Every year the Washingtonian Magazine puts out its annual Stylesetter list. The Stylesetter list is a celebration of the 10 best dressed in DC for the year. And while the annual list garners much talked about buzz, the party that fetes the awardees is a fashion extravaganza.

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Knowing that I was attending this year’s festivities, I wanted to make sure I picked a look worthy of the night. I truly believe that Washington is coming into its own in style and fashion so I decided that everything that I wore should be available right here in our Nations Capitol. Why leave the city to find fashion when you can score some great finds right in town?

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My other objective for what I wore was to stay true to my decision to wear pink during the month of October. I am a part of the Real Men Wear Pink campaign which goes to support breast cancer awareness. I could still use your support as I strive to raise funds that will go to terrific work being done by the American Cancer Society. If you’d like to contribute, here’s the link. Thank you for your generosity.

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Once I picked out what I was going to wear, I needed an incredible backdrop to give it the right showcase. The good folks at Banks Development graciously allowed me to shoot my look for Stylesetters in its beautiful new home that will soon hit the market (More to come in an upcoming post.)

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Gray is a great suit color and I chose mine with a marvelous plaid to it. It bucks the traditional black and navy suit colors that are easy go-tos for men. Paired with brown shoes, I think I scored the perfect look for the night. I may not be a Washingtonian #Stylesetter for 2016 but I’m well on my way. Cheers to the winners for this year.

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Shop my look/Details

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Siena Plaid Touch Classic Fit Suit – Canali; Solid Oxford Dress Shirt – Armani Collezioni; Gancini Links Classic Tie – Salvatore Ferragamo; Merino Wool-Blend Striped Socks – Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH; Brown League Richileau Lace-ups – Louis Vuitton

Photos: Jeff Thatcher Photography