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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 What is it about late summer that makes travel sounds so inviting? Is it the hint of cooler temperatures that brings about the desire to dress up again in a suit and tie in a city where no one knows you? Hang out on

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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 diet to lower levels of inflammation,

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FoodLooking Good

By Mark Taylor As time passes, more and more people seem to be paying greater attention to their bodies and health, compared to other historical periods. One way to quickly drop unwanted pounds would be through low carb cooking and dieting in a responsible manner. This the method of keeping

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FashionLooking Good

Written and Produced By James Vincent   Wow it’s already past the July 4th  holiday people – summer is half over! Get moving! Time to not only get to the beach but also start some summer neighborhood exploring. Get out of your own and into another. In the spirit of

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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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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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