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ESSENTIAL SPRING STYLE SPOTLIGHT ON CLEVELAND DESIGNERS HIT THE ROAD VISIT KILGORE TROUT AT ETON: CLEVELAND’S ULTIMATE DESTINATION FOR STYLE • ONE-HALF MILE EAST OF I-271 CHAGRIN BOULEVARD EXIT


welcome BY WALLY NAYMON, SHOPKEEPER

A few months ago, Cleveland made Travel + Leisure magazine’s list of the best places to visit in 2015, and in the same month Esquire magazine again included Kilgore Trout on its annual “Best of Class” list of the finest men’s stores in America—one of only three Ohio stores to be included. Not a week goes by without northeast Ohio popping up in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and other media; writers laud our food scene, our museums and health care, the renaissance of our downtown and our neighborhoods. Adjectives including hip, cool, vibrant and lively have replaced the rust belt descriptors that once made us all cringe. Of course, you and I knew all along just how great Cleveland could be. And many of our clients have played a vital role in the transformation of this great American city. Next month, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is back—LIVE from Cleveland—and in just over a year, we’ll host some 50,000 visitors to the Republican National Convention. The world will be looking our way, and memorable moments are in the making. We’re delighted to help shine the spotlight on Cleveland, but we’re even more honored that you choose us to be a part of your memorable moments. This past year, we dressed guys for their weddings in Chicago, New York, Santa Barbara, and here at home. We watched our youngest clients become well-dressed young men to read from the Torah for the first time; we outfitted our city’s big shots to walk the charity runway for Flashes of Hope, and we advised gents on how to build their first professional wardrobes. As winter melts into memory and the hues of spring saturate the city, Cleveland is going to look better than ever. And with Kilgore Trout’s help, so will you. Happy spring, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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FEATURES

FASHION

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Spring Events Designers: On the Road Book Review: Hug Your Customer, Again! Culture: Through the Met’s Looking Glass

Summer Must-Haves for Him Spot On Mindful Finds Footwear: Sneaker Culture Brand Spotlights: Elizabeth and James, Ermenegildo Zegna, Samuelsohn 51 Spring Essentials 58 Stranded in Style

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T H E U LT I M AT E T R O U S E R . . . AND JEANS


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in store

EVENTS MARCH 6 AND 7 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

MARCH 26 THURSDAY

Join Renato Chiusoli, our made-to-measure specialist from Ermenegildo Zegna, for the introduction of the latest collection of fabrics for spring. We will also offer an extensive collection of samples for suits, jackets, shirts and knitwear, plus an enhanced selection of the Z Zegna collection. Call or email your sales consultant to set your personalized appointment. (Trout Club points will be earned.)

Ladies, join us from 5 to 7 p.m. in our women’s shop for really good wine, tasty treats and the freshest spring fashions. Bring a friend and you’ll both receive $50 toward your purchase of $150 or more in our women’s shop at this event. (Please RSVP. Your $50 certificate will arrive via email.)

ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA MADE-TO-MEASURE

A TASTE OF FASHION

MORE EVENTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

MARCH 20 AND 21 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Subscribe to email updates at kilgoretrout.com, and connect with kilgoretroutcleveland on Facebook and Instagram for the latest and greatest.

Save 10% on your Samuelsohn made-to-measure order.

Kilgore Trout is located at Eton Chagrin Boulevard— Cleveland’s finest shopping destination—just one half-mile east of Interstate 271/Chagrin Boulevard exit.

SAMUELSOHN MADE-TO-MEASURE, W. KLEINBERG, MAGNANNI

Dorian Anderson will be in store with the spring swatches from Samuelsohn, plus W. Kleinberg’s luxury leather accessory collection, and the latest footwear from Magnanni.

28601 Chagrin Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44122 216.831.0488, kilgoretrout.com Shop Monday-Saturday 10-6, Thursday 10-8

(Order must be placed at event. Trout Club points will be earned.)

TROUT CLUB MEMBERS EARN POINTS WITH EVERY PURCHASE! Accrue 1 point for every $1 in merchandise purchases, and receive a $50 reward for every 1000 points. Then spend your reward dollars like cash during redemption periods. (*Men’s footwear, alterations, shipping and sales tax are not eligible when earning or redeeming Trout Club points. Visit kilgoretrout.com for full details and to enroll.)

WHEN YOU NEED US, WE’RE HERE. CONTACT US ANYTIME AT 216.831.0488, OR EMAIL YOUR SALES CONSULTANT DIRECTLY: Wally Joel Cheryl Paula

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ON THE LINE SUMMER MUST-HAVES FROM KILGORE TROUT ARE

From top left: Kilgore Trout label washed cotton knit sport shirts in summer gelato colors, PT01 slim fit cotton trouser, PT01 resort evo fit seersucker trouser, Incotex slim fit houndstooth trouser, Officine Generale cotton sport shirt, PT05 denim jeans

ART DIRECTION | STYLING | DESIGN CHRISTOPHER HIXSON STYLING ASSISTANT GIANMARCO RINALDI PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO MARTONE | JIM MARTIN POST-PRODUCTION STUDIO MARTONE | MIKE STEINER


SHADES

Agave Cape Hatteras drawstring short, Surin Beach 12gg denim heather yarn stripe crew sweater and Modernist jersey denim jean


OF GRAY

Moncler Maglia hoodie, Gerard new down vest and cotton/elastane joggers, Ermenegildo Zegna aviator sunglasses


POPS OF


F COLOR Giannetto PortoďŹ no stonewashed cotton shirts in a riot of electric colors, Sebastian James Gary shirts in cotton with contrast plaids at neck and cuffs


TURBULENT SKIES


Moncler Kilian technical rain and wind jacket, Agave Surin Beach stripe crew sweater, Paul Smith nylon and leather backpack, Rag & Bone brushed cotton wind and rain jacket, soft wash Henley, reversible cotton tee and standard issue cotton jean


SUMMERT Gimo’s Campionario jacket in summer-weight slate suede, Giannetto Portofino tropical print shirt,


IME BLUES Iro destroyed cotton shirt, Billy Reid track jacket and cotton shirt, PT05 slim ďŹ t jean


SURF’S U

MC2 Saint Barth collection by Mariano Di Vaio: St. Barth screenprinted cotton hoodie, a fun assortment of printed swim trunks, Etro Something’s Fishy T-shirt


P, Guys!


