As summer winds down we reflect on the season’s good times, full of laughter, free-flowing libations, and of course tasteful style. Before we pack away the seersucker and prepare for the return of university courses and autumnal tweeds, we wanted to sit down and reminisce with Mr. Matthew Karl Gale, this year’s winner of the Brooks Brothers’ Annual ‘Dandy at the Derby’ Style Contest.
Ladies and gentlemen submit photographs of their Kentucky Derby-inspired outfits to Brooks Brothers each year during the Kentucky Derby in the hopes of being named ‘dandiest at the Derby’. The coveted title was awarded to a Mr. Christopher Hogan last year. This year the prize went to Mr. Matthew Karl Gale and Ms. Michelle Coursey, who surpassed Mr. Matthew Malecki “by a nose.”
Mr. Gale is a designer while Ms. Coursey is a makeup artist. Both are drawn to vintage fashion. Ms. Coursey, in addition to…
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