Fashion blogger Dalton Primeaux moved from the Big Easy to the Big Apple, but kept his love for New Orleans designers.
Three years after launching his style blog, The WearHouse District (www.thewearhousedistrict.com), New Orleans native Dalton Primeaux followed his love of fashion from the Big Easy to the Big Apple.
"I would have loved to have played a part in developing the fashion community in New Orleans, but I thought it would be best to go to New York where the fashion industry is already thriving," says Primeaux, who moved last summer to pursue a career in fashion public relations. "What better place to learn from the pros?"
Primeaux is influenced by modern art, especially when it comes to prints — or mixed prints. His style gurus are Jeremy Scott and Nick Wooster; an avant-garde innovator and a pristine, suit-wearing dandy, respectively, their influences combine in Primeaux's wardrobe for a look that's both edgy and classic.
Primeaux recommends building a menswear wardrobe with some staples — classic blue jeans, a fun bow tie and a neutral-toned cardigan for transitioning from summer to fall. He says New Orleans is the place to be if you're looking for a more relaxing experience while shopping for these pieces.
"Shopping in New Orleans is very laid-back and therapeutic, whereas in New York, it's like a sport," Primeaux says.
A shopping trip down Magazine Street isn't the only thing Primeaux misses about his hometown.
"I miss the food so much," Primeaux says. "Every time my parents come to visit I ask them to bring along some Tony's."