THE THEME FOR SUMMER IS

COMFORT ABOVE ALL

Iro destroyed ямВeece sweater over washed tee, Noga garment-dyed jean


Etro new jersey sportcoat, Xacus shirt with hand-painted edge, Mason’s cotton trouser, Etro belt

ART DIRECTION | DESIGN CHRISTOPHER HIXSON

STYLING ASST GIANMARCO RINALDI PHOTOGRAPHY | POST-PRODUCTION STUDIO MARTONE


SPOT ON suit, sportcoat and trouser hookups

Sand 100% linen sportcoat, Etro paisley plaid shirt, 3x1 selvedge jean, Walkover Elliot suede buck, Orciani belt


PT01 Gregory slim bi-color stretch khaki, Boulevard 100% virgin wool slim fit slack, Pixel slim fit jean with selvedge contrast


Lardini 100% linen knit unstructured jacket, Xacus cotton shirt


Isaia blue stripe suit, cotton shirt and 100% silk tie, Gravati side buckle shoe, VK Nagrani hosiery, Orciani belt

The Italians call the shade of blue carte da zucchero which translates as sugar paper. Until 1900, sugar in italy was sold by weight and wrapped in paper of a characteristic bluish color.


Officine Generale Taylor sportcoat and matching pant separate, and soft cotton shirt


ask

SPRING 2015 FASHION TIPS FOR HER I can never have too many accessories, but Q: What are the hottest color trends for I’ve got all the basics Q: spring and summer 2015? covered. What are some of

Sporty side stripes plus feminine florals equals on-trend “athleisure.”

Accessories are one of the most fun categories to buy for the store, and we usually wait until the last minute in order to bring you the freshest finds. “Bubble leather” purses from Tissa Fontaneda are one example of a cool item that you just won’t find anywhere else in the area. They come in great neutral tones that pair with everything in your wardrobe, but their unusual texture and unique shell knot closures make them anything but basic. The Rag & Bone Crossbody bag is another amazing option if you’re after a more classic look. They’re very roomy and come in soft, supple leathers with colorblock details, offering convenience and style.

Q:

I’m the type that lives in denim. Which new styles can I add to my repertoire to keep it fresh this spring?

Slouchy boyfriend fits and distressed details are still in, but many of this season’s rips have been rehabbed—think stitched-up slits, or holes backed by slightly darker denim for a patchwork effect. If your closet is already awash in blue, consider a leopard or floral-print skinny pant. You’ll find some of our favorites, from brands like Hudson and Mason’s, in this issue’s Mindful Finds fashion section.

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This summer is shaping up to be white-hot. Allwhite outfits flatter almost every skin tone, and a silky white blouse should be the foundation of every warm-weather wardrobe. If we know our customers (and we think we do!) you can never get enough white shirts. Don’t miss our favorites: flowy styles with cool details from D. Exterior and European Culture. Blue will continue to be strong this year, and dusty greens and khakis pair back perfectly to the crisp clean of white.

Q:

How can I stay warm (but still look good) during the early transition into spring?

One of our fabulous spring outerwear pieces is sure to keep the chill out. Herno’s new collection of lightweight puffer coats channels Chanel with cropped, short-sleeved silhouettes and contrasting trim. The cotton easy jacket from Mason’s is another casual option, while Gimo’s offers a beautiful selection of trimmed and quilted leathers.

Q:

The term “athleisure” seems to be everywhere these days. What does it mean and how can I make the trend work for me?

This trend is all about accessorizing your activewear so you can go out to brunch or run errands without looking like you just stepped out of the gym. You’ll appear more put together but you’ll still be just as comfortable in the stretchy, breathable fabrics you can’t get enough of. One idea I love is to throw on a great new jacket or vest to dress up your casual look. Almost all of our vendors are now offering active-inspired pieces, and we’ve brought in brands like Line, European Culture and Mason’s to elevate your everyday look. Come in to see what’s new!

IMAGE COURTESY OF MASON’S

this season’s unique standout pieces that I can add to my collection?


Mindful Finds H E R M U S T- H AV E S F O R S P R I N G 2 0 1 5

Loma Jemma cashmere sweater, Hudson Skylar slim straight jean in smoke and mirrors

ART DIRECTION | STYLING | DESIGN CHRISTOPHER HIXSON STYLING ASSISTANT GIANMARCO RINALDI PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO MARTONE | JIM MARTIN POST-PRODUCTION STUDIO MARTONE | MIKE STEINER


At left: Hudson leopard-print leggings, D. Exterior cotton blouse with metallic ribbon placket, August Ravello foldover clutch (perfect for your essentials... and your iPad)

At right: Fuzzi printed gauze handkerchief dress

flow freely


Mason’s Jaqueline floral capri, lacework linen shift and Roma 100% cotton jacket

At right: Herno camp jackets in short or long sleeve, Tissa Fontaneda Uptown Sack and Biker Chic purses in Spanish Nappa “bubbles” leather


set your own tone


From left: Rag & Bone Enigma shift, European Culture asymmetrical-cut shirt dress, European Culture cotton gauze ruffled dress, European Culture ivory cotton tunic, D. Exterior nylon A-line dress with satin eyelets

embrace a sleeveless summer


Rag & Bone crossbody bag in bone, Excel tank in vertiver, eyelet skirt At right: Petanu by Pashma gauze scarf tunic


be windswept


breathe deeply

Pashma silk and cashmere top, coordinating silk and cashmere gauze scarf, Tissa Fontenada essentials purse in Spanish Nappa “bubbles� leather


ON THE ROAD

OUR FAVORITE MEN OF STYLE SHARE THEIR SUMMER ESCAPE PLANS. BY JILLIAN LAROCHELLE SAM KU, AG Adriano Goldschmied Where are you off to? After shooting our spring 2015 ad campaign with Daria Werbowy in Montauk, I felt that it would be a great place to bring my family in the summer. I’m from Los Angeles, so the beaches on the East Coast have such a different, romantic vibe. Also, the Hamptons have some amazing golf courses!

