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Event in Review: GOLF2016

Bring it on – you’ll be unlikely to beat GOLF2016 for ‘Hottest Golf Event in Calgary’. This week, more than 160 golfers joined us for GOLF2016 in support of Contemporary Calgary, and hit the greens in 30 degree heat (you read that right!) on the hottest day of the year. After a hearty lunch on the grass, our golfers headed out to golf 18 holes at the beautiful Elbow Spring Golf Club – well prepared with sunblock and cool drinks. They were all over it! In fact, the event sold out for the first time this year – six weeks in advance! The level of enthusiasm for the event and the cause was remarkable. And it’s no wonder: Contemporary Calgary has had a massive year! Just a few of the major milestones… The City of Calgary has committed $24.5 million to the renovation of the Centennial Planetarium for the purposes of creating a permanent home for Contemporary Calgary. LOOK2015, which Boom helped to produced in November of last year, raised a remarkable $1 million in a single night. The organization has hired it’s first leader: Pierre Arpin was announced as Director & CEO.   *Below Photo Credit: LeBlond Studio       The evening concluded with a well-earned meal, prizes for top (and bottom) scores, and a rousing live auction led by Contemporary Calgary’s Board Chair, Jay Mehr (Shaw Communications). Items up for bid included exclusive on-the-field experiences at the Gregcup, beach getaways, and impossible-to-find bottles of wine from Highlander Wine & Spirits. In the end, the event surpassed it’s fundraising goal by more than 20%. Massive thanks to the sponsors,...

Boom Goes Out: Dinner x Design 2016

Last night, 500 guests gathered at ACAD to celebrate design and the designers whose chops are putting Calgary on the map. Dinner x Design came to town this week, giving 9 designers/agencies the chance to create unique table-scapes that demonstrate their creativity and personality. The event concludes this evening with a special dining event that invites guests to enjoy the tables and a meal with the people who created it. Funds raised will support Contemporary Calgary and ACAD. Bravo #Calgary – the work in this room is outstanding. These are just a few peaks, more tomorrow! #dxdyyc #dxdcgy #dinnerxdesign #yyc #yycdesign #yycevents A video posted by Boom Goes The Drum (@boomgoesthedrum) on Jun 2, 2016 at 9:58pm PDT Present at the event were: Alykhan Velji Design ID Bohemia WW Design Studio Sarah Ward Interiors e=mc2 events LeAnne Bunnell Interioros Nyla Free Designs Corea Satropa Designs Amanda Hamilton Design Rochelle Cote Design There were also drinks and treats throughout the event, and lots of fashionable friends! A warm room filled with eye candy.  Spoke with one designer who said that they approached this event with complete freedom creatively. She said she took the opportunity to create something just for them – no clients or briefs or restrictions. We loved that. How rare is it to be given a stage to express whatever story it is you want to tell to room full of people who want to listen. Bravo!  Tonight, Boom’s Derek Macdonald will join Amanda Hamilton (Amanda Hamilton Design) at her table – a modern, Calgary-centric souk – to take part in a discussion the love affair between art, design,...

Five Things You Will Forget on Your Wedding Day

There is something counter-intuitive about being a bride on her wedding day: it’s a day continually referred to as one of the most important days of her life and words like ‘magical’ get thrown around very frequently, and yet, for most brides it is one of the busiest organizational challenges they’ll ever be faced with. With all the vendors to manage and personal milestones to achieve, it’s easy for a few things to fall through the cracks. We love weddings, because taking care of those details is our jam. But with a little pre-planning, it’s totally possible to conquer that mega-day with serenity and enjoy the moments. Here are five things that many brides forget on their wedding day:   1. Please eat something And not just at the reception. Please remember to eat throughout the day, even if that means little snacks throughout if you have a nervous stomach, and especially if champagne will be involved. If you’re nervous and avoiding food, it can be easy to forget that the people around you need to eat as well – wedding parties, vendors, people taking care of set-up, etc. In advance, think about how you can take care of the friends and family helping to set up your wedding  We also suggest appointing a bridesmaid or friend to make sure you take some time to eat throughout the day as well. It will make a huge difference later in the day/evening when you’ll want to have full energy. 2. Bring cash   Without fail, someone will need to run out to problem solve on the big day. For example: to...

