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Sprezzatura is the art of looking great, but without fussiness. This Italian word succinctly describes Baltimore’s growing fashion community, an expansive umbrella for locally designed and custom made, as well as vintage clothing. Sprezzatura is a look that is casual but intentional, anything that grabs the attention but is seemingly effortless. It can be sporty yet artsy, comfortable but never sloppy. The growing Remington neighborhood, located between Hampden and Station North, might not be on your fashion radar yet, but there are a number of locally owned shops and restaurants that have made it a destination for books, cocktails, amazing smelling soap, plants, outdoor dining–and fashion.

We decided to send photographer E. Brady Robinson to Remington to visit two fashion destinations: The Cahoots Brothers, a shop that carries local and handmade products, including Baltimore-printed and vintage clothing, art, ceramics, and home goods, and Get Shredded, a vintage shop featuring clothing and housewares previously located in Charles Village.

Winter tends to be a time when we bundle up and get frumpy, but the fashion-forward individuals at Get Shredded and Cahoots Brothers are giving us life in these frigid months, offering us not only warmth, but color, texture, and style. From Get Shredded, Robinson highlights curated vintage looks by Sarah Autrey, and from Cahoots, a selection of local designers to watch and wear.

No excuses, Baltimore! It’s time to up your winter fashion game and Remington is now your next stop for unique, stylish, and cozy looks.

 

Get Shredded
Get Shredded: Sara Autrey in 70s Fuzzy Fleece Flare pants, 70s Statement Collar Blouse, and Vintage Imperial Loafers
Get Shredded: Sara7 Autrey in 70s Fuzzy Fleece Flare pants, and Vintage Imperial Loafers
Get Shredded: Alicia Miller wearing 60s Mod Fuzzy Scooter Dress, 60s Silk Duster Jacket, Bryr Studio Clogs
Get Shredded: Alicia Miller wearing 60s Mod Fuzzy Scooter Dress, 60s Silk Duster Jacket, & her own jewelry
Cahoots Bros: Breiyon Bell-El wearing Renegades and Reprobates Crewneck French Terry, Japanese selvage denim, and Cahoots Bros Beanie
Cahoots Bros: Breiyon Bell-El wearing Renegades and Reprobates Crewneck French Terry, Japanese selvage denim, and Cahoots Bros Beanie
Cahoots Bros: Savannah Wood in Renegades and Reprobates Varsity Jacket
Cahoots Bros: Alex Bell in Renegades and Reprobates Varsity Jacket
Get Shredded: Alicia Miller wearing 70s Wide Leg Flares (detail)
Get Shredded: Alicia Miller wearing 70s Wide Leg Flares, Midcentury Fuzzy Blouse, Gucci Kitten Heels
Cahoots Bros: Breiyon Bell-El wearing Renegades and Reprobates Varsity Jacket, Cahoots Bros Hoodie, and Japanese Selvage Denim
Cahoots Bros: MC Bravado in Cahoots Beanie, Japanese Selvage Denim, Cult Ringer Half Sleve T-shirt
Cahoots Bros: Jeffrey Bell in Cult custom athetic performance top
Cahoots Bros: MC Bravado in Cahoots Beanie and Cult custom T-shirt
Get Shredded
Get Shredded: Jamie Healey in 70s Western Flare Jeans, 80s T, 80s Lee Jean Jacket
Get Shredded: Sara Autrey wearing Midcentury Leopard Beret, 60s Dagger Collar Tank, 80s Chartreuse Sweater
Get Shredded: Sara Autrey in 60s Indian Cotton MuuMuu, Jeffrey Campbell Platforms
Cahoots Bros: Breiyon Bell-El in Renegades and Reprobates Custom Raincoat
Cahoots Bros: Breiyon Bell-El in Renegades and Reprobates Custom Raincoat
Cahoots Bros: Savannah Wood wearing Cahoots Bros Hoodie
Cahoots Bros: Savannah Wood wearing Cahoots Bros Hoodie
Get Shredded: Jamie Healey in 60s US Navy Uniform Shirt, 70s Sherpa Lined Car Coat, 70s Flare Slacks and Sarah Autrey in 60s Indian Cotton MuuMuu, 80s Mohair Jacket, Jeffrey Campbell Platforms
Get Shredded: Jamie Healey in 70s Western Flare Jeans, 80s T, 80s Lee Jean Jacket
Get Shredded: Alicia Miller wearing 60s Mod Fuzzy Scooter Dress, 60s Silk Duster Jacket, Bryr Studio Clogs
Get Shredded: Jamie Healey in 60s US Navy Uniform Shirt, 70s Sherpa Lined Car Coat, 70s Flare Slacks
Cahoots Bros: Breiyon Bell-El wearing Renegades and Reprobates Crewneck French Terry, Japanese selvage denim, and Cahoots Bros Beanie
Cahoots Bros: Alex Bell in Renegades and Reprobates Varsity Jacket and Satchel P Shortbill Cap
Cahoots Bros: Savannah Wood in Cahoots Bros Hoodie and Breiyon Bell-El in Renegades and Reprobates Varsity Jacket, Cahoots Bros Hoodie, and Japanese Selvage Denim
Cahoots Bros: MC Bravado in Cahoots Beanie and Cult custom T-shirt
Get Shredded: Jamie Healey in 60s US Navy Uniform Shirt, and 70s Sherpa Lined Car Coat
Get Shredded: Sara Autrey in 60s Indian Cotton MuuMuu, 80s Mohair Jacket, Jeffrey Campbell Platforms and Jamie Healey in 60s US Navy Uniform Shirt, 70s Sherpa Lined Car Coat, 70s Flare Slacks

Many thanks to the models for looking so good and being willing to change their clothes.

Get Shredded Models:

Sara Autrey, vintage shop owner and musician
@getshreddedvintage

Jamie Healy, Professional Luthier
@oldtownlutherie_baltimore

Alicia Miller, Doula, Educator, & Artist
@auntie_leesh

Cahoots Brothers Models:

Breiyon Bell-El, Actor and Musician
@breezaymusic

Savannah Wood, Archivist and Artist
@afrocharities

MC Bravado, Rapper and Educator
@mcbravado

Jeffrey Bell, Phlebotomist
@jefecuervo107

Alex Bell, Ceramicist and Co-Founder
@cahootsbrothers @clayconnections8511

 

Fashion in Baltimore: If you are local fashion retailer with amazing looks to share, message us at info@bmoreart.com. We want to photograph you in your element.

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