Where all my hipsters at? Uh, I mean… gentlemen! I just love where this generation of men’s fashion is leading us these days. Casual style, while not compromising the feel of being “dressed” for a formal occasion. We see this in the wedding industry quite often. Grooms and their brides are moving away from the uninspired and ill fitting tux rentals and opting for a new fitted suit. Sweater vests, sport coats with slacks or jeans and other versatile pieces that can be paired with your closet favs to create a whole new casual elegance, are in! On trend are accessories that bring a little of the gentleman’s personality to an otherwise traditional appearance.
I had an amazing opportunity to speak to the owner of the prestigious Rusted Oak in Downtown Valparaiso. We had a blast talking politics, the neighborhood, weddings, fashion and more. I was so intrigued that I never even touched my pen to my paper once during our conversation. He made so many valid and interesting points about shopping in his lovely gentlemen’s boutique and about men’s fashion in general. One point that sticks out in my head is the lack of true customer service and individual attention that many establishments just don’t seem to have time for. This is something that a small boutique, like his, can provide. No offense guys, but sometimes its just easier for men to grab something quick and put it on. No thought necessary. That is the norm, right? But when shopping at the Rusted Oak, you will receive one of a kind detailed service. They will take the time to help you choose pieces that you can mix and match and still have a carefree attitude about it. Also, so many people are not wearing the correct size for their body type. Either we are wearing something way to big or a tad too snug. We live in a “one size fits all” world. You will have a custom experience at Rusted Oak and their representatives will help you choose a tailored look and fit for your lifestyle. Who can ask for more?
Please stop in and check it out! Rusted Oak – 19 Lincolnway Valparaiso, Indiana 219.510.0016 – Facebook You won’t be sorry. Where else can you get a custom fit suit to go along with your custom experience. In the shop are some really cool finds such as journeymen distillery barrels, all natural beard oils, and moonshine cologne.
Chrissy & MiMi
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