Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pittsburgh Fashion Week 2011 ManStyle Show Review

This was the first ManStyle Men's Fashion Show for Pittsburgh Fashion Week which is in it's second year. So needless to say I was excited to see some men on the runway for a change!!!

The Show featured JoS A. Banks Menswear at the John H. Heinz History Center started out with Pittsburgh's A List Celebrity Television Personalities!

Local Celebrity WTAE Sports Broadcaster Andrew Stockey having fun on the Runway! And City Council Constituent Services Coordinator Matt Hogue shows us the fashionable side of politics!

Handsome as can be models representing JoS A. Banks & PFW and well! Rising model Marcus Powers is sure to make it in New York Fashion Week!!!

The Casual Male looking dapper in seperates from JoS A. Banks including Tommy Hilfiger apparel.

The Plus male sporting Fall's Favorite colors browns and tans.

The well suited male in tux, bow tie and scarf and model Tim O'Reilly.

The evening benefited a worthy organization called Capacity Developers Inc. which provides suits and work wear for men re-entering the workforce from unemployment, prison, renewal and recovery like the gentleman below. Irene Anderson Sparks, Community Resource Manager seen with Kevin Schnieders who is on the Advisory Board and is the CEO and President of Educational Data Systems which is a contributing partner of the program was the Commentator for the organization's part of the show where they showcased donated suits, scrubbs and labor work wear that they supply for the men in need!

Capacity Developers is a non-profit that also provides systems of support to ensure that men of Greater Pittsburgh have the ability to seek gainful employment through education & training programs and supportive services. Please support this great organization by donating suits and mens work wear and/or monetary donations at

The Runway was also adorned with custom designed studded and painted sneakers by Ben Smith of BRUSH FOOTWEAR. You can place your custom order with Ben at or his website at .

I must say I was a little dissappointed that there weren't more men's fashions presented in the show that lasted all of 20 minutes with JoS A. Banks presenting 15 looks! At $40 a ticket, I'm sure fashion goers were looking for a little more. With Men's Clothing Stores in Downtown Pittsburgh alone Brooks Brothers, Larrimor's, Lydell's, Macy's, Sak's Fifth Avenue and even a little street could have been a great show!

Pittsburgh STEP UP! We have great talent and exceptional potential...we'll see what the rest of the week has to hold. But I'm sure the Fashion Students will BRING IT in the back to back Student Runway Shows. Get your tickets now (because these shows fill up fast) at

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