5280’s Top of the Town voting
So, it’s that time of year again. Time to vote in 5280 Magazine’s annual Top of the Town competition! Results of the balloting are published in the July issue and consistently reflect the best that Denver has to offer in a range of categories.
You shouldn’t have any problem voting for the best menswear boutique, right? :). How about the other categories?
I wanted to write a quick blog post and offer up some recommendations for a handful of genres. I’ve personally worked with each of these businesses and they are run by some really amazing people who are super passionate about what they do. More importantly, they uphold the highest level of quality and attention to service. The latter I think is worth emphasizing, because in an increasingly digital world, good customer service can seem difficult to come by.
But these are just my recommendations. The important thing is to vote for the company or individual that you think has earned a spot on the list!
Top of the Town voting!
A note on how to vote: The voting is a write-in format. That means that you’d type in something like, oh say, Bespoke Edge, for the Local Men’s Boutique category. You certainly don’t need to fill in all of the line items, just scroll through and pick your favorites!
I’ve been a loyal patron of Al’s Barbershop for something like 5 or 6 years now. In the beginning, I was frequenting the Denver barbershop in Larimer Square. When I moved to Boulder a couple years back I would go to the Boulder shop. And now that I’m back in Denver, well, you guessed it.
Simply put, Al’s a master at cutting men’s hair.
Something you probably wouldn’t know if you didn’t ask, is that Al cuts hair for a handful of models at national fashion shows. He is even a recognized speaker at industry conferences. And to have him cut your hair and listen to him explain his approach and watch what he does, you’ll soon understand that Al and his highly skilled team are the very best at what they do.
Local Jewelry Designer
I met Abby Sparks a couple years back, because well, most of us custom folks end up gravitating towards one another sooner or later!
And when Brett got engaged I decided that he deserved a pair of custom cufflinks to go with his custom suits. That’s when I had an opportunity to work one-on-one with Abby. I thought it was interesting at how similar her process is to ours, in that you can literally control every aspect of what you’re building. For us, it’s custom suits, and for her, custom jewelry.
Abby is an incredibly talented and personable woman. She has a knack for taking sketches and turning them into amazing pieces of jewelry.
I’d recommend taking a peek at our article on Brett’s custom cufflinks. It has a lot of great photos of some of her rings too.
Website: Abby Sparks Jewelry
For years now, Ron and I have known Little White Dress Bridal Shop owner Cate Malone and her daughter and business partner, Kelly Hinde. They are really wonderful people who consistently find the best in designer gowns and bring them to the mile high city.
Recommended reading: 5 style tips for grooms, an interview with Kelly Hinde