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Shopkeeper Interview: Scott Meleskie of Clark Street Mercantile

Montréal is one of the best cities in the world, and whenever we're there, we spend as much time in Mile End and The Plateau as possible. In those streets you'll find community, history, entertainment, and Scott Meleskie of Clark Street Mercantile. We love all our retailers but CSM is a special place for us because of our relationship with the city, and with Scott, but also because he started the same year we did. He is so meticulous with his shop and its brand mix that it's worth a visit just to see the layout on that particular day. When you do pop in, give yourself a good amount of time to take it all in (and say hi for us). Can you tell...

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JACK: The most casual suspenders

We've had a lot of good feedback about our casual JACK suspenders, most of which was unrequested, and we wanted to share some of it here. (The identity of commenters has been hidden to protect their identity from ill-willing belts.) Testimonial 1: "These are perhaps the most casual braces I've ever worn - and I'm what's called a brace face. I love the hardware, and the option of buttoning in or clipping." Testimonial 2: "This was the first pair of suspenders I'd ever tried, and I was not optimistic. However, they're easy to wear with all my pants and shorts (just not at the same time)." Testimonial 3: "Untraditionally, I wear these with all my skirts and get nothing but positive feedback (I...

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Shopkeeper Interview: Kelsey & April of Margot + Maude

OK, hold on to your hats and get ready to fall in love with Winnipeg's Kelsey & April and their little shop of dreams, Margot + Maude! We're not kidding... if you like fun, fashion and friendliness, this is your new favourite shop (to go along with our other retailers). Their level of knowledge on what they carry in their shop is incredible, their welcoming nature is classic Canadian, and their selections are simply delightful. When you're in the 'Peg, you simply must pop in. Can you tell us a little bit about your background(s)? M + M: We worked independent retail together at a little boutique in Osborne Village back in 2007. We got to be very hands on in our roles there...

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Accessories Proudly Made in Canada

It's not like us to talk about ourselves, and by us we mean Canadians, but we felt like after the CANADA 150 year we would share some of our Canadian touch points beyond being Canadian and based in Vancouver, BC.  All of our production happens in Canada - that includes our neckties, bow ties, French Knots, pocket squares and suspenders. Even our packaging... every recyclable custom box is printed with 100% post consumer waste in Canada.  Good, skilled people you'd like are part of what makes Cursor & Thread products such high quality - from BC to Quebec, Alberta to Ontario. While everything Cursor & Thread is now made in Canada, with partner retailers around the world, we have an amazing selection of 25...

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Shopkeeper Interview: Drew Sutton of Carlton Drew

Los Angeles can often feel big and impersonal, but on West 3rd you'll find a stretch that feels local and friendly. Right in the thick of that vibe you'll find the wonderfully welcoming Carlton Drew - a casual and preppy mens shop with East Coast accents. (See all our accounts at Stockists.) Learn from entrepreneur and founder Drew Sutton on how he had to rethink locations in a hurry, and what to expect if you're deciding to venture out on your own. We love this shop and encourage you to pop in for visit next time you're in LA. Can you tell us a little bit about your background? Drew Sutton: I opened Carlton Drew at the end of 2012, before that...

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