Hidden away in a mill down a few back roads in Dover, New Hampshire is one of New England’s best kept menswear secrets, Papa Wolf Supply Co. These guys only jumped into the fray earlier this summer, but have already made a name for themselves with a killer Instagram and an grungier angle on hard goods and clothing alike.
Run by two friends with a penchant for quality design, Rian and Ian, Papa Wolf Supply Co. offers an edgier take on traditional New England style – looking to classic motorbikes rather than sailboats for inspiration. While they have collaborated on a few of their own products, Ian and Rian mostly focus on curating a shop full of wares from craftsmen, designers, smiths and builders. With a careful eye on design and construction – and a definite “fuck you, this is New Hampshire attitude” – Papa Wolf is carving its own niche.
If you go, here are our recommendations for what to buy:
While their e-commerce platform is growing, it’s important to keep in mind that this is a fairly small operation still. Products sell out quickly, and it’s tough to see them in person (the brick and mortar is only open on day a week and you couldn't swing a dead cat in there). So if you see something, jump on it, or you may miss out altogether. This shop is only young, but with more products coming in every week, it’ll be fun to see where these guys take it.
If you go, the store is located at 1 Washington St. in Dover, NH.
Special thanks to my friend Jonathan for providing the modeling expertise and Ian for having us up to the store. Later this week we’ll be featuring a Q&A with one of the owners – stay tuned.