Event in Review: Youth Singers of Calgary’s 30th Anniversary

This past Saturday, May 14, marked the Youth Singers of Calgary‘s 30th anniversary. The Boom team was delighted to help celebrate this occasion at the Jubliee Auditorium, and to assist in bringing together over a thousand Calgarian supporters of youth and the arts. Thirty years ago, music, arts, and education graduate Shirley Penner realized that, while Calgary was full of talented, creative young people, their outlets- particularly those of the musical bent- were limited. Through Shirley’s passion and determination, and along with the support of Darlene Dusevic, Tricia Penner, and many other volunteers, Youth Singers was born. “Together they developed a unique performing arts organization; providing an opportunity for young people to express themselves onstage through music, dance and theatre. Their commitment to music, excellence in teaching and a strong team approach has sustained the organization to the present day.”   The anniversary included a a pre-event cocktail (and mocktail) hour, where guests explored the auditorium, enjoyed bites by Hotel Arts, and bid on over a dozen auction items, including multiple all-inclusive vacation packages. Soon attendees were ushered into the auditorium, which would feature multiple stunningly lit, choreographed, and performed numbers by the Youth Singers and their various chapters. Mayor Naheed Nenshi, a very vocal supporter of the arts, was present for the performance, and took a moment before the show to comment on the powerful contribution the dedicated volunteers give every day to ensure organizations like the Youth Singers of Calgary can thrive in our community.     After the performance concluded to a well deserved standing ovation, over a thousand guests made their way back into foyer to enjoy a...

Event Preview: SocialWest June 15-17

Start charging those iphones, social nerds: SocialWest is just one month away. We’re thrilled to be supporting production and sponsoring SocialWest, the largest social media and digital marketing conference on the prairies. From SocialWest: “SocialWest is a two-day conference purposefully built to empower and educate social media and marketing professionals and small business owners to do better business. Guests will experience value-packed sessions from experts who want to teach, not just talk, about the fundamentals and formulas that make for successful social media strategies for businesses big and small.Bring your notepad and we’ll gather the experts with answers so you can get back to work with a plan that makes sense and the tools to do better.” SocialWest is for social and digital pro’s who want to stay at the top of their game and small business superstars who do everything and want to grow their social media awareness. Based on the guest list so far, the room is going to be packed with super smart people doing important work across the country. SocialWest attendees: we cannot wait to see you all there! The venue: The Globe Cinema on Stephen Avenue. Guests will be spend two days bouncing between two iconic theatre spaces, since there are two speakers during each session block for max efficiency – no boring lectures on topics you don’t need here. It’s true! @kellyoxford is coming to @socialwestca. Here’s proof: pic.twitter.com/QMqVsrUC44 — Mike Morrison (@mikesbloggity) May 10, 2016 SocialWest recently announced its two keynote speakers: Kelly Oxford (best-selling author and social media superstar) and Jason Silver (Airbnb). The session speaker list is also packed with talent, representing brands...

BOOM Goes Out: Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, 2016

 As the annual Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo opened its doors for the 11th year this past Thursday, they welcomed over 100,000 excited guests, a number just 500 shy of the record-breaking 10th anniversary. Fans of the comic and comic-entertainment world swarmed the BMO Centre, many dressed in various states of cos-play, and all wearing eager grins.         “We’re blown away,” said Calgary Expo host and spokesperson Emily Expo. “Going into the 11th year and following a major anniversary, we anticipated a smaller showing because we knew that the anniversary itself was such a big draw. Not only was this one of the most well-attended conventions in North America this year, but we’re saying goodbye to a group of invited guests from around the world saying that it was one of the most pleasant and positive fan experiences they’ve had.” While the event officially kicked off on the Thursday, the POW Parade of Wonders was Calgary at-large’s opportunity to take in all of the nerdy wonder the expo curates. The parade included 2200 participants and attracted 11,000 spectators (up from 1,800 and 5,000 respectively in 2015).   Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, stars of the franchise made multiple appearances throughout the weekend, including William Shatner, who was presented with a Canada Post stamp depicting him in his iconic role as Captain Kirk. Our inner nerds had to be kept tightly under wrap when Shatner walked a mere few feet away from us, a gentle twinkle in his eye as he smiled at our obvious fandom. Of course, many fans came out to see Stan...

