Personal Shopper Bonnie Raimy on Dressing Scott:
Owner, I Du Hair Salon
Years in the Industry: 18 years
Years in Madison: 3.5
What community organizations are you involved with?
• AIDS Network ACT Rider
• Downtown Madison Inc
• Madison Referral Group
• Madison Gay Hockey Association
• Madison Gay Volleyball
• Capitol Pride
Scott does hair… and well. The experience you’ll get at his salon, I Du Hair, far exceeds any you’ve had at a “chain” salon. And, you do get what you pay for… quality comes at a price.
In the business of beauty, Scott needs to stay current in fashion and trends, but keeping up with both takes money… something a new business owner finds in short supply. This is when a department store such as Macys comes into play.
Macys has undergone a bit of a facelift when it comes to men’s clothing. Carrying lines such as Joe’s Jeans, J.A.C.H.S: Just a cheap shirt, Affliction, 7 for all Mankind, Ben Sherman, Lucky Brand, Vintage Red, as well as Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole, and Polo Ralph Lauren, Macys is giving men a greater option to be creative with their wardrobe. In addition, Macys’ private collection, I.N.C. International Concepts has also been revamped with slimmer lines, better fabrics, and a greater attention to detail.
Scott’s larger-than-life personality is only slightly overshadowed by his big heart. I wanted to put him in clothing that speaks to his free-spiritedness, his attention to physical fitness, and his individuality. Pairing a slim fit Hugo Boss suit coat with an Affliction tee, an I.N.C. button-down, and accessorizing with an Alfani tie blur the lines between professional and “rock star”. Squeeze into a pair of Joe’s slim-fit black jeans and it’s nearly impossible to look bad.
I am a huge fan of the “tee over a button-down dress shirt” look. I think that if a man is going to spend $50.00+ on a tee shirt, he better show it off! In addition, the tee can easily be removed, tie tightened, and the edgy ensemble is now ready for a more conservative evening.
For a casual look, the Calvin Klein slim fit khakis, rolled and paired with black Steve Madden slip-on dress shoes elevate the khaki to a whole new level. Pair a plaid shirt (in this case, Ben Sherman) with a fitted tee (again, Ben Sherman), add a tie and what was once a “standard” in the workplace: khaki trousers and button-down, have now become a quirky take on office-chic.
Macys, Hilldale Shopping Center,702 North Midvale, (608) 232-2525
* items below are at full retail price, not sale.
Hugo Boss suit jacket, Retail $795.00 (includes trousers)
Affliction tee, Retail $48.00
I.N.C. Macys private line button-down, Retail $39.98
Alfani tie, Retail $45.00
Joe’s gauge brixton slim fit denim, Retail $198.00
Ben Sherman hoodlum button-down, Retail $89.00
Ben Sherman face tee, Retail $45.00
Calvin Klein steel Vtech solid tie, Retail $49.00
Calvin Klein Dylan khaki, tailored fit, tapered leg, Retail $58.00
Steve Madden, black square toe dress shoe, Retail, $90.00
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I Du Hair, 21 North Butler Street, Madison, WI 53703