Great Lakes Prep

See below for a write up on the Burgundy & Blue Repp Stripe Belt by Great Lakes Prep.

Men's Burgundy & Blue Repp Stripe Belt 

Men's Burgundy & Blue Repp Stripe Belt 

To me it’s shocking that the repp stripe belt is not more of a thing. Kiel James Patrick kind of did it with its Brooks Brothers collaboration, except all the repp stripe was on the inside of the belt. Perhaps there’s just too much coordination to make sure you’re not wearing a silk tie and a silk belt, which I can picture as looking a little strange. But whatever the reasons, they shouldn’t stop you from putting a Burgundy and Blue Repp Stripe Belt fromLogan Richard around your waist.

Logan Richard began with a silk tie sewn onto a belt when the owner was in college. From there a one-of-a-kind belt was born. The belts are made from vegetable tanned leather sourced from Pennsylvania. The silk comes from a 17th century mill in England. It’s all assembled in Vermont. The silk in this case is a classic burgundy and blue repp stripe, one that looks amazing as a tie and somehow better as a belt. And if you’re into matching with your dog, you can get him the same silk in a leash and collar. If this is finally the start of the repp stripe belt, you can say you helped set the trend.

Source: http://www.greatlakesprep.com/tag/logan-ri...

The Maryland Equestrian

I became aware of the blog The Maryland Equestrian sometime ago on Instagram. While there are many bloggers out there covering the equestrian space, Laurie Berglie's content always seems fresh and playful. I'm very fortunate to have her cover my brand below in a recent blog post, checkout her write-up below and give her blog a follow!

-LRS

Logan Richard

Jan 27, 2016 | Category: Fashion
 

Classic New England Prep

As you know from this blog, I love all things equestrian and preppy. Not surprisingly, I also love dogs. Logan Richard is a company that blends all three together. Here’s his story.

“The concept for Logan Richard was born in 2011, when I had one of my favorite neckties sewn onto a leather belt the summer of my first year in college. I set out the next day searching thrift stores around Cape Cod to find more ties that I felt embodied the handcrafted feel anddistinctive style of New England. Looking to bring back that sense of quality, Logan Richard incorporates necktie silk in a line of one-of-a-kind belts. Since then, the line has grown to include matching dog collars and leashes. We source American, equestrian-grade leather and the finest woven silk from a 17th century mill. Each product is hand-sewn right here in Burlington, VT.”

I recently ordered a new collar for my German Shepherd, Izzie, and I was blown away by this product! The collar was made with durable leather and the woven-silk pattern defines my favorite style: classic and preppy. I chose the burgundy and white repp stripe collar for my four-legged princess. It arrived right before her birthday, and she was thrilled with it!

To learn more about this up-and-coming company, please visit their site atwww.loganrichard.com. You can also find them on Instagram @loganricharddogs.

The Burgundy and White Repp Stripe Belt designed by Logan Richard.  

The Burgundy and White Repp Stripe Belt designed by Logan Richard.

 

Ozzy pup sporting the new Green and White Repp Stripe Collar designed by Logan Richard. 

Ozzy pup sporting the new Green and White Repp Stripe Collar designed by Logan Richard. 



Source: http://www.themarylandequestrian.com/?p=26...

Zelle & Sophie: A Southern Style

Zelle runs a pretty amazing blog by the name of A Southern Style, and she and her Maltipoo Sophie are looking especially classy in her most recent post. Zelle pairs a chambray dress with the Logan Richard Polka Dot leash & collar, for a simple and refreshing summer look.

 See the entire post here: http://www.asouthernstyleblog.com/2015/08/chambray-pups.html


Thanks Boston Globe!

I am incredibly appreciative to Jill Radskin and the Boston Globe for their write-up on Logan Richard in their Fashion section. 

Read the full article here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/style/2015/08/01/preppy-pairs-belts-and-dog-collars/bvoiY1DshZCNsswbRXTyyL/story.html

By Jill Radsken GLOBE CORRESPONDENT  AUGUST 01, 2015

Mowing the Hyannisport Club golf greens can be mindless, but Logan Szidik found inspiration for his line of fashion accessories called Logan Richard.

“I thought it’d be cool to design a golf belt,” said the 24-year-old, recalling the uninspired traditional styles he saw on golfers while working the course in 2011. “I had all these ties from boarding school in Vermont, and turned them into belts.”

After sewing a label inside the silk and leather belts, he shared them with friends who praised the preppy style. Within months, he had his first order from Island Outfitters in Osterville, and later added matching dog collars and leashes to the line.

“I don’t see any other companies out there offering what we are,” he said, of the coordinated collections appealing to man and man’s best friend.

Having run out of his own stash of ties, Szidik started sourcing the silk from a mill in England and the leather from Pennsylvania. Each Logan Richard piece is handsewn near his home in Burlington, Vt., and retails from $56 to $80.

