Is your husband still wearing baggy pleated trousers? Does your brother favor ties that stop just north of his navel? Is your boss a little too fond of the three-button suits he’s been wearing since the first Bush administration?
Emporio, the fine men’s/boys store with locations in New Jersey, Brooklyn and Long Island, is promising to award three men (18 years of age and over) with much-needed fashion makeovers. Those selected, based on their submission and photo, will receive the advice of Emporio’s men’s fashion consultants and new wardrobes worth $1,000—including their choice of suits, shirts, ties, pants, sweaters, shoes, accessories, etc.—plus haircut and shave, if necessary, in its first ever Men’s Fashion Makeover Contest.
“It’s no secret that a fashion makeover can make a big difference for a man in terms of both his personal and professional life,” said David Rappaport, who with his business partner Josh Szpilzinger has built Emporio into one of the New York metropolitan area’s most popular men’s and boys’ clothing stores. “This can mean finding the right suit to compliment your frame with matching shirts, tie patterns and colors, and accessories like pocket square and lapel flowers. The right look makes you feel great and gives off the right vibes, whether it’s for a job interview or a family celebration. This is something we always strive for with our customers, but in our fashion makeover contest the clothes are on us, in addition to the free advice.”
Founded in 1988 by two college buddies, Emporio has expanded from a tiny 600-square foot space off Thirteenth Avenue and 50th Street in Brooklyn, to tony locations today in Teaneck (215 W. Englewood Avenue), Cedarhurst (467 Central Avenue), Flatbush (1505 Coney Island Avenue), Boro Park (5020 13th Avenue) and Lakewood (1700 Madison Avenue).
Emporio credits its attention to detail, value and customer service for its growth. Each location also has fully stocked boys and shoe departments, and features such high-end labels as Vertu, Canali, Citterio, Hugo Boss, Jack Victor Alesso, Cole Haan and Sanyo; popular boys brands like Ike Behar, Princeton, Alfa Perry and Tallia; and shoes like Ecco, Johnston & Murphy, Bruno Magli, Geox, Mephisto and Sperry. Emporio stores carry a wide selection of traditional and modern slim fits, with a tailor on premise.
To enter the contest, visit www.emporioclothing.com/makeover or send an entry on why the individual being nominated really needs a new wardrobe with his photo, to [email protected]. The deadline for entries is September 1, 2017. For more information, call 201.530.7300.
By Steve Clark