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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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With spring seemingly never really a reality after a tantalizing day or two here and there (at least here in Chicago)—it’s still not too late to organize your wardrobe for a busy spring/summer season—both work and leisure. Whether you work full time or—as realized here—you work out of your home—as

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Fast Food Concept. Tasty Unhealthy Burger Sandwich
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  There aren’t many people that don’t enjoy eating big delicious sandwiches from time to time. Unfortunately, many sandwiches at your local deli or favorite restaurant are packed with fat, carbs, calories, as well as artificial and unhealthy ingredients. If you’re interested in enjoying some awesome sandwiches whenever the craving

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fish oil
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By Colleen McMahon   Mild white fish like tilapia are healthy and popular sources of protein. However, for even greater health benefits, you should look to fatty fish like salmon, tuna, and mackerel as well. These types of fish contain omega-3 fatty acids like docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid

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Fruits
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  By C. S. Nelson By design, fruit is mysterious. Its skin prevents the buyer from seeing what’s inside before the purchase. But this is not a mystery without clues. When you know what to look for you can greatly increase the chances of bringing home the perfect sweet piece

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Gluten Free Word With Wood Background
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by beconrad Doctors and scientists have long known that some people were sensitive to gluten. Celiac disease is a well documented and widely studied disease in which sufferers are unable to process the gluten in pasta, bread and other food sources. The inability to process gluten can lead to a

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ReSized March '15 MOV Image
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Written & Produced by James Vincent It can be hard to know what to buy to freshen up your wardrobe for a new season when there’s still snow on the ground and temps hovering around freezing. Also, with so much noise from every men’s fashion web site, magazines, blogs etc.

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Sport couple running in winter. Runners jogging in snow in city
Fashion

Whether you play sport in a recreational league or varsity ball, off-season training can be the key to becoming the best player you can. The hard work you do in your time off — and the time you take to let your body recover — can “make or break” your

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Tasty dairy products on wooden table, on dark background
Fashion

Beloved dairy products like milk, butter, and yogurt can be a delicious part of a healthy diet. To enjoy the full benefits of this creamy food group, choosing the right dairy is essential. As a rule, grass-fed, whole milk products are tastier and more nutrient dense than the heavily marketed

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man doing an exercise at a desk
Fashion

Between work, family commitments and chores, who has time to exercise? While it might seem impossible to fit exercise into a hectic schedule, it’s actually easy to get some exercise every day, no matter how busy you are. Here are five ways to exercise when you don’t have any spare

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Vitamins And Sport
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Well-Timed Nutrition for the Best Possible Workout A well-timed intake of nutrients before, during and after exercise is a primary determinant of how effective (and comfortable) your workout will be. If you’ve ever hit the gym after a large meal or without enough food or in your stomach, you will

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