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New Arrivals

Hook and Furl is a Made in Canada brand that produces unique hand-made lapel pins designed to enhance your look with an extra flash of colour, a hint of whimsy, and a lot of charm and sophistication. When Mark designed the first prototypes for his own use, his goal was to create something that simply added that finishing touch to his outfit. In doing so he inadvertently, as most great startup developed a product that offers a great alternative to the traditional lapel pin we’re so used to seeing.

Hook and Furl pins are all hand-made and fashioned with a wide range of colourful feathers, a wooden button, and bright threads making each piece unique and different form the last. With a price point of only $45/each they are extremely affordable and make for a great holiday stocking stuffer for any discerning gentlemen on your list.


AVAILABLE AT: The Menswear Store, Distillery


Anderson’s was founded in the mid 1960’s by Mr. Carlo Valenti who got all his training in the world o belt making for a very famous leather factory in Parma. After gaining enough knowledge, he decided to go into business for himself and opened up Anderson’s. Wondering where he came up with that name?! Well, being an Anglophile, Mr. Valenti was very fond of hats and wore suits by English tailor ‘Anderson and Sheppard’… that’s how the name ‘Anderson’s’ came to life.

Anderson’s is now one of the leading accessories companies in Italy and maybe the oldest men’s belt manufactorer in Europe. With the wolrd as their oyster they have truly made the name Anderson’s synonymous with the highest quality of design and manufacturing, combining modern techniques with the experience and tradition of the “Parma leather artisans”.

Today, this family run business is helmed by son Riccardo and daughter Elisabetta and continues to strive to produce the highest quality belts you will ever own.

Anderson’s is a real family business, proud to still be owned and run by the original  family and is still – after more than 45 years – based in Parma, Italy, where 100% of belts are manufactured by 50 employees. Production takes place exclusively at the laboratories in Parma (historically well known for the manufacturing of shoes and leather goods), where each individual operation is supervised by expert craftsmen. Each garment is made with knowledge and quality that has been passed on from generation to generation. The town Parma has been the birthplace of high quality Italian belts and Anderson’s pieces are one of its outstanding products. Our heritage is evident in placing values on material, sewing, processing and workmanship passed on over generations within our family. That’s why all our products are entirely handmade in Italy using premium quality leathers and fabrics for belts manufactured with highest standards and craftsmanship.