Tag: Christopher Schafer Clothier

Christopher Schafer Celebrates 5 Amazing Years…and We Celebrate His New Online Store

Streetcar - photo by Jackie Borowski
Streetcar – photo by Jackie Borowski

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You know we love Christopher Schafer and all he does. You may have heard us sing his praises for his work with the Baltimore Fashion Alliance— which promotes local designers and helps creative, fashion-minded Baltimoreans find their footing in the fashion industry. Or perhaps we were in awe of the time and labor he gives to Sharp Dressed Man, through which he supports low-income men re-entering the workforce by providing them with high quality, gently used menswear– which can often make or break a man’s opportunities for employment. But all of that isn’t even Schafer’s primary occupation.  For the last five years, Schafer has been Baltimore’s leading clothier for gorgeous, unique menswear– making this town just that much more easy on the eyes. And every local man with an eye for style is grateful for that (as are the women who love them). Well, today Schafer’s circle of influence is about to widen, as the clothier launches his new online store– a first for the company. Online, customers will be able to purchase Schafer’s handmade silk ties, bow ties, pocket squares and accessories. And since this also marks the company’s 5th Anniversary, there’s even an added perk– Schafer’s way of celebrating and saying “thank you.”

5 Reasons You Should Always Wear a Tie

(Above: A pink and blue pattern narrow tie adds a pop of color when paired with a pink shirt and gray plaid jacket. Love this tie? Click here to buy it now!)

Getting dressed is always about making choices – and those choices let you make a statement with how you look.
Here are five reasons why you should always make the choice to wear a tie!

Don’t Miss the Fashion Event of the Year at Harbor East This Saturday




The FashionEASTa Fashion Show will begin at 3:30PM, bringing audiences a high-energy runway production highlighting spring fashions, hosted by Baltimore magazine Style Editor Hilary Geisbert with music from MIX 106.5’s DJ Jon Boesche and featuring celebrity models Ravens’ Justin Tucker, CBS Baltimore’s Sharon Gibala, FOX 45’s Emily Gracey, WBAL TV’s George Lettis, and creator and lead artist of the Baltimore Love Project Michael Owen! 

The best part? All the show’s styles come straight from Harbor East shops, so if you love what you see you can purchase the looks “haute” off the runway.

Participating retailers include: Amaryllis Handcrafted Jewelry, Christopher Schafer Clothier, City Sports, Free People, Handbags in the City, lululemon athletica, Sassanova, South Moon Under, Under Armour Brand House, and White House/Black Market.

Hairstyling is provided by Haute Blow Dry Bar and makeup by Jen Padro LLC.

Only a Few Guest List Tickets Remain for the Harbor East FashionEasta Event



A soiree for the stylish. A fete for the fabulous. The event of the season returns to Aliceanna Street.

On Saturday, April 25th Baltimore’s chicest shopping destination highlights the fashions of some of its most notable retailers. Guests are welcome to shop in-store specials and style events, groove to live entertainment, and savor cocktails and bites from Harbor East restaurants. The festivities culminate with a showcase of the best of spring fashion as the hottest looks hit the runway for the FashionEASTa Fashion Show, sponsored by Baltimore magazine with special guest model, the Ravens’ Justin Tucker! 

Saturday, April 25, 1pm-6pm

The next wave of chic is here… and you’re going to want to view it in style.  Reserve the best seats in the house with our special Guest List tickets:

FashionEASTa: The Fashion Show is FREE and open to all. Serious fashionEASTas will want to reserve their spot on the “Guest List” for an even more fabulous experience. Guest List tickets are $35 and include:

– Reserved seating for the FashionEASTa Fashion Show (standing room only otherwise)

– Discounted food & drink vouchers good for street-side offerings from 1-6PM

– An exclusive FashionEASTa shopping tote

– Valet or garage parking in Harbor East for the day!

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Quantities are limited.

Click here to reserve your special Guest List Tickets.

Justin Tucker Returns to Harbor East’s FashionEASTa Fashion Show!

Photo Courtesy of the Baltimore Sun
Photo Courtesy of the Baltimore Sun

Baltimore Raven to Make a Special Guest Appearance at FashionEASTa: The Fashion Show at Harbor East

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Harbor East is excited to announce that Baltimore Raven Justin Tucker will return to the FashionEASTa runway for the fourth annual Harbor East Fashion Show, taking place on Saturday, April 25.  Tucker made his debut on the catwalk at the 2013 FashionEASTa event and has since become both a Super Bowl Champion and a newlywed! Tucker will model looks from several Harbor East retailers, showing off the best of the district’s spring menswear collections.



FashionEASTa: The Fashion Show is Baltimore’s biggest style event, running from 1-6PM on Aliceanna Street in the heart of Harbor East’s shopping district. This celebration of all things chic features in-store sales and shopping events, live entertainment from Full Tilt, Super Bueno and DJ Jon Boesche of MIX 106.5, as well as street-side cocktails and light fare from Harbor East restaurants including: Apropoe’s, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, Lebanese Taverna, The Oceanaire and Taco Fiesta.

The Fashion for Fighters Gala



catch of the day fish (2)Okay. There are a few choice occasions when venturing down 95 to D.C. for a good time is admissible. But only a few. After all, what do they have that we don’t? I mean, besides the whole Federal Government thing. But when you do head down there, it should really be for a blow-out bash kind of affair– one you’ve planned, shopped, and appropriately coiffed for. One perfect opportunity? The Fashion for Fighters Gala. This event (the first of what will hopefully be an annual tradition) will raise funds for wounded, ill and injured U.S. Navy, Coast Guardsmen and their families,  and it’s the chicest black tie (medals optional) event of the season.

Shopping Report: Jeans, Jewels, and Orange Ties for Rounding Out Baseball Season

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La Chic Boutique in Mt. Washington

Check out Lafayette 148’s 2015 Resort line at Chezelle in the Village of Cross Keys this weekend and enjoy 10% off trunk show purchases and orders. Also in Cross Keys, J. Jill is offering an extra 30% off sale items until October 13th and at Chico’s Fall Sale, everything in the store is 25% to 60% off.

Diamond Chip Menswear from Christopher Schafer


Menswear with diamonds

catch of the day fish (2)To listen to Marilyn, you’d believe that diamonds are a girl’s (and only a girl’s) best friend. Au contraire. The sparkle and refinement of diamonds has a seductive power that doesn’t discriminate. So leave it to the luxury fabric designers at Scabal to create a special line of suit fabrics with actual diamond fragments woven into it. And leave it to Christopher Schafer, one of our favorite local clothiers, to bring such luxury to Baltimore. But maybe we should reiterate, in case you didn’t actually catch it the first time, that this is suit fabric with actual, literal diamonds woven into it. And it’s known as the Diamond Chip.