Fred and Harrison Rich were dissatisfied with bland men’s hosiery that would sag and bunch upon wear. They were also troubled by the limited options for American-made men’s dress socks. In 2011, the father and son team founded Dapper Classics with the intent of producing stylish Made in USA fine men's hosiery. After months of planning and research, they located a third-generation North Carolina mill that helped them realize their dream of producing fashionable American-made socks for men. Dapper Classics officially opened for business on July 2, 2012.
Expertly knitted, the style and comfort of Dapper Classics dress socks are unparalleled by the best imports. Dapper Classics knows that “Dapper is in the Details” and believes that a gentleman’s socks can pull together his entire ensemble. Dapper Classics socks complement a wide range of menswear—from casual attire to business suits and formal wear. Over the last five years, Dapper Classics has demonstrated its commitment to creating and supporting American jobs by purchasing four state of the art linked-toe knitting machines. Dapper Classics has partnered with more than 240 fine men’s retailers across the United States and has been featured in numerous print and online publications since its founding.
In 2014, Dapper Classics began offering hand-tailored trousers and neckties out of New York. And in 2015, Dapper Classics started carrying shirts made in Pennsylvania.