Committee Member: Grant McNamara
Chicago - Chicago - Founder & CEO of G ALXNDR & House of Style
This Chicago native, now living on the North Shore, launched his namesake company, G ALXNDR, in 2017 after a successful corporate career to pursue his passion for style and empower people to be the best version of themselves. Grant has become a go-to personal stylist and clothing designer for pro-athletes, executives and high-end clientele in Chicago and throughout the country. G ALXNDR is renowned for its taste, attention-to-detail and ability to dress anyone in any style, for every event and everyday, with personalization and highly intentional curation... the stepping stone to his ultimate work, launching House of Style in 2023. A radical departure from traditional retail that is creating unmatched experiences for consumers and brands.
Literally all of them.
Panda Express Orange Chicken.
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.
Barack Obama, Adele, Trevor Noah. What a ride. Also, I chose all living because I'd like to think this car ride could really happen someday.
The Sting, Lord of the Rings (all), Harry Potter (all), and any animated movie. I'll always be a child.
The Killers, half alive, Matt Maeson, Maggie Rogers, Vance Joy, Chance the Rapper, twenty one pilots, Mumford & Sons, JOHNNYSWIM, Adele, The Gaslight Anthem, Tai Verdes, Dispatch, Fall Out Boy, Jacob Banks, MGK (emo, not rapper), The 1975, Norah Jones, Patrick Watson, Gregory Porter, basically anything punk/emo from the late 90's/early 00's, jazz, flamenco, and classical.
Any vintage Aston Martin
Honestly, been rocking bracelets over watches lately, but may trend back soon.
Daytime, Eau D'Hadrien by Goutal Paris. Anytime, either Fucking Fabulous by Tom Ford or Terre by Hermes. Evening and events, Black Orchid by Tom Ford.
Each day, each new project, and all of the work I've put in over the years have been spent doing what I absolutely love. I get to be creative and use my imagination everyday, whether I'm designing something or coming up with a solution for the business. The people I have met, and the experiences I have been lucky enough to be a part of, make it so much fun. And realizing I actually have made a real, measurable, and positive impact on my clients' lives is the icing on top.