Edmonton: Q&A with Jordan Singer

Jordan Singer, 32, is the president of menswear mini empire Henry Singer Fashion Group [read our profile] and Alberta’s very own man of style. He chats to Dolly Magee about hockey, gelato and his own fashion crimes.

The burning question on everyone’s mind…Edmonton Oilers or Calgary Flames?
“Oilers all the way! I grew up in Edmonton in the ’80s–need I say more?”

Describe your personal style.
“My personal style is always evolving, but one thing that never seems to change is my love for understated modern essentials.”

If you weren’t involved with fashion what would you be doing?
“I fell in love with the industry at such a young age. I can’t see myself doing anything else.”

What’s the worst fashion trend of the last decade?  And the worst fashion crime you ever committed?
“In general, bedazzlement overkill.  My own crime would have to be my shiny red holiday party suit. But it’s so festive.”

How do you relax?
“Working out, socializing, eating good food and drinking nice wine with friends.”

Where are  your favorite places to chill and dine in Edmonton?
“For dining I’m a big fan of 100, Century Grill, Allegro and Sorrentino’s.  For going out, I like Halo.  My fave coffee and gelato is at Dacapo Caffe and for chilling, Sugar Bowl.”

What’s on your iPod right now?
“These days it’s been Vampire Weekend, Coldplay and Radiohead.  Beastie Boys and Led Zeppelin for when I wanna ramp it up.”

The best book you’ve ever read?
“The last book I read that I really enjoyed was Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.  One of my other faves is American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis.”

You can’t live without…
“Coffee and wine.”

Your favorite travel destination?
“Italy. The food and fashion are amazing!”

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