When we acquired a century old shirtmaker in 2015, we also inherited the storied history and ephemera of Creery Custom Shirtmakers. Creery served as Richmond’s custom shirtmaker since 1907, and we have the shirt patterns of past presidents and a vast pattern archive to prove it. The operation also employed many colorful characters throughout the […]

The iconic, boxy silhouette. Their impeccable safety record. There’s a lot to love about a Volvo, and their power to inspire intense nostalgia is pretty magical. We’ve been fans of the Swedish-made automaker at Ledbury HQ for quite some time. Our CMO has owned a record six Volvo’s in his lifetime and wouldn’t consider buying […]

“In 1907 we became part of a tradition already centuries old… the tradition of fashioning each shirt for the man who wears it. Styles of course do change, but now, as then, the skill and exacting standards of our craft furnish rewarding investments for the man whose tastes and appearance merit special consideration.” – Richmond […]

Take a few steps down Royal Street in the daylight, and you’re sure to see street performers, palm readers with crystal balls, or even a woman playing the baddest electric violin cover of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” Amongst the bustle, we sought out a like-minded brand with a minimal yet impactful presence in “The […]

Last fall, we opened our very own bespoke workshop right here in Richmond, VA as our way to get elbows deep into the century-old practice of shirtmaking. In this video, our co-founders Paul Trible and Paul Watson discuss what it means to make shirts in Virginia and the importance of seeing the product made firsthand. […]

You might know W&P Design for their Mason Shaker, or perhaps for their ubiquitous Carry On Cocktail Kit. A Virginia-born brand based in Brooklyn, this duo has turned simple food and beverage products into some of today’s most popular designs. We sat down with one half of the founding partners, Eric Prum, and their Head […]

Custom boat builders are becoming increasingly difficult to find, particularly in the Chesapeake Bay area. Despite the trade significantly falling off throughout the years, Steve Zimmerman followed his passion for boat building and built a successful, growing business along the way.   After a bold move of deferring his acceptance to UVA’s law school, Steve headed north in search […]

The story of “finance man turned entrepreneur of beautifully crafted goods” is one we know all too well. It’s a story we hear a different iteration of almost daily, and to be quite frank, a story that never gets old. We were first introduced to Matt Weaver of Andover Trask through our good friend, entrepreneur and […]