Editor’s note: Haven’t done one of these Endorsement posts in quite a while, and I miss shouting out some cool products I come across. Let’s start to make this a semi-regular thing again.
So a few days ago, it was cold in San Francisco. Cold as in, peacoat-in-July-WTF cold.
The next day, it was a bit more bearable (still pretty chilly) and incidentally, I had a bachelor party to attend. I threw on my Jack denim, a Knox shirt, my Veblen longwings and a wool herringbone sport coat.
The fabrics were heavy and substantial, more fitting for March than July. Made me kinda sad, to be honest. It’s hard getting used to these San Franciscan “summers”.
So how does one deal with cold winter blues in the month of July? Add a pop of color (or three) to one’s outfit. And what better way to add a little color to an otherwise wintery outfit than with a Hawaiian print tie? Am I right?
Dolbeau, a men’s accessories company based in Canada, is doing some cool ish. They’re design-centric, quality-aware, small batch artisans creating really great looking accessories in-house, which means every piece is made by hand, one at a time.
Making pieces one by one isn’t the most efficient way to do things, but it certainly is the best way to maintain a level of quality that can only come with taking the time to pay close attention to what you’re doing.
That questionable tie you fished out of a bargain bin at your local department store’s half monthly clearance sale? Most likely made by robots with mechanized arms. Quality? Uncertain.
Point is: Taking the time to construct each piece individually makes a difference. That’s why we make our Jack denim that way, and that’s why Dolbeau makes each accessory that way.
There’s one reason I dig this brand. Another?
Each edition is made in small batches (between five and twenty pieces each), so you’re guaranteed a unique piece not many men will have. By the way, yours won’t even be made until you order it.
I’d be super shocked if you ran into another dude wearing the same Dolbeau tie as you, unless you’re in Montreal where the company is headquartered. I’m sure all men there are walking around wearing Dolbeau accessories. But I digress.
Take a look at what they have to offer; I’m certain you’ll find something to your liking. And if you’re in San Francisco and thinking about ordering the same Fast Eddie tie in Hibiscus Navy that I have, make sure to text me a heads-up before putting it on. I’ll be sure to wear something else.