Dads are pretty rad. They teach us about sports, girls, and driving a stick shift. They can usually get us out of trouble before Mom finds out, but they’re the first to whip us into shape when it’s really necessary. Let’s face it, our Dads are awesome, no matter how embarrassing or uncool we once [...]
Steven Alan is no newcomer to the fashion world. After opening his first retail store in 1994, the Steven Alan Showroom followed in 1996, and finally, in 1999, Alan’s first full-fledged collection. He has since accrued a cult following for his heritage-inspired, New York casual styles for men and women, and found a special niche [...]
We are excited to announce our first collaboration with K/ller Collection, one of our favorite jewelry lines. It started with a conversation about how much we love K/ller Collection; how their craft, voice and aesthetic comes through in every piece. Then we thought, why not collaborate with them? They were as excited as we were [...]
Devon is our Women’s Buying Assistant, and plays a big hand in what goes on our shelves. She’s known around the office as our resident Astrology expert, Yuck‘s #1 fan, and for contagious phrases like “truth be told” and “story of my life”. Click to learn more about Devon, and check out her picks for [...]
Ripple Soles are some of the most unique and yet functional soles ever created. Patented in 1955 by Nathan Hack and first developed for Paratroopers boots to reduce the amount of leg injuries they recieved, Ripple Soles were more than the novelty they appear to be today. Lenny, in our receiving department, got his hands [...]
As part of our Spring 2012 campaign, we teamed up with Modern Atelier to create custom scents in Ace, Hero and Champ smell. These unisex colognes are made exclusively for Need Supply Co. in Richmond, Virginia. Smell like 100%, for all time.
As part of our Meet the Maker series, the charming Samantha Pleet visited us in store from Brooklyn. She brought along with her an exclusive peek at her Fall 2012 line and a collaborative collection with Wolverine bootmakers. Check out the video of the event, meet Samantha and hear about her inspirations, and see the [...]
On a Friday in late March, four designers packed up and drove from New York City to Richmond, Virginia. Collina Strada, CourtShop, Dusen Dusen, and In God We Trust brought us exclusive collaborative pieces and joined us in store for Meet The Maker(s). See the video of the journey and the destination.
We recently mailed out our Spring Catalog to our list of friends, family and customers. If you didn’t get one, sign up for an account to make sure you get our next mailing. Or, come by the store and pick one up- but hurry, there are only a handful left! We’re super proud of all [...]
Yesterday, Lucky Magazine featured our women’s buyer Krystle’s picks of the best new stuff we’ve got. Her favorites include the Poet’s Dress in Silk, the Alps Sandal, and the Crosby Bracelet. To finish off the look, Krystle added the Alea Trio bag in Desert by Collina Strada, a buttery soft mini leather pouch with a long [...]
The 5th in our Meet the Maker series, this Friday Brooklyn-based designer Samantha Pleet gives us a sneak preview of her Fall 2012 line and Wolverine boot collaboration, shown for the first time in the US outside of the showroom! In 2006, Samantha Pleet debuted her namesake collection, intertwining elements of the mysterious and fantastical with [...]
If you haven’t yet, make sure you take a look at the Style Bible in GQ Magazine’s April 2012 issue for “everything a man needs to look his best in 2012″. Covering everything from clothing & accessories to people & places, The GQ 100 tells you exactly what you need to know, and nothing you [...]
As part of our Meet the Maker series, our goal is to bring in and introduce our customers to the people behind the brand. The majority of the goods we carry are not mass produced in factories overseas, but made by hand with attention to detail and care. Meet The Maker(s) features Collina Strada, Courtshop, Dusen [...]
As part of our Meet the Maker series, our goal is to bring in and introduce our customers to the people behind the brand. The majority of the goods we carry are not mass produced in factories overseas, but made by hand with attention to detail and care. This March, we’re bringing in Billy Moore [...]
Fred Perry prides itself on being the first British heritage brand to successfully blend sportswear with streetwear to create some of the most iconic styles of the last century. The brand was born in the late 1940s, when former Austrian footballer Tibby Wegner approached three times Wimbledon champion Fred Perry with an idea; Then came the [...]
Robert Nolley is an articulate man of leisure and currently, limping. He is soft spoken, honest, and will make you laugh in an instant. While he waits for an injury to heal, we caught up with him to find out what he loves about this city and what keeps him going through the winter. You [...]
