What a difference a few years makes.
In 2011, GQ magazine ranked Pittsburgh No. 3 on its list of 40 worst-dressed cities in America, claiming locals don too much “game day casual” attire. In this month’s issue of Esquire, Pittsburgh is one of 17 cities spotlighted in the magazine’s “Style Across America” feature.
During a 10-day road trip from New York to Los Angeles, fashion editors handpicked 19 men who they feel embody the best of today’s style in America. For Pittsburgh, Gregg Gillis, the electronic music artist known as Girl Talk, was photographed on the Roberto Clemente Bridge wearing a two-button cotton suit and shirt by Burberry London and leather shoes by Tod’s.
Pick up a copy of the issue on newsstands now to read more about what Esquire’s fashion experts had to say about Pittsburgh’s fashion scene.
More from the Pittsburgh fashion and beauty front ...
ModCloth holds #FashionTruth casting call for all in NYC, online: In the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week? ModCloth will hold an open casting call for anyone to stop in from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday at 201 Mulberry St., Soho, for a snapshot and a chance to be featured on the brand’s social media platforms and website. Not in New York? No problem! Share a photo of yourself on Instagram, Twitter or Tumblr using the hashtag #fashiontruth and speak out about your style for an opportunity to be spotlighted on ModCloth’s social platforms or website. A gift certificate worth $100 also will be granted to one hashtag user each week. Information: eventbrite.com and modcloth.com.
Stella & Dot meet and greet: Learn about the direct sales brand known for its trendy, versatile jewelry and handbags at a session with stylist Rachel Schwemmer, who will give tips for succeeding as a stylist for the company and how to get started. It’s 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Starbucks on McKnight Road, Ross. Information: eventbrite.com or www.stelladot.com/rachelschwemmer.
Irish Festival celebration at Macy’s: Gear up for the 24th annual Pittsburgh Irish Festival with Irish dancing by the Pittsburgh Ceili Club, music from Matthew Craig and treats inspired by the Emerald Isle. The special activities will take place Thursday at the department store’s Downtown location.
Trunk shows for him at Larrimor’s: Spruce up his wardrobe with made-to-measure fine menswear from Samuelsohn and high-quality shirts from Sweden by Eton 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at One PNC Plaza, Downtown. Information: www.larrimors.com or 412-471-5727.
11th annual Pittsburgh Fashion Story: Support the Partners for Quality and Allegheny Children’s Initiative while seeing fashions from Pittsburgh-based boutiques Kristi Boutique, Roberta Weissburg Leathers, Carabella Oakmont, Dina Ellen, MODA and Charles Spiegel for Men. There also will be a special runway feature from Haute Hot Haute. Tolga Sevdik of Meat & Potatoes and Butcher & the Rye is the honorary chair, and his bartenders will serve up special cocktails for the event.
It’s 7 p.m. Friday at the Power Center Ballroom at Duquesne University. Tickets are $100 per person at pghfashionstory.eventbrite.com.
Faith Thornburg trunk show at Glitter & Grit bridal boutique: This collection of gowns with a feminine, modern touch will be at 5300 Butler St. Friday through Sept. 14. They are made in America, with many details handmade by the designer. A portion of the proceeds from each gown goes to groups partnered with Love Gives Way to bring awareness to issues surrounding sex trafficking. Book an appointment to view the collection at www.glitterandgritpgh.com or 412-781-2375.
Broke Little Rich Girl opens boutique in Lawrenceville: You’ve seen the pink fashion truck on the streets of Pittsburgh. Now the mobile boutique is going brick and mortar with its first storefront at 3816 Butler St. It opens Saturday and will stock similar styles of apparel and accessories that are featured in the truck. Learn more about the shop and where you can find the fashion truck next at brokelittlerichgirl.com.
American Girl fashion show model search: Girls for the annual Junior League of Pittsburgh American Girl Fashion Show in November at the Pittsburgh Field Club will be sought 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Learning Express inside The Galleria, Mt. Lebanon. Children must fit a size 6X or 10. To be considered, fill out a model application at www.jlpgh.org and bring it to the casting. Those not selected to be in the show will have a chance to be a guest model during show intermissions.
Snuggle Bugs Toddler to Tween sale: Shop clothes, shoes and accessories at the Iceoplex at Southpointe 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday and next Monday, when merchandise is half off starting at 10 a.m. Admission and parking are free. Information: snugglebugsconsignment.com.
Kizmit Boutique Summer 9 sale: To make room for fall selections, all summer pieces are priced at $9. $29.99, $39 or $59 until everything is gone at 510 Station St., Bridgeville. Information: www.kizmitboutique.com or 412-221-5151.
Walk at The Waterfront and Bridesmaids Parade: Dig out your prom, bridesmaid or wedding dress and slip on your walking shoes to support the Cancer Caring Center in a charity walk with a twist. Rather than wearing regular workout gear (although that is welcome!), walkers are invited to dress up for the event. It’s Sept. 21 at Towne Square at The Waterfront, Homestead, with registration at 9 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m. Register by Friday at www.cancercaring.org at an early bird rate of $35. Registration is $45 after that. The top 10 fundraisers will be guests at a lunch with honorary chair Cam Heyward of the Steelers. Walk hotline: 412-622-1212.
For more from PG style editor Sara Bauknecht, check out the PG’s fashion blog Stylebook at www.post-gazette.com/stylebook. To have a fashion or style event considered for Stylebook, send listing to firstname.lastname@example.org.