Grant McNamara

Grant McNamara

Chicago - Founder of The Wedding GPS

This Chicago native, now living in Old Town, was recently married in Aspen and that, he says, must now be his favorite vacation destination. Argentina and Brazil were also good, and he says he’d be happy to go “anywhere that looks like a screensaver...Fiji or Bora Bora. You get the idea.” Using his wide professional experience, in January 2018 McNamara founded Wedding GPS (which stands for Groom’s Personal Stylist), raising the style game of numerous grooms arond the country, and GPS (Gentleman's Personal Stylist), designing luxury custom menswear.

Q&A:

Favorite dessert?

Literally all of them.

Underrated food?

Been really into artichokes lately.

Dish you’re best at cooking?

When I host clients or do business meetings at home, I prefer to do it over lunch. I cook a pretty great sandwich. Freshly baked sourdough or ciabatta buns, chicken thighs, crispy prosciutto, pickled broccolini, shaved asparagus, a slice of havarti, served with a cup of secret broth recipe for dunking and sipping.

Dream Road Trip -- three in the car with you?

Barack Obama, Bobby Flay, Will Ferrell. I'd feel smarter, we'd eat delicious food and we would be laughing the entire time. Also, I chose all living because I'd like to think this car ride could really happen someday (hint hint, in case they read this).

Favorite movies?

The Sting, Lord of the Rings (all), Harry Potter (all), and any animated movie. I'll always be a child.

Favorite bands?

The Killers, Vance Joy, Chance the Rapper, JOHNNYSWIM, Sam Smith, Adele, The Gaslight Anthem, Dispatch, Fall Out Boy, Counting Crows, Goo Goo Dolls, basically anything punk/emo from the late 90's/early 00's.

Car you drive now?

Jeep

Car you’d like to drive?

Any 60s Aston Martin

Got a favorite watch?

Daytona with the Chestnut bezel and Ice Blue dial.

Got a dream watch?

Too many.

Summer drink of choice?

Bourbon, rocks.

Winter drink of choice?

Bourbon, neat.

Bourbon or Scotch?

Bourbon

Cologne?

Daytime, Eau D'Hadrien by Goutal Paris. Date night, Terre by Hermes. Evening and events, Black Orchid by Tom Ford.

Best thing about your career?

My clients are awesome. And my wardrobe.