You have seen a lot of my face all over Men’s Style Pro and features on my personal style, so I thought it was time to showcase another young man taking hold of the men’s style world. Jace Lipstein, aka The Grungy Gentleman is the creator and author of the site bearing his aka (www.grungygentleman.com) where he showcases some great things in the world of men’s style via interviews and some brief appearances modeling some apparel. Make sure you check out his posts because you will see some major players in men’s style like Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Bastian, just to name a few. Recently, Jace was named the Men’s Fashion Director of Singer22. Check out this interview with Men’s Style Pro and Jace.
Men’s Style Pro interview Jace Lipstein
Jace: I talk about clothes a lot.
Jace: Oh gosh. I would love to say Lapo. But to be honest, my style is pretty boring and preppy.
Jace: A navy blazer with gold buttons, a great pair of chinos, and always dig a trench.
MSP: Who are your top 4 style inspirations?
Jace: Lapo Elkann, Nick Wooster, Brad Goreski, and Tom Ford.
Jace: Singer22 is emerging as a force in the industry. They called me in and we both shared the same passion and vision for the menswear division. So it was kinda a no-brainer. We are expanding and fast; both online and in retail space. Look out for stores in Long Island, NYC, LA, and Miami. We are super-excited to have some rad brands sign on: Simon Spurr, Riviera Club, Burkman Bros, Steven Alan, VINCE, Belstaff, GANT Rugger, Florsheim by Duckie Brown, Olasul, Rogue, Genetic Denim, Del Toro, Kiel James Patrick, and a whole bunch more.
Jace: I am really just a fan of menswear.
Jace: I am designing for Dickies. The spring’12 line is killer, I am stoked! Have a bunch of collaborations coming out as well. My own line is dropping for fall ’12. And next week my creative fashion house launches, SoCreo. I am very fortunate to have such amazing partners in Barrett Beard and Shallon Hunter. We will be representing Del Toro, Kiel James Patrick, Singer22, Dickies, SPREADhouse, and of course Grungy Gentleman.
Jace: Usually chill out with Johnny Walker Black. If I feel like a cool cat, I hit up Johnny Walker Blue or Macallan 18.
MSP: Who/what would you say is the next big thing going to be in men’s style?
Jace: There is such a plethora of young talent out there in menswear; Band of Outsiders, Rag & Bone, Simon Spurr, Billy Reid, Michael Bastian, GANT Rugger, Riviera Club, Patrik Ervell, Baron Wells, Robert Geller, Miansai, and the list can go on and on. It is really nice to see.
Special thanks to Jace for taking the time out for this interview.
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Founder & Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man. As of 2014, Sabir serves as a freelance brand ambassador & executive stylist for GQ Magazine & GQ Report. Outside of that partnership, Sabir serves as an independent brand consultant as well. Reach me directly at SABIR@MENSSTYLEPRO.COM