Last week a new button down shirt company that makes all its products in America hit the market. Concord Button Downs is following a similar model as established brands like Jack Robie and Taylor Stitch, great-fitting shirts that are made in America. I corresponded with Dan, the founder, over e-mail to get a little more background on the endeavor and discovered we had more than a few things in common (it turns out we both attended schools called Concord with minutemen mascots). Included in the initial release of six shirts, the Old Manse Plaid ($115) will make a perfect shirt for sipping hot apple cider around a blazing fire this fall.
The Old Manse Plaid, named for the National Historic Landmark in Concord, Massachusetts where Transcendentalists like Henry David Thoreau and Margaret Fuller led a revolution in American philosophy, comes in a tailored, classic fit with a rear box pleat and double button round barrel cuffs. The red and white plaid cotton is the perfect palette for fall and the minuteman logo pays homage to Concord’s Revolutionary War history and the company’s made in the USA philosophy. For only $15 more, you can customize the neck size and sleeve length to get the absolute perfect fit. A portion of all sales goes to Ellen’s Heart and Soul, a nonprofit that works to improve the lives of women battling breast cancer. Not only will you look good this fall but you’ll be doing good as well.