David Donahue: Luxury Defined

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David Donahue was started in 1972 by two friends in New York. For decades they exclusively made accessories but expanded their line to dress shirts and sportswear in more recent years.

After adding David Donahue dress shirts to our collection in 2016, they have quickly become the go-to shirt for many of our quality-seeking customers. The fabric is made of the finest long staple cotton yarns, yielding a soft and natural hand which provides comfort and style. To put it bluntly, the shirts fit perfectly, offering a moderately trimmer fit for the discerning modern man. From collar to cuff, these shirts are made well.

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“WE ARE AMONG THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS AT DELIVERING ACCESSIBLE LUXURY TO DISCERNING CUSTOMERS.” – Rob Donahue

 

For Spring 2018, we are thrilled to offer a more extensive collection of David Donahue including neckwear, sport coats, and a new slimmer fit dress shirt. The clean, crisp colors with vibrant patterns are perfect for your spring business wardrobe!

Shop David Donahue

The Foursome’s David Donahue spring stock-up event runs March 28 – April 4, 2018. Save 25% when you buy 3 or more items.

 

Men’s Travel Fashion: Tips + Top Picks

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Do you ever pity your suitcase? Poor thing. You jam it full and sit on it, ooching the zipper shut and weighing it 9 times before the scale reaches not one ounce less than 50lbs, all the while hoping it does not split at the seams en route. Needless to say, practical packing is a great skill to acquire. So lets explore some space saving, travel friendly, versatile vacation wear to bring on your next getaway.

We should adopt a travel appropriate principle: Less is more. Wearing things twice is no faux pas, though I am not necessarily suggesting wearing the exact same outfit twice. So be creative in pairing different tops with bottoms and creating various looks with the same elements. Roll up your sleeves and loosen a few buttons for lunch and then tighten up the same shirt and throw on a soft shouldered sportcoat for dinner the next night.

Our top travel picks for 2018:

1.Tommy Bahama Suncost Shores T-shirt – a perfect blend of style and comfort. Also available in big & tall.

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2. TravisMathew Beck Short – Prestige777 fabric will take you from the course, to the club, to the water.

3. Johnnie-O Hangin’ Out shirt – Designed to be worn hangin’ out, anytime, anywhere, for the ultimate in casual cool.

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4. Southern Tide Stripe Performance Polo Shirt – Get your game on in this ready-for-action performance polo.

5. Tasc Performance 1/4 zip pullover – Super comfortable bamboo/cotton fabric is breathable and UPF 50+, while providing moisture-wicking with anti-odor protection.

 

Fashion Accessories for the Traveling Man

1. Maui Jim Sunglasses- Premium sunglasses designed to enhance your view in every sunlight condition.

2. TravisMathew Trip L Hat – This will immediately become your go-to hat.

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3. Olukai Footwear – Designed to feel like you’re walking on sand.

 

Golfwear for the Course

1. Tommy Bahama Chip and Run pant – A great golf pant with stretch for comfort.

2. TravisMathew Cantina Jacket – Some say the green jacket is the most revered jacket in all of golf. We respectfully disagree.

3. Cutter & Buck Polos – Thinner than paper, your skin and suitcase will thank you. Also available in big & tall.

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Additional Packing Tips

  • Check the 7-day forecast before you pack
  • Roll your clothes, it limits wrinkles and saves space
  • Don’t pack for the worst scenario, pack for the best
  • Wear your thickest layer on the plane rather than packing it
  • Pack just enough toiletries to get you started and buy the rest when you get there
  • Don’t weigh yourself down with extra shoe options
  • Check your suitcase weight before you leave the house

Healthy Travel Snacks

  • Hard boiled eggs = compact protein
  • Dried fruit and nut mix = salty and sweet pick-me-up
  • Rice cakes = light weight and low calorie
  • Apple = keep the doctor away
  • Green tea bags = energy boost along the way

May your packing be light, your journey adventurous, and your vacation as free as the wind. Soak up the sun and Bon Voyage!

