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Individualized Shirts | Factory Tour

Posted: December 10, 2014 In 1961, two shirt makers, John La Resca and George Zimmerman, launched a small shirt manufacturing business in Paterson, New Jersey. Their vision was simple: provide America’s best specialty men’s stores with a custom shirt program they could not otherwise initiate on their own. Now, over 53 years later, Individualized Shirts (I.S.) continues to be America’s custom shirt [...] View Gallery

Hertling Trousers | Factory Tour

Posted: June 28, 2014 We are privileged to be able to call Julie Hertling a friend. Julie, is a true gentleman, who has been able to stay relevant in this very trendy and fickle industry by steadfastly delivering meticulously hand-tailored trousers—using turn-of-the-century craftsmanship in Brooklyn, NY. In his words: “I don’t know. I like what I’m doing, and if I’m not doing [...] View Gallery

Jacket Construction 101

Posted: June 14, 2014 All about: fusing, canvas, half-canvas > cost, comfort and value. We pride ourselves on stocking some of the finest quality-to-price ratio suits and sports jackets from brands such as Samuelsohn and Jack Victor.  One of the critical components we consider when selecting product for Drinkwater's is the garment’s construction. As with many other products, a majority [...] Continue Reading