Monday, December 29, 2008

Holiday 2008: Orthodox

We're glad to see that the Orthodox guys have stuck to the slick tailoring and attention to detail that we like so much about them. As always, a lot of the names are the same, but, rest assured, there's plenty of new stuff to get you excited. Click on prices to see more photos or to purchase from the Dapper webstore.

Marquez jacket, $290

Love leather bombers? Hate dry cleaning bills and the hassle of spot cleaning? How does a machine washable, waxed cotton version sound, then? This season, the Marquez comes in a 100% cotton outer with a distressed waxed finished that gives it structure and texture. A full polyester lining and ribbed neck lining provide comfort and extra warmth. Ribbing at the cuffs and hem make this fit nice and snug. With zippers and flaps all over the front, the Marquez has a 8 total pockets. Heavy-duty zip front closure.

St. Augustine jacket, $264

The St. Augustine is a great casual cotton jacket with a full cotton lining that has gone through a great washing and aging process for a jacket that's soft to the touch but still has plenty of shape. Zip front with heavy duty snap storm placket. On the front there are two snap-down flap pockets and three besom pockets. Ribbed cuff and drawstring at hem for fit. Drawstring hood with inset neck to keep your neck toasty. Darted and pieced construction all throughout.

Austen plaid shirt, $141

Crinkled, soft cotton in a subtle brown plaid give the Austen a lived-in look. But, as always, the details are what make this shirt more than a shirt. A double-row of buttons allows for a looser or tighter fit, depending on which set you use. Button-down flap besom pocket at the chest. Double-button barrel cuffs.

Sir Lawrence cardigan in charcoal, $180

The Sir Lawrence falls somewhere between a cardigan and a jacket: the heavy knit with ribbed cuffs and hem say it's a cardigan, but the canvas inserts at the shoulder, placket, and pockets say it's a jacket. The perfect combination of slouch and structure, the Sir Lawrence has an extended heavy-duty snap placket for a high-neck look, but looks just as good draped and left unbuttoned.

Sir Lawrence cardigan in black, $180

The same piece as above, but in black.

Kierkegaard jacket, $305

A parka to end all parkas. Although it's tough to see in the picture, the Kierkegaard is done in a thick, combed cotton that has an almost suede-like hand to the fabric. Full zip front with hidden snap storm placket lead up to a low stand collar with zipper teeth detailing. Subtle military-inspired details come in buttoned cuffs and epaulettes. Drawstring at waist, front hem, and back hem for fit. Two large flap pockets on front. Fulling lined.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

In Store Now: Triple Five Soul Blazer

Don't know if you've noticed, but lately, it's gotten pretty chilly around Oakland. To the rescue comes Triple Five Soul's Lexington jacket. A hybrid between a blazer, safari jacket, and sweater, the Lexington is a thick cotton five-button blazer with short notch lapels and a high neck collar. Lined with a quilted polyester lining, the Lexington also sports a detachable alpaca/polyester knit neck warmer/hood. Four front buttoned-flap pockets, interior besom pocket, two side vents, epaulettes at shoulders, and functional buttoned surgeon cuffs. ($184, available on the Dapper webstore)

Friday, December 26, 2008

Autumn/Winter Clearance on NOW

Selected sale items from:

Orthodox, Converse by John Varvatos, John Varvatos Star U.S.A., Turk + Taylor, Friend and Foe, Hyden Yoo, Triple Five Soul, Same Underneath, and Apolis Activism

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Gift Guide '08: Sameunderneath scarf

Blended from merino wool, angora, cashmere, and a sustainably-produced viscose, the Sameunderneath argyle scarf is a green way to do black and white. This is definitely an equal opportunity holiday pleaser; plenty of our female customers have given it admiring glances. But if this isn't quite what you're looking for, we have tons of other cold weather accessories to help you make sure those stockings are hung by the chimney with care and style. ($70, available in store)

Gift Guide '08: Paul Frank sunglasses

In anticipation of warmer days to come or if you're planning on making a tropical getaway for the holidays, grab a pair of Paul Frank's Craft Engineer sunglasses in olive, a color we've never carried before. Reminiscent of the classic Wayfarer shape, with softer angles and edges for a younger, less serious shape, these sunglasses are totally retro — in a good way. Hand shaped out of zyl-acetate, these shades feature surgical grade stainless steel hardware and come with a carry case. Tropical getaway not included in purchase. ($103, available in store)

Gift Guide '08: Suburban Riot tees

If you've got an eco-centric dude on your Christmas list, then you might to think about grabbing one of Surburan Riot's super-soft tees. But they aren't just a pretty face; the brand is committed to sustainability and uses organic cottons and recycled polymer-based products. Also, 1% of their total sales go directly towards causes that benefit and protect the environment. The solar panels on their latest tees aren't just cool line-art, they're proof that some brands out there really do care. ($40 each, available on the Dapper webstore)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Gift Guide '08: Schmoove shoes

No need to tread softly when you're wearing statement making shoes like the Jamaica Easy Derby from Schmoove. Their signature pointed-toe silhouette comes with a wrinkled leather upper for a fun balance between casual and dress. A rubber sole adds durability and comfort and, if you look carefully, leaves a certain mark. ($165, available on the Dapper webstore.)

