Above Photo Credit: Omar Bárcena
We like our advertisers. They get it. They get that you guys in the readership don’t want enormous ads, advertorials, or a site with so many ad spaces that it’s hard to find the content. We try and keep the amount of ad space on Dappered limited on purpose. Keeps the site uncluttered. And every once in awhile a business comes a long who wants a presence in that limited ad space. And that’s awesome. So we’ve decided to start publishing a monthly list of our direct advertisers to say thanks to them, and also so that you guys stay informed.
We’ve never taken money to review a product or run a giveaway, nor do we keep free samples for ourselves. But to further our efforts to stay as unbiased as possible, we’ll be letting you guys know who’s buying ads from us, directly each month (as opposed to just running an ad network with tons of advertisers which we do most of the time).
So with that said, here’s this month’s list of direct advertisers:
These guys get a lot of well deserved play on this site. An American company started in 1922, the name Allen Edmonds has become synonymous with quality heritage men’s shoes that deliver enormous value. Premium leathers, cork foot-beds, and the ability to re-craft an old pair make AE’s a much sought after brand for many of the readers of this site. And right now, the Souls 4 Soles campaign is happening. For more on that, click here.
Located on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean, for most US shoppers this is not going to be their first stop for buying menswear. But this menswear brand is trying to expand their footprint, and offering free worldwide shipping in order to do that. Signing up for their email newsletter (yes, you have to give them your email) will get you 10% off your first order. Returns are a different beast, but the brand seems to pride themselves on customer service. And if you have to take a trip to Malta to make an in-store return? Darn.
We’re all familiar with this brand around here. The male offering from Kate Spade, Jack Spade excels in taking classic styles and infusing them with a modern twist. The lines and fit are always clean, and for the modern guy, it’s much appreciated. Their “secret” sale just launched, offering an extra 50% off an online-exclusive selection of bags, clothing, and more. All sales are final though, so no returns.
Many thanks to all our advertisers for supporting Dappered.com.