Boston Magazine | Best of Boston

Posted: June 24, 2018

‘Best Men’s Clothing High-End‘ Award Best of Boston from Boston Magazine Gary Drinkwater’s 1,200-square-foot boutique packs in a trove of sartorial treasures—luxury suits by Samuelsohn, classic knitwear from Alan Paine, contemporary styles from the Japanese designers behind Engineered Garments. The service is of the same impeccable quality: Alterations from a master tailor are included, and private […]

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Scout Cambridge | Shopping

Posted: September 27, 2017

Honored Winner: Men’s Clothing Scout Cambridge Magazine MEN’S CLOTHING: Drinkwater’s If you agree that “trendy never lasts,” then Gary Drinkwater’s eponymous shop—with its high-end fabric, custom shirts, gorgeous suits and personalized care—is tailor-made (sorry) for you. No one leaves this Porter Square store looking less than perfect.                  

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Boston Magazine | Best of Boston

Posted: July 24, 2016

‘Best Men’s Clothing Occasion‘ Award Best of Boston from Boston Magazine Chinos have their charm, but when the occasion calls for something dignified, Dapper Dans make a beeline to Drinkwater’s. Owner Gary Drinkwater, formerly of Louis Boston and Stonestreets, presides over a small but expertly curated collection of modern classics: made-to-measure suits from Samuelsohn, custom button-downs from […]

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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

Boston Magazine | Best of Boston

Posted: September 29, 2012

Boston Magazine ‘Best Men’s Clothing Accessories’ Award Discover your inner Don Draper with Italian wool jackets, made-to-measure shirts (including sharp styles from Engineered Garments), and elegant ties.  

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MR Magazine: A Tale of Two Markets

Posted: July 24, 2012 Gary Drinkwater’s compact Cambridge boutique effortlessly blends traditional clothing with neo-traditional sportswear. In 1978, disenchanted with graphic design, Gary Drinkwater left art school. He’d been working as a merchandising manager for a sporting goods chain and freelancing as a window dresser on the side. “One day, my mom called to tell me that a place [...] Continue Reading

Boston Magazine | Best of Boston

Posted: September 29, 2008

Boston Magazine ‘Best Men’s Clothing Accessories’ Award Many men’s boutiques seem to have forgotten the importance of details: Like, where’s a guy supposed to get a decent pair of dress socks in this town? (SmartWools don’t count.)  (the proprietor’s own stash tops out at over 200pairs).

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Custom Shirts: The Boston Globe

Posted: August 10, 2008

 Ironing Out The Details: The Boston Globe THE GLOBE TESTS For most folks, buying a shirt off the rack is just fine. But buying tailor-made has its rewards—and pitfalls. By Binyamin Appelbaum Globe Correspondent / August 10, 2008 The basic pleasure of a tailor-made men’s dress shirt is a more perfect fit. But is it worth the money? […]

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Artist Reception > Steve Bennett | H2O Extreme

Posted: April 12, 2018

H2O Extreme – Steve Bennet Part of the continuing series of exhibitions of local artists’ works hosted by Drinkwater’s. About Steve Bennett: Based in Cambridge, Steve Bennett’s love affair with photography dates back to his adolescence, when his father, a radiologist and avid amateur photographer, taught him how to process film and create prints. The […]

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GQ: The Insider’s Guide to the Best Tailors in America

Posted: April 24, 2017

Where to go—and what to ask for—to dial in everything from a new suit to your favorite pair of jeans, with expert advice from our favorite menswear stores across the country. The three hardest things to find in one’s lifetime are as follows: An apartment you can afford that’s not a hellbox, a job you […]

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Scout Cambridge: A Stitch in Time

Posted: February 9, 2017 Gary Drinkwater got his start in 1978 at the world-famous Louis Boston, a menswear institution that recently closed after 85 years. He interviewed for a visual merchandising position, but when that had already been filled, he moved over to sales. It was there that he learned how to be not just a salesman but a [...] Continue Reading

Custom Shirt Special Promotion

Posted: January 30, 2016

Buy 5 shirts and get your 6th shirt on us or order just 2 shirts with no cutting fee.  Regularly a 4 shirt minimum and $50 fee.   February 1 > March 5,  2016

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Engineered Garments Editorial for Drinkwater’s on Metropolitan Society

Posted: April 29, 2015

Metropolitan Society is an online lifestyle magazine dedicated to art, design, fashion, architecture, food, and other creative endeavors. Our latest collaboration with Metropolitan Society’s Creative Director, Stephen Hopkins features Engineered Garment once again. This editorial took place at beach just a few miles outside of Boston—Revere Beach. It was the first public beach in the U.S. and its strip of […]

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Janet Malenfant | Surface Reflections

Posted: March 15, 2015

About Janet Malenfant: Artist Janet Malenfant lives and works in Porter Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Janet worked for eighteen years as an art director and designer for ad agencies and non-profits in the Boston area. Fourteen years ago she switched gears and began painting in her Cambridge studio. Her paintings are colorful, playful and imbued with […]

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