Boom Goes Out: The 45th Annual JUNO Awards

JUNO weekend kicked off on Friday, April 1, with a star-studded welcome reception at Studio Bell, the new home of the National Music Centre, and a landmark building which will open to the public in July of 2016. The event was bursting at the seams with JUNO nominees, artists, music industry, media, and arts & culture VIP. The crowds from the National Music Centre hit the city after the welcome reception, taking in JUNOFEST performances which featured 100 bands over two nights in 15 live music venues throughout downtown Calgary. Boom made our way to Lolita’s to see up-and-coming Calgary artist Jordan Ostrom, who performs under the name Sykamore, and then on to the Palomino to see indie-rockers and recent winners of Rock Recording of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards, 36? We expect to hear great things from both of these artists in the coming years. Saturday was an early start at the Telus Convention Centre for the JUNO gala dinner and awards, hosted by the fabulous and funny Jessi Cruikshank, and with food by Chopped Canada judge Roger Mooking. Boom president, Derek MacDonald, also attended along with Boom friend and Canadian fashion designer, Paul Hardy, who dressed the lovely Danielle McTaggart, the vocalist from Dear Rouge, who went on to win and accept the award for Breakthrough Group Of The Year. Part way through the evening Boom bumped into HUMANS artist Robbie Slade, the group having been nominated for Electronic Album Of The Year. HUMANS worked with Boom in the past and performed as part of LOOK2015.  Robbie and Peter from the band were delighted to hear that BOOM won the...

Boom Goes Out: Wine Stage for One Yellow Rabbit

With prop planes positioned overhead and classic cars gleaming in every direction, hundreds of thirsty fundraisers gathered last evening for One Yellow Rabbit’s fabulous Wine Stage event at Heritage Park. This year, One Yellow Rabbit and its world-famous High Performance Rodeo celebrated 30 years. After an extraordinary anniversary festival earlier this winter, Wine Stage felt like a proper nightcap toast.   Wine Stage tonight to celebrate @hprodeo! #yyc #yycevents A photo posted by Boom Goes The Drum (@boomgoesthedrum) on Mar 19, 2016 at 8:54pm PDT Musician Kenna Burima getting a little hair loving from Rebecca #swizzsalonspa #swizzlove #oyr #hprodeo #winestage A photo posted by timmytulip (@timmytulip) on Mar 19, 2016 at 9:05pm PDT Tonight’s #winestage lineup. This is going to be awesome! #yyc #yycwine #wine #calgaryevents #2016winestage #winestage2016 A photo posted by Richmond Hill Wines (@richmondhillwinesyyc) on Mar 19, 2016 at 6:09pm PDT We attendees were greeted with what can only be described as a ‘boa’ of tickets – a healthy string of 30 drink tickets (no tickets required for food tastings) to enjoy the evening. Each ticket earned you a wine tasting. There was an incredible turnout from the wine and culinary community in Calgary (and Banff!) from Ox & Angela and River Cafe to Bin 905 and Big Rock Brewery (which had – wait for it – a champagne beer cask!).   Sea salt & Belgium chocolate brownie for tonight’s #winestage @heritageparkyyc #brassEATS #brasseriekensington #yyc #yycliving #oneyellowrabbit A photo posted by Brasserie Kensington (@the_brasskens) on Mar 19, 2016 at 6:09pm PDT Pork rillette & chanterelle emulsion for #winestage @the_brasskens @winebarkensi @containerbaryyc A photo posted by Cam Dobranski (@chefcamd)...

Event in Review: La Nuit Sauvage

Circus curioso and vintage steampunk came together this past weekend for La Nuit Sauvage- literally, “A Wild Night”. The historic Theatre Junction Grand welcomed Calgarian’s into an evening filled with “…surreal scenes, after-hours circus souls, secret rooms, a taste of tawdry midway amusement, DJs, silent auction and culinary inventions by Workshop Kitchen + Culture.”     Arguably one of Calgary’s most enticing and beloved architectural gems, the Theatre was on fine display this past Saturday as guests wandered through three floors of warmly lit exposed brick, champagne-bottle-chandeliers, and heavy velvet cordoning. Over one hundred years old, the building was as much a treat to interact with for guests as were the many circus performers and art installations. Throughout the event guests dressed in various degrees of victorian-era and industrial revolution inspired garb, as steampunk culture has come to be known for. Attendees alternated between exploring the building and it’s various pop-up presentations, and being covertly ushered in small groups into private parties and performances, featuring burlesque dancers and absinth tastings, just to name a few. A ‘vintage room’ photo booth was also wildly popular, as guests could not only interact with a fun set and various props, but could instantly find their pictures live on the photo booth’s Instagram account. Thank to you Fox Photo Society for their gorgeous Vanity Fair portrait-inspired design!           This event was absolute delight to partner on, and Boom greatly enjoyed assisting Theatre Junction Grand in displaying the creativity and vibrancy that the venue and its collaborators have become known for. To support the theatre, click Here....

