First comes inspiration, then design, then sample making, then a New York Fashion Week presentation, then sales season until finally, the collection arrives in stores. And not just any collection, mind you, but the first collection, numero uno, the first big bang. And not just any stores, but the best stores. The independent haberdashers who influence not only the men whom they dress, but other shop owners who look to them for direction.
After months of hard work and many, many hours, the debut collection of ties called Social Primer by K. Cooper Ray will be hitting stores soon. We have received orders and support from some of the best men’s stores in the South. This is the final week of sales for stores to buy. Please take a look at the list below of the haberdashers who have ventured to support a fledgling collection designed in the South and made in America. If your favorite shop isn’t on the list, there is still time. Orders for wholesale will close this Friday, November 2.
Herewith, the SP Founding Fathers:
Coffman’s Men’s Wear, Greenville, NC
Country Squire Haberdashery, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL
Craig Reagin Clothiers, Lexington, SC
Downeast, Winter Park, FL
Gentlemen’s Corner, Wilmington & Pinehurst, NC. West Palm Beach, FL.
Oak Hall, Memphis, TN
Onward Reserve, Athens, GA
Nowells Clothing, Raleigh, NC
M. Dumas & Sons, Charleston, SC
Rogue Wave Surf Shop, Charleston, SC
Royal Male, Newport, RI
Southern Traditions, Atlanta, GA
The London Trading Company, Atlanta, GA
The Quinntessential Gentleman, Baltimore, MD
The Squire Shop, Fort Worth, TX
Wm. King Clothiers, Bristol & Johnson City, TN
The first ties will begin arriving in stores November 15th.
Images from the NYFW presentation: The Men of Social Primer
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