A little over four months ago we got in the Rogue Territory Stantons and immediately had to put them to the test. Four months later, after hiking, camping, parties, spills, thrills and coffee stains, we’d like to share with you how they’ve come along. There was an absolutely necessary dry-clean that they received around 3 [...]
Hillary Taymour launched Collina Strada in LA in 2008, and has since gained a huge following for her unique, yet seasonless designs. The line is a true combination of vintage and modern style, and commands attention with its tailored details and quality construction. Using materials such as vegetable dyed leather and organic cotton canvas, she gets a [...]
Two lonely hearts who met in 2000, Helene Morris and Steve Ferguson are the creative couple behind the label Lonely Hearts. This meeting of hearts and minds has gone on to inspire the attention of people all over the world, including us. The brand has quickly become one of New Zealand’s best loved fashion labels, and [...]
This weekend I was able to tag along and take some behind-the-scenes photos of local jewelry designer Rachel Albright of Academy Jewelry, for the look book shoot centered around her S/S12 collection. The day was essentially perfect. Sun out, I made my way down a wide cobblestone alley-way and arrived at a small, fenced-in backyard [...]
Oliver Spencer is a man and a fashion brand. Oli, the man, is a designer, a self-taught tailor, a switched-on, hands-on creative. The brand is an expression of modern man; his tastes, his touch, his style.
With all of the new arrivals coming in, we’ve decided to get our staff member Molly Szkotak to choose some her favorite new items, as well as some items that keep her going throughout the winter. Not sure what it takes to survive a cold winter in Richmond? Take a look.
You can shop our edited selection of Band of Outsiders lightweight button down shirts and striped skinny ties, now in store and online. Just imagine how good you’ll feel once you have one on- definite essentials to step up your Spring wardrobe game.
This past season’s Holiday Package was a long labor of love. It was exciting to see each piece from idea to completion. A special very special thanks to Blanchards Coffee Co for their caffeinated wisdom, Big Secret for the laser engraving, Richmond Soap Studio for their knowledge, patience, getting the scent of our soap and candles perfect, and Adam Hogsett [...]
We caught up with Eric and Christine- the awesome couple behind UNIF- to get some insight on the brand and what they’ve been up to lately. We’re loving the 90′s grunge vibes of our latest pieces from UNIF, and especially love the fearless attitude and spunk that Eric and Christine bring. Click through for the [...]
So over the holidays, our dear friend (and former site model) Brandon came to visit us from his fancy, far-away digs on the West Coast, and aside from making him model all of our new Gitman Brothers Vintage shirts, I had him throw on some of The Hill-Side pieces as well… Here is just a [...]
STRANGEBEAUTIFUL nail colors just landed at Need Supply, and we already can’t wait to get our hands on them- or rather, get them on our hands! Designer Jane Schub takes a creative approach to a common cosmetic product and transforms everyday nail color into stunningly provocative accessories for your hands. The colors are richly saturated, [...]
This little number from girl. by Band of Outsiders has arrived just in the nick of time to end up under the tree, and will be perfect for all the trips I know you are already mapping out for Spring! Whether you are planning that trip abroad, or just need something to wear for everyday [...]
The schoolboy satchel has been one of our favorite pieces from Pennsylvania’s BILLYKIRK, since we started carrying their product. Much of the company’s understated collection of leather goods are handcrafted by a small group of Amish leather workers in rural Pennsylvania. Their timeless pieces are designed with old school attention to detail and an eye for [...]
Unfortunately we’re not talking about the adamantium filled superhuman. Instead we’re talking about the makers of some of the most durable and longest lasting boots on the market. If you’re in or around Richmond this Thursday, please come to a very special evening with Wolverine Shoe Co. at our store. We’ll be providing music, food [...]
If there’s one thing we love (ok, there’s lots of things we love), it’s amazing jewelry. And amazing jewelry is exactly what Kathryn Bentley does. The girl behind one of our favorite lines, Dream Collective, gave Closet Visit a look at her home, closet, and studio in Los Angeles, California. Dream Collective is exactly what it [...]
Richmond, Virginia has been called the city of seven hills. The amazing landscape of this city made up of Union, Council Chamber, French Garden, Navy, Gamble’s, Shockoe, and Church Hills, weave a deep history that can been seen in just about everything. From architecture to attitude, Richmond, Virginia is where we call home and we’re [...]
