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Ace & Everett: The Socks that give your ankles a voice.

Ace & Everett: The Socks that give your ankles a voice.

Ace & Everett is a collection of socks focused on injecting a sense of fun and excitement back into the world of traditional menswear. Every sock begins with the finest raw materials, dyed into rich, saturated hues. These luxurious yarns are then carefully knit in the USA, resulting in unique, three-dimensional jacquard designs.

The Sport Coat-the Most Versatile and Necessary Part of Your Clothing Arsenal

 

A great sport coat can take you anywhere.  Here you will see the same coat styled for casual wear and with a tie for a more dressed up look.  You can pair it with jeans or dress trousers.  But never leave home without one--it is the place for your phone, glasses, pen and game tickets.  A well fitted sport coat makes you look trimmer and gets you noticed.

 

Trading Up

Trading Up

When is the last time you traded down for a home or car? Probably never. All of us appreciate and desire quality and uniqueness. It says something about us and our accomplishments. The same is true for clothing. You can find cheap, poorly made clothing at many stores. But there are only a few specialty stores where you can find and appreciate unique garments made of luxury fabrics with quality construction.

THE ART OF PACKING FOR AN OVERNIGHT STAY

THE ART OF PACKING FOR AN OVERNIGHT STAY

One of the hardest things about an overnight getaway or a business trip is knowing what to pack and what to leave behind. Unfortunately for most of us, that decision is often made by the ancient luggage we lug around with us everywhere. Without a doubt the first rule of any trip should be having the right bag, and it should be no surprise that there are some amazingly smart and stylish options out there. One of our favourites by far is the exceptional Garment Weekender bag from Hook & Albert.

What Makes the Difference in Wolf & Shepherd Dress Shoes?

What Makes the Difference in Wolf & Shepherd Dress Shoes?

Since the 1920’s, shoemakers have crafted dress shoes using the same dated manufacturing process, with little emphasis on comfort. Without compromising the timeless style and quality of classic footwear, Wolf & Shepherd designs shoes to provide unparalleled comfort by concealing high performance foam technology into the heart of each sole. At Wolf & Shepherd, our mantra is simple: Dress to Perform.

Dining in Style

Bloomington features a vibrant and eclectic food scene attracting foodies from all over.  Foodies know the latest celebrity chef, the new dish, the right wine, and how to eat in style.  This is the first in a series featuring Bloomington’s great restaurants and eateries, its great chefs, and our favorite clients styled in AD best. We will flavor this with fashion and food ideas.  We start with our new neighbors No Coast Reserve (NOCO) and welcome them to the square. IMG_0404

NOCO is the vision of Dave Schell and Seth Elgar. Dave is from Evansville, Indiana, and after graduating from IU in 2003 decided to make Bloomington home. Dave started the Butcher’s Block in 2004. In 2013, with Seth Elgar, they started No Coast, originally next to the Butcher’s Block. The move to the square gives them increased capacity, and an ability to showcase Chef Elgar's culinary skills.

When asked what makes Bloomington special, Dave said: “It’s all about IU; the culture, music, fashion and quality of life. We have the same vision as Andrew Davis--to go above and beyond to care for our customers and every day show the care is there."

Seth began cooking at age 16. He spent six months in France for some fun on-the-job training and is from a large farm family. Seth loves the excitement of a busy night and shucking daily fresh oysters behind the bar and sharing his love of food.

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Todd and Carol Whitlock are fixtures at most AD events where they love the clothing, food, drink and friendship.  Todd, as the owner of Todd Whitlock DDS, shares a passion with AD to make people look their best.  Todd and Carol have five kids between 20 and 32, and both have great fashion sense.  Todd is updated casual and is wearing his favorite Byron coat, Stone Rose shirt and Citizens jeans.  Carol manages Todd's office and is wearing clothing from Blond Genius.

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Meet Mike and Mary Allen.  Mike is an attorney at Mallor | Grodner, focusing on business and litigation.  Mike met Mary when they both attended IU, and while they were both lifeguards at Lake Monroe.  Mary is an advanced oncology clinical nurse specialist.  After living in bigger cities, the small town values of Bloomington along with big city features eventually brought them back with their children.  They enjoy the diversity of Bloomington and its many opportunities for new experiences.

