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The journey to the perfect fit

Ash & Anvil -- A Detroit Business

Unlike most fashion companies, Ash & Anvil isn’t based in California or New York. Instead, you can find us in Detroit, Michigan. Maybe you're wondering why. We’re happy to let you know why we’ve picked Detroit as the home of Ash & Anvil’s shorter guy clothes! Detroit has been described as a "small town in a big city,” and that’s a good way to think about our home. Detroit’s a big place, and at 142 sq. miles it's bigger than most, but it’s also a close enough community for many of its companies to work near each other, run into...

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The Best Guys' Weekend in Detroit

Its guys’ night. Whether you’re with a group of guys you used to spend weekends playing mortal kombat with in high school, the guys from your freshman hall, or your oddly competitive coworkers, this is a night for all of you to unwind. We’ve compiled a list of incredible places in The D for you to do just that, so gather up your spending money and let’s get started. Friday Night Its Friday night, and you and your friends are looking for a night filled with activities. If you’re the type of guys who like to call a rum and...

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5 Summer Must-Dos in Detroit

Summer is finally here! The long winter has passed and left behind clear blue skies that cause millions of Americans to develop the sudden desire to go outside for the first time in months. Break out your flip flops and shorts with these 5 summer must-dos in Detroit. Enjoy all that Detroit has to offer when the sun comes out! 1) Go see Justin Verlander pitch another no-hitter! (We're still bitter about that one) Comerica Park offers great food and an excellent place to watch a baseball game. Even if the Tigers aren't playing their best baseball ever, it would...

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Getting the whole picture

We spent the first eight months of Ash & Anvil nailing our sizing and determining the perfect fit for the Everyday Shirts. When we finally came up with our unique sizing system, we had to show off our fit on shorter guys with a photo shoot. Get a behind the scenes tour of the product and lifestyle photo shoots below. Want to show off your better fitting Everyday Shirts? Share your photos with us by emailing or tagging us @ashandanvil. Shooting the Everyday Shirt  Some pro-tips if you want to replicate doing a product shot on your own: Find a place with great...

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Sizing up the competition

At Ash & Anvil, we’re committed to designing clothes made specifically for guys 5’8” and below.  To help us nail our sizing and determine the perfect fit for our Everyday Shirts, we had guys across the country try on clothes from popular stores and share what they thought about each shirt.  Our participants evaluated the shirts based on collar, sleeve length, body length, chest, waist, and overall fit. We’ve spoken with quite a few shorter guys about where they like to shop and heard a wide variety of answers.  Everyone has a different preference for fit and style, but our...

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