What are you most excited to do on this trip? The area is so chic, but laid-back at the same time. I like checking out the boutiques on Main Street, having a lobster roll at one of the many amazing seafood spots, and enjoying lots of beach time. I’m looking forward to soaking it all in, and hopefully running into Ina Gartner, The Barefoot Contessa—my wife’s absolute favorite.

What book or music will you bring along to help you unwind? When driving around, I’m sure we’ll put on a pretty wide variety of music. I have a seven-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son. When we’re on a long car ride, we’ll hook up Spotify and each person gets to pick a song that we all have to listen to. We’ll play everything from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros to Bob Marley to the Disney Cars soundtrack, even some Miley. It’s the craziest range of music you’ll ever hear.

What are your must-pack items? My everyday jeans are the Nomad in a raw denim from Kaihara, an amazing Japanese mill. I’ve worn this particular pair for about a year, nearly every day, and the wear marks are beautiful. Another must-pack item would be cashmere layering pieces from our Made in Italy collection; nothing keeps you the perfect temperature like cashmere does. For the course, I’m looking forward to breaking out some attire from our new men’s golf brand, AG Green Label. Everything in the collection has the performance element needed for the course, while still looking sharp and modern so I can head straight to dinner with the family after my round.

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ANDREA BENEDINI, Luigi Bianchi Mantova Where are you off to? I am planning a relaxing trip because in January I became a father for the second time. I will spend part of the summer with the whole family at a resort in Portugal.

What are you most excited to do on this trip? I am very excited to see Lisbon and the ocean, and do very simple things like walking on the beach. I believe everything can be an adventure with my two-year-old daughter and my newborn.

What book or music will you bring along to help you unwind? I rarely listen to music but I absolutely need to have a few good books with me at all times. I will make space in my luggage for Georges Simenon for sure, and probably a couple of Portuguese authors, to better appreciate and get closer to the local culture. Josè Saramago and Fernando Pessoa will be good friends indeed.

What are your must-pack items? I have three favorites. I will bring with me two L.B.M. 1911 jackets—a neutral one in light beige cotton, and a madras check cotton/linen blazer—then a completely unlined Luigi Bianchi Mantova blazer in Loro Piana fabric. I need it for at least one romantic dinner with my wife! White pants also are a summer must for me.

BOB CORLISS, Robert Talbott Where are you off to? In mid-May I will be traveling to Watkins Glen, NY to participate in one of the Atlantic Championship Series Pro Races for Formula Atlantic. The race takes place at Watkins Glen International, one of the most storied race tracks in history and the site of the first Formula One Grand Prix in America.

What are you most excited to do on this trip? The race itself is exciting, so I’m looking forward to that. But being in this part of the country also provides me the opportunity to interface with some of our Robert Talbott specialty store customers, as well as spend time in our Fifth Avenue Showroom in New York City.

What book or music will you bring along to help you unwind? I’m reading The Century Trilogy by Ken Follett. By May I expect to be reading the third book in the series, Edge of Eternity.

What are your must-pack items? Our Robert Talbott Marin Soft Coat is something I take on every trip. It’s a must-have because of its versatility, comfort, fit and style. It pairs well with denim and can be dressed up or down as needed.

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, Brunello Cucinelli Where are you off to? For summer vacations, I love Sardegna, Corsica and Greece. I find that the islands in the Mediterranean have such a magical atomosphere.

What are you most excited to do on this trip? To take the opportunity to relax and read, take walks and enjoy the environment. I love to get lost in my thoughts.

What books will you bring along to help you unwind? For sure The Memories of Adriano by Marguerite Yourcenar. I always bring this with me as well the Meditations of Marco Aurelius.

What are your must-pack items? A bathing suit in a high-quality technical fabric, a beach towel in soft cotton and a cashmere scarf for a breezy evening chatting amongst friends.

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SEBASTIAN DOLLINGER, Eton Where are you off to?

I will be going to Japan for two weeks where I’ll visit Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and venture up Mount Fuji.

What are you most excited to do on this trip? I’m most excited about going up Mount Fuji, visiting Zen temples and looking at traditional architecture.

What book or music will you bring along to help you unwind? The two books will be Jiddu Krishnamurti’s The Only Revolution and Alan Watts’ autobiography In My Own Way. I will most likely be listening to a whole lot of Swedish music, such as Trail of Feathers and Ebba Grön. I always listen to Chopin, Tom Waits and Muddy Waters, and have been for years!

What is your must-pack item? A black linen shirt with a button-down collar.

GIANLUCA ISAIA, Isaia Where are you off to? When you live two minutes away from your newly opened boutique on Capri, it is very hard to go anywhere else! I love having a coffee or aperitivo with our customers as they enhance their personal style and choose fabrics. I love seeing what they choose.

What else do you enjoy doing there? In Capri the must-go spots are Blu Grotto, Aurora Restaurant for dinner, and the Axel Munthe villa.

What book or music will help you unwind? Since I love live music, you will most likely find me at Taverna Anema e Core where the Neapolitan music is fantastic. Make sure to spend one crazy night there when you are in Capri.

What is your must-pack item? I never leave without my handmade leather sandals. I even wear them with suits when it is not summer! (I think George Clooney tried to do this one time too... I will not say which one of us looked better.) We created an Isaia leather sandal that is simple, yet fun and elegant, that I take with me everywhere.

ARNOLD SILVERSTONE, Samuelsohn Where are you off to? No plans for the summer months, but each September I go to the Italian Alps to race with the Ferrari club, which is an incredible experience.

What are you most excited to do on this trip? This past year I raced with the new Ferrari F12—a 700 horsepower, 12 cylinder powerhouse. Who knows what new toy they’ll have for me next September!

