IN THE SAME BUILDING where autoworkers once assembled Model Ts, clothier Jordan Sayler now helps fellows put together a dapper look, which he calls the best defense against a tough world. “Nothing imbues a fellow with confidence like feeling pulled-together,” says the twenty-three-year-old owner of Winn Perry, a men’s clothing store located in the newly refurbished Ford Building on SE 11th Avenue. “He finds he walks a little taller, whether he’s in the workplace or simply lounging at home.”
Elevating one’s sartorial self-regard is pure enjoyment at the tidily elegant shop, where an expertly selected mix of refined apparel and accessories reflects Sayler’s appreciation for what he calls “basics with pizzazz.” Consider a wool-cashmere suit by Australia’s Mjölk line, or any of the handsome flourishes that include eyewear by Moscot (maker of the signature specs worn by Andy Warhol and Gandhi) and British-made white bucks by Grenson.
Now entering his sixth month in business, Sayler is seeing a growing number of men switching wardrobe gears from casual to natty. “They’re finding that when you have beautiful, well-tailored items in your closet, getting dressed is a pleasure.”
This article appeared in the January 2009 issue of Portland Monthly.