The Pocket Cocktail
It’s that time of year when you need a little something extra to warm you up. So, we’re reviving The Pocket Cocktail, a series in which we pair one of our pocket squares with a delicious cocktail. One starts a conversation, the other keeps it going.
Apple Cider Hot Toddy
[inspired by our Webster pocket square]
10 oz apple cider
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
8 whole cloves
1 1/2 tbsp honey
4 oz honey whiskey (or your whiskey of choice)
1 tbsp lemon juice
In a saucepan, combine apple cider, cinnamon, star anise, and cloves. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and cover with a lid. Allow spices to steep for about 10-15 minutes. Strain spices and stir in honey under it dissolves. Add whiskey and lemon juice. Stir to combine.
Garnish with sliced apples, sliced lemons, cinnamon sticks, and star anise.
Recipe and photo courtesy of The Little Epicurean.
We’re excited to introduce the new Casual Blazer Collection—our first series of cotton blazers in six colorways. Inspired by the nature and history of rural Maryland, the Seneca blazer features a simple, unlined design, rounded patch pockets, and working surgeon’s cuffs.
Made from 100% brushed cotton, the Seneca undergoes a special garment-dye wash that gives it a soft, muted tone. The end result is a blazer that feels like your favorite worn-in sweatshirt, and fits like a tailored suit jacket.
We paired our Casual Blazers with our OCBDs for this editorial photo shoot in Poolesville, a small town in rural Maryland near Seneca Creek.
In what has become one of our favorite traditions here at Hugh & Crye, the whole team—including two new members, Nina and Victor (formal introductions to come!)—dressed up as #menswear bloggers and fashion icons in celebration of Halloween. Costumes included:
Take a look at the transformations below—we went all out this year.
— Team H&C
Pranav as Justin Bridges
Phil as Jian Deleon
James as Rob Mangano of Dressed to Ill
Michael as Chris John Millington
Nina as Aimee Song
Victor as Winston Chesterfield
Jessica as Sophia Amoruso
Carl as Justin Livingstone
Matt as Tim Melideo
We’re humbled whenever a customer chooses to wear H&C for the special moments in his life. Recently we received a set of engagement photos from Tamar and his fiancé Ashley featuring our McComb Blazer in slate. Shot in a stand of birch trees just north of Fairbanks, AK, the photos are a unique spin on the typical portraits couples take. “We both work outdoors and liked the idea of a more formal dress and lighting but in a natural environment,” said Tamar.
Why Hugh & Crye? “H&C is a great company because they make and sell a great product, but more than that, H&C is young, engaged, and responsive; which makes it a pleasure to support them with my business. Their fit is spot on which is especially nice if you’re not interested in taking your new shirt to the tailor.”
Thank you for the kind words! And congratulations on your engagement.
We’re excited to host our first Blazer Sample Sale this weekend in Washington, DC. Join us as we set up shop at Gallery plan b on 14th Street for a special two-day event.
Just in time for brisk fall weather, our McComb blazers will be on sale for $99 each.
Stop by and shop all nine fully lined blazer styles, and we’ll ship your purchases to you for free! You’ll have a brand new blazer to show off by the end of the week.
Here’s what you need to know:
- The sale is in-person only: Oct 25th and 26th, from 12pm to 6pm
- Location: Gallery plan b (1530 14th Street; near corner of 14th and Church)
- All McComb blazers are priced at $99
- All sales are final
- Make sure you RSVP!
Stop by this weekend and bring your friends, too! We’d love to say “hello” and thank you in person for supporting us over the years. See you there!
Yes, we make menswear that fits, but over the years we’ve learned that our unique, tailored approach actually works wonderfully for women, too. Case in point: Jenn, pictured above wearing our Carolina dress shirt.
Jenn raises horses and cows on a ranch in Montana, and says that, “although ranching can be a dirty job, I like to look sharp (underneath the dirt!) Your long-sleeved button-down shirts have been exactly what I was looking for; I currently own 6 of them!”
“I am 5’10” tall and weigh 127 lbs. Regular sized women’s’ shirts are 1) always too short in the arms, 2) always too short in the torso, and 3) usually too narrow in the shoulders…I tried many brands, including Brooks Bros and Eddie Bauer, and could not find a men’s or women’s button down shirt that fit well until I tried Hugh & Crye’s men’s ‘average skinny.'”
If you have your own H&C story, we’d love to hear it! Reach out on Twitter or send an email to service@hughandcrye.
Photo credit: Robin Rogers Cloud
If you read the Sunday New York Times, you’re probably familiar with On the Street—a time-honored feature of the Style section. We look forward to this weekly roundup from Bill Cunningham, a legendary photographer and H&C favorite, so you can imagine how thrilled we were to see Hugh & Crye customer Melissa Kuba Lederer featured last month! This particular On the Street highlighted the revival of the classic dress shirt at NY Fashion Week.
In case you can’t spot her in the photo above (near the bottom right-hand corner), here’s a close-up of Melissa wearing our Rockefeller shirt in Short/Skinny. We may be a menswear company, but our female customers sure know how to make our shirts look good.
Melissa, the director of design and manufacturing at jewelry manufacturer Verdura
, is no stranger to the pages of the Times. A couple years ago, Bill dedicated a Reality Check
to her impeccable menswear-inspired wardrobe. We’re humbled that she wears Hugh & Crye dress shirts to complement her sleek, sophisticated style.
At Hugh & Crye, we share an innate curiosity and desire to explore the unknown. There’s an entire world outside the office, and we’re determined to make time to see it all and share the story.
Andrew, the man behind H&C operations, recently headed out West to Zion National Park in Utah for an annual camping trip with his fiancé and friends. They set up at Watchmen Campground and spent the first day trekking through The Narrows, a gorge with soaring 1,000-foot walls and a river running through.
The next day, they took on Angel’s Landing, a 1,488-foot rock formation overlooking Zion Canyon. The hike consisted of a series of sharp switchbacks, and the last half-mile had chain ropes secured in the rock for climbers to grip on to. It was steep and strenuous (not to mention nerve-racking), but the view at the top was well worth it.
Andrew’s Print Popover (above) survived everything from hiking to campfire cooking to tarantula encounters. Check out more photos below.
For this Friday Style, we kept things simple and shot photos near our store in Georgetown. While the neighborhood is widely known for its idyllic cobblestone streets and historic colonial architecture, it was looking particularly beautiful this rainy fall day.
The weather called for “layering,” a term that comes up a lot this time of year. For us, that means wearing blazers and soft sweaters on top of dress shirts. We’ve found it’s the best way to achieve ultimate comfort and utility without sacrificing style.
Check out the looks below, and be sure to share your own Hugh & Crye style photos on Twitter or Instagram using #hughandcrye!
Get the look (top to bottom): Carl is wearing the Minister, a fully lined McComb blazer in brown plaid, and a pocket square. Andrew is wearing Mayfair, one of the original styles from our Classics Collection, in pink with a cozy cardigan. Matt is wearing the Carolina, a new casual blazer in sand (coming this month!), and a M. Ward pocket square. James is wearing the Loire, a mulberry and white gingham shirt, with the McComb blazer in brown plaid and Fargo pocket square. Michael—the newest member of Team H&C!—is wearing the Silo OCDB in oxblood with a new casual blazer in charcoal.