What book or music will you bring along to help you unwind? The sound of the engine is my favorite music.

What are your must-pack items? The Samuelsohn Performance 12-pocket blazer is my ultimate travel companion. It is wrinkle and water resistant, versatile and perfect for all occasions.

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footwear

SNEAKER CULTURE

Sneakers have long played a part in American pop culture, serving the athletic community and the fashion-obsessed alike. With the recent emergence of the trend known as “athleisure,” luxury brands are transforming the once-basic sneaker into a high-end necessity for every closet. From a style standpoint, men are paying more attention to their footwear and seeking standout shoes. Trend forecaster Matt Feniger of WGSN explains, “Sneakers check off a lot of boxes: they’re comfortable, seasonless, and now can even be a statement item.” Designers like Y-3, Stella McCartney and Jeremy Scott for Adidas were among the first to enter the luxe sneaker arena, leading next to collaborations like Riccardo Tisci for Nike and Raf Simons for Adidas. Today, many brands look to what people are wearing on the streets and what’s trending on social media, then reinterpret the designs for their customers’ taste (a great example of the trickle-up theory, with lower-end skate and streetwear style influencing high-end fashion). Adam Derrick, creative director of To Boot New York, explains why dressier shoe brands like his are entering the sneaker biz: “As a lifestyle brand, I want to offer the footwear our customer needs for the office, for his weekends and nights out. The sneaker collection broadens our assortment and allows our customer to find everything he’s looking for.” Other designers are also stepping up their sneaker games. Salvatore Ferragamo, for example, is launching a digital interview series, featuring Douglas Booth and music by A$AP Rocky, that celebrates its new premier sneakers. Z Zegna is touting the launch of its new sneaker collection, which features luxurious nappas and suedes, technical meshes and printed stingray leather. “I don’t see the popularity of sneakers slowing down anytime soon; the athleisure and city sport trends continue to evolve and dominate season after season,” concludes Feniger. “There has been an overall cultural shift to a healthier lifestyle, so even if the athleisure trend begins to dwindle, an active lifestyle will remain an important aspect of guys’ daily lives.” So go ahead: invest in statement sneakers that will take you from workout to weekend and beyond.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS 1892

The first pair

1923

Indiana

1950s

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2007

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of Keds—an innovative

hoops star Chuck Taylor

ties are shown wearing

duces its signature suede

combination of rubber

endorses Converse and

sneakers as fashion in

and patent leather

bottoms with a canvas

helps redesign the shoe.

several popular movies,

sneaker and the high-

top—is developed by the

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teens around the world

fashion sneaker is placed

U.S. Rubber Company. 1917 Marquis Converse produces the Converse All-Star, the first shoe made specifically for playing basketball.

to the footwear.

follow suit. Sneakers are

firmly on the map.

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global when Adi Dassler

the world of athletics.

and Nike announce the

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1984

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Germany. It quickly

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to create his first Air

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Jordans. Sneaker cul-

new age in customized

in the world.

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footwear.

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Michael

New Balance

RUNWAY IMAGE COURTESY OF ZEGNA; SNEAKERS BY FERRAGAMO, KITON, ZEGNA, TO BOOT NEW YORK

FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO LUXURY TRIMMINGS. BY STEPHEN GARNER


A BEAUTIFUL

CONTRADICTION ELIZABETH AND JAMES BRINGS MASCULINE AND FEMININE ELEMENTS INTO EXQUISITE BALANCE.

Bridging the gap between designer and contemporary fashion, Elizabeth and James represents two dynamic personalities: Elizabeth with an uptown sophistication and feminine softness, James with a downtown cool and masculine edge. Each incomplete on its own, together they create a striking perfection. Despite being a self-proclaimed New York lifestyle brand, Elizabeth and James goes cross country to channel the West Coast for spring 2015. Founders Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen were inspired by the casual, beachy vibe when they spent much of last year working in California. The collection embodies this laid-back attitude but can still be elevated for a night out. The relaxed staples transition seamlessly between city and sand. Build a street-meets-surf wardrobe by mixing Elizabeth and James’ casual yet refined separates. Pieces come to life in cool tech-inspired fabrics, drapey crepe, organza grid jacquard and trend-forward sheers. Black and ivory dominate while pops of bright color and a custom palm print lighten the mood. Pre-fabricated styling details—already-rolled sleeves, built-in layers, ties to cinch a jacket at the waist—make everyday dressing effortless. All-in-one pieces like overalls and jumpsuits are also gaining importance, especially for travel. Midi-length skirts in varying slim, circle and bias cuts are city ready when paired with the brand’s signature shirting, or beachy worn with a cropped palm-print tee and casual accessories. The magic is in the mix.

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ELIZABETH AND JAMES

JEWELRY

Delicate jewelry pieces reference mid-century modern architecture and surf culture in keeping with the Elizabeth and James ready-to-wear collection. Bright pops of color on 22-karat plated gold add a playful touch, while delicate rings and lariat necklaces can be layered for an uptown look.


Already the world’s preeminent maker of luxury menswear, Zegna knows a thing or two about innovation and evolution. For spring/summer 2015, check out their luxurious high-tech fabrics, exclusive patterns, rich new color palette (teal, mauve, shades of blue mixed with light gray, forest green, indigo and camel) and blending of modern design with old-world craftsmanship. Among the many must-haves in store for the season: lots of versatile lightweight outerwear. Styles include sophisticated safari jackets, city coats and blazers; fabrics feature Zegna’s exclusive Trofeo cloth bonded with a breathable membrane (40 percent lighter than previous versions), making these jackets trans-seasonal, water-resistant and very contemporary. If you haven’t bought a warm weather suit lately, now’s the time! Zegna’s summer suits and trousers are made from virtually weightless fabrics including soft, naturally elastic, high-performance wool (15.5 microns) and Trofeo mohair (both surprisingly cool). Seersucker and micro-patterns add a dimension that’s elegant, refined and individually expressive. Most important: Zegna’s soft unlined sportcoats in somewhat shorter lengths will update your image, whether you’re dressing up or dressing down. The finishing summer touches: a silk/cotton tie, polished leather shoes with inverted seams (or sneakers with contrast details if you’re feeling sporty) and the quintessential soft leather bag.

