Our Apparel: Styling Scott Staples

Personal Shopper Bonnie Raimy on Dressing Scott

Personal Shopper Bonnie Raimy on Dressing Scott:

Scott Staples
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
MAGNET
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.

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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
Stylist/personal shopper: shop@bonnieraimy.com
I Du Hair, 21 North Butler Street, Madison, WI 53703