Christopher Schafer’s Sharp Dressed Man

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Sharp Dressed Man

catch of the day fish (2)Admittedly, this column is usually about local treasures we think you should get your hands on—or fab events we want to make sure you don’t miss. But after hearing the great news about Sharp Dressed Man—that they’ve been awarded the Mayor’s Business Recognition Award, followed by a great article in the Baltimore Sun, we can’t help but take a moment to congratulate this incredible organization, and to suggest that we all look through our home’s closets to see if there’s any way we can contribute, and to give back.

Sharp Dressed Man provides well-tailored, gently worn business attire to men who’ve been recently released from prison, and who are reentering the workforce. Sure, many people coming out of prison face much greater obstacles than the question of what to wear to a potential job interview—but at the same time, being able to look the part can have a tremendous impact on how potential employers or landlords view someone, as well as how he views himself. Of course, Sharp Dressed man depends on the donations of folks who have a little extra—so if you’ve just gotten a pair of new dress shoes and think you could part with your old ones—this is the best possible place to send them. There certainly is plenty of need, and a whole lot of gratitude.

For more information about Sharp Dresses Man and how to donate, visit

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