Tuesday, April 21, 2015

News from the Front

Hi Folks!

It's been a while since we posted on the blog, so I thought I'd just fill you dapper folks in on some of the goings-on at Jackson & Connor!

The Annual Best Buddies Fashion Show was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who came out and supported this incredible annual fundraiser. We've been working with Best Buddies of Western MA for years on producing this spectacular fashion show. This year, we had about 17 student participants, and a dozen different sponsors who generously donated their time, energy, goods and just plain old help to pull this amazing event off. We had support from Best Buddies of W. MA, Ode, 25 Central, Salon Herdis, Thornes Marketplace, Rao's, Paul & Elizabeth's, The People's Pint, The Lady Killigrew Cafe, Dani. Fine Photography and Forget-Me-Not Florist.

The students are always so excited to get decked out in all the finery (provided by Ode, 25 Central and yours truly), and to have a huge group of supporters cheering for them and supporting them -- it's a really magical night. If you weren't able to make it out this year, we do it every April! Already looking forward to next year...check out some of the great shots provided by Dani. Fine Photography.





Best of the Valley 2015 goes to Jackson & Connor once again for best local store for men's fashions! We're so so lucky to be voted in for the fourth consecutive year (our fifth overall win out of six years we were eligible for the award) by our wonderful, brilliant customers. We're so very lucky to have you -- thank you so very much for all of your years of support and friendship.

(From left: Kari Dahl, Will Brideau, Marisa Gold)
 (Original photo and caption): Will Brideau, owner of Jackson and Connor, says the store aims to provide everything one would need to look sharp for work or an event — “men’s style, soup to nuts.” “We try to be a haberdashery in the truest sense of the word,” says Brideau. Brideau says customers who come in end up bonding with the employees, who work really hard to help them find exactly what they’re looking for. “Our service — that’s really where we hang our hat.”


The Mount Shoot - Jackson & Connor was honored & privileged to work with Dani. Fine Photography on a styled wedding shoot at The Mount, Edith Wharton's home in Lenox, MA. The shots were simply stunning! You can click here for the original article, but be sure to take a gander at a few of these first:

Our model's first look:
Jack Victor windowpane plaid sport coat, Forsyth of Canada ivory shirt, Braemore Neckwear silk paisley tie,
Edward Armah boutonniere, Barbara Blank NY silk hand-rolled pocket square, Giorginni trousers


Our model's second look:
Tallia Orange charcoal grey flannel suit, Luchiano Visconti velvet vest,
Ingram shirting, Braemore Neckwear wool tie, Edward Armah boutonniere and pocket square



Upcoming Styled Shoot - We were recently asked to do a styled shoot at the Wheatleigh Inn in Lenox, MA! We're working with a fun team of stylists, makeup artists and wardrobe consultants. Jackson & Connor will be responsible for styling all of the menswear at the shoot. The shoot happens next week, and we'll post pictures and tell you all about it here when it publishes!


Upcoming Event: Valley Wed - Valley Wed is a remarkable wedding expo for all our lovely local Pioneer Valley folks. They sum it up best on their website:

"Valley Wed was created with the goal of inspiring connections and honoring your style with a locally sourced approach. It's designed especially for couples that value local businesses, personal relationships and exceptional products and services. 

From rustic to elegant, casual to classic, you’ll find bakers, photographers, DJs, event planners, musicians, officiants, florists, caterers and other highly skilled independent professionals to help you plan your wedding in the Pioneer Valley!"

Jackson & Connor is proud and excited to be the menswear vendor for Valley Wed, helping your dashing grooms avoid the boring and ill-fitting in favor of something with a little more character -- and a little more class.

There's so much going on! Keep tuned for more updates, folks!