Shop these great fashions and more at The Foursome Fine Men’s Apparel in Plymouth, MN

Avoid the Winter Blues for your Shoes

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Winter is tough. The crust and slush and muck has arrived on the terrain, full of “sick germs” for your shoes. Remembering the white salt stains that rimmed my nice leather boots last year, I decided to start researching better winter shoe care. After asking our shoe experts at The Foursome and a little internet browsing, I found a few precautions and simple remedies to safeguard your favorite leathers.

PREVENTION
Wear overshoes that provide an anti-slip grip sole and cover your best leather shoes to protect them from rain, slush and snow. This revitalized galosh by SWIMS was transformed from a purely practical utility product to a classy lifestyle item.

Polish or moisturize your leather shoes and boots to protect them against the elements. At this point in the season, do this ASAP. Think of this step like lotion for your skin…you are less likely to dry out and crack when lotion and potioned up.

Good products for this step include Saddle Soap, Allen Edmonds Leather Care Lotion, and Water & Stain Protector (see leather care products below for details)

SNOW REMOVAL
Though we are all eager to get in the warm house asap, taking the time to brush the wet snow from your shoes could save you a lot of damage. This step enables them to dry out faster which is important in helping your shoes stay healthy. So keep a brush or towel in your entry and get in the habit.

BREAK TIME
We all need a break, and shoes do too. Would you want to work seven days a week? Swapping shoes every day will enable the ones taking a nap to dry out, breathe, and remain durable and flexible for their turn out in the cold. This will only prolong the lifespan of your beloved leather footwear.

DE-SALTING
Just a few wears out in the snow or down an icy sidewalk will make noticeable white rings near the sole of the shoe. Luckily, the recipe for erasing salt lines is simpler than the Cat in the Hat removing the pink ring in the tub. If wiping the salted areas just after you come indoors with a warm damp rag doesn’t do the trick, just mix up a small container with a 1:1 ratio of water and vinegar and gently rub it into the affected areas.

BAD ODOR
Ok, let’s be honest, like bad breath it’s hard to hide foot odor. A more natural approach to sprays and other topical odor treatments are cedar wood shoe trees. They sustain the form, keep the interior dry, and leave a natural cedar scent for you and your loved ones.

STOP IN FOR A COMPLIMENTARY SHOE SHINE
Visit The Foursome’s leather care expert, Cornelius, at the store on Saturdays from noon – 3 p.m. Wear or bring a pair and receive a free shoe shine. You’ll be amazed how your shoes or boots can look good as new!


LEATHER CARE PRODUCTS

Available at The Foursome. Some only cost a couple dollars and could save you hundreds.

1. Kelly’s Water and Stain Protector ($7.95)
Protects leather and suede from water and oil-based stains. Spray should be applied to new shoes and re-applied as needed throughout the season.

2. Allen Edmonds Premium Shoe Polish ($9) – buy now
Preserves and beautifies the most delicate smooth leather, helping resist dirt, rain and snow while providing a lustrous glow

3. Allen Edmonds Leather Cleaner ($4.95) – buy now
Cleans and moisturizes, natural leather.

4. Allen Edmonds Leather Care Lotion ($9) – buy now
Moisturizes, protects, and cleans natural leather.

5. Allen Edmonds Horsehair Brush ($10) – buy now
Naturally cleans and applies shoe cream and polish.

5. Woodlore Aromatic Shoe Trees ($21-25) – buy now
Keep your leather shoes in top condition. Shoes remain dry on the inside while leaving a fresh cedar scent.

6. Tingly Shoe protectors ($27-29) – buy now
The classic rubber overshoe. Protects your fine shoes from rain and snow.

 

– By Beth Dougherty, Inspiration and Display Coordinator at The Foursome

Gift ideas for the Mr.