“I initially launched this while I was in school, and ramped it up slowly,” said the University of Vermont graduate. “There was significant interest, and I thought it could become something more.”

Today, Szidik sells largely on his website (www.loganrichard.com), but has found a dual demographic in pet shops (The Dog and Cat in Stowe and Essex Junction, Vt.) and apparel boutiques (Pink Pineapple in Portsmouth, R.I.).

“There are those gentlemen between 20 and 40 and they purchase the belts because they enjoy them, and there’s not a lot of people selling silk belts in the men’s accessories market,” he said. “As far as pets, it’s a cultural shift in the way animals, especially dogs, are perceived. They are more than just pets, they are treated as part of the family.”

Dog Days of Summer

This May I was fortunate enough to chat with Christian Chensvold, the mastermind behind the sartorial blog Ivy Style. Checkout the interview here: http://www.ivy-style.com/dog-days-of-summer-introducing-logan-richard.html

Dog Days Of Summer: Introducing Logan Richard

June arrived with a letter of introduction in my inbox from Logan Szidik, a young style entrepreneur looking to corner the market on preppy dog collars. No kidding: Szidik, a 23-year-old who graduated last year from the University of Vermont, has launched a collection called Logan Richard featuring collars for canines and belts for humans. I asked him to tell us more. — CC * * * IS: How did Logan Richard  come about? LS: I began making belts the summer of my freshman year in college while living on Cape Cod. I was working at the Hyannisport Gold Club, and became inspired by some of the older golfers who dressed unapologetically preppy on the course. I had a few of my old ties from boarding school sewn onto belts by a leather-worker in West Yarmouth, and realized that I might be on to something. IS: And the dog angle? LS: I’m a huge dog person, and the dog accessories became the main focus of the project when I realized there was nothing quite like them available on the market. The idea is to be able to match your furry best friend, while showing that you and your pooch both appreciate the timeless aesthetic of New England. I chose silk, because there just seems to be something about the unmistakable quality and sheen of the fiber not seen in any other fabric. Pair a material as beautiful as silk with the traditional Ivy League-inspired stripes and tartans and you have a product that will set your dog away from the rest of the pack. A gentleman should have the option to equip his dog with the same high-quality products that he himself wears. IS: Where do you get the materials? LS: The leather I source is genuine American, vegetable tanned leather of equestrian quality. The silk is sourced from a 17th-century mill in England, and is hand-sewn onto each product right here in Vermont. IS: What’s next for you? LS: A  selection of fall designs will be released in October. Look out for a tweed and some fun motif fabrics. Down the road I will slowly continue to release limited collections on the website, as well as through select retailers. College and boarding school prints may be available in the future as well, although no time frame has been determined. I am currently working to identify and reach out to a handful of schools. I run the business entirely on my own.  I still have a long way to go, but this is my passion and I plan to pursue it as long as I am able.

June arrived with a letter of introduction in my inbox from Logan Szidik, a young style entrepreneur looking to corner the market on preppy dog collars. No kidding: Szidik, a 23-year-old who graduated last year from the University of Vermont, has launched a collection called Logan Richard featuring collars for canines and belts for humans. I asked him to tell us more. — CC

* * *

IS: How did Logan Richard  come about?

LS: I began making belts the summer of my freshman year in college while living on Cape Cod. I was working at the Hyannisport Gold Club, and became inspired by some of the older golfers who dressed unapologetically preppy on the course. I had a few of my old ties from boarding school sewn onto belts by a leather-worker in West Yarmouth, and realized that I might be on to something.

IS: And the dog angle?

LS: I’m a huge dog person, and the dog accessories became the main focus of the project when I realized there was nothing quite like them available on the market. The idea is to be able to match your furry best friend, while showing that you and your pooch both appreciate the timeless aesthetic of New England. I chose silk, because there just seems to be something about the unmistakable quality and sheen of the fiber not seen in any other fabric. Pair a material as beautiful as silk with the traditional Ivy League-inspired stripes and tartans and you have a product that will set your dog away from the rest of the pack. A gentleman should have the option to equip his dog with the same high-quality products that he himself wears.

IS: Where do you get the materials?

LS: The leather I source is genuine American, vegetable tanned leather of equestrian quality. The silk is sourced from a 17th-century mill in England, and is hand-sewn onto each product right here in Vermont.

IS: What’s next for you?

LS: A  selection of fall designs will be released in October. Look out for a tweed and some fun motif fabrics. Down the road I will slowly continue to release limited collections on the website, as well as through select retailers. College and boarding school prints may be available in the future as well, although no time frame has been determined. I am currently working to identify and reach out to a handful of schools.

I run the business entirely on my own.  I still have a long way to go, but this is my passion and I plan to pursue it as long as I am able.