduced us to some extraordinary people. One of those folks was Jordan Childs of Shine Craft Vessel Co. His commitment to craftsmanship and the passion behind his brand earned him a place as one of three finalists. It’s been a while since we caught up with Jordan. I headed over to...
August 07, 2014 — Ledbury
The Man Behind the Fabric – Paolo Sala

The Man Behind the Fabric – Paolo Sala

When Paul Trible visited northern Italy earlier this year to source fabrics for our spring and summer releases, he had the pleasure of meeting up with our good friend Paolo Sala. Paolo is the owner of TCS Fabrics, a second-generation mill located in the hills of Lake Como, Italy. With his particular specialization in printed...
July 01, 2014 — Ledbury
Meet our Friends / Sebastian Kaufmann of Kaufmann-Mercantile

Meet our Friends / Sebastian Kaufmann of Kaufmann-Mercantile

Spend a few moments on Kaufmann Mercantile’s site, and you’ll quickly realize why they have been one of our favorite online stores for a couple of years now. Founded by Sebastian Kaufmann in 2009, Kaufmann Mercantile is a digital marketplace of well-curated and long lasting goods. The team behind the store chooses products that are...
June 10, 2014 — Ledbury
Saison + Odd Couple Shop

Saison + Odd Couple Shop

We’re just going to come out and say it: Saison is a great restaurant and a special place. When our friends and family come to town, we take them there. From craft cocktails to rotating seasonal menus, it is one of the most impactful recent additions to the Richmond culinary community. Building off their success...
May 16, 2014 — Mel Calabro