Mike is wearing a Southwick suit and his favorite Gitman shirt with a David Donahue tie. He is often seen in AD on Saturdays in AG jeans and loves the friendly staff and professional help.

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Dominick DiOrio and our own John Porter will be married on May 28.  Dom and John met at a Christmas party in 2012 and share a love of music, theater, food, travel and fashion.  Dom is a professor at the Jacobs School of Music in Choral Conducting. He loves the collaborative side of conducting and is an all star in the field with an international reputation.  His travel schedule would tire most, but he loves to come home for John's Italian food.

John has Dom pretty well styled, but he was a client of AD before meeting John. Dom relates that he loves AD and fondly remembers needing a new suit for a critical performance. He says: “With only a few days to work, Macey took care of everything.  How I look is a huge part, and I go to Andrew Davis because the staff wants to help me and go the extra mile. It's also the best curated collection I have ever seen, and that includes living in large cities."

John is our Bespoke and Formal-wear Manager, but when he's not taking care of clients, he is a huge part of the B-Town music scene as a teacher and performer.

Dom is wearing a Stenstroms shirt, Prive blazer, Magnanni shoes and Meyer trousers.

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Dr. Gerry Hash only left Bloomington for medical school and knew he always was coming home.  He has been in private practice as a podiatrist for 23 years and his patients are his biggest fans.  Gerry met Chrisy at Monroe Hospital and they share a love of family, travel, IU sports, Lake Monroe, and are resident foodies.  Gerry said: "Before AD I wore clothing that was way too big and never got a compliment.  Now I love getting dressed in my AD clothing and get compliments from other docs and Chrisy."

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Abby and Sarah Perfetti met in 2010 and married on August 30, 2014. Abby is a vocalist and chorister, and handles content and social media for Visit Bloomington.  Sarah is a triathlete, swimmer and the Executive Director at Bloomington PRIDE.  They both love to cook; Abby is a great baker and Sarah a cook.   They love Bloomington’s cultural scene, craft beers, coffee houses and diversity.  Sarah is styled in a Gitman shirt, Edward Armah bow tie and AG Jeans.  Abby is wearing an Edward Armah bow tie and scarf, Robert Jensen pocket square and her own jeans.  Both are excited about the new AD Bespoke which will include custom clothing for women.

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Cory Myers is the Vice President of Custom Solutions and is on the road constantly training and certifying law enforcement in public safety.  Cory has lived in DC, Chicago, Boulder, Princeton ,and Bloomington is the smallest city he has lived in but also his favorite.  He loves the community, quality of life, diversity and the people.  Cory and Laura love to travel, with Italy as one of their favorite destinations.  Cory is a creative short story writer and avid cyclist.

He is wearing a custom Hickey Freeman suit, David Donahue tie, Eton shirt and Noah Waxman shoes.  We have been after Cory to try custom for years and he said: “Now I understand why--there is something special about the fit and cloth. I shop at AD over Indianapolis stores because I can't find the selection, friendly staff, and service anywhere else.  There is one coat I wear from AD and I get compliments wherever I go."

2016 Peter Millar Lookbook

Founded in 2001, the Peter Millar line of fine clothing and accessories has become in just a few years the standard bearer for discerning and demanding individuals — on the golf course, in the office, and on the town. From the original signature cashmere sweaters to a wide range of casual and formal wear, the Peter Millar line embraces a classic, old-world style resplendent in sharp detail, superb craftsmanship, and only the highest quality materials available.

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Be Seen Bespoken

One of the joys of being the manager of Andrew Davis Bespoke is working with clients to see a vision come to life. The vision may be for a bespoke wedding or for your first professional job. I've had the experience of seeing a person’s confidence come to light and the motivation created by dressing well.

As a lifetime jazz musician and music lover, I approach each client without hard and fast rules. Bespoke clothing is spontaneity and creativity. I listen, react, improvise and create with my clients. Whether a bespoke suit or tuxedo for a wedding, or suits and sport coats for work, I find out where my clients want to be with their clothing and give greater value to their purchase.

Dress with the utmost discernment.

-John Porter

Luciano Barbera: A Life Guided By Friendship And Luck

“If I didn’t meet you, how could I be here telling you these things?” -Luciano Barbera The origin story of Luciano Barbera’s eponymous line of clothing feels very 21st century—even though it isn’t. As a young man and dapper dresser in the late ’60s and early ’70s, Barbera was often in spotted in custom-created suits, and admirers would inquire as to who made his clothing and where it was purchased.

