Aug 23, 2016 1:06:11 PM
Locally and family owned and operated in the heart of Texas since 1978, there are few things Saint Bernard loves more than getting to introduce another local family business on the fashion scene. Texas Standard, the new menswear line for Texans, was brought to life right here in Dallas by husband and wife design team Drew and Christine Bagot.
Saint Bernard is thrilled to be the first retailer to carry Texas Standard! Get to know Drew and Christine and their inspiration for the line in our exclusive Q&A:
This is the first fashion initiative for each of you. What made you want to work together and how did the idea for Texas Standard come to life?
Drew: “Christine and I work as a great team in our marriage and always dreamed of building a business together. I grew up around the apparel industry my whole life through my family who has been in the business for over 40 years, so in some ways it’s been in the back of my mind for a long time. We still wouldn’t have guessed we would ever start a clothing brand, but ultimately it felt like something we needed to bring into reality.”
Christine: “We are, as many Texans are, proud of where we are from and felt that none of the brands on the market really represented us. After talking about it for years, we finally asked ourselves "Why not us?” and decided to lead the charge to create Texas Standard.”
What will the Saint Bernard customer love about wearing Texas Standard?
Drew: “First and foremost we think that wearing a classic brand designed by Texans, for Texans, is long overdue and Saint Bernard customers will really enjoy being a part of that movement. Beyond the brand, our clothes are soft, durable, and cut with both style and comfort in mind. Part of our design mission is creating timeless clothing that can be dressed up or down, always versatile for an array of seasons and occasions. On top of that, 10% of all our profits go to Texas-focused charities, which makes it about something even more important as well.”
What are some characteristics of the design of Texas Standard pieces that help them stand apart?
Christine: “Learning from square one how to design and manufacture top-quality clothing took a long time, but we think going the extra mile paid off in the final product. We started from scratch in designing our products, from the fabric to every stitch and seam. We wanted each piece to have that classic look and feel, but also be fashion forward and flexible. For example, our sport shirts are short enough to look great untucked and casual but also work perfectly with slacks at the office, and our pocket tees have hidden stitching so they are a bit dressier and wear well in a variety of settings.”
Where’s your favorite place to wear Texas Standard?
Drew: “One of our personal passions is travel, and long before we brought Texas Standard to the public we’ve worn it across the state, the country, and the world. We really enjoy getting asked about the brand outside the state and talking with non-Texans that are inspired by the sense of independence and pride that drove us to create the brand.”
- What inspired you to launch the Texas Standard Foundation?
- Christine: “When we decided to create Texas Standard, it was important that our company have a larger purpose, and directly giving back to Texas communities became a key part of our mission. Ten to Texas is our initiative which takes 10% of all of Texas Standard’s profits and donates them to our partner charities. We are currently working with Feeding Texas, Texas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children), Habitat for Humanity Texas, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation. Our long term vision is to add to the list of partner charities as we grow, and also develop volunteering opportunities for the company and our customers.”
Check out Texas Standard in our stores or shop online at Saint Bernard and get free 3 day shipping on orders over $99 and free returns!
Aug 10, 2016 1:07:43 PM
Living in Texas, we are all accustomed to the odd weather that makes up each one of our seasons. However, Fall and Winter are always consistently chilly, which means it’s time to stock up on some of this seasons new, improved Patagonia items that the whole family can enjoy. For those shoppers who are unfamiliar with the brand, the most popular items are the Patagonia backpack, the Patagonia hat, the Patagonia jacket, the Patagonia fleece pull-over and the first ever Patagonia fleece poncho; All of which make the perfect birthday, Holiday or “just because” gift!
Both durable and affordable, the above Patagonia items will have any shopper prepared for any type of weather, besides the 100 degree plus Texas heat, (which we have just about beat!). Stock up for a cozy fall and winter at Saint Bernard and you can earn free three day shipping and free returns!
Aug 4, 2016 1:09:19 PM
The summer is coming to an end, which is sad for everyone. However, there is a bright side…TAILGATING SEASON! Head down to Saint Bernard for the latest and greatest collegiate apparel. We have everything from Yeti cups keep those drinks ice cold in the blazing sun to college color appropriate clothes and accessories to be the biggest fan in the best styles.
More specifically, we have various colors of the Mare Sole Amore Alli Necklace, and BB Dakota and Cupcakes & Cashmere dresses. Add a Beau & Ro bag, a pair of Original Hunter Rain Boots (on those cold, rainy game days) or a pair of Seychelles shoes. You’ll be, without a doubt, the most fashionable fan at the whole tailgate!
We are all bummed about the end of freedom and tan lines, but make the best of it by shopping for the highest quality tailgating attire at Saint Bernard!
Aug 1, 2016 1:26:24 PM
Is it REALLY August Already? All University students know what that means…time to hang up the swimsuits and open up the suitcases to pack for school. However, it doesn’t always have to be a drag!
Wherever you may be returning, it is imperative to be prepared and look your best after a long, two months away. Here is a handy packing list including dresses, sunglasses, a coat, for those colder days, workout clothes (incase that can be fit in between school and social activities) and much more!
Looking for a game day or just a casual dress to wear to class? Cupcakes and Cashmere has the perfect fit! The connie style printed dress features a drop waist and a flattering silhouette. Not to mention – SO comfortable!
Beyond Yoga Leggings and Cami
We all know how hard it is to fit exercise into our busy schedules. Not all workout clothes are necessarily the cutest, so they aren’t typically worn out on a day-to-day basis. However, the black Beyond Yoga slick mesh legging and the gray multi-cross cami are the prefect mix of chic and sensible. You’ll be sure to hit the gym after wearing these two items all day!
Tired of wasting all those plastic bottles? The reusable swell bottle is the perfect way to stay hydrated and keep your water cool all day.
The Illesteva Leonard sunglasses are the most wanted item in the glasses market at the moment. They give the style and protection everyone looks for in sunglasses!
Its hard to find sandals that are both cute and supportive, but look no further! The Ipanema Cleo sandal is the ideal summer/fall/spring shoe to dress up or dress down. Wear it with a pair of jean shorts and a casual tee or the Connie printed dress and you’re ready to start the day.
The most ideal pajamas to wear to bed; they are comfortable, warm and extremely soft material. The Modal PJ Set is perfect for any age!
The fun mid-cut Sorel Women's Tivolli II Suede Boot offers warmth and function while being stylish with faux fur trim. Depending on where you are, it is perfect for walking in the snow, but if there is no snow, they are the perfect boot to keep your feet warm.
The North Face Women's Mossbud Swirl Reversible Jacket is the complete winter package, providing two, cozy winter jackets in one.
The Venture rain jacket ismade of an environmentally friendly membrane, this waterproof, breathable outer layer with modern lines will protect you from rain year round. It is also perfect to layer under for those days when the rain is cold!
Designed with two large zip compartments, this backpack contains a front compartment, back compartment and features an internal organization sleeve to stash smaller items. It can hold just about anything and provide support – including heavy books.
Let getting back to school be about back to fun and not getting overwhelmed with everything you need for a great year! Shop the best back to school picks at Saint Bernard and enjoy free shipping on orders over $99 and free returns!
Jun 20, 2016 2:57:38 PM
It's time to celebrate the good ol U S of A! Do it in style with our huge selection of preppy and patriotic red, white and blue apparel for the family at Saint Bernard!