A suitable man Chicago-based designer George Zaharoff has been in business since 1996. His Zaharoff line of men's tailored clothing includes suits, sport jackets, outerwear, shirts and neckwear, and a line of accessories. Zaharoff will be at Nordstrom in the Mall of America from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, offering consultations and custom made-to-order options. The event is free. Call 952-883-2121 for more information.

Q What's your line's signature?

A My fabrics. For the fall, there's a bouclé. It's the most durable and breathable wool that you can wear in different climates.

Q What are the hot trends in menswear?

A When it comes to suiting, every color sells as long as it's black or gray, some shades of brown and maybe navy. When it comes to sport jackets, men are more daring. Right now, styling is two-buttons with a smaller notch lapel and tighter. Also flat-front pants, tapered at the bottom. It's more "Mad Men." The tighter body is a more serious look.

Q What's your stance on the bottom button of suit jackets?

A The bottom button always stays unbuttoned. The same goes with a vest. A double breasted jacket should be buttoned when standing. I'm very much into the Victorian when it comes to properness. With the three button, it's top or middle or top and middle, but never the bottom. You have to wear a belt, too.

Q What should every man have?

A A full-length mirror.

Q What mistakes do men make?

A They don't have proper fitting clothes. A well-made suit is meant to last a lifetime, which is not good for my business. You could let out and take in a suit an unlimited amount of times. If it's too baggy, you can tell.

Q Do brown shoes go with everything?

A Yes! But it has to a beautiful, mahogany brown.

Q Any celebrities with style that you like?

A For my inspiration, I go with Jay Gatsby in the 1920s.

Pick of the week: Vivian Kay handbags

Brianna Krebsbach of Waverly always wanted to design handbags. As a child, she wasn't allowed to wear makeup or heels, but she always carried a bag. In 2007, the 24-year-old started an eponymous line of high-end leather bags. This week, she launches Vivian Kay, a more affordable line inspired by career women that features classic shapes updated with trend-inspired details.

Vivian Kay handbags, $70 to $200, available at Wilson's Leather locations, including Ridge Square North, 13011 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka, 952-544-1288 and online at www.wilsonsleather.com.

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Gaviidae Market: The weekly pop-up local marketplace is back. Participants include Dunlaoghaire Soaps, Infrared Studio, Nelli Designs by Kuhl Studio, Red Shoes 26 Design, Starry Night Beadworks, Twisted Suri Alpaca Ranch, Opinicus Soaps & Lotions and Classic Tailors.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 23, Gaviidae Common, level one, Saks Wing.

Jett MakeUp grand opening: The new eyelash bar and makeup studio will offer complimentary makeup and lash applications as well as light appetizers, hot cider and wine. Appointments scheduled that night will be 15 percent off.

6 to 9 p.m., Jett Makeup, 3940 W. 50th St., Edina, www.jettmakeup.com.


Fiber Fair: The 36th annual event will feature handmade items from more than 50 artists, such as decorative textiles, rugs, hand-woven clothing, accessories and hand-spun yarn.

Through Sunday, Weavers Guild of Minnesota, 3000 University Av. SE., Mpls., free admission and parking, www.weaversguildmn.org.

GLG Natural Gemstone Jewelry holiday sale: More than 500 pieces of semi-precious jewelry with stones from around the world -- including lapis, sardonyx and Red Creek jasper -- will be 85 percent off.

9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, White Bear Lake Armory, 2228 W. 4th St., White Bear Lake, www.glggemstonejewelry.com.

Galleria Holiday open house: Shops will be hosting in-store events, including a trunk show at InVision, a Linda Richards trunk show at Dugo and a boot event at Pumpz & Company.

Through Sunday, Galleria, Edina.

Drama's anniversary party: The first 30 purchases over $30 get a swag bag full of goodies and gift certificates. Complimentary beverages.

7 to 10 p.m., 1203 Lagoon Av., Mpls., 612-338-9423, www.shopatdrama.com.


Holiday Bazaar: Wares by 40 local designers and boutiques will be available, including Foat Design, Rox, Nelle Handbags and Cliché. While you're there, check out the open studio with artist Caitlin Karolczak and jewelry designer Stephanie Lake.

11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the MNfashion Studio Atrium, 79 13th Av. NE, Mpls., $10 tickets available at the door.

Sara Glassman • 612-673-7177 • sglassman@startribune.com