Joseph's

Portland Maine's oldest & finest men's shop

Chrysalis England, Coatsmiths of Excellence

Each garment is individually hand cut and made from the finest natural fibres woven in the British Isles. Every item incorporates a waterproof and breathable membrane interliner for additional warmth and protection - some are Teflon coated - which ensures the wearer is dry and comfortable at all times. Each style looks at home whether worn out in the field or styled for the city. 

Chrysalis England supply some of the finest stores and labels around the world and is globally recognized as a leader in their industry.

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Ode to the Union Special

Here's a great tribute from our friends at Raleigh Denim. 

We read manuals, talked to retired industry vets in the North Carolina mountains, we took things apart and put them back together. And as we did all this, we fell in love with those older machines. We were making jeans with the tools that people in America used to build America. The machines were so well-made we can still use them generations later. Each machine does something specific and singular. Along with the other details and techniques we insist on, our collection of well-loved old machines makes our jeans look and feel like Raleigh Denim.

The Union Special 43200G chainstitch hemming machine is our favorite one.