As you know, I rarely recommend products of any kind on this blog because living an Old Money life is not about being a consumer. Quite the contrary.
However, there are a few products out there that warrant mentioning. One of them is the shirts made and sold by Mercer & Sons, a company based in Maine, run by David Mercer and his wife Serena.
The company has been in business since 1982 and is famous for its traditional button-down collar dress and sports shirts. You can visit the website at www.mercerandsons.com.
David Mercer was educated in Boston. Like Old Money, he buys articles of clothing for himself that are going to last a lifetime and never go out of style. His blue blazer is 30 years old, and he has shoes that are even older than that. Nevertheless, he’s incredibly well-dressed.
Not surprisingly, the quality and value-oriented philosophy that informs his personal style carries over into his shirt making. Mercer shirts are incredible comfortable and durable, and seem to get only better with age. The fabrics are among the best available, and the craftsmanship in the construction is world-class.
They are not inexpensive, but do the math: a Mercer shirt that sells for $135.00 (or less) and looks great for 10 years (or more) is a much better investment than a cheaper shirt that might last 2 years. What’s more, Mercer and Sons shirts are made by hand here in the USA, not in sweatshop conditions somewhere overseas.
The only potential downside to owning a Mercer and Sons shirt is the distinct possibility that it will be confiscated by your Significant Other frequently, and she will look better in it than you do. C’est la guerre.
So when you’re ready to invest in your next shirt, consider Mercer and Sons.