SAMUELSOHN: DESIGN FOR LIFE Three years ago, Samuelsohn was a hidden gem. Based in Montreal, the company founded by master tailor Lesser Samuelsohn in 1923 was still making remarkable full-canvas garments the old-fashioned way, but it wasn't well known outside its league of loyal customers. That's changing. President and designer Arnold Brant Silverstone has managed to double the 90-year-old company without compromising its quality. More than eight hours of work goes into a Samuelsohn suit—they are all full canvas with one-piece collars and hand-sewn armholes. Today there are three collections: Performance, which features innovative waterproof and wrinkle-free wools; Collection, the classic full-canvas line that made Samulesohn's name; and Soft, a lighter collection of full-canvas jackets and suiting for evenings and weekends. “Our Performance line uses a Loro Piana fabric called Extreme that’s exclusive to us,” says Silverstone. “It’s the first Loro Piana fabric with natural stretch and also waterproofing. It’s a beautiful super 120s and 130s wool from Italy that looks rich, but also performs.” Samuelsohn's made-to-measure program is exceptional, both for its quick delivery and the tailors' abilities to make just about anything. “I've never seen a factory that can do what they do,” Silverstone marvels. “We’re a North American company,” he adds proudly. “We understand our customer and we live his lifestyle—we understand the fit and the fabrics and we're designing just for him.”

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noteworthy

ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA: LUXURY MEETS TECHNOLOGY


Q:

I’m so confused about tie widths: how wide should they be for 2015?

Slim down your neckwear for a more modern look.

It is a bit confusing since there are various widths that are now acceptable, depending on the width of your jacket lapel and the type of shirt collar. One thing is certain, however: acceptable widths have been narrowing for the past several years. We like 8.5 cm (3.35 inches) as a good go-to width for most of today’s suits and sportcoats (the hipster look is decidedly narrower); just a few seasons back it was 9.5 cm (3.75 inches). Visit us for some new neckwear that will keep you up to date!

I noticed lots of young guys walking around without Q: socks last summer. Aside from the

hygiene aspect, is this no-sock look sartorially acceptable? (Won’t guys ruin their shoes, not to mention their feet?)

It’s definitely a fashion look among trendsetters, so much so, in fact, that we now sell no-show socks that hit below the ankle and give a sockless appearance while protecting both your shoes and your feet. If you’re going for this trendy look, we suggest buying some no-show socks. That said, we prefer the look of a classic or whimsical sock with both dress and casual shoes (and sport socks with athletic shoes). Especially in 2015 when there are so many fashionforward options in color and pattern, why not make a sock statement? Let your hosiery reflect your personality!

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Q:

My staple clothing item for spring is a navy blazer: what more do I need?

You’ve got the right idea! A navy blazer can take you virtually anywhere: throw it over a polo shirt for lunch at the golf club or over a dress shirt for a nice dinner out. What more do you need? How about a brighter shade of blue for an upbeat summer alternative, and/or a lightweight cashmere blazer (once again, go blue) for that extra touch of softness and style? While three blue blazers might seem excessive, trust us: you’ll get so many compliments, you just might come back for more.

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I have a formal wedding coming up this summer: do I need a new tux or can I wear what’s in my closet?

If you haven’t purchased a tux in a few years, you definitely need a new one. Today’s models are slimmer, lighter weight and more comfortable than the ones you own and the fabrics are more beautiful. Lapel options are numerous (peak, shawl, traditional) so try on a few to see which is most flattering. Another way to modernize: try navy instead of black.

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SPRING 2015 FASHION TIPS FOR HIM


WATERCOLOR PRINT

Wavy and washed-out, this print recalls blue skies and ocean breezes.

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BOGLIOLI K JACKET

This must-have travel jacket packs and unpacks with ease. You’ll look put together every step of the way.


REHABBED DENIM

Rips have been repaired for a new take on destroyed denim. This pair is freshly mended and right on trend.


TRUE BLUE SPORTCOAT

Lighten up! Trade your navy blazer for a brighter, summer-ready shade.


COLORED DENIM

Skip the heavy jeans and switch to fivepocket pants in muted summer shades of blue and green.


Stay polished and comfortable in a stretch jersey jacket. Wear with a sport shirt and five-pocket pants, or with a tee and trainers.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY GMD THREE STUDIOS. MEN’S STYLING BY WILLIAM BUCKLEY. COPY AND WOMEN’S STYLING BY JILLIAN LAROCHELLE. GROOMING BY JULIANNA GROGAN. MODELS WALTER SAVAGE AND ANDREA DENVER @ SOUL MODEL MANAGEMENT; KATY BEAL @ Q MODEL MANAGEMENT. WOMEN’S JEWELRY COURTESY OF DANIELLE STEVENS, LULU DHARMA, SACRED JEWELS, DEEPA GURNANI.

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AND AGAIN! IN OUR TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN ERA, THE RE-RELEASE OF THIS 10-YEAR-OLD CLASSIC REINFORCES THE VALUE OF RELATIONSHIP SELLING. BY KAREN ALBERG GROSSMAN About 10 years ago, a second-generation specialty store apparel merchant based in Westport, Connecticut wrote a little book on customer service. The inspiration for so doing was an industry conference that predicted online retailing would soon put brick and mortar stores out of business. Jack Mitchell was one of the speakers but he didn’t buy into the premise: his family’s two apparel stores were among the most successful in the country, if not the world. Yet their secret was neither high-tech nor profound: treat customers first as people, then as clients. Caring inspires loyalty, which inspires increased sales. The initial version of Hug Your Customers: The Proven Way to Personalize Sales and Achieve Outstanding Results is now in its 17th printing, having sold well over 200,000 copies in North America and tens of thousands around the world (Brazil, Japan, China, Russia, Mexico, the UK, even Estonia!). What’s more, Jack Mitchell suddenly became a highly sought-after motivational speaker who has presented at more than 200 conferences around the globe. Why? In this writer’s opinion, the book is not just a guide to personalized selling but, in a very real sense, a manual for living a more meaningful life. I know it’s changed mine. “The heart of the re-release is the same as the original but with a new preface and, ironically, a new take on technology, the very thing that many predicted would put specialty stores out of business,” says Mitchell. Since the book’s original publication, the Mitchells purchased two iconic

