Ashley Hawks talks with Paul Grangaard, the Founder and CEO of new menswear and men’s accessories company called CircleRock, about how to dress to impress. Quality, colors, custom, and reusable items are a great way to go! CircleRock’s products are also fully made in the USA!
Paul Grangaard is the Founder and CEO of new menswear and men's accessories company called CircleRock. Their products are entirely Made in USA. Sadly, over 97% of the clothing bought in the U.S. now is made offshore. That's thousands and thousands of jobs around the country that were lost to offshoring. But Paul and his team have partnered with a world class group of American artisans to launch CircleRock with an impressive and comprehensive line of men's shirts, sweaters, pants, sport coats and -- what we're here to talk about today -- an incredible Wedding Offer for tailor-made suits
In of a state-of-the-art facility in Massachusetts, CircleRock will make- to-your-order customized suits out of high-end Italian woolens, perfectly styled for your groom and his groomsmen to wear on your wedding day and then for years to come as their professional careers take off.
A bit about Paul and his team. Paul spent the first 25 years of his career in finance and investments, initially with the First National Bank of Chicago and then here in Minneapolis with PiperJaffray where he worked with corporate executives, investors, attorneys and accountants from coast-to-coast. He helped companies as diverse as Volkswagen to restaurants, food producers and start-up tech and medtech companies have the funding they needed to grow. And he always noticed how the most successful guys dressed.
Through a twist of fate, in 2008 Paul ended up as the turnaround CEO of Allen Edmonds, a famous men's shoe company known for being one of the last remaining U.S. manufacturers of shoes. Not only did he and his team turn Allen Edmonds around, they tripled its revenues and doubled its U.S. employment over the 9 years that Paul was at the helm, opening more than 60 stores around the country. Now at CircleRock, he has partnered with career-long experts in retailing, in marketing and, most important, in men's tailored clothing to build a great American clothing company. Together, they have over 80 years of experience in the men's business, and their suppliers have been making high end men's products for generations. And, by the way, Paul has been a happy Father of the Bride, so he knows what an amazing wedding day is all about!
Their Wedding Day suit offer is incredible. Let's break it down.
1 -- Black Tux vs Great Blue or Modern Gray Suit?
2 -- Buy vs Rent?
3 -- Off the rack vs custom made-to-order? What are the options?
4 -- What about the fathers? Can you outfit them, too?
5 -- Can you do shoes that are perfectly coordinated to the suits across the groom's party?
6 -- So, what's the offer?
7 -- What if the clothes don't fit perfectly? (Sharon at Tailors on Blake)
7 -- How do they reach you?
8 -- Any advice from your own Father of the Bride experience?
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