Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Where in the World is Duke & Winston - Israel

The Duke gets around and we've recently gotten submissions of folks wearing their D&W all over the world. We'll be posting customer submissions as they come in.

Ryan Kanofsky (customer, college buddy & expert Real Estate Agent) wearing D&W exclusively on family vacation in Israel

The Phila tee
Embroidery Hoodie

HMS Duke V-Neck

Old School D&W Hoodie

"The Situation" in Israel

Monday, July 14, 2014

D&W x Brolik: Innovate or Die

We've teamed up with our friends at Brolik, a local digital agency, whose grassroots growth has been similar to our own, to collaborated on a t-shirt that represents our two companies and the emerging startup culture in Philly. “Innovate or Die” expresses the bootstrapping, creative, do or die mentality that is needed to build and sustain a company in Philadelphia (and in any city for that matter).

The collaboration started last year when Jason Brewer, CEO of Brolik approached us with an idea to feature startup companies in Philly through a series of shirts. Over time the collaboration focused more on the attitude and grit of early stage companies, culminating in the Innovate or Die theme, a message we felt any entrepreneur in the thick of it can relate to.

The Brolik team fleshed out the concept & design, with us doing what we do best, making sure the concept worked well and would be successful on apparel (not as easy as it sounds). After 2 full months brainstorming & revisions, we are happy to present our most collaborative collaboration to date, The Duke & Winston x Brolik Collab: Innovate or Die.

Check out the Innovate or Die tees here: http://www.duke-winston.com/collaborations.htm

Friday, July 11, 2014

D&W around the Globe

Todd Carmichael, owner of La Colombe Coffee, is currently filming the newest season of his hit show Dangerous Grounds for the Travel Channel all over the Globe, repping Philly all the way in our D&W Phila Tee.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th

Happy 4th of July, from The Duke Himself.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Store Launch Party

This past Wednesday we officially opened our doors at 1822 Chestnut Street after a crazy month of setting up. The party was filled over 350 guests and a good time was had by all.

We have to say special thanks to the team over at Neff Associates as well as our sponsors, Del Frisco’s, Di Bruno Brothers, Victory Brewing Co, Peroni, Philly Distilling, DJ Purple, Molestreet, Whimsical and Danish Bakers.

Check out some of the great shots from the night below thanks to the great event Photographer, Al B For.

Thanks to all our guests that also posted to social media! 

Be sure to stop by the new store at 1822 Chestnut Street:
Monday – Thursday 10 am to 7 pm
Friday – Saturday 10 am to 9 pm and
Sunday 11 am to 5 pm!

Monday, June 9, 2014

New Store Grand Opening

After a month of (semi) secretly moving, we are proud to announce the opening of our new flagship store, right in the heart of center city Philadelphia.

We've come a long long way since setting up shop in my apartment in 2012 and slowly growing the brand at over 100 small trunk shows all over the east coast. Throughout all the 20 hour workdays, sleepless nights and the general startup ups & downs, the number 1 reason we are here is due to the support of our super loyal customers and groups that have given us the extremely crucial funding we've relied on to get to this point (Heather Hanowitz at Finanta, Patricia Blakley at Merchants Fund & especially all our kickstarter donors).

 Not only have we become Philadelphia's premier casual men's line (and gaining a rapid national following), we have moved out of the olde apartment in a 2600 sq ft storefront on one of the best retail blocks in the entire city (next door neighbors to Boyds which is as big as it gets).

As with almost everything I have gotten myself into over the years, the incredible way we secured on of the top available retail spots in the city is pretty unbelievable but I'll be sure to share that story soon (special thanks to David Neff at Neff & Associates for pretty much making the whole thing happen)

Since it can't be official till we have a signature D&W party, we invite friends & fans of The Duke who have supported & watched us grow over the years to come celebrate with us at our Grand Opening party, Wednesday June 11th from 6pm - 9pm. As the only Philadelphia based men's casual line in center city we will even have a representative from the mayors office on hand for the ribbon cutting. Like any good D&W party, we are going all out, catering by DIBRUNO'S and DEL FRISCO'S and sponsored by VICTORY BREWING & PERONI.

Duke will be decked out in his finest bowtie so come out, eat, drink and help us celebrate the next phase of Duke & Winston.

Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/488850517909739/ or email to RSVP@NEFFASSOCIATES.COM

Thank you all again for supporting over the years and major things to come for D&W.

Monday, May 5, 2014

It's a D&W Wedding!

Our friend and photographer Cecil E. Rudd just got married to the beautiful Alicia Buonanno! 

The icing on the cake (pun intended) was that he and his groomsmen wore yellow 
Duke & Winston ties. 

Cecil even wore Duke & Winston tees during his honeymoon in South Africa. Check the photos out below.

Get the tie: www.duke-winston.com/tie-yellow.htm

Cecil wearing our Phila shirt on their South Africa honeymoon: