Just before the holidays I asked if anyone knew of a great personal shopper for a man. Well, I found one. Brett Blake at Nordstrom's Flagship Seattle store was great with my husband. Here is the back story.
I hatched a plan to get my husband a new wardrobe, or at least a start on one, as a Christmas gift this year. He has just had a career change and the 501s and hombre plaid that worked for him as a wine merchant is just not cutting it for a MLIS library analyst. He has great taste (in women's clothes too which used to sort of concern me...not really), but the whole thing can get overwhelming. This was not meant to be a complete and disorienting overhaul, just an update.
Through a friend of a wife of a chef I found Brett Blake. Without an appointment (we called to offer, but were told to just "come on in") Brett met us for the first time and instantly connected with us (I was sworn to "listening"). He asked a lot of good questions and steered us to several basic, building-block pieces that literally doubled my husbands wardrobe through their versatility. Additionally, and this is where the value is for me, we got some general guidelines for future wardrobe purchases.
Going forward, we will absolutely work with Brett again.
Note: I wish I had known about Darcey Howard (http://members.judysbook.com/posts/revieweditems/service.aspx?ri=67497) while this scheming was going on...next time for sure!