New Seasonal Fabrics, Flavors & Overall Good Taste

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


We all know it—Houston’s huge and hard to navigate. So we’re bringing our new season of shirts to you. Join us for lunch at Underbelly on Thursday, Sept. 17th from 11A-3P for an exclusive opportunity to explore our entire fall collection. And if you purchase a shirt, your lunch is our treat.

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In addition to taking a first look at our new shirts, come savor the seasonal offerings from James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Shepherd, whose ever-changing menu celebrates Houston’s unique food culture.

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Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP to info@hamiltonshirts.com or give us a call at 713.264.8800. We hope to see you there.


Press: GQ Reimagines Business Casual

Thursday, September 3, 2015


For their September issue, GQ examines the oxymoron that is “business casual”—outlining new guidelines to break some rules without sacrificing your style. We’re thrilled to see actor Nat Wolff sporting our bold stripe dress shirt to walk the precarious balance between stiff collars and rolled-up sleeves.

Grab a copy to check out all of GQ’s tips and tricks to look your best, and shop our new collection to get started.

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Houston Roots Run Deep: The Houstorian Dictionary

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Houston gets a bad rap, but it’s an incredible hub for culture, industry, and opportunity—and according to some, it always has been. In fact, we just picked up The Houstorian Dictionary, which seeks to catalogue and celebrate “the innovators, artists, heroes, hucksters, scientists, philanthropists, performers, politicians, and tinkerers” who have made Houston what it is today.

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Written by author and fifth-generation Houstonian, James Glassman, The Houstorian Dictionary strives to address what he calls “Houston’s history problem.” And no—it’s not a matter of bad PR; it’s the realization that we have a lousy record of documenting the events and thinkers that make our city unique.

Be sure to take a minute to flip through our copy the next time you visit our Houston workshop. You can also find The Houstorian Dictionary online to have your own insider’s guide to our city’s unique heritage. Either way, keep a keen eye out for their entry on Hamilton Shirts.

 


Press: Complex Aug/Sept ’15

Friday, August 28, 2015


In their latest issue, Complex discusses the importance of having at least one well-tailored suit—even if you’re casual by nature. Naturally, we couldn’t agree more. There’s just something about a suit that fits just right, and it never hurts to have a go-to outfit for special occasions (no matter how few and far between).

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While a proper-fitting suit may be a cornerstone of your wardrobe, it’s only as complimentary as the shirt you wear underneath. And as Complex notes, it’s hard to beat our classic white dress shirt. With the right tie, jacket and pocket square, you could even call it a blank canvas to ground your unique sense of style.

Be sure to pick up a copy of this month’s Complex. In the meantime, be sure to visit us in our Houston workshop to build your signature look, whether you’re in need of custom-tailored shirts, suits or both.


Hamilton Recommends: Honeymoon Café

Monday, August 17, 2015


One of to most common criticisms we hear about Houston is that it lacks a strong café culture where you can relax, sip a cappuccino, enjoy a salad and people-watch. On the whole, there might be something to it, but really, you just have to know where to look.

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Surprisingly enough, we have found ourselves going downtown to what has become one of our favorite cafés in the city. Having only opened in the spring of last year, Honeymoon Café has already become a central spot downtown for quality coffee, homemade pastries and full-on meal service for both lunch and dinner. And even if you’re not nearby, it’s well worth the trip.

Honeymoon Café is literally a cornerstone of the 300 block of Main St, which has led a rejuvenation of downtown’s culinary and cultural landscape in recent years. In fact, Honeymoon was founded with the mission to build more of a community downtown, where people have a place to eat, drink, meet, work, linger, or – you know – people-watch.

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In short, it’s working. With a coffee menu developed by the roasters and baristas behind Boomtown Coffee in The Heights, and a food menu featuring homemade pastries, sandwiches, salads, soups, charcuterie and cheese plates, custom cocktails and desserts, Honeymoon is pointing downtown in a great direction.

