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James Vincent

JD Vincent is a freelance visual merchandiser and display designer based in Chicago, IL, with a life-long interest in fashion. He has been a local Chicago display designer for many years and has been an independent contractor in wholesale and retail visual merchandising for 20 years. He started the wholesale tradeshow design company, tradeshowoffs! in 2013. You can see his company’s wholesale and retail projects at www.tradeshowoffs.com. His visual merchandising clients have included well-known companies such as Reebok, The North Face, Cartier, the Chicago Merchandise Mart as well as many other local retail and wholesale companies. His product focus in recent years has been in the men’s wear tailored arena. He has honed his professional styling skills with companies such as Hart Schaffner Marx, Zegna, Hickey Freeman, Kenneth Cole, DKNY amongst many others. Mr. Vincent currently resides in Chicago and works as an independent visual merchandiser and designer for both retail and wholesale companies that include, among others, Bobby Jones, Hickey Freeman as well as yet to be discovered new clients.

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FashionLooking Good

Written and Produced by James Vincent Hope springs eternal as they say. Spring – a new beginning of sorts. New – clothes? New – car? New – furniture? This month’s fashion style selection is vintage inspired. If you’re into vintage, primitive and urban reclaimed industrial pieces – Andersonville Antiques https://www.facebook.com/Andersonvilleantiques/ in

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Looking Good

By Carlton Ryan Pasta is a delicious and consequently highly popular food. However, pasta is also not particularly healthy since it is high in carbohydrates and has little nutritional value. Eating pasta isn’t terrible for you, but it certainly won’t make you healthier, either. But, what if there was a way

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FashionLooking Good

 Written and Produced By James Vincent Spring in Chicago is virtually non-existent – cold and rainy one day and somewhat warmish the next only to flip back to gray skies and back to the winter coat for a few days. What’s a guy to do? Duck the weather for a

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FoodLooking Good

  By T.N. Melber Mediterranean Diet A Mediterranean diet may be the key to a longer, healthier life. Switching to a Mediterranean diet means reducing red meat consumption while increasing intake of seafood, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and virgin olive oil. A growing body of research links the Mediterranean

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FashionLooking Good

Written and Produced by James Vincent   Here it is again. The dead of winter. Winter really arrived just before Christmas of course, but with the holidays it’s easy to forget that. Reality hits right after January 1. It’s finally that new season. A new season requires a new outlook

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FashionLooking Good

Written & Produced By James Vincent   As the year begins to draw to a close – even with the explosion of autumnal color – there is something Zen like about the closure of the harvest season – a hopefully peaceful ending to a prosperous year. What a better place

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FashionLooking Good

Written & Produced By James Vincent Shopping for new fall clothing in August – especially in Chicago where the dog days of summer drag into all of their hazy and humid glory well into September – can be challenging. It seems we’ll be lazing around forever late evenings at our

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FashionLooking Good

Written and Produced By James Vincent   You think the Brits have problems with Brexit? Summer is half over and you’re just barely starting to put your summer wardrobe together. If you’re like me – you’ve bought a few pairs of shorts and a few polo shirts. The Chicago summer

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FashionLooking Good

Written and Produced By James Vincent It can be tough enough for a guy to coordinate a wardrobe as an ongoing, organic thing—but even tougher to coordinate a long weekend wardrobe. Let’s say you have to leave from work in a suit, go to the gym etc. before catching a

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FashionLooking Good

Produced and Written by James Vincent   What nice thing can anyone say about March? It’s still winter – though, blessedly, toward the end. It’s not spring yet, but it’s close enough that you can at least start planning a spring wardrobe. And as has been pointed out here in

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