Man Of The Month – Chris Patton


MOVING & STORAGE
CEO of VICTORY VAN CORPORATION
WASHINGTON, D.C.

 

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Mr. Patton wearing the Moto Leather Jacket in mercury.

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Mr. Patton is one of our original believers.  Our relationship began over 12 years ago.  Over the years, we have named socks after each of his three kids and one just for him.  As time has passed, we have become friends and a sense of trust has been established.  Mr. Patton, at 6′ 5″ and all muscle requires pieces to be made exclusively for him. 

When I am working on a particular piece, I always save fabric to make a custom, one of a kind piece for him.  He may never even see it until it is delivered to him.  It is that kind of trust that we aim for with each and every one of our clients.  Mr. Patton, here is to many more years to come.  Thank you for your friendship and support.

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 “When I showed my 3rd child Sidney what her sock design was. She was fired up!”

 

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Q & A

 

Hobbies
Ping pong, Corn hole, golf, MTN biking, and surfing. I have never disliked a competitive game.

 

Hotel of choice
The W Hotel in D.C., the view on the rooftop is awesome.

 

Favorite restaurant
IL Giardino Ristorante, Virginia Beach, VA.

 

Favorite thing to do in D.C.
I like live music, and D.C. brings in great talent.  Other than that, I have a great family and group of friends.  We golf, MTN bike, ping pong and Corn hole all the time.

 

Favorite bar
Club Rex, 113 King Street, Alexandria VA.

 

Favorite drink of choice
Gave up alcohol many years ago, now I drink Pellegrino.

 

What differentiates VKN from anything else you own
I am an early supporter of VK Nagrani, and have worn his clothing for more than 10 years.  All of my children have socks that were named after them.  Watching the transformation from socks to lifestyle clothing has been cool.  The quality is demanding.

 

Favorite VK Nagrani picks
Any socks, underwear, pajamas, shirts and now jackets…  My favorite piece in my entire wardrobe is this leather jacket I got last year.  When I put it on, I have that “bad ass” feeling.

 

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Sprung On Accessories

The Berlin Wall scarf, Devil’s Blood fragrance, and a pair of Jacquard socks all for $395. An accessories package designed for Spring 16.

Scarf and socks will be selected at RANDOM. Offer ends in 72 hours.

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1. Berlin Wall Scarf

Inspired by the graffiti on the Berlin Wall, VK Nagrani reprints the art works of anonymous artists across the walls from east to west.. Some are vivid, and some are depressing, but all beautiful.

 

48 of each pattern produced.

 

2. Devil’s Blood

Created by famed French parfumer Bernard Duchafout under the direction of sartorialist William Parmesani. The fragrance was created to capture the male experience.
200 bottles produced.

 

3. 1939 Jacquards

Each of these limited edition pieces are made the same way luxury hosiery was made before WW2. We combined luxury fabrics with modern technology and produced this collection on a machine that has been dormant for over 35 years.

 

144 pieces per colour produced.

 

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Lessons In Style From Cary Grant

Throughout history there have been exceptional men who’ve inspired us by the way they lead their lives and accomplish success. This is VK Nagrani’s Lessons In Style From Cary Grant.

Few gents have garnered the following and left an impression quite like Cary Grant. The Hollywood film actor appeared in over 70 films spanning a 30 year period, including popular roles in Penny Serenade and None but the Lonely Heart, for which gained him Best Actor Academy Award nominations. But people who’ve never seen a Cary Grant film still know about Cary Grant. They know him for his clean, classic look and unwaveringly gent style. While VK Nagrani and Cary Grant probably wouldn’t have seen eye to eye on all facets of men’s fashion, or men’s designer clothing, there are certainly some fashion lessons we can agree on.

Here are some gent fashion lessons from Cary Grant any aspiring gent needs to know:

1. Do Not Overbuy

Cary Grant once said regarding men’s fashion, “All it takes are a few simple outfits. And there’s one secret — the simpler the better.”

At VK Nagrani, we’ve preached this over and over, because, not only is it economical to buy quality-made items that’ll last, it’s an easy way to make sure your wardrobe doesn’t get bogged down with rubbish clothing you never feel like wearing.

Each article of clothing a gent owns should serve a specific, consistent purpose. From the belts you wear to the medium-sized lapel suits you sport, a gent’s wardrobe is no place for that piece you wear once a year. Go capsule. But go elegant. Be sophisticated. Your closet may look a bit barer because of your minimalized wardrobe, but you’ll know each and every piece plays a vital role to your gent style.

2. Lounge in Style

After a long day or week, gents need to relax. But true gents relax in sheer style. Put on some over-the-calf socks and a quality hand-sewn robe that doubles as a piece of art. The timeless, fashionable man defies normal standards. He relaxes with a hardcopy of The Times and enjoys a nice lowball of 15-year reserve bourbon. Cary Grant did indeed have it right.

3. Don’t Skimp on the Cufflinks

Nothing beats a tailored, navy tuxedo to exude confidence and suavity. But a mistake you don’t want to make is skimping or leaving the cufflinks home altogether. Whether you want to have eyes glued to you all night with a bold cufflink, or are looking for something a little more laid back, pair that tuxedo with a quality cufflink to put that exclamation point on your gentleman spirit.

4. Get an All-Purpose Top Coat                                                        

Depending on where you live, or often travel to, an everyday, all-purpose topcoat is as essential to your gentlemen aura as a pair of underwear is to simply getting dressed. A versatile topcoat isn’t too heavy or flashy. Simplicity, quality and versatility are the key components of the topcoat. It should accentuate your body lines and be able to be worn with formal wear like suits, or a more casual look of jeans and a t-shirt.