Ballin was founded in 1946 by Charles (Chic) Balinsky. In our 65th year, we still remember the days when Chic opened the Canadian factory and sold goods by horse and buggy. The original building has been expanded several times, but it is still home to Ballin’s main Canadian production facility. Chic left a legacy of […]

Martin Dingman

“Arkansas’s Martin Dingman, well known for its luxury leather goods, is gaining equal praise for its new Countrywear Collection, which includes these dapper English pointer neckties. A smart way to wear your love of sporting on your sleeve—er, neck”- Garden and Gun Magazine (

Bird Dog Bay

It all started in a little Chicago suburb called Sleepy Hollow, where our founder & principal designer, Steve Mayer, spent his youth. He was raised by a mother who was the town’s favorite over-the-top second grade teacher, and the perfectly contrasting Harley riding, fly rod toting, dangerfield-esque art teacher for a father. Both parents showed […]

Peter Millar

Our apparel is not made to define you, but to punctuate who you already are. At some point, being stylish began to mean uncomfortable jackets, painful shoes and pretentious attitudes. If that defines a fashion brand, then we are a lifestyle brand. We produce smart casual clothing for men and women, as well as formal […]