Following an extensive search all over New York City and deep into cyberspace, Jack Foxley’s founder was in a predicament: Finding the right suede patches to sew on his staple uniform, a classic navy blazer with weathered elbows, was simply impossible. Fabric stores wanted a fortune for their leather hides, which were far too large. What about the best tailors in Manhattan? They seem to stock no more than a few sub-quality scraps, and only in the most basic colors.

That changed in the spring of 2011, with the launch of Jack Foxley, named after the founder’s beloved English bulldog. Since then, discerning individuals from all over have responded with enthusiasm—relieved to find a purveyor of elbow patches offering a variety of colors and materials, hand-cut in the United States.

As Jack Foxley continues to grow and expand its product range, we hope you’ll join us on the voyage—and never worry about putting your elbows on the table.

 

On the Spot: Gramercy Typewriter Co.

Jack’s favorite people, places, products, independent businesses—and a few other things thrown in for fun.

It’s no secret that vintage typewriters have been rolling back into vogue. Bearing witness to the cultural shift requires only a visit to the Brooklyn Flea, or one of the many Type-In events that are held around the U.S. throughout the year. And certain corners of social-media outlets are teeming with snaps of the old-school desktop devices. But these quirky, cumbersome machines are not only gaining popularity among hipsters and neo-Luddites...

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On the Spot: Barry Blitt Exhibit in Roxbury, CT

Jack’s favorite people, places, products, independent businesses—and a few other things thrown in for fun.



“Thirty or Forty Scratchy Drawings of American Presidents by Barry Blitt,” an art exhibition on display at the Minor Memorial Library, in Roxbury, Conn., comprises some of the cartoonist-illustrator’s best editorial work involving politics, a central theme in his oeuvre.

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