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History of Women Wearing Men's Clothing

History of Women Wearing Men's Clothing

For many years, women were restricted to wearing dresses, and tight corsets, but things started to change in the late 19th century. Women began to challenge the norms, and started wearing more masculine clothing. We explore the history of women wearing men's clothing in this blog post.  more

Plaid: Family Heritage Symbol to Modern Fashion Staple

Plaid: Family Heritage Symbol to Modern Fashion Staple

Plaid has been around since 100 B.C, and is now ubiquitous throughout global fashion. Learn about the history of plaid, how it originated in Scotland, was banned for almost 40 years and came to be associated with anti-establishment punks in the 1970s.  more

Upcycled Accessories: Giving New Life To Fabric Scraps

Upcycled Accessories: Giving New Life To Fabric Scraps

When we make our shirts there is often leftover fabric scraps. So we decided to upcycle them into fun and unique bow ties and pocket squares. more

Button-Up or Button-Down Shirt: Is There A Difference?

Button-Up or Button-Down Shirt: Is There A Difference?

Ever wondered what the difference is between a button-up shirt and a button-down? Find out where the terms originated from and what makes the two shirt styles unique.  more

Beauty Begins The Moment You Decide To Be Yourself

Beauty Begins The Moment You Decide To Be Yourself

Laura has always gravitated towards "boyish" clothes, but it has not always been easy for her to feel comfortable. She reflects about her own experiences with clothing and how it influenced her feelings and those around her.  more

Why We Use Corozo Buttons On Our Shirts

Why We Use Corozo Buttons On Our Shirts

Corozo comes from the Tagua tree that grows in the lowland rainforests of Ecuador Peru, Columbia and Panama. Buttons made from Corozo are sustainable because the corozo nuts are durable, renewable and harvested naturally.  more

Clothing Connection

Clothing Connection

An anecdote of the threads that tie Kelly to clothing. Although fashion was not a foregone conclusion for Kelly, or her grandfather, menswear appears to be a Sanders family tradition. more

How To Look Spiffy This Holiday Season

How To Look Spiffy This Holiday Season

Not sure what to wear over the holidays with so many parties, family gatherings, and of course, New Year's Eve? Don't fret, we've put together some menswear-inspired style ideas to help you look spiffy this festive season.  more

And The Men Wore Skirts

And The Men Wore Skirts

Kelly's Stepdad, Stuart, wrote a humorous and touching story about our wedding that provides his parental point of view on what it is like to be part of a non-traditional wedding, where many of the men wore skirts and the brides to be and other women wore suits.  more

Sustainable Fashion: The Road Less Traveled

Sustainable Fashion: The Road Less Traveled

Explore what it means to be a sustainable fashion brand and why more and more brands embrace this approach.....even though it can be challenging more

Breaking Up With Traditional Women's Shirts

Breaking Up With Traditional Women's Shirts

It is official. We are breaking up with traditional women's shirts. Here are the juicy details!

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Why Made in the USA?

Why Made in the USA?

Ever wondered about whether you should manufacture your clothes in the USA? Want to find out more about what it means to buy "Made in the USA" apparel? We have outlined the benefits of producing and purchasing apparel "Made in the USA." more

Why Are Men's and Women's Shirt Buttons On Different Sides?

Why Are Men's and Women's Shirt Buttons On Different Sides?

Did you know that men's and women's shirt buttons are placed on different sides? We explore the curious case of buttons and the pattern making process in this post. more

Kirrin Finch Joins Pratt Fashion Accelerator

Kirrin Finch Joins Pratt Fashion Accelerator

The BF+DA is a new initiative launched by the Pratt Institute that provides ethically focused designers with the resources they need to transform their ideas into successful businesses. Find out more about our journey to joining the BF+DA and what being in an accelerator actually means. more

Why We Started A Fashion Brand

Why We Started A Fashion Brand

While traveling the world, Kelly and I dreamed up the wild idea of starting a clothing company for women who prefer menswear style clothes. Learn more about how and why we started Kirrin Finch more