Boom Goes Out: Black and White Ball 2016

Decidedly Jazz Dancework‘s hosted The Black and White Ball, this past weekend, and monochrome never looked so good. The newly annual event took place once again in the luxurious Fairmont Palliser in downtown  Calgary, where guests enjoyed an evening of high flying heels and shimmying shoulders set beneath the Palliser’s glittering chandeliers.     Spectacular pop-up performances by core groups of some of the company’s most talented dancers delighted attendees as they wandered throughout the Palliser’s various ballrooms. As fans of tasteful juxtaposition in events, we particularly loved the ironic use of neon costuming for the dancers, which popped with delicious vibrancy against the sleek black and white dress of most of the guests. A general 20’s theme bedecked most of the attendees, which- thanks to DJD’s flapper-inspired promotions- has fast become a sort of assumed dress code for attendees; fluttering peacock feathers and softly shining strings of pearls were in generous supply.     Calgary can count itself lucky to be DJD’s home, and Boom in particular appreciates the beauty of the company’s creativity and artistry. To support DJD, click...

Boom Goes Out: Night with the Stars

If there’s anything we love more than theatre it’s celebrating theatre, so while half of the Boom team stayed in to watch (and savour, screen-cap, and sigh over) The Oscars, the other half of our team was thrilled to attend Theatre Calgary‘s annual fundraiser and Academy Awards party, Night with the Stars.   This year’s event featured a playful and on-point Star Wars theme, complete with glittering decor reminiscent of far-off galaxies, and jaunty storm troopers greeting guests on a red carpet. Over 500 glamorously outfitted Calgarians gathered to enjoy the company of other cinematic addicts, all while the Oscars were broadcasted live for the attendees viewing pleasure. Highlights of the evening included (but were certainly not limited to): ‘paparazzi’ on the red carpet, complete with flashing bulbs and shouts of, “Who are you wearing?”; a wildly popular photo booth, and (our personal favourite) a Smashbox touch-up station manned by professional make up artists.   The evening was an artistic and fundraising success, with the impressive live and silent auctions raising over $126,00.00 in support of Theatre Calgary. Boom was pleased to attend this event, and looks forward to doing so in the upcoming years. To see how you can support Theatre Calgary, click Here....

Red Carpet to YYC: Oscar Fashion for Local Events

It’s well known that red carpet events, like the Oscars, serve as inspiration for the succeeding year’s runway trends, and particularly event-fashion – especially weddings! This is just one of many reasons the Boom team have always been avid students of the Academy’s style; the pieces that make their way up and down that much-lauded scarlet rug will undoubtedly shape the look and feel of what people want to wear to events, and- by proxy- the feel and fashion of the events themselves. To give you a local angle, we spent an afternoon with Boom friend and muse, Lauren Barrie of The Nobles Model Management, trying on some Oscar-worthy attire at Holt Renfrew to see what sort of looks will translate well from the red carpet to YYC events!        ...

