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Sharp Dressed Man is dedicated to empowering men to improve their lives through professional presentation.

We provide recycled suits and presentation skills for job interviews to men actively engaged in a workforce development program with various organizations
in the greater Baltimore area.

We believe a change of clothes changes lives. 

 

 

Sharp Dressed Man was founded by a partnership between the Baltimore Fashion Alliance and the Living Classrooms Foundation in 2011 to support men re-entering the workforce. We established an independent clothing boutique in downtown Baltimore at 235 Park Ave in December 2015, and have created connections with over a dozen agencies, instituting a referral process. The building caught fire in early March 2016, and we have moved to 223 West Lexington Street, reopening in mid-April. 

We equip men who are ready for work with a measure-to-fit, one on one styling experience resulting in a hand selected suit and accessories to wear to interviews and other occasions. We bridge the gap between job readiness and employment by insuring men look the part for their interviews. 

Often an appropriate, business-professional outfit can be the last obstacle standing between men who have completed work training and employment. Our program closes the gap between being prepared with skills for a new job and "looking the part" to get in the door for an interview.

We are much more than a clothing closet - our volunteer team of stylists ensure every participant leaves looking and feeling their best. We are planning to expand into offering programming around empowerment and professional presentation beginning June 2016. 

Program participants report a significant boost in their confidence and composure, giving them the power to present their best selves to future employers and continue on the journey to success. 

 

 

Sharp Dressed Man is an initiative of the Baltimore Fashion Alliance, a 501(c)3  non profit organization. Contributions to our organization are tax deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. We are qualified to receive tax deductible bequest, devises, transfers, or gifts under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Code.