Most dudes prefer not to dwell on size. So you’ll be impressed to learn that Stock Mfg. Co., a just-launched company from five fine fellas, is all about supporting the little guy. In a 19,000-square-foot Garfield Park factory (owned and operated by one of the five’s family since the ’60s), Stock designs and manufactures a line of dapper bow ties, printed shirts, gingham pocket squares, plaid ties, and more. They also cull design talent and produce collaboration pieces under the name &Stock. The hook? You decide what goes to production. First up is a sweet camera-pattern blouse (pictured) from local line Black Cap & Bibb. Next: Columbia grad Shelby Steiner’s sheer chiffon maxiskirt; pieces with Eskell and Wrath Arcane. If 25 people commit to buy the blouse in a fourteen-day presale, the deal is sealed. You’ll get your shipment in a few weeks (delivery is free). Everything is produced in-house, so there aren’t traditional retail markups. We think it’s the wave of the future. Baby steps. Available online at stockmfg.co.Photo: Courtesy of Stock Mfg. Co.