Oscars 2016: Getting Ready on Instagram

The fun started a few hours ago. We’ve been watching on Instagram. Ps. You can follow Boom Goes the Drum on Instagram at @BoomGoesTheDrum. Get Ready… #oscars A photo posted by Chris Rock (@chrisrock) on Feb 28, 2016 at 9:11am PST Highly concentrated breakfast eater. ???? by @alexandergreenwald A photo posted by Brie (@brielarson) on Feb 28, 2016 at 9:00am PST In the car! #Oscars A photo posted by Jacob Tremblay (@jacobtremblay) on Feb 28, 2016 at 2:57pm PST ????????#Oscars2016 A photo posted by Sofia Vergara (@sofiavergara) on Feb 27, 2016 at 3:36pm PST It takes an army ????????… (plus the whole gang in NY!) #oscars #teamME #squad #lovemyteam #awardseason A photo posted by Micaela Erlanger (@micaelaerlanger) on Feb 28, 2016 at 12:30pm PST Countdown… ???????????? #Oscars #Prep #BeautySquad @mollyrstern @lonavigi A photo posted by Reese Witherspoon (@reesewitherspoon) on Feb 28, 2016 at 3:38pm PST Getting #oscarready! This is my #rougeenvy color from @lorealmakeup, and a little touch of sparkle from @bulgariofficial #Naomi4LOreal #Oscars @cervandohair @hungvanngo A photo posted by Naomi Watts (@naomiwatts) on Feb 28, 2016 at 3:07pm PST #oscars2016 @calvinklein @calvinkleinbrasil #saisoreronan #gorgeous @eswmaui ???????????????????? A photo posted by Francisco Costa (@costafrancisco) on Feb 28, 2016 at 4:06pm PST #BTS @hairbyadir and I doing our finishing touches for #rooneymara before @academy_awards_ #academyawards2016 #carolthemovie A photo posted by Kate Lee (@kateleemakeup) on Feb 28, 2016 at 4:20pm PST #Oscars belly A photo posted by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Feb 28, 2016 at 3:22pm PST Cutting the fat off my monologue #oscars A photo posted by Chris Rock (@chrisrock) on Feb 28, 2016 at 4:43pm...

Boom and Friends: Oscars Red Carpet Predictions 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, people! It’s Oscar season, a precious moment when the Boom team comes together with our friends to celebrate cinema and red carpets on one fabulous evening. This year, we’ll be spread across the city at star-studded viewing parties (Lori will be checking out Theatre Calgary’s Night with the Stars and CIFF is also throwing a cool shindig) and home-grown gatherings, but we’ll all be watching. While everyone makes their picks for who will take home little gold men, we’ve gathered some guesses on who will win the red carpet. Thanks to all these fashionable folks for participating! Stay tuned to our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook on Oscar Sunday (this Sunday!) to follow along with us, and following the awards to see our top picks for best dressed. Happy Academy-ing you to all. See you Sunday!     My prediction for best dressed at this year’s Oscar’s number one is Cate Blanchett– love her, love her elegance and grace. She has a je ne sais quoi that no one can compete with. Her nomination for best actress for her role in Carol has been pivotal to her career and I guess the only question is… will she wear an Armani Gown or tailor pant suit. Cate has a long standing relationship with the Armani fashion house as she has been the $10 million dollar face of his the fragrance “Si”. I adore her classic beauty and she never disappoints on the red carpet. Second runner up to her will of course be Rooney Mara, Cate’s best supporting actress in Carol with something unexpected and darkly romantic. The unexpected new...

5 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas in Calgary

It happens to all of us at one point in our lives. You wake up one mid-February morning and, as you begin drinking that first cup of coffee, you find yourself staring in horror at last night’s flyer for a Valentine’s special courtesy of your local florist. Next thing you know you’re frantically searching for a restaurant with an open table and praying something other than Transformers is playing at the theatre. Don’t worry. We’ve all been there and, single or taken, we’ve taken the guesswork out of surviving (and maybe even enjoying) Valentine’s Day this year!   1.Book that Last-Minute Reservation A great dinner is a tried and true way to celebrate the day of love; it takes out the hassle of cooking and gives you an excuse to dress up. If you’re worried about finding a reservation this late in the game, don’t be- Open Table has a comprehensive list of all Calgary restaurants that still have space! Click Here for bookings.     2. Hit the slopes! A great date idea or a fun and unique way to meet another single, Mount Norquay is hosting a fantastic Lifts of Love event, featuring some time on the hills and an Après Ski Mixer with a DJ! Click Here for details!   3. Find Amore at the Famer’s Market There’s nothing quite like spending a Sunday afternoon wandering the Calgary Farmer’s Market, eyeing the brightly coloured produce, inhaling the scent of fresh baked bread… There’s something inherently romantic about the whole thing. Add a dueling piano performance, a photo booth, and the chance to make a fruit-flower valentine (we don’t know, but we’re...

