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1 Contributors April 2012 2 1. Melissa Brown 3 of Lockstitch Style took on the task of enhancing the looks of 10 of Washington’s most dapper men for this month’s “Man Power” feature. “This shoot was fun for me because each individual had such a distinct style,” says Brown, who oomphed each subject’s own ensemble with pieces from Rag & Bone, Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers and AllSaints Spitalfields. “We got to show how accessories, when worn correctly, can perfect a look—no matter what the look.” Brown, who is based in Georgetown, offers personal styling services, including wardrobe editing and alteration consultations. She can be contacted through lockstitchstyle.net. In addition to profiling several of our prestigious Men of Style for this issue’s “Man Power” feature, writer Jeff Dufour waded headlong into the hairy issue of Washington’s beards and mustaches. He discovered that the spread of the District’s facial hair isn’t slowing down, and, in fact, has been seen reaching as far as Capitol Hill. “Despite my research on grooming a clean look, I’m going to keep cultivating the too-lazy-to-shave look,” he says. A graduate of Georgetown University, Dufour has been a writer for 15 years. He’s currently the Washington editor for UrbanDaddy. Originally from rural Massachusetts, 4. This month, writer Tiffany Jow surveyed the District’s top art insiders for the scoop on how to steal the show at an auction and sussed out the real stars behind The Washington Ballet’s forthcoming ALICE (in wonderland) world premiere. “DC continues to underscore its ever-maturing roster of creative insight with fantastic productions,” says Jow, who checked in with the ballet’s talented artistic director, Septime Webre. “This spring showcases the trend of great talent, and it’s gaining speed.” In addition to contributing to DC magazine for nearly five years, Jow’s work has appeared in Surface, Wallpaper*, ArtReview, Nylon, Paper and others. 4 2. 5 5. Hailing from what he calls “the land of flannel shirts and monster-truck rallies, known as Indiana,” Brad Wolf now resides in the DC area, where he works as a graphic designer, photographer and custom-bike builder. This month, Wolf met with the gentlemen behind New Columbia Distillers to shed some light on their upcoming project. “It’s great to meet people like these guys, who have a great idea, style and the drive to make it happen,” says Wolf, whose work has been featured in PDN , UrbanDaddy and Clear Magazine. Also, look out for Wolf’s latest creative outlet, Wolf Built motor bikes, in this month’s Hot List. 3. 6 Washingtonians’ ability to blend the classic with the cutting-edge. For this month’s Radar Style feature, she swung to both ends of the spectrum, investigating 3-D-measured suits and hand-bound books. “I love that DC men inject tradition with a dose of ‘it’ factor,” she says. “Their jobs may be conservative, but their styles indulge their creativity.” Ward has also written for DailyCandy and Complex , and her fiction has been published in several literary magazines. Tobey Ward is constantly impressed by 6. Greg Powers ’ work can be found throughout this month’s issue, from his mouthwatering shots inside Adams Morgan’s new Mintwood Place for the Food Drink Review, to the sleek photos in our Men of Style feature, “Man Power.” “Having previously photographed some of the leading male models of the fashion industry, I would equate the energy and creativity of these men with those guys,” says Powers, whose work can be found in both local and national publications. 14 | | April 2012

Contributors

1. Melissa Brown of Lockstitch Style took on the task of enhancing the looks of 10 of Washington’s most dapper men for this month’s “Man Power” feature. “This shoot was fun for me because each individual had such a distinct style,” says Brown, who oomphed each subject’s own ensemble with pieces from Rag & Bone, Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers and AllSaints Spitalfields. “We got to show how accessories, when worn correctly, can perfect a look—no matter what the look.” Brown, who is based in Georgetown, offers personal styling services, including wardrobe editing and alteration consultations. She can be contacted through lockstitchstyle.net.

2. In addition to profiling several of our prestigious Men of Style for this issue’s “Man Power” feature, writer Jeff Dufour waded headlong into the hairy issue of Washington’s beards and mustaches. He discovered that the spread of the District’s facial hair isn’t slowing down, and, in fact, has been seen reaching as far as Capitol Hill. “Despite my research on grooming a clean look, I’m going to keep cultivating the too-lazy-to-shave look,” he says. A graduate of Georgetown University, Dufour has been a writer for 15 years. He’s currently the Washington editor for UrbanDaddy.

3. Originally from rural Massachusetts, Tobey Ward is constantly impressed by Washingtonians’ ability to blend the classic with the cutting-edge. For this month’s Radar Style feature, she swung to both ends of the spectrum, investigating 3-D-measured suits and hand-bound books. “I love that DC men inject tradition with a dose of ‘it’ factor,” she says. “Their jobs may be conservative, but their styles indulge their creativity.” Ward has also written for DailyCandy and Complex, and her fiction has been published in several literary magazines.

4. This month, writer Tiffany Jow surveyed the District’s top art insiders for the scoop on how to steal the show at an auction and sussed out the real stars behind The Washington Ballet’s forthcoming ALICE (in wonderland) world premiere. “DC continues to underscore its evermaturing roster of creative insight with fantastic productions,” says Jow, who checked in with the ballet’s talented artistic director, Septime Webre. “This spring showcases the trend of great talent, and it’s gaining speed.” In addition to contributing to DC magazine for nearly five years, Jow’s work has appeared in Surface, Wallpaper*, ArtReview, Nylon, Paper and others.

5. Hailing from what he calls “the land of flannel shirts and monster-truck rallies, known as Indiana,” Brad Wolf now resides in the DC area, where he works as a graphic designer, photographer and custom-bike builder. This month, Wolf met with the gentlemen behind New Columbia Distillers to shed some light on their upcoming project. “It’s great to meet people like these guys, who have a great idea, style and the drive to make it happen,” says Wolf, whose work has been featured in PDN, UrbanDaddy and Clear Magazine. Also, look out for Wolf’s latest creative outlet, Wolf Built motor bikes, in this month’s Hot List.

6. Greg Powers’ work can be found throughout this month’s issue, from his mouthwatering shots inside Adams Morgan’s new Mintwood Place for the Food Drink Review, to the sleek photos in our Men of Style feature, “Man Power.” “Having previously photographed some of the leading male models of the fashion industry, I would equate the energy and creativity of these men with those guys,” says Powers, whose work can be found in both local and national publications.

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