Fashion influencer Scott Newkirk, the buyer and creative director for Tabor, in the courtyard of the unique menswear store.

Fashion influencer Scott Newkirk, the buyer and creative director for Tabor, in the courtyard of the unique menswear store.

Tabor is arguably Charlotte’s most unique designer menswear’s store. No surprise since it’s the well-dressed brother to sister stores Capitol and Poole Shop.

Scott Newkirk, Tabor’s buyer and creative director, says the store’s core clientele are young, old and everything in between. But they do have some traits in common.

“The Tabor customer has a sense of humor, is willing to experiment a little and be open to what’s happening in the world of menswear,” he said. 

Scott's buying trips to Paris and New York, where he spent decades as an influencer on the fashion scene, have given him an expert eye for all things elegant and modern. 

Now that he’s in his 50s, here are some of his stylish tips for men 50 and up:

Think about streamlining and dressing more simply. “Almost everything in my wardrobe is navy so I don’t have to think about what goes together.”

The "great" staples he recommends for every man’s wardrobe are: “A great fitting pair of jeans, a great pair of shoes, a great jacket and a great pair of sneakers. And buy a great new white shirt every season.”

Even on your most casual days, maintain a certain level of elegance. “Elegance is attractive to everyone. The older you get, it’s nice to have that in your mind when you’re getting dressed and socializing.”

His final words of wisdom: “Shoes are important. Eat well. And get a good haircut."