Boom Goes Out: Schmancy 2016

This past weekend the Glenbow Museum celebrated their 50th anniversary and ushered in another year of local and international art and history with their annual event, Schmancy. As the museum’s largest fundraiser, Schmancy easily pulls in over 800 guests enticed by the opportunity to witness the evening’s evocative programming and catering, and who want to participate in Calgary’s art-world, either through the much-anticipated ART PARK silent auction, or by browsing the Glenbow’s travelling and permanent exhibitions- the largest art collection in Western Canada. Night of the event, VIP Dinner guests were treated to a highly catered, multi-course meal that left us overwhelmingly impressed. From the gracious wait staff who seemed to anticipate your needs before you realized them yourself, to the inspired concoctions that graced our plates, our hats are tipped to Hotel Art‘s chef, Jan Hansen, who also ensured that general guests enjoyed a range of canapés that didn’t disappoint. Boom was delighted to spend some of the evening with Calgary couture designer and current Glenbow Artist-in-residence, Paul Hardy, whose Kaleidoscopic Animalia exhibit is on display at the museum. Well known for the way his clothing beautifully uses- and is inspired by- the natural world, Hardy’s exhibit is an unsurprisingly thoughtful examination of the relationship between humanity and animals.  Besides lining the walls and stages of the Glenbow, many of Hardy’s pieces were also seen bedecking Schmancy’s more discerning attendees. Schmancy encourages attendees to “. . . be as fancy as you want,” and Calgarians embraced this invitation with open arms. Canadian fashion icon and previous host of Fashion Television, Jeanne Beker, flitted through the well-heeled crowd, spotting and interviewing guests...

Boom Goes Out: Bill Brooks Prostate Cancer Benefit

Last Friday the Bill Brooks Prostate Cancer Benefit enjoyed its 18th annual fundraiser, with the support of over 600 Calgarians who came decked out in various states of tin and ruby shoes, in accordance with the “Billy of Oz” theme. While the largest one-night prostate cancer fundraiser in Canada, this evening has earned a reputation for being heavy on theme, and light on long-winded speeches. With Safeway as the returning presenting sponsor, and a volunteer committee that boasts David Cross on decor, Lynn Garrison Thomas on auction, and Larry Classen as the Honorary Chair, we weren’t surprised by the caliber of the event, and the fantastic transformation of Hotel Arts. More than $7.7 million has been raised over the last 18 years of this impressive events lifespan. This is in part due to the stunning auction items seen each year. This go-round guests were teased with dreams of a drool-worthy 2016 Camaro, a sleek 2016 Harley Davidson and two return tickets to anywhere WestJet flies. In addition, our friends at Givergy were in attendance with their silent auction auction software, which helped make the silent auction fun and competitive. Boom was honoured to be in attendance and to support this worthy, local-based event. For more information or to further support the fight against prostrate cancer, click...

Holiday Fashion for the Gents at Ed Williams Menswear

As event producers, we hear this a lot: “But I have nothing to wear!” The holidays don’t make it any easier. For many people, the holidays mean condensing a year’s worth of cocktail parties into three weeks. Gentlemen, we feel your pain. Between office parties and family dinners, your wardrobe is currently being put to the test, and above that you’re expected to be ‘festive’. We’re here to help! Or, rather, the friendly and fashionable folk at Ed Williams Menswear in Crowfoot are. Boom President Derek Macdonald acted as our model. We started with the Calgary dude basics – favourite black boots, dark wash jeans, and a white t-shirt. The challenge: find three looks to take us from Christmas dinner to office party to New Year’s Eve party-town. Our guide: Lowell Williams (Ed’s son), a sharply dressed old soul who knows SO MUCH about menswear. To start: Lowell has these tips for menswear:   In most cases the quickest way to date how old a guys clothes are is based on the fit.  Long gone are the boxy “Sienfieldian” shirts and the baggy straight leg dress pants, for the last few years a tailored closer fit has become the standard in men’s wear.  This doesn’t mean that your clothes should look painted on at the sacrifice of one’s comfort.  They should just look like they fit you as if they are made for you, sometimes that means just shopping somewhere with a good tailor who can alter garments to your specifications… Cough cough. In my experience fashion isn’t necessarily atop every man’s list of priorities or interests, as a...