NORTH SHORE NATIVE GRANT MCNAMARA IS A GO-TO PERSONAL STYLIST AND CUSTOM CLOTHING DESIGNER FOR PRO ATHLETES, EXECUTIVES, AND HIGH-END CLIENTELE THROUGHOUT THE MIDWEST, AND IS THE COUNTRY’S PREMIER GROOM STYLIST. USING HIS WIDE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, MCNAMARA FOUNDED G ALXNDR. RECOGNIZED FOR HIS TASTE, ATTENTION-TO-DETAIL, AND ABILITY TO DRESS ANYONE IN ANY STYLE, CLIENTS RAVE ABOUT HIS PASSION AND THE EXPERIENCE HE CREATES FOR THEM. MCNAMARA RECENTLY WELCOMED DAUGHTER, ASPEN, NAMED AFTER THE PLACE WHERE HE AND HIS WIFE, COREY, WERE MARRIED. THIS TASTEMAKER TOOK A BREAK FROM STYLING TO SHARE HIS CITY AND SHORE FAVORITES.
What’s on the horizon? Using some incredible styling tools, we’re creating individual client sites in which we curate style boards of already owned pieces, and pair with shoppable links and pictures to show how to incorporate new pieces into their existing wardrobe. That, plus in-person styling and custom designs, offers an amazing and comprehensive experience. We are also launching a new blog and YouTube channel to take our presence and guidance to a much larger audience Mantra? If you want to love yourself and be loved by others, smile, be nice, look good, and be present Best grooming tip? Understand your skin and hair type, and create a self-care routine that works best for you, whether it’s two minutes and two products or 20 minutes and 20 products Guilty pleasure? OREOs Favorite foods? Ice cream Music you love? The Killers, Vance Joy, Chance the Rapper, Norah Jones, twenty one pilots, Adele, JOHNNYSWIM, Fall Out Boy, Gregory Porter, The Gaslight Anthem, Matt Maeson, basically anything punk/emo from the late ‘90s/early ‘00s. Jazz days on Sundays
Best advice ever given to you? Chance favors the prepared mind Best advice you’ve given? For new entrepreneurs, treat every decision and day as if you have zero dollars in the bank Earliest memory? Being sent to my room on my 7th birthday for doing something to my brother When you wake up, you? Enjoy coffee and think about the day Before bed, you? PM self-care routine of brushing, washing, and using my favorite products What’s on your bookshelf? Fabric books You can’t live without? My family, style, fun, and accessories Love to escape to? Anywhere beautiful or interesting Advice you would give to your younger self? Leave parties sooner
ON THE SHORE
Your style is? A cool, upscale-looking laid-back vibe Can’t leave the house without? Accessories! Love hats and jewelry Transportation? Baby-friendly SUV and the stroller we’re rocking Place to eat? My parents’ house Best thing about the Shore? Beauty Worst thing about the Shore? Winter, I’m over it The perfect day is? Apple pancakes at Walker Bros, hanging out, eating dinner outside with the entire family, and a trip to an ice cream shop
IN THE CITY
Your style is? Cool, upscale, edgier, simple Can’t leave the house without? Accessories Transportation? My feet Place to eat? I love to cook, so home. If not cooking at home, any steakhouse Best thing about the City? The parks, lake, restaurants, and overall vibe Worst thing about the City? Winter, still over it The perfect day is? Cute Breakfast Day (it’s a thing in our household). Going for a family walk when it’s warm and sunny so I can wear an awesome outfit and be comfortable. Listening to great music all day. Dinner and hanging out on the patio. Coffee, ice cream, and a great cocktail in there somewhere