A while back, I had become obsessed with an article in the New York Times called "Dress Codes: Dressing for Success, Again" by David Colman. (Well, the obsession has not gone away, and I wanted to share it with you.) The article discusses the shifting face of male fashion. Young men these days are "out-dressing" their elder counterparts more and more. The photo spread (which is my true obsession) features images captured by talented photographer, Douglas Friedman, (with typography by Jennifer Green.) The photos create such a sense of nostalgia to me. They speak to a time of the past when men put great thought and extra detail into dressing--every day. As a man who doesn't believe in "Casual Friday," I find myself inspired by this article (and I agree with the message completely.) I think young men are dressing a bit more dapper these days. Though, in a world of limited jobs and plenty of recent graduates (yours truly), it doesn't hurt to stand out from the crowd. Maybe even try, oh, I dunno...a bowtie?
“At any illustrious Chicago event, Ryan is the man with the bowtie. He is also the man whose drive and ingenuity launched a new division within the modeling management company, Agency Galatea. After starting at this top Chicago fashion agency as Director of Runway in 2010, Ryan has forged relationships and launched projects that truly put himself and the agency on the map. An honors graduate from the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago in Fashion Marketing and Management, Ryan has worked alongside fashion greats such as Image & Wardrobe Consultant, Barbara Glass, Julie Darling of The Darling Company; and also with media power houses such as Michigan Avenue Magazine. To continue the evolution of his career, Ryan accepted a job as the in-house Public Relations Coordinator for the 900 North Michigan Shops - a newly created position within the Chicago retail landmark. Ryan has truly made a name for himself in the social scene and you can follow his fashionable ventures here, on The Bowtie Memoirs. He is also a regular contributor to the podcast, Speaking of Fashion and a member of the Habitat for Humanity-Chicago Junior Advisory Board, officially launching in the summer of 2012.
Ryan currently resides in Ravenswood with three goldfish and a pile of bowties. He has great love for fashion, people and the fine, fine city of Chicago.”