A Store So Secret We Couldn’t Take Pics
Brad Pitt gets styled here.
How do you age well?
Ask Brad Pitt.
Better yet, ask the man who dresses him.
That man is Blaine Halvorson.
He runs MadeWorn, a by-appointment-only menswear emporium in Fairfax-Melrose that — should you get in the door — will blow your mind.
We couldn’t take pictures when we toured the 12,000-square-foot space last week (secrecy is an intrinsic part of owner Blaine Halvorson’s foray into “experiential retail”), but we do have a preview of his wares.
These are not ordinary garments.
They are one-of-a-kind bags, boots, tops and bottoms, all hand-tooled onsite and then subjected to unorthodox styling processes (hand looming, tattooing, interment) until deemed worthy of the MadeWorn label.
Tattooed pigskin duffels. Weathered suits of a Tom Waits-ian ilk. Gothically engraved Rolexes.
But quality is only half the equation here. It’s the experience.
All is magical, and all is for sale.