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Supporting Small Businesses in Menswear

The current situation with coronavirus (Covid-19) is negatively impacting everyone's day to day routine. We all have to do our part by following the guidelines set forth to try and slow the spread as best we can. We cancelled all plans prior to the full lock-down here in Chicago and will try to make the most of each and every day.

I reached out to the companies I've had the honor to work with over the past several years since starting @DapperProfessional on IG and my website. I wanted to share a little bit more about them with all of you in one place, so if you're doing any online shopping during this time, you can easily support several small businesses.

If you're a small business and want to be included on this list, please just contact me and I'd be happy to include you!

Tailor Store

Since 2003, Tailor Store has provided the world with custom-tailored dress shirts, suits, and chinos. We operate two fully-owned factories in Sri Lanka, making sure that our employees are well compensated and taken care of.

Let us guide you to your new favorite dress shirt, choosing between a large selection of fabric. Go ahead and create the dress shirt, suit, or chinos of your dreams using our powerful design tool. We promise you won't regret it.

Click here to check out their products

Dapper Professional wearing a Tailor Store custom suit and shirt.
Tailor Store Shirt Suit and Shirt


V76 celebrates the tradition of men’s grooming with an American sensibility, and offers a modern take on grooming classics infused with clean, American-sourced ingredients.

Some of my most used products have been their Clean Shave Hydrating Gel Cream, Beard Oil, Molding Paste and Lip Balm (all pictured here). Check out the link in my bio to add their incredible products to your daily routine. 

Dapper Professional's V76 products.
My Most Used V76 Products

Anson Belt

Anson Belt & Buckle a family business, established in 2009, owned and operated by father-son duo, Frank and David Ferree. Anson Belt offers micro-adjustable, hole-less belts, allowing for 30+ options with 1/4” of adjustment, rather than 5 holes, 1” apart like most traditional belts. With the largest selection of materials and finishes of micro-adjustable belts on the internet, Anson offers a belt for every occasion at

Customer service is our absolute number one priority, and it’s evident by the 20,000+ 5-star reviews we’ve received from our customers over the last 10 years. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via direct message or our email support at, we're always happy to help!

Dapper Professional wearing an Anson Belt
Suited Up Wearing My Anson Belt

The Tie Bar

Since founded in Chicago over a decade ago, we've been bringing you premium quality menswear at wallet-friendly prices. When you need to look your best, you can count on us to be your ultimate wingman.

The Tie Bar started the #DailyDressUpChallenge

Does working from home have you feeling a little stir-crazy? Experts suggest that the simple act of getting a little dressed up can drastically improve your mood and your productivity. 

So get up, get dressed, and tag #DailyDressUpChallenge so that we can share our favorite pics. We’ll also be issuing daily themes so be sure to keep an eye out. Let’s get through this together!

Click here to check out their products

Dapper Professional at The Tie Bar store in Lincoln Park, Chicago.
Hanging out at The Tie Bar Lincoln Park Chicago

Mugsy Jeans

Mugsy Jeans is a men’s denim company based out of Chicago. Starting in 2016, the CEO couldn’t find jeans that fit him and the shopping process was grueling. He decided to take the problem into his own hands and started the most comfortable jean company you’ll find.

Mugsys look good and feel like sweatpants...seriously! Jeans are their core product, but they also sell chinos, long sleeve tees, and a blazer.

Click here to check out their products You can check out the Dapper Professional review by clicking here.

Dapper Professional wearing Mugsy Jeans and Blazer while in NYC.
Wearing My Mugsy Jeans and Blazer in NYC

Groomsman Suit

The Groomsman Suit was co-founded by two childhood friends, Jeanne Foley and Diana Ganz in 2016. With no other options available to affordably outfit Jeanne's groomsmen in tuxedos for her 2013 wedding, she and her fiancé were forced to go the usual rental route only to be incredibly inconvenienced and disappointed by the pick-up/drop-off logistics, poor fit, and $250 per tuxedo price tag. The Groomsman Suit now offers wedding suits and tuxedos for men, women and children for under $200. The Groomsman Suit has offers a suite of services to help couples plan their wedding from home.

We also wrote this new blog post today because people with wedding dates in the next few weeks are scrambling to figure out what they should do. This is also a helpful list of wedding brands who also offer a free home trial of their products which is very handy at this point.

Click here to check out their products

Oars + Alps

Founded by two women with outdoorsy husbands, Oars + Alps was built to give active men the best possible skincare with the most powerful ingredients - all without the hassle, toxins, and massive markup. We believe in a moment or two every day that’s exclusively, unapologetically yours. We’ve engineered, tested and re-engineered products to work as hard as you do. The result? Simple, natural, non-toxic, TSA-approved, feel-good skincare at a price point that suits.

Click here to check out their products at

Dapper Professional using Oars and Alps products.
Oars and Alps Products In Use

Eredita Shoes

The vision for Eredità Shoes came to Founder, Tyler Kirsch while walking through the streets of Florence on a mission to find himself a great pair of shoes. He came across beautifully handcrafted, Italian leather products on nearly every corner and spent hours in various shops. After hours of searching, he found just the pair at a small family-run cobbler shop.

Eredità Shoes is focused on bringing luxurious, handmade shoes from small family owned and operated shoe factories to the feet of men across the country at an attractive price point. The company’s shoemakers are being hit particularly hard during this time, and have shut down production. To inquire about shoes produced pre-coronavirus outbreak and help support the local shoemakers, please email

Click here to check out their products which is inventory from before the horrible situation in Italy

Dapper Professional wearing Eredita loafers.
Wearing My Eredita Loafers


It's our mission to discover America's best small wineries and deliver their wines to your doorstep. Winestyr's innovative model connects wineries directly with consumers, cutting out traditional middlemen, and offering unprecedented access and value on hundreds of America's best limited production wines. Winestyr offers wines from vineyards that you might discover when you head out to some of the best small wineries in California, Oregon and Washington. Up until this point, there was no way to get these wines from places other than the wineries.

Join our flagship wine club to support these amazing wineries on a recurring basis and get access to members only pricing, no shipping, and more. Cheers.

Click here to check out my Winestyr Review and click here for their website

Dapper Professional at Winestyr in Chicago.
Bari and I at the Winestyr Showroom in Chicago

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