Modern Classics 5

Fashion is more than just trends. It’s enduring quality and style. We asked our friends at H. Stockton in Midtown to nail down seven seriously satisfying wardrobe pieces for the good looking gents who read Midtown Lifestyle. “We source our own cloth, send them to makers who understand our vision and present them to our loyal customers with great pride. In the end, the people who wear our clothing are the ones who make the garments speak the most,” says Glenn Au at H. Stockton. These fall favorites are a snapshot of what they are most excited about this season, sure to stand the test of time for many seasons to come. “We prefer to build wardrobes rather than revolving closet doors,” says Glenn, Sales Associate/E-Commerce Director.

Cotton Flannel Shirts – One of the biggest myths of flannel shirts is that they always have to be a plaid pattern. Not true! Try a rare white flannel sport shirt and make it yours.

Hamilton Dress Shirts – Hamilton dress shirts have been made in Houston, Texas, since 1883. From solids to discreet patterns, these shirts are beautifully made with mother-of-pearl buttons and an elegant spread collar.

Ring Jacket Blouson – The journey these garments make from Osaka, Japan, to Midtown is a long one, but we know it is worth the trip. This hip length, button front blouson from our friends at Ring Jacket is a go-to for weekend wear. It pairs perfectly with denim and suede shoes for the crisp fall air while running around town, walking in the park or at your favorite bar.

Frank Clegg Brief – Working with only the best leathers and hardware, all Frank Clegg bags are hand sewn and walk the line on being works of art. His craftsmanship can be seen in all of his products from wallets to briefcases. A leather good from Frank Clegg is a belonging for a lifetime that only gets better with age. Just like YOU.

Alden Suede Shoes – The comforting look of a suede shoe has become a year-round style to many but we appreciate it most when the seasons change from summer to fall. The top of the class in American-made shoes, Alden has many styles of suede to choose from: loafers to lace ups. Don’t restrict them to just your casual looks, step out a bit from the norm and you’ll find the compliments will soon follow.

Levi’s Made in USA – It is funny how something as American as Levi’s denim had not been made in America for quite some time. Now, that has changed. H. Stockton features two styles of Levi’s that are Made in the USA from Cone Mill Denim in North Carolina. Levi’s are straight forward, simple and only get better with age. Just the way we like our clothing.

H. Stockton Sport Coat – It’s hard to pick just one sport coat out of all the great choices but this one in particular strikes us. It is made from a super fine wool that isn’t too heavy nor too light. That makes this coat a great choice for fall/winter in the South, or for traveling. The color palette is the difference-maker here. We kept it dark and muted with a subtle windowpane to differentiate it from warm weather coats because being sartorial is all about knowing your seasons, too.