Tag: men’s fashion
Father’s Day is next week and it’s the perfect weekend to browse about for that special gift. Whether your Dad goes more for the traditional or loves to be surprised, you’ll find some great ideas from our local shops.
Baseball Hall of Famer, Rick Dempsey, teamed up with Fashion Hall of Famer, Christopher Schafer to create the Rick Dempsey Tie line. Any man interested in baseball, sports, or just plain gorgeous neckwear will appreciate one of these beauties. American hand-made with silks Mr. Dempsey personally selected, these ties speak for themselves. They’re not just ties…they’re cool. Bonus: By purchasing one of these beauties, you will benefit Mr. Dempsey’s charity, Cool Kids Campaign. Click here to order online.
For the traditional man, consider Samuel Parker Clothier in Lake Roland. Not only is owner Ken Himmelstein a great resource for putting together the perfect outfit for any occasion, but his shop is chock full of quality accessories and interesting accents to make your favorite father feel special.
Imagine sterling cuff links made with the gym floor of your Dad’s favorite team, or a bottle opener made with an authentic Orioles bat handle. You will find it at Sprezzatura. Plan to spend a while taking in all of the beautiful offerings, each hand selected from around the world by the owners. From sexy European colognes, not easily found locally, to stainless steel spiked dog bowls (a perfect gift FROM Dad’s best friend) you will find something unique to surprise him. Stop by where you can sip & shop as we’re offering wine, local cider and craft beer with hors d’oeuvres Wednesday-Saturday 1-5pm.
Red carpet affairs, weddings, and prom nights always seem to bring to bring up the same perennial gripe: women have endless options for expressing themselves sartorially, while men must operate within a very narrow spectrum of fashion choices. A man who forgoes the plain navy suit in favor of a navy suit with (gasp!) nearly invisible pinstripes is seen as making a bold statement. Yikes.
Enter, MINTLEN, a fresh new menswear brand that debuted its first collection recently during Fashion’s Night Out. MINTLEN’s designers are clearly pushing the envelope in offering men genuinely interesting clothing options. T-shirts come printed with provocative slogans such as “Luxury Kills” and “Cold Style Cruel Taste.” The “cut + sew” line features button-down shirts with asymmetrical detail work. The designs exhibit the attitude that making bold fashion statements can indeed be fun, cool, and manly all at the same time. The brand is based in New York — although the chief marketing director, Chris Warren, was featured in Sartorial Baltimoreal and is from Baltimore — but available here at South Moon Under in Harbor East, where Warren served as men’s department manager.
South Moon Under is located at 801 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD.