Monday, May 11, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Store hours: Tues–Sat 10A-5P
2820 Linden Avenue,
Homewood, AL 35209
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
There is always a buzz around our workshop in anticipation of the upcoming editions of Esquire’s Big Black Book. This year is no different, except that we are even more excited having spotted Hamilton Shirts in three separate features.
Whether you’re putting together the perfect suit, layering with a light leather jacket or picking out a versatile outfit for a trip oversees, we’re thrilled to have Esquire’s seal of approval. Take a look at our features below and be sure to pick up your copy of Esquire’s Big Black Book to read these – and other – stories in full.
Monday, April 6, 2015
“Start with the shirt… next, the tie.” – Drake’s London
One of the things you learn as a custom shirt-maker is that every client has a unique sense of style. At Hamilton, we not only pride ourselves on working with you one-on-one, but we enjoy the experience of helping you find exactly what you’re looking for.
While our expertise is crafting the best shirts we possibly can, our overall interest is giving you what you need to look your best. This is why we stock a small array of additional garments and accessories to complement (and even complete) our bespoke, made-to-measure and ready-to-wear shirts.
In that vein, we are extremely proud to offer a carefully curated selection of handmade neckties by Drake’s London in our Houston workshop. Known for their uncompromising quality and attention to detail, these ties are crafted entirely in the Drake’s studio located on the famed Haberdasher Street in London’s East End. Marrying a distinct and discriminating style with an overarching English sensibility, they are a great addition to any ensemble, whether classic or contemporary.
Stop by our workshop to peruse our latest collection of Drake’s ties and other accessories. In the meantime, you can learn more about the brand and their esteemed heritage on their website.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
It’s not always enough to know when and how to dress up. As Esquire Style points out in this month’s issue, it’s equally important to dress down with similar style and finesse. To illustrate this, they landed on our standard oxford shirt—a fundamental and versatile staple in any wardrobe.
Pick up a copy of this month’s Esquire to read their full feature on streamlining, simplifying and elevating the casual look as we know it. In the meantime, shop the look.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Gearing up for NBA All Star weekend, Houston’s own James Harden looked decidedly dapper in his custom Hamilton dress shirts. In fact, he shares some of his signature style tips in a small series of video vignettes filmed on-location in our Houston workshop in collaboration with Bloomingdale’s and GQ Style.
Friday, March 13, 2015
In anticipation of each seasonal collection, we designate a couple of shirts in a variety of different styles to have on hand as samples for our retailers and our press partners. Over the last couple years, we’ve built up a surplus of these sample shirts and are very excited to introduce our official Hamilton Shirts Sample Sale.
Unlike other sample sales that happen once or twice a year at most, we are offering our sample shirts year around on an official Hamilton Shirts eBay page. Our shirt supplies are limited, but will feature a continuous stream of past seasonal styles as they become available.
So take a look and check back often.