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stores 3,000 miles across America during the worst recession of our time, and more recently launched a highly personalized interactive website that somehow manages to convey their culture of hugging through cyberspace. The essence of the book is tough to sum up; it’s Mitchell’s marvelous anecdotes that bring it to life. Among my favorites: the time he opened the store on a Sunday just so a woman could buy her irate husband new underwear. (She was in the process of moving and had inadvertently packed and shipped all his boxers…) It was a small sale but Jack was happy to make it, theorizing that he might have saved a marriage! (Editor’s note: How did this stranger reach the store owner on a Sunday? A family member’s personal phone number is always on the store answering machine after hours.) And the time when, with the CEO of a luxury cruise line, Mitchell came up with the idea of lending tuxedos to male passengers (and offering on-board alterations) in order to raise the bar on dress code. The concept worked brilliantly, despite the fact that they didn’t offer footwear; guys would show up for dinners in their elegant tuxes worn with brown boat shoes or scuffed sneakers. Still, once seated, they looked great in the professional photos. The elevated mood among passengers jumpstarted sales in the casino and throughout the ship, as well as bookings for future cruises. Thinking out of the box, cooperation instead of competition, creating a hugging culture, challenges not problems, the power of new: there’s much to learn from this wonderful book. “I’ve added some new insights and fresh stories to the updated edition,” notes Mitchell, who defines a hug as any personal touch that impresses or delights. “But the key message I want to convey is that hugging worked 10 years ago, it’s working today and I believe it will work 100 years from now. So try it! It might start out as a business strategy but it quickly becomes a way of life.”

THIS BOOK, WRITTEN BY OUR FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE JACK MITCHELL, REFLECTS OUR THEORY OF PERSONALIZED SELLING AND CAN REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR BUSINESS.” —Wally Naymon, Kilgore Trout

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world scene

BY DONALD CHARLES RICHARDSON

Experience life’s little luxuries. THE LATEST SCOOP Ice cream is one of the great joys of spring and summer. (Actually, it brings joy all year.) Perhaps you’ve heard of High Road Craft Ice Cream, considered by many foodies to be the best in America. Chef Keith Schroeder originally created the artisanal treats just for chefs, but word spread and fascinating flavors such as Pistachio Honey Ricotta, Mango Chili Lime and Bourbon Burnt Sugar, along with elevated classics (think Vanilla Fleur de Sel), are now available to the public. What you might not know is that High Road also crafts bespoke ice cream. You can request your favorite ingredients, or if you’ve discovered a rare chocolate or happen to grow pecans in your backyard, supply your own. May we suggest chocolate with chocolate topped with chocolate?

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Feel a hankering to get away from it all? Looking for peace and serenity? Big Sky Resort in southwest Montana, between Bozeman and West Yellowstone, is famous for skiing in winter and also offers a tranquil getaway during the warmer months. Half Hitch Home, one of the resort’s Signature Lodging Properties, is a three-level log house that boasts five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two full kitchens, a theater room with seating for eight, an exercise room, a game room, a spacious sunroom with hot tub, and three living rooms decorated in the western style. A private concierge will arrange transportation and deliveries of groceries and liquor (a wine connoisseur chooses wines from the resort’s impressive selection), schedule a masseur and book a Montanatrained chef who specializes in preparing wild game such as bison, elk and pheasant. Sounds as fine as cream gravy.


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THE SHOW GOES ON The Signature Theater in Arlington, Virginia is renowned for its definitive Sondheim productions, inventive adaptations of overlooked or forgotten works, and fresh new projects. The theater takes big musicals and presents them in an intimate setting (with seating for only 275) without stripping down the cast or the orchestra. Signature also offers education and outreach programs that engage the area’s increasingly diverse population and target those traditionally underserved by the arts. As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, this spring Signature Theater is putting on quite a show, presenting the world premiere of Soon by Nick Blaemire, Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret, and Simply Sondheim, a brand-new Stephen Sondheim revue featuring six performers and a 16-piece orchestra. Bravo… bis.

A HISTORICAL FEAST Tugu Kunstkring Paleis in Jarkarta is celebrating its 100th anniversary (it was inaugurated in 1914 by the Dutch governor). Now under the management of Tugu Hotels & Restaurants Group, this legendary structure includes a gallery for art exhibitions, Suzie Wong bar, Ban Lam wine shop, bread corner and a restaurant that offers the Betawi Grand Rijsttafel, a sumptuous social feast that used to be celebrated by the Dutch plantation landlords when they hosted honorable guests in the 1900s. This special menu arrangement consists of 12 to 24 different dishes, presented by 12 waiters dressed in costumes from the period of colonial Java. Somehow, they find time between courses to perform traditional dances.

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If first class leaves you feeling a little cramped, reserve the Residence on Etihad Airways. Measuring 125 square feet, the Residence provides a living room, separate double bedroom and shower room, all with luxurious appointments. A touchscreen control unit operates the ambient lighting and window shading, adjusts seat position and firmness, and activates the in-seat massage functions. You’ll have access to broadband with internet mobile and data capability, live TV, HDMI, an AC outlet and USB ports. A butler, combining the roles of concierge and maitre d’hotel after training at the Savoy Butler Academy in London, handles the details and plans your menu. To ensure a really cozy night’s sleep, the Residence will even provide jammies.

