We have a very important announcement: Cannonball!
Our second important announcement: Our customers are pretty darn awesome.
In all seriousness, we feel incredibly lucky to be a part of the fabulous community of the thousands of Main Men (and ladies). It's always a treat to meet our compatriots face-to-face in their neck of the woods, AND, we feel like we're getting pretty good at planning shindigs. In fact, we've started keeping a list of Party Musts:
Want to see us come to your city? Let us know! We are hoping to plan quite a few celebratory gatherings in the coming months and would love to come where the fun people are!
Mizzen+Main is proud to partner with a number of fantastic retail locations around the country.
We always love to see them recognized, especially when they are just beginning their own journey! One of our newest retail partners, Semi-Lux, was recently profiled in the news with Mizzen+Main prominently on display.
From the article:
"Busy professionals might say its too much of a hassle to go clothes shopping, and one new local business is catering to them.
Semi-Lux Inc. is an apparel company that caters to busy people where they spend most of their time: the office. Headquartered in Menands, Semi-Lux brings its 300-square-foot mobile showroom, complete with chandeliers and 16 feet of floor-to-ceiling windows, to office parks, apartment buildings and other venues where those pressed for time may gather.
The mobile shop sells American-made custom shirts for men and women, as well as business dresses and accessories for ladies and gents. The company has hundreds of fabrics to choose from, and will custom-tailor the item to each individual’s liking.
Originally from Brooklyn, owner Heather Dwyer has lived and worked in Albany’s business world for many years. However, she thought of the concept while she was climbing through the Himalayas of Nepal. When she returned from her journey, she set the plan into action.
Her vision for the business, her first entrepreneurial endeavor, is to bring high-quality American-made clothing and accessories to those who can’t get away from their office park to go shopping. Semi-Lux is partnering with Real Estate Investment Trusts to serve clients in large, downtown office towers also.
'Generally, this is for the busy professional,' Dwyer said at the ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday afternoon outside the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber headquarters. 'If you work in an office park, they’re like deserts of services, by zoning. There’s nothing else around.'
So, Dwyer came up with a solution.
The mobile apparel business takes the showroom right to the customer’s home or place of work. The showroom will soon be traveling between New Jersey to Saratoga Springs, to office parks, outdoor events or wherever it’s called upon."
To read the full article, click here.
Mizzen+Main will be sharing updates on Semi-Lux's location for men in the area who are interested in finding Mizzen+Main and other great apparel in their area. Stay in the loop on Twitter.
Please join Mizzen+Main for a drink and a private film screening of KORENGAL at Angelika Film Center in Dallas Wednesday July 30th at 7 PM.
From May 2007 to July 2008, Battle Company of the 173rd Airborne Brigade was stationed in the remote Korengal Valley of eastern Afghanistan – considered one of the most dangerous postings of the war. The soldiers of Second Platoon built and manned a remote and strategic outpost that they named “Restrepo,” in honor of their medic, PFC Juan Restrepo, who was killed in action. This is their story, in their words, of a group of men who came to be considered the “tip of the spear” for American efforts in that area.
KORENGAL is a Saboteur Media presentation; a Battle Films production in association with Goldcrest Films and Outpost Films; directed by Sebastian Junger; produced by Nick Quested and Sebastian Junger; field photography by Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger; edited by Michael Levine; original music by Marty Beller; co-produced by Gretchen McGowan.
Tickets and a drink are on us but note there will be very limited availability. You must RSVP via our Event Page. It's our honor to host this private screening in support of Sebastian Junger's efforts to share the story of these brave men.
We'll be giving a majority of the tickets to veteran service organizations we've worked with around Dallas. Cheers to these gents. The remaining tickets are limited and on a first response basis. Get yours quickly!
There will be a short Q&A after the event with soldiers who served in the region.
Calling all gents in DC and New York!
Mizzen+Main is pleased to host events this Thursday and Friday nights in Washington DC and New York City respectively. Come wearing your Mizzen+Main shirts (we all know it's hot right now). Drinks are on us. Please RSVP to info@MizzenAndMain.com
Don't forget: for each dress shirt you buy and post to Twitter or Instagram, we'll be donating a henley to an active duty service member or veteran for the month of July in our #Henleys4Heroes initiative.
Washington DC Event Information
New York City Event Information
During the month of July, we're thrilled to lead #Henleys4Heroes. What's better than Henleys and Heroes? Nothing.
