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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   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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FashionLooking Good

Produced and Written By James Vincent The Holidays are over. Winter weather has finally set in – and with it, the resulting doldrums. Short of a business trip to Miami – or if you were smart enough to schedule a winter vacation in the Bahamas – what’s a guy to

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FitnessLooking Good

By Jon Ball Modern society has made it easy to become decadent and forget the need to be strong for this and future generations. That is why one needs to show the new generations that they can live happy healthy lives in a fast-paced world. Here are a few of

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FashionLooking Good

Written and Produced by James Vincent   Not all business trips involve an airport. What is it about a new automobile that inspires a guy to look his best? Looking your best is especially important when you’re in a brand new Mini from Field’s Mini of Chicago, featured here this

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FitnessLooking Good

By C. S. Nelson You pushed yourself hard at the gym or out on the trail, making every effort to increase your health, endurance and stamina. And for your sweat and pain you probably woke up the next morning with delayed onset muscle soreness, commonly known as DOMS. It has

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