Top Shelf is honored to be one of a small handful of accounts in the United States selected by Gladson, LTD. to introduce a refreshing concept that’s long overdue. Even though suit use is down, men still like to look good. The woolen mills of Italy and England have responded with sport coat materials that incorporate lush designs and mouth-watering colors. Fresh colors like burgundy, teal, brown and green are used as both backgrounds and accents.

Now it's time for the shirt fabric industry to catch up. Putting patterned shirts on top of patterned coats can be a challenge. Most men opt for basic solid colors in white, blue, yellow and lavender, rather than risk making a "mistake". 

Gladson, Ltd. has designed an initial collection of over 70 fabrics with micro designs in an assortment of hues that can totally change how coats look by flattering out the mélange of colors in sophisticated sport coats. Images above show the concept better than words. These shirts function like solids but morph depending on how they get matched to different coats and suits. 

The quality of the material itself is an important part of the offering. These fabrics are woven in Italy in 120/2 ply yarn, in poplin and twill constructions in a year round weight for incredible comfort.

These shirts are made in America with all the usual benefits of having shirts custom made. That includes shirts that fit, along with details of co-ordinating buttons, thread colors, flattering collar and cuff design, and longevity.
Top Shelf is offering these shirts at introductory pricing. We often explain to our clients that in material's cost there is a good, better, best story. Our goal is to deliver best for the price of better to get these shirts in the hands of our customers and gauge response. If you’re interested, call for pricing. John will be happy to help you.

Even in the era of Zoom, it still helps to look and feel good!
A Sampling of October's Shirt Creations
Peace Coat Prize!

 Our gratitude goes out to all the customers who came in and qualified with a three shirt order for a chance to win the Peace Cloth prize custom sport coat. The winner was Mr. Paul Ablan, a Top Shelf client since 2005. When I called him with the news, I first asked if he was satisfied with the order he had received, and if he had a chance to wear them. He replied he was not only happy with the shirts, but also with two beautiful ties he had bought to go with them. He concluded with “I couldn’t be more happy!”
I got to deliver the punch line: “Oh yes you can, you also won the Peace Coat” He responded that he never won anything.  I was glad to be able to change that.
We appreciated all the customers who came in and purchased shirts to match our 2019 sales and stay afloat in difficult times.

FYI, all customers who purchased 3 shirts in September were also included in the drawing

Last but not least...

Congratulations if you've made it to the bottom of this newsletter (again).  We're sad that the holidays this season will be dampened by the effort to bring Coronavirus under control while we await the vaccine.

We have an excellent inventory of an assortment of Italian sweaters, scarves, belts, socks, cuff links and other sweet accessories to grab for stocking stuffers!
Fight Covid fatigue with color!

We plan on staying open to be able to assist our clients in any way we can. This includes alterations of existing wardrobe items. We'll be happy to help preserve your investments.

Please call ahead for an appointment, as our hours have changed slightly. 

3040 Lyndale Ave S.   Minneapolis, MN   55408    612-824-2800
Convenient dedicated parking behind building
Closed Sunday/Monday   T-W-Thu-F 10-6*    Sat 10-3
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