Circle of Gentlemen
Founded in 2006 by two Dutch childhood friends, Janjaap van Gent and Michel van Kommer approached the men’s fashion world in an innovative way by going against the grain on current shirt collar trends at the time. Their signature shirt collars were designed to stand tall and crisp even after multiple washes. Because of their timing into the industry, and the uniqueness of their design, Janjaap and Michel were able to obtain a patent for their work. This was the starting point for the brand’s success.
Since 2006, Circle of Gentlemen has grown beyond their roots in Holland and has also expanded with a tailored clothing division. Their shirts have taken on a stronger personality as well. While no longer sporting the large collar that the younger COG was known for, they did start playing with bolder prints and patterns that we know the brand for today.