"Our brick-and-mortar business is focused on allowing a comfortable and inviting location where shoppers can touch and feel excellent-quality, American-made apparel," says Mark Snipe, owner of Sully & Co., a menswear boutique opening tomorrow at 2443 Elliot Street in up-and-coming Jefferson Park. Snipe is a New Yorker who moved to Denver last October; the name of his place is based on the premise that Sully is Snipe's dog -- and he is the company. The name isn't the only thing that sets Sully & Co. apart from other local stores. The style Snipe is emphasizing here is "Urban Preppy." What is that? See for yourself at the opening reception October 2 -- and keep reading for more details.
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"I'm offering contemporary updates on timeless pieces; Sully & Co. merchandise will work in the office or during cocktail hour at Hotel Teatro, Williams & Graham, the Four Seasons or Brown Palace," Snipes says. "I tell customers that wearing products from Sully & Co. will look good today as well as tomorrow or five to ten years from now. That's because I am not stocking trendy merchandise. The different men's boutiques in Denver all capture different personalities or parts of the day. Some are trendier, others are more 'Urban Lumberjack' and others capture the 'Mature Skateboarder' or 'Dapper Hipster.' We are all offering the Denver man different looks that are complementary."
Sully & Co. will offer a wide range of products -- from $20 socks to jackets costing $795. Everything is American-made. There will be denim from Shockoe Denim, Baldwin Denim and Raleigh Denim; the shirts come from New England Shirt Company and the chinos from Grown & Sewn and The West Is Dead. The sports jackets and trousers are courtesy Southwick, Haspel and Hertling; the socks from Dapper Classics.
Sully & Co. will also carry neckwear and accessories from Glendon Lambert, Ivy Prepster, Hook + Albert and DiBi. There's a selection of eyewear by Shwood and bags by Chief Trunk.
"The style I offer is a contemporary, elegant take on the classics," says Snipes. "Our mission is to find domestic manufacturers who make distinct products with tailored silhouettes and clean lines. We cater to the shopper who is looking for timeless style and refined attire."
And where does Snipe find inspiration for his own look? "My style inspirations are Ralph Lauren along with Cary Grant and Humphrey Bogart," he responds. "The store is a representation of an ideal store in which I'd like to shop. Therefore, it represents my own spin on the influences I have had throughout the years. I worked at Ralph Lauren corporate, which is partially the reason for its strong influence."
Experience Sully & Co.'s style for yourself when the store celebrates its grand opening with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, October 2. Regular business hours will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visit the Sully & Co. website for more details.