We introduced Benson & Clegg not long ago during their visit to DC at Sterling & Burke. We had the pleasure of working with Mr. Tony Martin and Mr. Ken Austin in creating a made-to-measure country style Norfolk jacket ironically from their “City Wardrobe” collection in a lovely midweight Kildary Oldaney tweed supplied by our friends at Hunter’s Tweed.
We were fortunate enough to have our opinion enlisted by Capitol File Magazine regarding Spring trends for men. If you’ve kept up with IG over the years you know we rarely endorse trends. However, it is nearly impossible to escape them and it’s best to be mildly aware of them rather than pretend they don’t exist. Remember, a trend is just that, a trend. So keep them in perspective and approach them wisely.
“We recently revealed a new spring trend for women, so now it’s time to turn our attention to menswear. We chatted with DC style and fashion expert Grant Harris, founder of image consulting company Image Granted, LLC, to find out the top five items every man must have in his closet this season.
For starters, Harris tells us that “bright and saturated colors” are in. Whether they’re on shoes or jackets, it’s all about going bold this season—and orange is one standout. “Going out calls for one special item to grab attention,” Harris adds. “The jacket, the shirt, the shoes, the cufflinks, whatever it is, one thing [should] just be the center of attention while everything else is the supporting cast.”
Take a peek at these five essential spring items for men, and then make them your own.”
Our friend and colleague Mr. Carl Pierre of In the Capital fame recently penned a piece about all too common fashion mistakes seen all too often in DC. We pitched in a few words. If you find yourself doing any of this. Stop…now.
“Over the past few years D.C. has garnered a reputation for being a paragon of urban growth in a variety of respects, including a burgeoning job market for college graduates, accelerated neighborhood redevelopment, and a seemingly bullet-proof government sector that continues to remain as a fiscal anchor for the region as a whole. But despite all of these accolades, there is one thing D.C. seems to heavily lack: male fashion sense. You may scoff, but I’m quite serious. Despite the high concentration of ‘suits’ in this city, I would venture to say that an overwhelming number of the men that wear them are simply not doing it right.
Fashion-wise that is.
Our friends and colleagues at Art & Hustle Magazine recently teamed up with the folks at Apartment Number 9 in Chicago to create a special lookbook and video. Congratulations to both brands as they continue their sartorial journey to a life well lived.
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