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Gift Inspiration

It’s time to make your holiday list and check it twice. Get inspired by these ideas…then come into The Foursome and let our expert salespeople lead the way. Leave with your packages wrapped for free and ready for the tree. It’s that easy.

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Mr. Dapper

classic, convenient, comfort

#inspired by Viyella, 34 Heritage, Peru Unlimited, Wiggins, Samuel Hubbard

 


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Mr. Mistletoe

merry, mirthful, melodious

#inspired by Sota, Darn Tough, Kale Naturals, S’well, Byron

 

 


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Mr. Uptown

modern, manly, mainstay

#inspired by Brax, Thaddeus, Desoto, Daniel Wellington

 


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Mr. Camper

worry-free, warm, winsome

#inspired by True Grit, Saxx, Smartwool, Woodchuck USA, Barbour, S’well

 


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Mr. Schwank

red-hot, refined, resourceful

#inspired by Allen Edmonds, Marcoliani, David Donahue, Truefit & Hill, M-Clip

 


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Mr. Downtown

custom, current, cool

#inspired by Byron custom shirts, Dion

 

 


The Foursome Fine Men’s Apparel is family-owned and operated for over 80 years. Located in Plymouth, MN or shop thefoursome.com

Tech that wicks it // Tasc Performance

Tasc Performance’s mission is to enhance the active experience through the innovation and reinvention of performance apparel. Founded in 2009, the father-son owned company brought together their 68 years in textile development to develop an exclusive patent-pending fabric that’s a unique blend of bamboo viscose and organic cotton.

The result? Lifestyle apparel that’s silky-soft and fully loaded with natural benefits:

  • Moisture wicking
  • Anti-odor
  • Superior breath-ability
  • Incredible comfort
  • Natural UPF 50+ protection

NEW: Pimaluxe

Engineered with Pima Cotton + the performance of bamboo, Tasc Performance’s Pimaluxe collection is the ultimate package of luxury. Shop their Pimaluxe 1/4 Zip, Pimaluxe Short Sleeve Crew T-Shirt and Pimaluxe Long Sleeve Crew T-Shirt all featuring rich colors, silky smooth finish, moisture wicking, breathable, lightweight, clean lines (no logo) and a classic tailored fit, perfect for dressing up or down.

 

The Perfect Gift

This Holiday season, shop the comfort of Tasc Performance apparel, available at The Foursome Fine Men’s Apparel. Save 25% when you buy 3 or more, now through December 4, 2017.

Choose from a great selection of t-shirts, long sleeve tees, 1/4 zip pullovers, sweatshirts, pants, shorts, briefs and undershirts.

Festive Holiday Events

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Whether you go for ambiance, purpose, or great deals…we have shopping events you won’t want to miss this season! Mark your calendar to join us for one or all of these festive holiday happenings.

  • Legacy member special days
    Legacy members save 20% on Dec. 5 for your December Legacy Tuesday
  • Ladies night – Wednesday, Dec. 6, 4 – 8 p.m.
    Shop for him with live music, wine tasting, treats, discounts, and free gift wrapping! Invite your friends and come to our favorite shopping night of the year!
  • Friends & Family Sale – Dec. 6-10
    Save 20% on your entire purchase + Legacy Members receive 25% off one item during this exclusive holiday sale!
  • Senior Tuesdays
    Maturity has its benefits. Shoppers over age 60 receive 20% off your entire purchase – every Tuesday from Thanksgiving through Christmas!
  • Shop with a purpose – Friday, Dec. 15
    A portion of sales will be donated this day to the IOCP sleepout to help struggling families in our community. Join us and other local businesses to shop and give back this day!
  • Holiday specials
    Last minute specials and daily deals will be announced! Sign up to receive our emails or follow us on facebook or twitter for the latest specials.

 

For your convenience, free gift wrapping, phone orders, and online shopping (with free shipping) is always available at The Foursome.

Special Holiday Hours // We are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. We will be open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 12 – 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.