Who We Are

"James and Phil have been an outstanding resource to me from my campaign trail to the statehouse. They are world-class in their knowledge and process."

"Arthur Clay helped consult on my wedding attire. I was happy and so was my bride!"

A Brief Arthur Clay History

Arthur Clay and Company, a visionary joint venture, traces its origins back to 2021 when two close friends, Phil and James, joined forces to pursue their shared passions in menswear fashion, the sophisticated lifestyle, and the significance of honing soft skills. The two entrepreneurs discovered their common interests extended beyond fashion, as they bonded over their commitment to philanthropy, venture capital, and their appreciation for the finer things in life, such as wine and cigars. Fueled by their ambition and complementary expertise, they set out to establish a brand that embodies the essence of their combined passions.

As Phil and James ventured into the world of menswear fashion, they aimed to redefine the concept of elegance and style, infusing it with modern sensibilities and timeless sophistication. The brand, Arthur Clay, rapidly gained traction, capturing the attention of fashion enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. Their collections were a testament to the seamless fusion of classic designs and contemporary aesthetics, resonating with individuals seeking a brand that exemplified their refined tastes and appreciation for quality craftsmanship.

Beyond the realm of fashion, Arthur Clay embraced the philosophy that personal growth and success are intrinsically tied to developing soft skills. Through curated events and workshops, the brand advocated for the importance of communication, emotional intelligence, and networking, empowering their audience to elevate not only their style but also their interpersonal abilities.

Philanthropy remained at the core of Arthur Clay’s ethos, as the brand committed a portion of its profits to support various charitable causes. This dedication to giving back strengthened the bond between the brand and its loyal customers, who valued the brand’s genuine commitment to making a positive impact on society.

Our Values

We strive to embody these ideals in our interactions with each other and in everything we do, from product development and customer-first thinking to personal growth and our impact on the community. 

Philanthropy: Giving back to the community is a fundamental aspect of our brand. We believe in using our success as a platform for positive change. A portion of our profits is dedicated to supporting charitable causes, enabling us to make a meaningful impact on various social issues and foster a sense of responsibility and compassion within our team and customers.

Empowerment: We are passionate about empowering individuals to grow both personally and professionally. Through curated workshops and events, we aim to sharpen soft skills and equip our customers with the tools they need to excel in their personal lives and careers. We believe that self-improvement is a continuous journey and that every individual has the potential to achieve greatness.

Innovation: While we celebrate classic designs, we also embrace innovation and creativity. We constantly push the boundaries of menswear fashion, blending traditional elements with modern influences to create unique and captivating collections. Our commitment to innovation extends beyond fashion, as we actively seek out and invest in emerging talents, fostering a dynamic and forward-thinking community.

Our Founders

John Philip Clay

J. Philip Clay is the co-founder and CEO of Arthur Clay and Company; providing oversight on content, and establishing relationships with clients in need of consultation. J. Philip also contributes to the brand’s overall business outlook, including financial services, and business strategy. Refinement has always been at the forefront of Philip’s life, he now uses that experience to help other men learn gentlemanly disciplines.

James Arthur Lewis III

James Arthur Lewis III is the co-founder and COO of Arthur Clay and Company. His exceptional abilities lie in fostering business growth through the creation of groundbreaking ventures, strategic partnerships, and strategic acquisitions, all aimed at elevating the well-being of diverse social strata. Committed to empowering communities, James proactively pursues novel and transformative local as well as global collaborations that will leave an indelibly positive imprint, shaping the very fabric of cultural prosperity.


Leaving a legacy that will continue refining culture and inspiring emerging leaders for generations to come

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