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Mizzen+Main continues to bring innovation to classic tradition. After perfecting the dress shirt, the blazer is up next.
Mizzen+Main continues to bring innovation to classic tradition. After perfecting the dress shirt, the blazer is up next.
153 backers pledged $54,568 to help bring this project to life.

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 It's about time that your clothing performed as well as you do.  The 0-5 Blazer looks traditional but performs like a game day-worn technical garment. This is the first blazer that you can throw into a duffel bag, endure travel and then wear out that night without dry cleaning, steaming, or maintenance. No more suit bags for your next work trip!  It is superior in fit and function.

Some men build rockets, that is the lofty calling that they choose to answer. Some men evolve the traditions of metropolitan transportation, replacing the hundred year old internal combustion engine with the timeless genius of of Nikola Tesla's technology. Tradition never wants to lie dormant. When it comes to innovation, it is a question of when rather than if.

There are those that infuse innovation into the art of physical preparation, education, and communication technology. We chose to focus our own passion - menswear. There are those more talented than us but none more driven. There are those with loftier names on their diplomas than us, but we know how to get things done. There are those with a more significant resume in the industry than us, but we know how to ask the questions no one else will. Indeed, they never had.

Years ago, Kevin came across a scene so common, most take no notice. He watched a man run into an important meeting sweating through his expensive clothing and dreamt of a fix. Web once viewed a mountain of a man, exhausted by the constant swim in ill-fitting clothing unfit for a man working to be a titan of his craft. Rather than settling for dreams or merely accepting the status quo, they acted. They knew that an approach none had ever taken was the only way forward. To some, the phrase “If it was such a good idea, someone would have already done it” becomes an excuse to act. Progress only comes from this willing to take a risk and move forward.

Mizzen+Main is the next great American brand -- one born of pure sweat, not privilege. We were born of hard-fought innovation, not industry's appointing. We worked for two years to perfect the men’s dress shirt, obsessing over every detail, combing through thousands of fabrics, testing and retesting each component. We did it. Then we perfected the Henley. Now, it is on to the blazer.

We have designed the greatest blazer in the garment's 180 year history. It appears as regal as the coat's origin on the HMS Blazer. It is as beautiful as St. John's campus where the name "blazer" became spoken into culture. And yet, most importantly, it performs as well as Michael Jeffrey Jordan at his playoff peak. This blazer was designed for the men that make things happen – entrepreneurs, athletes, artists, dignitaries – with a life on the go that demands the best. It combines wrinkle free technology, incredible four way stretch, and magnificently light fabric all with a style that is indistinguishable from any other garment in the board room or the clubhouse.

Our 0-5 Blazer Technology
Our 0-5 Blazer Technology

That very dichotomy is one that Mizzen+Main has perfected by engineering traditional menswear out of proprietary performance fabrics that leave you sweat free, wrinkle free, odor free, and confident as ever. We believe in evolving tradition like the great men who build the means to go new places. If there was ever a uniform for those journeys, our tag would be on the garments of all of those traveling.

Join us as we continue to evolve textile manufacturing. It's about time that your clothing performed as well as you do. Mizzen+Main's 0-5 Blazer is tradition evolved.

Specifics:

  • Retail Price: $495
  • Sizes available: 38, 40, 42, 44, 46
  • Fabric: Proprietary blend of performance fibers
  • Double vents
  • Functional pockets
  • Working buttons
  • Beautiful faux suede under collar
  • Performance: wrinkle free, four way stretch
  • Cut: Modern Athletic Cut. As we say about our shirts, this isn't hipster skinny or 90's baggy.
  • Proudly American Made
  • Ready out of your duffel to wow the crowd 

Risks and challenges

We have been perfecting the production and design of performance fabrics in classic menswear for two and a half years. We started with a concept born out of a common frustration, but we had zero industry experience. This was both a difficulty and a blessing, because it enabled us to look at things differently, challenging the status quo. Over the last two and a half years, we have learned the intricate details, the challenges, the opportunities, and the potential pitfalls of the design, manufacturing, and delivery process.

