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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.

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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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
Fashion

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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Fashion

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 diet to lower levels

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Greedy Fat Man Eating Hamburger
Fashion

By Wanda Marie If you’re busier than ever these days, you’re admittedly not alone. Even so, a hectic schedule is not an excuse to cut workouts from your calendar. In fact, evidence suggests you might be shooting yourself in the foot by eliminating your trips to the gym. These are

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Suit, Coppley; Shirt, Geoffrey Beene; Tie, Ike Behar; Pocket Square, Vintage
FashionLooking Good

Written & Produced by James Vincent Christmas is over. New Year’s Eve is a pleasant memory that’s quickly fading away. It’s January now, the dead of winter. You’re back to your work-a-day grind and it’s been kind of tough to start slogging through it again with any enthusiasm. Then, you

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