The next time you’re nearby, be sure to stop in. Take a look at their website for their menus, hours and location—and let us know what you think.

(Images courtesy of NotablyElle. See more from her site via Twitter & Instagram)


Press: Esquire Aug ’15

Thursday, August 13, 2015


The August issue of Esquire includes a multi-part piece on “How to Dress American Now.” Essentially, the feature takes some of the classic looks that we all know and love (…or don’t…), and offers different tips and insights to create a more updated take on these wardrobe stables.

We’re thrilled to have our classic cotton oxford shirt featured right out of the gates—and while they have us down to help the Recovering Preppy, our oxfords are suited to a wide range of styles and aesthetics regardless of where you fall.

Take a look below but be sure to pick up this month’s Esquire for the full feature!

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Outfitting Kevin Systrom – Founder of Instagram

Sunday, August 9, 2015


We are thrilled to see that Kevin Systrom – the founder of Instagram – just got a wonderful style profile in The Wall Street Journal. Not only are we huge fans of his work, but are proud to outfit him with custom Hamilton Shirts to match his unique aesthetic–and as always, we’re glad to have made the cut.

Take a look at the full feature online or by picking up this month’s printed edition.

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Hamilton Summer Vacation

Sunday, August 2, 2015


Once again, we find ourselves enjoying a longstanding Hamilton tradition of taking two weeks in August to power down, unwind and spend time with friends and family. We’ll will be closed until Monday, August 17th. Any orders placed after July 27th will be shipped after we return.

In other news, we have lots of great things coming to you this fall so stay tuned–and if you haven’t followed yet us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter, there’s never been a better time to start. Happy Summer y’all.

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Press: Texas Monthly Jul ’15

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


The most recent issue of Texas Monthly takes a look at the secrets behind some of our favorite Texas songs featuring a broad range of local musicians from Spoon to Scarface to Lyle Lovett. In fact, it’s thanks to Lyle that we made the cover.

Take a quick look below, but be sure to pick up a copy of Texas Monthly. It’s well worth the read.

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Now Hiring: Product Specialist

Monday, July 20, 2015


One of the best parts about running a small business is welcoming new talent and perspectives to our workshop to help build the Hamilton brand – and we’re currently looking for a Product Specialist to join our team. If this is you, then take a look at the details and get in touch!

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Job description:
The Product Specialist will provide daily support to the Retail and Wholesale Managers in an effort to deliver quality products on time with excellent customer service. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone with an interest in fashion merchandising, wholesale operations, manufacturing, product development and/or entrepreneurship. The position provides the highest level of customer service with a strong emphasis on product knowledge and administrative detail. In addition to being a new face of our company, you will assist the office staff in day-to-day activities and provide opportunities to learn about all aspects of the business, including purchasing, manufacturing, marketing and customer sales (retail and wholesale).

At Hamilton our mission is to provide product quality above all else; to make the world’s finest shirt at every price point we offer. We uphold honesty and fairness in our actions, excellence in our reputation and are proud to be part of something special. At Hamilton we strive to continually improve and to never be satisfied in that pursuit.

On that note, the responsibilities include:

  • Perform daily customer service, order processing and administrative activities
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of all merchandise
  • Establish and maintain relationships with wholesale accounts
  • Set a superior standard of customer service
  • Properly execute all relevant QuickBooks functions
  • Adhere to work schedule, inclusive of time and attendance
  • Maintain an interest in the fashion industry and market trends
  • Positive and upbeat attitude at all times

Qualifications required:
Bachelor’s degree, coupled with a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, attention to detail and the ability to manage projects and deadlines. This position is challenging, but also rewarding. Our office staff is small with a team mentality and we rely heavily on everyone to contribute their expertise and ideas.

• Strong emphasis on product knowledge, customer service, and administrative detail
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Sincere desire to work with customers
• Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Outlook and Excel
• Flexibility, adaptability and able to work Saturdays

If you–or anyone you know–may be interested, send your résumé and cover letter to Jamie at jball@hamiltonshirts.com.