We've gone from launching two white dress shirts eighteen months ago to a presence at Saks Fifth Avenue in their flagship store in Manhattan. We've cut our teeth along the way and are now in a position to execute successfully our new efforts.

This project will be seen through to successful delivery, though we know of course there is always the possibility of delays due to circumstances outside our immediate control. Potential areas for delays include: yarn deliveries, fabric production, freight deliveries, cut and sew machining processes, or component pieces such as buttons or labels. Anyone who has been involved with any manufacturing process knows that these could always present potential problems, but, we have worked with all of our vendors for several projects and have gaps built into our production timeframe to handle potential delays.

We have worked from the beginning to continually improve our manufacturing processes, working with the best partners right here in America.

One more reason for our added confidence? We know all of our vendors because they are proud American companies with a heritage of their own. We've had coffee with them. We meet with them in person regularly. They are not nameless entities thousands of miles away. They are our partners in this process, and we are proud of that. Our partnerships help us minimize our risks. Our partnerships help us produce our incredible garments. Our partnerships are helping us build the next great American brand.

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    Backers at this level will receive a high quality print of our "Main Manifesto". The Main Manifesto includes the basic tenets of what a Main Man is. This beautifully designed graphic on hard stock is a wonderful addition to any workspace or home office.

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    Backers at this level will receive a high quality print at 20" x 30" of one of our signature pieces of art hanging in the Mizzen+Main Flagship store that includes creative takes on Main Men in history such as Basquiat, Ali, Ford, Robert Redford, Babe Ruth, and Harry Truman.

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    The Mizzen+Main gentleman stands out. He finally has a shirt to denote his participation. Presenting the #MainMan performance tee by Mizzen+Main. A Mizzen blue, tri-blend, American-made t-shirt with our traditional script and our nested "M" logo at your bottom left. The simplicity will certainly turn heads.

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    Backers at this level will receive one of our limited edition Mizzen+Main x Ebbets Field Caps.

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    The Mizzen+Main gentleman stands out. He finally has a shirt to denote his participation. Presenting the #MainMan summer sweat shirt Mizzen+Main. A Mizzen blue performance blend with our traditional script and our nested "M" logo at your bottom left. The simplicity will certainly turn heads, all Spring and Summer.

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    For the first 10 backers at this reward level, the 0-5 Performance Blazer will be at a price that will never again be offered.

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    Available exclusively for the next fifty backers, the 0-5 Performance Blazer will be offered at $100 off retail price.

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    The 0-5 Performance Blazer at $50 off retail price for those early adopters and innovators who jump in before everyone else.

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    You will receive one of the first 0-5 Performance Blazers before it is available to the public or at our retail partners in late 2014.

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    Pledge $900 or more About $900

    In addition to the 0-5 Performance Blazer, early backers at this award level will receive a five pack of our classic white performance dress shirt, the Blackman 2.0.

    This reward gives backers a great opportunity to own the complete Mizzen+Main essentials with several white performance dress shirt and the blazer you've always dreamed of finding. Retail price on Mizzen+Main shirts is $125.

    The limited quantity due to exclusive pricing on both the blazer and the shirts.

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    In addition to the 0-5 Performance Blazer, early backers at this award level will receive a five pack of shirts from our Spring/Summer collection. Backers may choose their shirts, subject to size and style availability.

    This reward gives backers a great opportunity to own a great Mizzen+Main package of our incredible performance dress shirts with the latest, classic styles and the blazer you've always dreamed of finding. Retail price on Mizzen+Main shirts is $125.

    The limited quantity due to exclusive pricing on both the blazer and the shirts.

    Difference between this reward and the one above? This package includes our Spring/Summer shirts while the one above is our classic white dress shirt.

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    The 0-5 Performance Blazer at $100 off retail price for those early adopters and innovators who jump in before everyone else. Travel to Columbus, Ohio and meet the team at the flagship store to design your own personalized accutremants for your new blazer. Travel and lodging is on us. And so is the lovely dinner.

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    In addition to the 0-5 Performance Blazer, two backers will receive our entire Spring collection (15+ of our best new shirts), be flown to New York City for one of our upcoming design sessions to design a new shirt for Fall 2014, name the shirt, and receive five of those shirts for themselves or their friends and family.

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