A Store So Secret We Couldn’t Take Pics

Brad Pitt gets styled here.

By The Editors
June 3, 2015 9:00 am

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.

Here we go.

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