Charm City Charms
Recently, Baltimore was voted 3rd worst-dressed city by Travel+Leisure. Luckily, we found a fashion-savvy stylist (Ella Pritsker, director of the Maryland Center of Fashion Design), a talented designer (Christopher Schafer) and a hip photographer (Sean Scheidt, seanscheidt. com) eager to help us flip this rash judgment on its head. The caveat? We wanted nothing but local, Baltimore designers and clothes. The results were sartorial to say the least. "The fashion industry is definitely on the rise. We'll be one of America's best dressed cities in no time. We welcome—challenge—everyone to visit Baltimore to see it for themselves!" Pritsker says.
Photograph By Sean Scheidt
SILK POCKET SQUARE BY MICHELLE LI MURPHY
Using bamboo brushes, Murphy hand-dyes and custom creates silk charmeuse to create unique and beautiful silk items.
IPAD CASE BY ZERO CHROMA
In the age of iPads, heavy briefcases are passé. Luckily, this Baltimore-based brand lets you look just as stylish without the weight and old-fashioned stiffness of a briefcase.
NAVY HERRINGBONE JACKET BY CHRISTOPHER SCHAFER
Having learned his craft in London, Schafer blends European style with understated lines for unique, custom-made, fit-like-a-glove pieces.
WINGTIP CHARLIE SHOES BY J SHOES
Old-school wingtips are trending right now, and this casual tan leather and canvas pair is a prime example of why this shoe is having a renaissance.