Tuesday, September 23, 2014

#ThankYouMiami for a Thrilling History - The Tropical Atlantic City

Miami has a thrilling history as expertly documented by the Rakontur boys and as flamboyantly dramatized by Hollywood. On its way to becoming a world-class tourism destination, the Magic City has been as much a part of real estate booms, architectural movements, and musical revolutions as it has been a prominent HQ for the underworld. From the speakeasy origins of Tobacco Road to the Miami drug war, our city has seen bootlegging, corruption, organized crime, and drug-related violence. With its colorful past, you could argue that Miami once was the Atlantic City of the tropics.

When the Paul Fredrick team tapped us to create Boardwalk Empire-inspired outfits using items from their collection, we jumped at the invitation. We saw the opportunity as a unique outlet for highlighting Miami's historical similarities with the Prohibition era in Atlantic City through style. So we put on our historian hats, referenced the pillars of Miami style, perused through Paul Fredrick's polished menswear options, and curated male and female looks that give a nod to Miami's dark past.

The Paul Fredrick 100% Wool Two-Button Notch Lapel Suit, while better suited for cooler climates, immediately caught our eye. The suit's make, fit, and light tones scream Miami luxury. Paired with a light blue or white dress shirt, the ensemble proves an irresistible combination ideal for the modern Miami man, but would look just as fitting on Nucky Thompson. Better yet, it pairs perfectly with this sexy Proenza Schouler's Black and Off White Fringe Basket Weave Raceback Long dress so you and your S.O. can both step out in style and make your own mark in the exhilarating Miami story.

What is your favorite period in Miami history? What is your favorite role that Miami has played in global history? Do you like the style of the Prohibition era? Do you watch Boardwalk Empire? What is your favorite piece from Paul Fredrick's Fall collection? Leave a comment below or send us a tweet @ThankYouMiami!

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