Gift Guide '08: Turk + Taylor tees

Graphic tees make great gifts, particularly when they're 100% organic like those by Turk + Taylor and feature cool graphics. The Vertigo tee includes foiled printing that adds a cool glister while their hand-screened prints are perfectly imperfect. Cut slim and washed soft, they're perfect for the guy who wants a little more than just cartoons on his tees. ($46, available on the Dapper webstore)

Gift Guide '08: Baxter's Shave Kit

The greatest wardrobe in the world won't do you a lick of good if you aren't properly groomed and put together. But Baxter's three-part shave kit makes it easy to keep your skin smooth and healthy. Baxter's shave cream whips into a rich, clean lather that keeps hairs separated for a better shave. And only real badger bristles can pull up hairs to expose them at the best angle for shaving. Finish it off with some soothing, hydrating after shave balm to prevent redness and razor burn. With three easy steps like that, there's no reason why any man shouldn't be able to keep his face as impeccably put together as his closet. ($60, available on the Dapper webstore)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Gift Guide '08: Brixton hats

One of our most requested brands, Brixton hats are casual, but stylish; blending smart silhouettes with fine fabrics for hats that look good on just about everyone. And if the temperature keeps dropping like it has been, a hat is the perfect gift for a guy who needs to bundle up. The Hooligan, Brixton's classic and constantly updated driver's cap, comes to us this season in a great grey herringbone. As always, they're fully lined to keep your noggin toasty even when the winds outside are blustering away. ($35, available in store)

Gift Guide '08: Spinde & Canister Cardigan

As we mentioned in our previous post introducing Spindle & Canister, we really can't help ourselves when it comes to quality fabrics. If you're looking for something luxurious and substantial to put underneath the tree, this wool/cashmere blend cardigan will be the perfect fit. Whether he wears it indoors to stay cozy or layered up when he goes out, he'll appreciate the warmth of wool and the comfort of cashmere. A great, classic silhouette with simple detailing makes this piece a great addition to any wardrobe. And they come in their own canisters, which, when wrapped, make sure that the contents are a plush surprise. ($290, available on the Dapper webstore)

Gift Guide '08: Artificial Flavor Underwear

Keep the men in your life cozy this season with some of Artificial Flavor's trunks, which have been pre-washed and treated for an extremely comfortable fit. We have them in a variety of sizes and colors, but we suggest grabbing a pair in a festive red to commemorate the season. ($21, available in store)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Gift Guide '08: REVL Ties

We've gotten a fresh batch of REVL's just-slim-enough neckties to help you stuff all those stockings. Made out of 100% silk, REVL ties mix sharp modern proportions with classic coloring for trendy ties that will always seem on point. More styles and colors are available. ($46 each, available in store)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

New Name: Spindle and Canister

We've always been suckers for anything comfortable, but throw in classic styling and we're sold. Spindle and Canister comes to us out of Los Angeles and their focus is fabric, fabric, fabric. Every piece is pre-shrunk and softening for luxurious clothes that feel like you've had them for forever.
Shawl collar buttoned cardigan, $290 (buy here)

This timeless piece is made out of a plush 70% wool/30% cashmere blend and features mixed wood buttons and two front pockets. The soft rolled shawl collar features two hidden button loops to extend the neck upwards for when it gets chilly.

Cashmere zip-up hoodie, $265 (buy here)

We firmly believe that casual can be sophisticated and this 100% cashmere zip-up hoody proves it. Front patch pockets and a hood set in at the neck add functionality. Reversed seams and hand-painted zipper.

Each sweater even comes with its own "canister".

Monday, December 15, 2008

New Name: Farmer Industry jeans

Farmer Industry specializes in deadstock denim and re-using discarded materials to make jeans that are environmentally-friendly and decidedly unique. They suggest that you wear their jeans for at least 6 months without washing in order to break them in to their fullest for a pair that fits your body and no one else's.

