Press: Men’s Health Aug ’15

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


When putting together your summer wardrobe, it might seem counter intuitive to layer up in a three-piece suit. However, fashion director of Saks Fifth Avenue Eric Jennings put together a quick guide to upping your look despite the heat for the August issue of Men’s Health. Take a look at his vision below, featuring our purple/white plaid dress shirt. Grab a copy for a look at the full feature.

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(Lots of) Press: Complex July ’15

Monday, June 22, 2015


It’s only been a couple weeks since we released our 1883 Band Collar shirts and we can’t believe the positive response. They were picked up by the Wall Street Journal, featured on Freeman Journal, and now we’re seeing it pop up in the July issue of Complex Magazine! Many thanks to Matthew Henson (Complex Market Editor) for including us in the line-up alongside such good company.

Pick up a copy to see the full spread and shop the look before they’re sold out!

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Introducing: The Hamilton 1883 Band Collar Shirt

Monday, June 15, 2015


With the heat of the summer months upon us, many may turn to tee-shirts and light polos to try to stay cool. And while there’s nothing wrong with dressing down for summer, there are several ways to stay comfortable without sacrificing the elevated look of a button-up shirt.

Photo: Danny Kim for the Wall Street Journal

Photo: Danny Kim for the Wall Street Journal

In fact, the Wall Street Journal just published a great article on band collar shirts, suggesting that it “might be the most important piece of the season.” Unlike standard collars, which can cling to your neck and trap heat within the torso, these collars are trimmed down to their bare essentials. With no extra fabric, these shirts are breathable, flexible and versatile—qualities that are perfectly suited for a range of settings, from casual day at the beach to a distinctive detail at formal events.

As such, we are pleased to announce that we have just introduced three styles of band collar shirts to our 1883 line. These shirts are available just in time for the worst of the summer, so you can continue to look your best. Take a look and stay cool out there.

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Press: DuJour ’15 Summer Issue

Monday, June 8, 2015


The much-anticipated summer issue of DuJour Magazine has just hit the shelves and we are thrilled to be part of it. Take a look below to see two of our classic black & white shirts styled alongside pieces by Tom Ford, Dior, Brioni and many others who are comprising a new generation of formal wear.

Be sure to pick up your copy of DuJour’s summer issue for the full spread.

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STAG Sets up Shop in Houston

Monday, June 1, 2015


If you follow us on social media, you’ve probably noticed how excited we are that STAG has just set up their newest shop here in Houston. In addition to extending a warm welcome, we also wanted to take a minute to share what sets them apart both as a Hamilton retailer and as an independent men’s lifestyle store in general.

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In short, STAG is not a brick and mortar to be boxed in. While they are celebrated for their distinct eye and sense of style, STAG is best known for blurring the boundaries between menswear boutique, apothecary and general store.

Perhaps the biggest thing that we’ve always admired about STAG is their authenticity. Though they stock an expansive (and seemingly disparate) collection of clothing, accessories, one-off antiques and other sundry, everything they carry boils down to a simple formula: “if we love it, we stock it, and if we don’t, you’ll never find it here.”

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We are proud to be included alongside such an incredible offering of high-quality garments and everyday essentials. Be sure to drop by STAG on the corner of Westheimer & Kirby, where you’ll find a 3,500 square foot space featuring an eclectic assortment of garments & goods—not to mention a restored interior that brings the space back to it’s 1940’s origins. You can also find them in Austin, Dallas or Venice Beach, CA. Regardless of the location, it’s worth stopping in, even if only to enjoy a beer and some great company.

In the meantime, be sure to follow STAG on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to stay in the loop.


Hunter Gather: “FRESH” Exhibit

Thursday, May 28, 2015


One of our favorite aspects of Houston is that you can always find something unexpected in your back yard. Most recently, we were turned onto Hunter Gather—a relatively new alternative art space only minutes away from our workshop. Having only opened in September of 2013, the gallery has already garnered a reputation for exhibiting a diverse range of innovative works by a continual variety of featured artists from around the country.

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If you haven’t already, tomorrow is the perfect time to visit Hunter Gather as their upcoming show (“Fresh”) is an inaugural part of this year’s summer-long Print Houston celebration, which organizes shows and events in galleries around the city.