For every dress shirt purchased in July and post to Twitter or Instagram, we will donate a henley to an active duty service member or veteran in your name. How does it work?
This incredible campaign runs through the end of July, so let's make it count!
Thank you for your continued support.
Let's do this, men! Celebrate while you support this weekend by following our simple style guide. Everything you need for an All-American weekend.
Our newest 1968 tee is here just in time. But act quick gentlemen, it won’t be here long. And remember, each of our tees sold benefits our Shirt for a Start program.
These summer shorts are versatile enough to be warn from the east to west coast and everywhere in between.
Keep things cool in the classic, modern design of the Ray-Ban Wayfarer. These sunglasses are timeless style icons that are sure to catch looks everywhere you go!
No outfit is complete without proper shoe wear. The style and comfort of these iconic boat shoes will keep you moving all weekend long.
5. The Urban Ruck | Sword & Plough | Tradition Collection
Hand crafted from repurposed military gear, this trusty bag is here to hold everything she needs to bring. And, then some.
Top things off with our “McKim Cap,” created right here in the USA by Ebbets Vintage.
Ladies, listen up! Ready to have some good fun in the name of Mizzen+Main? So are we. During the month of July we will be running our #WalkOfFame campaign. Each and every one of you can be a part and getting involved is as easy as, 1, 2, 3. And of course, help from your Main Man is encouraged but not required.
Here is your how to:
Step 1: Put on any of your guy's shirts, any way that you would like.
Step 2: Take a photo (no limit to submissions and yes, selfies appreciated)
Step 3: Post the photo on your Instagram account and be sure to do the following
In return, the submitter of our favorite photo will be graciously rewarded with a Mizzen+Main $150 gift card and become the face of our Walk of Fame campaign! So in the spirit of summer, let’s heat things up. Before you jump to it, we just have a few things to note. Please be aware that by participating, you are allowing us to post your photo on our social platforms (no need to be camera shy!). Our social accounts will be keeping you posted along the way. All of our photos will be compiled on our devoted Pinterest section!
In addition to our current social platforms, we would like to formally announce our Pinterest commencement! Without getting too far into the details, let us take some time and introduce you.
Similar to the Gunwale, our Pinterest page will be a blend of imagery, personally curated by our in-house team. We will be covering all things style, living and leisure. Each pin has been hand selected to represent the creative vision that lies within Mizzen+Main. As you explore the boards and pins within our page, we hope you find the sum of our labor to be both inspirational and aspirational.
Enjoy the following sections:
1. The Main Man Handbook: Our guide to looking great from head to toe. Wherever you are going, we’ve got you covered.
2. Compass+Conduct: The Main Man course guide in life.
3. The Main Man: Those among us and those before us.
4. Guide Him: Because he can’t do everything himself.
5. Cheers: We’re celebrating all things worthy and everything in between. So please, grab a glass and raise it high.
Feel free to visit us. We’d love to show you around.
Mizzen+Main’s tech performance dress shirts are traditionally seen on the gentlemen who are making moves in today’s business world, but this blog is here to mention an interesting point. The men’s small is an ideal item for the professional women working who are sprinting to the top. I’d like to think that I was one of them.
The Tradition. Evolved. collection introduces the future of the conventional button-down dress shirt with its redefining comfort, four-way stretch and moisture wicking fabric. This shirt can go from day to night not only for our “Main Men”, but for our ladies as well. There is something truly comforting about the way our shirts fall on a woman’s body. Whilst it has the perfect, athletic cut for a man, it fits women in a fairly relaxed manner, while still hugging the curves in just the right way to give that fierce look we all desire. And that is the reason this traditionally men’s shirt should be hanging in every woman’s closet as their go-to get up for, almost, any occasion.
The Gingham spread collar is the perfect dress shirt for an average day at the office. Dress it up with a statement necklace, a sassy pencil skirt and pumps, or go for a more laid back look with some nice slacks, a pointed toe shoe and just a touch of lipstick to add some pizazz.
Have a couple cookouts to go to this summer? Throw this shirt on with some jean capris and boat shoes, grab your picnic basket and hit the park. It’ll keep its shape and you’ll stay calm, cool and collected all day long. So if you haven’t caught on yet, you need this shirt to complete your 2014 wardrobe. Period.
Izabella Zitney is a Kent State University fashion merchandising student and a Mizzen+Main S2014 intern. She likes soggy cereal and high fashion. The Mizzen, Main, and the Fore are the three masts of a warship - puns all day.