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photographed events of the year, attracting such superstars as David Bowie, Madonna and Sarah Jessica Parker, who wowed the crowd last year in an extravagantly trained black-and-white dress by Oscar de la Renta. (The benefits are overseen by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, for whom the Met’s Anna Wintour Costume Center is named.) This year, expect Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence to stand out (literally and figuratively) on the Met’s steps as one of the co-chairs of the May 4 benefit, which precedes the opening of China: Through the Looking Glass. The show will run from May 5 to August 16. Under the guidance of curators Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton, and the artistic direction of filmmaker Wong Kar-wai, this groundbreaking exhibition will feature more than 100 pieces of ready-towear, avant-garde clothing and haute couture (including pieces by Giorgio Armani, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Paul Smith, Yves St. Laurent and Vivienne Westwood) set alongside Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains and film stills. “From the earliest period of European contact with China in the 16th century, the West has been enchanted with imagery from the East, providing inspiration for many designers, whose fashions are infused at every turn with romance, nostalgia and make-believe,” says Bolton, who is eager to take all of us through this particular looking glass to provide new reflections on the world of Easterninspired fashion. Start making room in your closet.

THROUGH THE MET’S LOOKING GLASS FASHION AS ART OR ART AS FASHION? BY BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON

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JOHN GALLIANO FOR HOUSE OF DIOR, FALL/WINTER 1997-98; IMAGE BY NICK KNIGHT, NICK KNIGHT / TRUNK ARCHIVE COURTESY OF THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

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This summer, there’s a good chance we may be wearing qipaos, cheongsams and Zhongshan suits—even if we’ve never heard of them before. The reason has nothing to do with visiting diplomats from China or the newest blockbuster; instead, look to the remarkable influence of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute (and its annual benefit gala) on fashion trends. The museum has become the “ideal place to explore the rich complexity of the innovative work of a designer like Charles James,” says the museum’s CEO, Thomas Campbell, referring to last year’s popular show Charles James: Beyond Fashion. The exhibit not only resurrected the name and reputation of the great American couturier but reminded viewers of how James’ sculptural creations could flatter the body. True, the Costume Institute has been putting on fashion-related exhibitions for over 50 years, including such landmark shows as The World of Balenciaga, Rock Style and Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed. But its beautifully curated displays have risen to prominence in the last decade, and the result has been a renewed two-way conversation between consumers and the fashion industry. For example, by August 2011, a record-shattering 661,000 visitors had taken in the aptly-named Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, leading to a newfound understanding of—or for some, an introduction to—the intricate creations of the late British designer. Meanwhile, the Met’s annual benefit has become one of the most


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2015 Corvette Stingray

A DRIVER’S DREAM

ROAD TESTING THE BEST NEW AUTOMOBILES OF 2015. BY DAVID A. ROSE

A real car guy never thinks of his automobile as transportation. For him it’s the thrill of acceleration, the sense of control as he traverses through a tight turn, the throaty sound of his car’s exhaust note. These are what bring him joy. His sports car may not be the most pragmatic machine on the road, but it likely reflects his personality and sense of style. The car guy—and he who desires to become one—is the guy I’m addressing here. At the magnificent Monticello Motor Club in Monticello, New York, I had the opportunity to drive almost all the newly released 2015 car models as part of the International Motor Press Association’s test days. This happens each year as the new models are about to go on sale, so that automobile journalists can ascertain an impression of each one. In this car guy’s opinion, these six models represent the cream of the crop.

2015 Camaro ZL1 With a top speed of 184 MPH, 0 to 60 in four seconds and the ability to travel a quarter-mile in just 11.96 seconds, you might say this car was built to impress. The original Camaro was introduced in 1967, and this 2015 ZL1 more than lives up to its iconic heritage. The vehicle has it all: speed, looks and comfort. The 6.2 liter supercharged engine delivers 580 horsepower with 556 foot-pounds of torque. Taking cues from its racing past, the Camaro ZL1 is a driver’s machine; it’s strictly for the guy who wants all the grunt he can get from a street car.

2015 Corvette Stingray This eight-speed paddle-shifting convertible boasts 460 horsepower with 465 foot-pounds of torque. The exhaust note of the V8 engine is equivalent to the lyrical tonality of a brass band. Unlike earlier Corvettes (which tended to under-steer with hard cornering), this car is very neutral and quite nimble. Truly a world-class sports car, comparable to a Ferrari 458 Italia but at less than half the price.

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2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe

2015 Jaguar F-Type

2015 Maserati Ghibli S Q4

2015 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 Comparing this Maserati to most muscle cars is akin to comparing Swan Lake to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. But its elegant looks can be misleading. When you put the hammer down on this fourdoor sedan, I promise you won’t be disappointed. It may not have the brute power of a Camaro ZL1, but the 404 horsepower and 404 foot-pounds of torque delivered from its three-liter twin-turbo V/6 will take it from 0 to 60 in under five seconds (it tops out at 165 MPH). This impressive performance is even more enjoyable since the car still provides the driver and passengers with a smooth and luxurious ride.

2015 Jaguar F-Type It may have taken 40 years to follow up on the extraordinary EType Jaguar of the 1960s and ’70s, but let me tell you: It was worth the wait. The Jaguar F-Type embodies all the feline superlatives one would expect from a two-seater Jaguar sports car. There are three engine options, all of which are supercharged. The standard F-Type three-liter V/6 delivers 340 horsepower; the F-Type S three-liter V/6 delivers 380 horsepower; and the F-Type V/8 S produces 495 horsepower. In terms of all-around performance, handling, looks and appeal, this is the car that does it all. The

Jaguar F-Type lives up to it pedigree and provides its owner the feel and sound of a racecar—even when shopping for groceries.

2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe Stepping out of a Corvette and into a four-door hatchback may sound like a downgrade, but to my surprise and delight, this car was fun to drive. It offers great handling, an aggressive exhaust sound, and of course, the sensibility of four doors with hatchback storage. And it’s plenty quick. The four-cylinder, two-liter turbo engine produces 240 horsepower, capable of launching this 3,700pound car from 0 to 60 in less than six seconds while achieving 27 miles per gallon.

