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Quality men's accessories made in the United States and NYC's Garment District
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Ladies and Gents, we want to share with you our company - Wits + Beaux.  Wits + Beaux makes quality men's accessories right here in the United States and NYC's Garment District.  We've lined up some great national press for this holiday season and with your help we can have some awesome new Socks, Bow Ties, and Pocket Squares available for our customers.

Without further ado we bring you Wits + Beaux.

THE PROBLEM

As every debonair man knows, the foundation for great style begins with a pair of standout socks. Just over a year and a half ago, as we scoured endless websites looking for the perfect accessories to bolster our wardrobe for the season, we realized that the options we wanted simply were not there. Patterns, colors, prices, fits - few knew how to satisfy our desire for outstanding accessories. We constantly found that our go-to clothing brands represented men’s accessories as an afterthought to their collections, instead of a priority. 

THE SOLUTION 

Build a company focused solely on men's accessories, cut out the middle man, and make sure to create what customers want. Taking matters into their own hands, Wits + Beaux co-founders Kevin, Dan, and Kent decided to reinvent the men's accessories game by focusing on bold, trend-setting seasonal products with a keen eye on aesthetics. Not only are the wits and beaux of society devilishly stylish, they are much too smart to keep spending money on overpriced accessories. And so, we bring you Wits + Beaux; a company committed to bringing you the very best in men’s accessories at a great price. We hope you enjoy our story. 

WHAT'S WITH THE NAME? 

Wits + Beaux is a regeneration of tradition in a contemporary, and fashion-forward world. The wits and beaux of society were known for being thinkers, creators, and trend-setting gentlemen of fashion. They are our namesake, and inspired us to create a company that would influence everything a man strives to be: confident, innovative, intellectual, and of course, the epitome of style. One beau in particular, Beau (George) Brummell, is credited with first “suiting up” the modern man and combining the sport coat and tie as we wear today. Without Beau, the style-master behind full-length pants, we might be tragically sporting the high-water look. And so, with a nod to this history of sophisticated and stylish gentlemen, a line of curated and well-designed men’s accessories was born. 

WE BEGAN WITH SOCKS 

Combining innovative thinking + data-driven color and fashion trends, we have built the SOCK for YOU: Slip on a pair of Wits + Beaux socks, and you’ll immediately notice the difference. We designed and prototyped over 50 socks with different lengths, fabric blends, and colors during our alpha and beta runs to ensure we got it right. Creating a feedback loop from friends, family, and early customers proved invaluable to our iterative engineering. 

IT'S IN THE DETAIL 

  •  An extra four inches in height to prevent sagging socks, and that inevitable shrinkage problem ;) 
  • Built-in arch support for added comfort 
  • A seamless toe stitch to keep it clean
  • Curated one-of-a-kind patterns and vibrant colors
The Beta Collection
The Beta Collection
Meet Hero
Meet Hero

The Hero's bold stripes set it apart from the rest of the socks in your drawer. Those boring brown socks aren't going to sweep anyone off their feet. Try us on for size, you won’t be disappointed... Clark Kent wasn't.

Meet Tango
Meet Tango

Tango's bright tangerine and bold polka dots will surely set you apart on the dance floor. Those boring black socks aren't going to sweep anyone off their feet. Try us on for size, you won’t be disappointed... Patrick Swayze wasn't.

Meet CheckMate
Meet CheckMate

CheckMate was born on the Gold Coast and uses its good looks and charm to avoid being blown away by the cyclones. Those boring navy socks aren't going to get you a date. Try us on for size, you won’t be disappointed... Jason Day wasn't.

Meet Rabbit
Meet Rabbit

Rabbit's subtle combination of colors helps him stand out amongst the other bunnies during the spring.  Those boring white socks aren't making anyone hoppy.  Try us on for size, you won’t be disappointed... Slim Shady wasn't.

Meet Terminator
Meet Terminator

The Terminator uses his titanium shell and chartreuse polka dots to fend off all the haters in your sock drawer.  Those boring tan socks aren't going to get you that raise.  Try us on for size you won’t be disappointed... Arnold wasn't.

Meet Pink Mustard
Meet Pink Mustard

Pardon me, do you have any Pink Mustard?  But of course!  Pink Mustard, one of life's finer pleasures.  Try us on for size, you won’t be disappointed... Mr Poupon wasn't.

OUR NEXT STEP

Since the "no neutral socks" revolution started, our vision has expanded to fun, colorful, and quality men's accessories. Why limit the accents to your ankles? We want to be your seasonal “accessories guy” - the one-stop shop for everything you need to elevate your style to the next level, all at an affordable and accessible price point. 

Socks were our first step, in accessorizing your wardrobe each season.

BEAUXTIE TUESDAYS 

For Dan, the occasional tuxedo and bow tie combo was not enough. Feeling the need for some weekly flair, he started Bow Tie Tuesday at work. While we don’t want to say that he started the fire, his office has never been the same. Follow his weekly bow tie adventures each Tuesday on Instagram with #beauxtietuesday. Ready to join the revolution? Our premium bow ties are adjustable from 14” - 20” and made in New York City. For an added pop, we offer pocket squares to match!