While we were all going nuts during the Autumn/Winter photoshoot, I managed to snap a few photos with my Dad’s old Canon AE-1. So heres a little behind the scenes look at a crazy fun weekend for Need Supply Co. in Richmond Virginia. Enjoy.
Our good friend, Mr. Plett, of You Have Broken the Internet, came down to Richmond, Virginia for a little fall visit this past weekend. He just put up some photos of his travel to the city of brick and beer. If you haven’t had the chance to visit Ryan’s TravelWell blog yet, then let a [...]
By now you’ve most definitely seen the belts, buckles, and cool shit we have from Billy Moore of Cause and Effect. From soaking leather in the water to pounding out copper by hand, Billy’s pieces are all handmade the old fashioned way, and he is known for the authenticity and quality of his work. You [...]
Our A/W 11 Catalog is printed and circulating… Be sure to pick up a copy if you haven’t gotten one already!!
Not sure exactly where these great photographs originated from, but we’ll be the first to say that we found them over at the One-upmanship Journal. Take a close look at the gear, not much synthetic huh? That’s what wool will do for you. Apparently 1958 was a pretty good year to go on a backcountry [...]
A couple of weeks ago our good friend Victor of Raleigh Denim drove a few hours north to see us here in Richmond and introduce the women’s line of RD. The women’s line continues with the same mission and integrity of Raleigh Denim. Jeans made by hand, sewn with traditional machines, made with local White Oak Cone [...]
We’ve always got small little side projects going on. It’s these side projects that keep moving forward and open to new ideas. Whether it’s creating a pair of trousers that we’re proud enough to put our name on or serving BBQ and sweet tea on a Thursday night, just because – we’re a fan of [...]
We’re loving all the great stuff from Blue Bones Vintage, from Lauren Healy right here in Richmond, Virginia. Lauren is the type of friend everyone needs in their life: smart, thoughtful, and a downright funny girl. I asked her a few questions about her vintage line, so click to read about her thifting adventures, favorite [...]
If you didn’t make it out to our Raleigh Denim party last night, you missed some great jeans, great food, great music and of course great company! The BBQ was flowing, the live music was pumping, and Victor introduced us to the new women’s line from Raleigh (Look for it in store soon!). Luckily our friend Cameron [...]
It’s a fact that doesn’t need an explanation, a common understanding that goes unspoken. Nothing looks better than black. No matter what season, what time of day, or who’s wearing it. Black is sexy – oh, so sexy.
With summer heading into fall, it’s either time to put your current pair of jeans in the freezer, dry clean them, or give them a brief break – let some of that sweat dry out. While you’re waiting, it’s the perfect time to start looking around for your next pair of jeans that the colder [...]
With Hurricane Irene predicted to spray some pain on the east coast this weekend, let us not forget what’s possible in the water. Friends of ours are already headed down to the beach to grab some early samples of what the ocean might bring. If you’ve ever doubted the east coast for a surfing destination [...]
The Ottawa is surprisingly light, yet allows for a very rugged, water-tight boot. The rough side is the flesh side of the hide, and the smooth side is the grain side of the hide. Extremely durable, virtually waterproof naturally, and easy to clean and care for. Wear the crap out of them, allow them to [...]
The best of American footwear. Mark McNairy has teamed up with Bass for a one-of-a-kind loafer. The Hampden features a polished leather upper, glove leather lining, front mocassin construction with stitch tips, solid white sole, and corded laces. Click to view more photos.
It’s been a long time coming, but they’re finally here. For this fall, we’ve teamed up with L.A.’s Rogue Territory for an exclusive trouser that we’re proud enough to put our name on. Each pair in this limited run is handmade in downtown Los Angeles and comes with a custom tote using the same fabric [...]
We were so excited to see the new lookbook from one of our favorites, Jeffrey Campbell- and even more excited that another favorite, Garnett Jewelry, was featured throughout the photos! Click here to see the entire Downtown Girl lookbook with Aimee’s jewelry, and get some insider info with an interview with the designer here. Garnett Jewelry [...]
The lovely Kate of Na Nin Vintage is an avid traveler, and has visited over 30 countries as well as all over the US. Besides collecting the most beautiful vintage treasures from all over, we also love how she documents her life and the people in it in the most dreamy photographs. This summer Kate spent [...]
The brilliant, clever, forever cat-loving, manager of our brick and mortar store, Miss. Holly Caroline, has pulled together a list of her favorite Summer songs. Here is the run down for Summer 2011 Playlist no.1: