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Giveaway with Korchmar Bags

The holidays might be over, but I’m still in the gifting mood!

Photo by  Jesse Schroeder

Lately I’ve been searching for a smaller bag for day to day work, when I don’t need to lug around my camera and all my equipment. Enter Korchmar Bags, with the Edwin—their slim leather briefcase I‘m just a little obsessed with. They’ve been making fine leather goods since 1917, so the quality is pretty amazing.

Photo by  Jesse Schroeder

To win one of your own, just head to Instagram and follow the directions in the caption linked here.

Good luck—Giveaway closes Friday at 5PM CST!

Suited Up with The Black Tux

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"Dressing well is a form of good manners."

-Tom Ford

Since my I was a boy and my mom dressed me up in suits and bowties, I've enjoyed getting fancy. As a music major in college, I always opted for the 3-piece-suit for recitals and performances, even at 9AM--often with matching ties that matched my shirt. Extra, I know. It was 2009, cut me some slack. 

I like to think I've added a little more nuance to my wardrobe and style preferences since those college days, and my latest discovery is the genius of The Black Tux. Instead of buying a new suit every time I have an event, TBT makes it easy to rent the perfect look for nearly any occasion. Excited to share some photos from two different looks: a trip to the opening night at the Lyric Opera, and a trip to Paris. 

A Night at the Opera

Final checks in #Studio1037.

Final checks in #Studio1037.

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Red Carpet looks with the always fabulous Daina, AKA  @agentlewoman . Photo by  @mushroomstew

Red Carpet looks with the always fabulous Daina, AKA @agentlewoman. Photo by @mushroomstew

Photo by  @mushroomstew .

Photo by @mushroomstew.

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Intermission. Photo by  Greg Birman    (@gregbirman)

Intermission. Photo by Greg Birman  (@gregbirman)

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Greg & Nika. 

Greg & Nika. 

Bravo, Lyric Opera! 

Bravo, Lyric Opera! 

Time to go.

Time to go.

Away in Paris

In search of something a little more casual, I rented the Tan suit from TBT and paired it with my favorite dress shoes, and (inspired by a bouquet of roses I got for the week) a floral print scarf from the Bastille Market. Voila, an ascot!

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Photos by  @trelawnydavis

Photos by @trelawnydavis