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe This is not your father’s Cadillac. It’s a dignified automobile with proper Cadillac refinements, but with the added element of performance. The 3.6 liter V/6 produces 321 horsepower, enough to make a Sunday drive in the country something special. Clearly, this is a good year for car guys. Expand your collection, get out on the road and celebrate spring!

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food

QUINOA CRAZE

THIS ANCIENT GRAIN IS EXPERIENCING A GLOBAL SURGE IN POPULARITY. BY JACQUELINE FRATINI bitter taste. To cook quinoa, use two cups of water for every one cup of rinsed seeds and boil, stirring occasionally, until the quinoa absorbs the water and becomes soft.

QUINOA POWER SALAD 1½ cups quinoa, rinsed 2 avocados 1 pint cherry tomatoes 8 oz. baby spinach ½ red onion 1 or 2 lemons 1 can of corn 1 can of black beans Salt and pepper to taste Cook quinoa in 3 cups of water. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and stir continuously. Cube both avocados and halve cherry tomatoes, then add to a large bowl. Mix in baby spinach; add more if desired. Finely chop red onion and add to bowl. Drain and rinse beans and corn; add to bowl. Cut lemon in half; squeeze juice over the mixture and stir. Add cooked and cooled quinoa. Season with salt and pepper, and mix all ingredients together. Add more lemon to taste. Serve immediately. Makes 3 to 4 servings.

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For those who want a nutritious yet filling food to kickstart a healthy diet before swimsuit season heats up: look no further. Although quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) dates back over 3,000 years, 2013 was named “The International Year of Quinoa” by The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. And it’s only gotten bigger since. This super food, referred to as the “mother of grains,” is an organic, gluten- and GMO-free seed packed full of nutrients. Not only does it contain numerous antioxidants and all nine amino acids (making it a complete protein), it’s also high in fiber and has a low glycemic index, all good qualities for weight loss and improved health. This versatile grain works in both sweet and savory dishes and comes in different varieties, white being the most common. Red quinoa tends to hold its shape better when cooked, which is beneficial for making certain dishes like cold salads. Black quinoa is sweeter than any other type of the seed. Nutritional value varies slightly by type, but one recommended serving size of cooked quinoa (about ¼ cup) has an average of 170 calories with high amounts of protein and potassium. Quinoa is a perfect option to replace starches with less nutritional value like rice, pasta and oatmeal. Pre-seasoned quinoa is available at most health food stores, as is puffed quinoa, which is great for making healthy snacks like quinoa crispy treats (rather than rice crispy treats). Plain quinoa has little flavor, so it can be added to almost any dish to increase nutritional value without affecting the taste. Be sure to check whether your quinoa comes pre-rinsed. If not, rinse before using to discard the natural coating quinoa carries, called saponin, which may cause a


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THE PEOPLE OF KILGORE TROUT ARE HERE TO HELP.

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS Developing lasting personal relationships helps our sales associates select items that they know you will enjoy, and eases your shopping experience. We’ll always do everything we can to make you look and feel your best.

MADE-TO-MEASURE For the ultimate clothing experience and for hard-to-fit guys, indulge in made-to-measure suits, sportcoats, shirts and trousers—even ties. The world’s finest fabrics and designers mean yours will be a fit like no other.

ALTERATIONS With four full-time master tailors, seamstresses and pressers on staff, we don’t mess around when it comes to having the finest tailoring shop in Cleveland. Expert alterations are always complimentary with every new, regular-priced purchase.

BUTTON UP A loose thread or button can be just the thing that unravels your day. Bring in any suit or outerwear with buttons that need assistance and we’ll re-attach or tighten them for you, on site and free of charge. We like you looking your best, down to the details. We’ll also handle other repairs and alterations for a small fee.

SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS We know your time is valuable. Whether before, during or after business hours, we are happy to arrange appointments in the store to assist you with your shopping needs. Just call 216.831.0488 and we’ll make it happen.

HOME & OFFICE VISITS Sometimes life or business gets in the way of finding time to stop by the store. No worries. We’re always available to come to your home or office. Give us a shout, and we’re there.

PERSONAL DELIVERY If you need to have a purchase hand delivered within the Cleveland/Akron area, just let us know. We also ship worldwide.

CLOSET CLEANING In order to help you better integrate your new seasonal purchases with the old, we offer our clients a complimentary closet consultation. One of our professional sales associates will personally visit your home to inventory your closet, providing suggestions on how to creatively mix and match your existing wardrobe. One of our experienced tailors can also be on hand to provide any fitting or re-adjustments you may need. If you desire, we’ll provide a photographic catalog of your wardrobe for your future reference.

CUSTOMER LOUNGE In a hectic world, we need to take advantage of the simple pleasures—if only for a few minutes. Take a seat in our customer lounge, kick back with a freshly brewed cappuccino or bottled water, and enjoy a bit of the game on our big screen. We’re happy to provide a moment of solitude when you need it most.

TROUT CLUB Earn points with every qualifying purchase: 1 point for every $1 in merchandise purchased—even sale items (excludes services/footwear). Rewards are issued equivalent to 5% of your total Trout Club points, so that’s a $50 reward for every $1,000 spent (and even more during bonus point days or events). Twice each year, we will email a summary of your available Trout Club rewards. You’ll earn points with every purchase while continuing to earn your own credit card’s miles, points, or cash back benefits. (Some stores require use of store credit cards for reward points.)

GIFT CARDS A Kilgore Trout Gift Card is always a perfect fit. Our gift cards are available in any denomination and arrive in a gift box, ready to give. Purchase in store or over the phone. We’ll ship it to the recipient.

CLOTHING DONATIONS Service to our community is every bit as important as service to our customer. Declutter your closet while helping a good cause. Drop off your discarded, yet wearable, items anytime—and we’ll donate them to a local charity providing clothing for Clevelanders re-entering the workplace.

CONVENIENCE Kilgore Trout is just a half-mile from Interstate 271 at Eton Chagrin Boulevard, the region’s finest shopping experience with great dining options and over 40 retailers to satiate your every need. Eton even has an on-site shoe shine vendor.


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