Launching with an opening reception tomorrow night at 6:00P,  “Fresh” investigates how contemporary artists are pushing the limits of traditional printmaking. The exhibit includes kinetic, experimental and even sculptural works by six artists who re-imagine the possibilities of what printmaking can entail.

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There will be an opening reception for “Fresh” on Friday, May 29th from 6-8P, plus a gallery talk with the artists on Friday, June 5th (also from 6-8P). The exhibit will be up from May 29th-July 25th. For more information on their hours, location and exhibits, visit the Hunter Gather website.


Press: GQ May ’15

Monday, May 11, 2015


The May issue of GQ features star Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, who knocks it out of the park in our grey/white Bengal stripe dress shirt. Be sure to pick up a copy to read the full feature. In the meantime, shop the look and bring some all-star style to your summer suit.

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Hamilton x HIWI: Another Reason to Stay in the Loop

Monday, April 27, 2015


Houston gets a bad rap—and though we couldn’t imagine living and working anywhere else, we kind of get it. (Really though… who in their right mind enjoys mosquito welts and rush hour traffic?) It’s a city of incredible institutions and opportunities, but as we all know, we have our share of afflictions.

This is the full story behind the Hamilton x HIWI series:

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Like all of our seasonal collections, it all began with the fabrics themselves. We gravitated toward six options that were loud, proud and undeniably preppy—much like the iconic Ralph Lauren Polo shirts of the 80’s. And it clicked: Ralph Lauren had a polo player adorning their shirts… what did we have? What was our monogram?

Sometimes menswear takes itself too seriously, so we set out to bring that sort of glamorous lifestyle dream back down to earth for a hot minute. Sure, we have polo here in Houston, but we’re better known for our potholes. So why not adorn the collection with the ugly things people say about our city? Oh, and let’s do it in all black.

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The result is a mischievous and subversive take on Houston’s unpleasant underbelly, showcasing some of our many afflictions as tiny embroidered badges of both pride and concession. After all, Houston is worth every bit of it.

In fact, the collection is released in homage to the “Houston. It’s Worth It.” Campaign, with all profits benefitting Get Out Here Houston. Take a look at the full HIWI collection to pick your poison and wear it proud.


Bespoke Trunk Show at The Sporting District

Thursday, April 23, 2015


We will be in San Antonio one week from today for a Hamilton bespoke trunk show for our Spring 2015 collection hosted by our friends at The Sporting District and Basil Hayden’s. David will be on hand to assist with fabric selections, styling details and custom measurements from 11:00A-6:00P, with a cocktail reception to follow.

For questions or to schedule an appointment, call us at 713.264.8800 or email us. In the meantime, view the full details below:

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Retailer Profile: Plain Clothes (Birmingham, AL)

Monday, April 20, 2015


It’s not an everyday occurrence to find yourself at a crossroads between a career in fashion and one in academia, yet this was the dilemma for Steve Fazio—co-founder of Plain Clothes boutique in Birmingham, AL. Having known Steve and his wife/business partner Martha for a long time, we certainly feel that they both made the right choice in pursuing their lifelong interest in high quality clothing.

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For Steve, it all started after many years in the fashion industry buying for a traditional menswear shop frequented by his father and older brother. With the knowledge he acquired from his many buying trips and interactions with sought-after brands, Steve and his wife decided to launch their own boutique to express their personal take on classic clothing. As such, they sought out to marry the aesthetic appeal of Ivy League fashion with the timelessness of Saville Row tailoring. Now almost 30 years later, Plain Clothes has amassed an incredible reputation for their expertly curated, luxury clothing offerings for both men and women.

Aside from its unique sense of style, what sets Plain Clothes apart from other brick and mortars is simply the taste and personality of its owners. In fact, Steve and Martha comprise the entire staff, injecting their character into everything they do. Referencing their affinity for 30’s and 40’s style, they stock a variety of contemporary garments that subtly allude to their personal collection of vintage issues of Esquire dating back to the same time period. In addition, the Fazio’s are also insatiable jazz and swing enthusiasts, indulging both interests in their store on a daily basis.

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Be sure to stop in the next time you are in Birmingham to meet Steve and Martha, and experience the atmosphere of one of our most unique stockists.

Plain Clothes
Store hours: Tues–Sat 10A-5P
2820 Linden Avenue,
Homewood, AL 35209
205.871.3391