Bow Tie and Pocket Square Prototypes!
Bow Tie and Pocket Square Prototypes!
More Prototypes!
More Prototypes!
Join the revolution!
Join the revolution!
Look good, feel good.
Look good, feel good.

Here at Wits + Beaux, we love to inspire and be inspired. Confident in your style? Upload a shot of your exceptional taste in swag to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #witsandbeauxstyle and you will be featured on our blog!

ON THE HORIZON

We have plenty planned for our future, take a look at what's ahead...

Design Your Own Products!
Design Your Own Products!
Vote on Designs
Vote on Designs
Watch for new Products
Watch for new Products

YOUR SUPPORT 

Wits + Beaux is committed to redefining fashion, bringing you the highest quality in men’s accessories, at a fair price. In our efforts to keep you feeling footloose – and still fancy – we are asking for your help. With your support, we will be able to bring you a new line of socks, bow ties, and pocket squares for the holiday season. The American craftsmen we’ve found will deliver an unparalleled and top-notch product that will elevate your style. Help us bring you men’s accessories you’ll be proud to wear this upcoming season.

We at Wits + Beaux humbly thank you for your generosity!
We at Wits + Beaux humbly thank you for your generosity!

Risks and challenges

Our team not only has roots in the New York fashion industry, but we’ve also been sourcing material and working to perfect our products for almost a year now. We have a team of engineers, creatives, strategists, dreamers and 50% of Wits + Beaux are Eagle Scouts. Although we can not control the adversity we will face, we feel prepared to face those challenges head on.

Potential issues:
Production - Our team has previously worked on apparel manufacturing with the same factory. We’ve been in constant contact with the factory for the past few months perfecting samples. They are anticipating our full production order post-Kickstarter and should have no problem with the volume.

Fabrics can be discontinued- although the chances of this are extremely slim, should it happen, it could lead to a fabric substitute or delayed delivery. But rest assured, we will never make changes or substitutes without consulting our customers with 100% transparency.

Operations:
We have been shipping our product for over 6 months now, so we feel we have the kinks worked out.

Timeline:
Completion of Kickstarter
Wait up to 20 days for funds to clear
Week 1: Backer survey (choose packs, provide mailing address, etc.)
Weeks 2-9: Production
Weeks 10-12: Freight
Week 13: Final packaging and fulfillment

Timing - We’ve set a reasonable production and fulfillment schedule, but there are inherent risks of delay in the process. We will over-communicate with our factory partner and our backers to ensure transparency and timeliness.

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    Every bit counts. Receive one trendy surprise ($10 value), and a thank you note from the Wits + Beaux team.

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    ***TRY US ON FOR SIZE***
    Receive one pair of Socks, a trendy surprise ($30 value), and a thank you note from the Wits + Beaux team.

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    ***THE STARTER PACK***
    Receive one pair of Wits + Beaux Socks, one stylish Pocket Square, and our trendy surprise ($50 value), and of course, a thank you note from our team.

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    ***SOCK IT TO ME***
    Receive three pair of our colorful socks and a trendy surprise ($70 Value). You'll also receive a thank you note from the Wits + Beaux team.

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    ***SOCKS AND BEAUX TIES***
    Three pair of socks and a bow tie... You'll be lookin' fly. Don't forget the trendy surprise and thank you note from the W+B team ($110 value).

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    ***THE SIX PACK***
    Freshen up your Sock drawer with six colorful Socks and a trendy surprise ($130 value), and a thank you note from the W+B team.

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    ***THE ESSENTIALS*** Receive six pair or socks, a bow tie, and a trendy surprise ($170 value) and we will send along a personal thank you note from the Wits + Beaux team.

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    ***Just Right*** 3 pair of socks, 2 bow ties, 2 matching pocket squares, and a trendy surprise ($190 value). We won't forget the thank you note either.

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    ***Soctacular*** Receive 12 pair of socks, a trendy suprise, and a thank you from the Wits + Beaux team. You're ankles will be thanking you.

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    ***DEVILISH*** Receive 6 pairs of Socks, 5 Beaux Ties, 5 Pocket Squares, and a trendy surprise ($420 value), to make sure you are dressed for success this holiday season. Of course, we will send you a personal thank you note from the Wits + Beaux team.

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    ***The Dandy*** Receive 12 pairs of Socks, 5 Beaux Ties, 5 Pocket Squares, and a trendy surprise ($540 value), to make sure you are dressed for success this holiday season. Of course, we will send you a personal thank you note from the Wits + Beaux team.

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    ***MAKE MOM PROUD*** Receive all the items included in "The Dandy" pledge, plus a CUSTOM SUIT on us. Let our Suit Guy suggest the season's hottest styles, measure you up and create a sick bespoke suit for the winter holidays. As a thank you for helping us with such a strong donation, we would like to invite you to help us design a pair of Socks, Beaux Tie/Pocket Square combo for the Summer 2014. We sincerely appreciate the help, it will go a long way to making our vision a reality.

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