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Style Counsel: Melanie Ervin
5/30/2014 7:00:00 AM
Her Occupation: Project Manager, Strategic Assistance for Strive Together
Her Style: Professional Chic
2/27/2014 7:00:00 AM
With boutiques, bistros, and a classic barbershop, this historic village expertly balances classy and quaint.
8/28/2013 3:06:00 PM
For 11-year-old Lily Woods, art and high fashion are just part of daily life.
Awesome Time Shoe Repair kicks cobbling up a notch
7/1/2013 12:00:00 PM
Tim Willig didn’t dream of being a cobbler when he grew up. But in 2004, while working the racks at Northside’s Casablanca Vintage, he got an opportunity to learn the declining craft from a pro.
Style Counsel: Jessica Ruggiero
1/1/2013 12:00:00 PM
When she’s not advising the students at Sycamore Junior High School, Jessica Ruggiero is hunting down her next vintage treasure
Style Counsel: Michael Altman
11/1/2012 12:00:00 PM
After a three-month stint as a midtown Manhattan project manager working on a restaurant re-branding, Michael Altman reflects on how NYC inspired a post-grunge college kid to tighten his fashion game.
Where’d you get that style?
When I was in high school at Purcell Marian, I’d wear my five-foot-10-inch father’s 38-inch-waisted suits from the 1960s. I was this long-haired kid running around, moving this mass of clothing—no tailoring, just belted. In my mind, I looked great.
Who else did you look to?
Noel Gallagher and Jack Kennedy. What I wear is sort of like reporting what I see as flattering on them and narrowing it to what works on me. Jack Kennedy didn’t wear a hat, and he didn’t wear a topcoat (except at his inauguration). He was the first person I saw a picture of wearing a fitted suit. When you see Kennedy, you learn how to wear things.
So Kennedy and...Noel Gallagher?
With the band Oasis it was the same thing: a turning point. Post-grunge. I didn’t care about it at the time, but by college I did. Their style meant something expressive. And then they all started getting outfitted by Burberry.
How would you describe your style now?
Style’s more about how you wear things than what you wear, but I guess one comes with the other. If I can have basic stuff and get the right size, then it’s about accessories, like a good tie.
You definitely take fashion risks. Plaid-on-plaid, for example.
I might wear a taupe or khaki suit, big plaid windowpane shirt, and a skinny plaid tie. It works. But I
Tell me about these shoes.
I don’t know the brand. I wore them while I was a journalism intern at The Examiner. I walked three miles in them beside former Mayor Adrian Fenty in D.C. They’ve been resoled four times. They mean something to me.
Originally published in the November 2012 issue
Style Counsel: Sean Braemer
8/1/2012 12:00:00 PM
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