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It helped that Luciano was born into a fashion family: His father, Carlo Barbera, was the owner of a textile mill, so an appreciation for fine fabrics and thoughtful tailoring was there from the start.  Luciano set out to create his own timeless menswear collection—and that collection has kept him busy for the last 45 years.

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The name Luciano Barbera continues to stand for quality, craftsmanship, and that quintessentially Italian concept of sprezzatura. That is, the quality of being confident but understated—not trying so hard.


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The Spring/Summer 2016

Spring 2016 is inspired by the lush foliage and picturesque landscape of Biella – a mountainous Italian village, home to the Luciano Barbera brand – and reminds us that textures, prints and colors are most vibrant when mixed and layered.

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Look Good | Feel Good, just in time for the Cardinal Stage Red Feather Gala

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Andrew Davis Bespoke has pledged $1,000 in matching funds to Cardinal Stage Company. Even more, they are giving away services to those who participate.

Now through February 29, 2016 when you donate $50 or more to Cardinal Stage Company, Andrew Davis will not only match your gift, they will provide you with a $250 gift card towards a custom suit, tuxedo, or sport coat & trouser combination. Stop into Andrew Davis on Friday, February 12th to learn more.

You can look good in custom clothing, and feel good about supporting a local non profit.

Give a gift today!

This opportunity comes just in time for the Red Feather Gala and Awards Ceremony.

Make sure you are the best dressed in a custom suit or tuxedo from Andrew Davis Bespoke by ordering your custom clothing by February 29, 2016.

February 18 : Samuelsohn + Magnanni + W. Kleinberg Spring Trunk Show

MADE TO MEASURE EVENT ACCOMPANIED BY MAGNANNI FOOTWEAR & W. KLEINBERG LEATHER GOODS

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SAMUELSOHN Dorian Anderson will join us with exceptional fabric swatches for suits and sport coats and an enhanced in-stock collection for Spring.

box2 W. KLEINBERG One-of-a-kind luxury belts, custom made in exotic skins including alligator, crocodile, bison and snake. Mary Grace Douglas will be at the store to help with fitting and selections.

box3 MAGNANNI Footwear crafted by hand for exceptional comfort, flexibility, and elegant design. Colin Combes 

      Enjoy fine wines during our wine tasting with Big Red Liquors from 5pm - 7pm

Travel In Style

header CAN LUXURY AND HIGH PERFORMANCE TRULY CO-EXIST IN A SINGLE GARMENT?

The Performance Suit from Samuelsohn offers definitive proof. “For over 90 years, Samuelsohn has specialized in traditional full-canvas tailoring with lots of hand-sewing,” says Arnold Siverstone, president and creative director. “Now we’ve combined that quality with a high performance, Super 120’s, pure wool fabric woven for us in Italy. This is the perfect suit for the new generation of men who are always traveling, always on the go, and it offers extraordinary value for the money.”

The secret is in the weaving and the natural elasticity of the wool, creating a fabric that is exceptionally comfortable, is water-and stain-resistant and shrugs off wrinkles. Five internal pockets can accommodate devices and travel documents and there’s even an extra cellphone pocket concealed in the trousers. Samuelsohn also offers a blazer and trousers in the same high-performance fabric.

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Join us and Samuelsohn representative Dorian Anderson on Thursday, February 18, from 2-7 p.m. Buy one Samuelsohn made-to-measure suit, coat, or trouser and get the second one at 50% off*.

To complete your travel in style, we will also have the unparalleled leather collection from W. Kleinberg. Mary Grace Douglas from W. Kleinberg will be on hand to help with your selections. This is the perfect belt for your Samuelsohn trousers.

And, to help you put your best foot forward, Colin Combes from Magnanni will be there to help you select and fit shoes from Magnanni.

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See you on February 18th at Andrew Davis.

*Second suit, coat, or trouser must be of equal or lesser value; offer good at event only.

Fall/Winter 2015 Styleguide Lookbook

The flip book below represents some of our favorite vendors, hand picked and curated for you.  Get your holiday shopping done early.  We are here to help with suggestions, free gift wrapping and shipping.  Thanks for your friendship and business.