A Sharp Dressed Man in the Press

Read Jennifer Mahoney’s tips for men on, how to be fashionable and still dress age appropriate at 50+, in the Bottom Line Inc.


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A Sharp Dressed Man was in the press and Jennifer Mahoney was interviewed by Voyage Chicago Magazine for an article featuring Chicago’s most inspiring entrepreneurs and independent businesses.


Press on A Sharp Dressed Man

Jennifer speaks with Lynn Taylor Schwab at the Tribune, on her look book service and the importance of being able to maximize your wardrobe.

‘Jennifer Mahoney from A Sharp Dressed Man, offers her clients a “look book” service, again starting with what’s good in the closet.  Selecting from the existing wardrobe choices, possibly adding some new items, she creates outfits then photographs each.  She then compiles the photos into a book that becomes a reference work.      “This is a great tool for them to learn what items coordinate and how to optimize their closet,” she explained.  Once they’ve establish this book as baseline, Mahoney meets with the client twice a year (fall and spring) to shop, and do a new look book’. -Lynn Taylor Schwab

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A Sharp Dressed Man in the press and Jennifer was asked by Ray Smith at the WSJ to give her input on weekend casual apparel.’Jennifer Mahoney, a personal stylist and owner of A Sharp Dressed Man, a Chicago- based style consulting firm, says many of her male clients struggle with weekend dressing and want to avoid looking sloppy. She advises them to compare a smart/casual weekend ensemble with a mullet haircut – “where it’s business on top, with a button-down and a blazer, and party on the bottom, with jeans.”  -Ray A. Smith

Read the full article:  Is Your Weekend Wardrobe Due for an Upgrade – WSJ

Author Ray Smith at the Wall Street Journal, reached out to Jennifer for her thoughts on what men’s jewelry is appropriate in a work environment.

Link to article WSJ

‘Jennifer Mahoney, a personal stylist, isn’t convinced jewelry works in a traditional office. But with business-casual dress, “a subtle bracelet under a dress shirt is fine and actually adds some individuality,” says Ms. Mahoney, owner of A Sharp Dressed Man, Chicago-based style consulting firm.’

Meg White from Realtor Magazine inlisted Jennifer to comment on how how realtors should present themselves when showing homes to potential buyers.
‘Jennifer Mahoney, owner of a full-service style agency for men based in Chicago, says you just need to pay attention.’
“Read people. Because they’re reading you, really,” she says. Mahoney also cautions against making assumptions based on a client’s real estate price range: “If you’re presenting yourself like you’re selling a $2 million home even in a $200,000 home, it makes a difference.”  -Meg White

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When asked to assist with a dad’s makeover for Chicago Parent Magazine, Jennifer eagerly accepted and couldn’t wait to help transform Richard Scruggs into a sharp dressed man.  She created his updated look by recommending a hair stylist, finding attractive eyewear and suggesting new clothing that would enhance his style and compliment his body type.

‘But the overall vision belonged to Jennifer Mahoney,Owner of A Sharp Dressed Man.

“I thought I’d update his glasses with a frame (from Division Optical) that wasn’t so heavy on his face so you can see his eyes a little more.The clothing was easy: Finding something that fit and looked right and was a little slimming, working with darker colors and layers.” For Scruggs, the makeover was a success. “I felt great about the experience. It was really fun,” he says.  “I should be wearing more jackets and blazers and sweaters. I’m not a good launderer. So I need to pay more attention to fabrics.”  -Christy Bonstell