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Review: CircleRock -- High Road Vest and Cortina Nylon Vest

Last year, I got to talking with Paul Grangaard who had announced the start of his new company, CircleRock. Formerly the CEO of Allen Edmonds, an American shoe company, it was successfully kept afloat under his leadership. CircleRock would focus on giving the online made-to-order experience but with higher quality American-made tailored clothing. To that end, they enlisted the aid of Southwick who has been a respected clothing manufacturer for 90 years. They create all the suits, sports coats, trousers, and shirts.

Recently, however, they have moved into ready-to-wear business casual attire to meet the needs of people who don't need a suit for work but also shouldn't wear one... lest they be ostracized by their coworkers or, worse, break a relaxed dress code that forbids anything so much as a tie or sports coat. As sad as that makes me, someone who appreciates traditional menswear, it is a present reality we must deal with. Tailored clothing is not something in as high of dema…

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