The "Boy" fit in grey, $119 (buy here)

A Dapper exclusive! We loved the Boy fit — a classic cut straight leg with a mid-rise front and back — and asked what washes were available. To our surprise, the folks at Farmer were willing to produce a run in a super soft and smooth fabric. It may feel like it's got stretch in there, but these are 100% pure cotton. White stitching throughout for a subtle finish.

The "Glory" in raw blue, $119 (buy here)

A slim straight leg for guys who want a good pair of everyday jeans, the Glory fit is similar to the Boy, with a slimmer cut through the thigh down the leg. Done in a classic raw blue, the Glory features two color contrast stitching on the pocket.

All Farmer Industry jeans have logo embroidery along the back waist with an embroidered rat celebrating the year of the rat, according to the Chinese zodiac.

Although these jeans are not made using selvedge denim, all inseams are finished with purple and red thread.

New Name: La Lorraine Trading Co.

La Lorraine Trading Co. is a new tee-shirt brand that has just come into the store. You can expect vintage-inspired graphics on super-soft cotton tees with a contemporary, subtly slim cut.

Flock tee, $30 (buy here)

Daredevil tee, $30 (buy here)

Cigarette tee, $30 (buy here)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

In Store Now: More Suburban Riot tees

Alternate colors in some of our current Suburban Riot tees have arrived.

Solar panel tee in grey, $40 (buy here)

Joshua tree tee in navy, $40 (buy here)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Just In: Vestal watches

Two new Vestal watches have found their way into the store.

Surveyor24 in silver, $231

Full metal wristband with double-snap closure. Beveled double-face with 24-hour sub dial. Mineral crystal movement and 50m water resistance.

Saint in brown, $95

Stainless steel watchface with brown leather wristband and stainless steel buckle. Solid curved mineral movement.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Holiday 2008: Majestic underwear

These Majestic boxers make a perfect stocking stuffer for any man in your life. Made from 100% combed cotton these are no-nonsense boxers: full elastic waist for fit, a regular fit down the hips, fly front, and a balloon seat for comfort.

Regular fit boxers in white, blue check, and navy stripes, $15 each
Sizes: 32, 34, 36, 38, 40

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Marcoliani Socks

Straight from Milan, Italy comes our first shipment of Marcoliani socks. Lots of folks have been asking us when we'll start carrying socks and here's our answer. With a history stretching back over half a century, these guys know what they're doing. All their socks are made with the finest fibers and include nylon for fit and durability.

Pima cotton basic dress socks in navy, gray, and brown, $19 each
Pima cotton vela sock in black, $19

Nothing beats a classic. These socks come in super soft pima cotton and are ribbed for fit and comfort. Cotton vela socks come with contrast toe and heel.

Extrafine merino wool jacquard sock in black and grey birdseye, $19 each

The subtle pattern on these merino wool socks add a touch of class to any suit. Made from extrafine wool, these will keep your feet warm without any itch or discomfort. Jacquard knit with tiny contrast birdseye pattern.

Pima cotton argyle sock in cinnamon, $21

The bold argyle pattern on these pima cotton socks add character to any outfit.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Holiday 2008: Brixton

A few new pieces from our hat company of choice. This fall, the focus is on fabric and hats are a perfect accessory for when you need to add a little texture to your wardrobe.

Combat in gray herringbone, $35

A great casual cap for the winter months, the Combat comes in a subtle gray and black herringbone pattern with a flap-down knit piece that is perfect for covering up your ears when the mercury drops.

Stroll in gray melton and brown corduroy, $50

Brixton's classic fedora gets a luxe makeover in gray melton wool and rich brown corduroy. Both feature printed linings and are slightly padded on the inside for comfort.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tis the Season for Markdowns

In order to help you gear up (and gift up) for the holiday season, we've gone ahead and marked down a bunch of fall stuff 30% off and have a clearance rack with select items starting at 50% off and more!

Marked down labels include:

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Fall 2008: Triple Five Soul accessories

Lumber scarf in bone and navy, $32

These reversible scarves are thick and fleece-y, just the way we like 'em. The check side is made of a wool/poly blend while the reverse is a super soft black polyester. Total length 78".

Recruit beanie, $24

A thick lambswool, acrylic, and nylon ribbed knit makes for a super comfy fit. Wear the brim rolled for a snug, tight fit or unrolled for a slouchier look.

Recruit open mask, $38

Who knew ski masks could be so stylish? Made of the same knit blend as the Recruit beanie, but done in a long open-faced ski mask. Wear it with the face open or pulled up, if it gets cold, or pull the hood off and use it as a stacked, slouchy neckpiece.