When I spotted this guy outside the Apple Store on 59th the other day, I had to snap a pic and post to instagram. I mean, his outfit is sartorial perfection! Within seconds, Duke, my friend and fabulous stylist at Neimans in LA, responded, “That is Donnell Macklin, he is an associate at BG Men!” Which led Donnell, @macklin3008 with a whopping 6,000+ followers, to comment and connect as well.
I wish wish wish more men would take the time and care to put outfits together like Duke and Donnell. It’s not THAT hard. I guess at the same time, the clothes don’t make the man….but they sure are fun to look at :)
Duke posts his suits on Instagram regularly. The combinations are so unique! I would NEVER think to put them together. Below are just a few to get you inspired to dress up or help your man put it all together. A couple helpful notes at the end.
Tom Ford plaid suit, Isaia gingham shirt and grey dot tie, Brunello Cucinelli pkt sq, Tom Ford perf cap toe lace.
Todo Isaia! High blue fineline stripe suit, stripe shirt, red dot tie, pkt sq, plus Cole Haan suede wing tips
Giorgio Armani navy micro check suit, Tom Ford lavender plaid shirt & purple plaid tie, Cucinelli navy tipped linen pkt sq, and Zegna shoes
Isaia grey windowpane, Giorgio Armani ice blue fine stripe shirt, Isaia deep pink tie, and Cucinelli pink grid pkt sq
Isaia grey ticweave w windowpane, Isaia mint & blue check shirt, Armani navy stripe tie, Club Monaco navy bandana pkt sq and Gucci navy lace
A self-proclaimed suit snob (which is one thing I adore about Duke), Duke is big on a few things:
- Shoes with character
- Pocket squares for flair
- Suits with real button holes
The last point is “the marker of a quality suit because to make them is not a cheap endeavor,” he says. In order to show this off, you should unbutton the bottom two buttons. Just one of those little details that takes the outfit from great to fabulous.
Should you be in LA or just have fashion questions, email Duke at duke_Hagenburger@neimanmarcusstores.com. He’s always happy to help at ANY price point!