Everett Hall is a tailor-made man whose business has helped outfit some of the world’s most fashionable gentleman.
By Adoria Doucette
“My clothes are for the upscale man who prefers the smooth elegance that sets him apart yet wins him admiration for being well put together, an Everett Hall Black Label tailored suit will add value and panache to any wardrobe – from the office to the yacht.” Since the age of 13, designer Everett Hall has had impeccable fashion sense. Prior to high school, Everett designed and constructed more than 300 garments. His goal has always been to catapult himself into the top tier of fashion designers.
Shortly after entering Howard University, Everett became president of the school’s Fashion & Textile Association, and was nominated as a finalist for the Cutty Sark Award which is presented to the nation’s best student designer. In 1982, he started his own fashion company. In 1994, he opened the “Everett Hall Designs” Black Label boutique in Washington D.C.’s renowned Chevy Chase Pavilion, and later opened a location at the prestigious Tyson’s Galleria in northern Virginia. As sales sky-rocketed through his fashion career, he developed clothing in Italy with the styling and fit of made-to-measure. Seeking the best manufacturing facilities in the world, his internationally distributed “Made in Italy” White Label collection features fine-tailored suits designed with only the finest Biella Italian fabrics.
The global appeal of Hall’s fashion was evident when the vice-president of men’s clothing at Neiman Marcus, Derrill Osborn, selected the Everett Hall’s Black Label Collection to add to his roster. Having the pick of the clothing market at his beck and call, Osborn stated that “Everett is one of the best-kept secrets in the universe. He’s a delightful human being who is not only a tailor but a designer, shopkeeper and seller. His line is geared towards the customer of today reflecting a lifestyle along with comfortability, casualness, beautiful Biella fabrics and styling.”
Among the many successful men Everett Hall has dressed are President Nelson Mandela, such leading men Michael J. White, Tyler Perry, Blair Underwood, Eriq LaSalle, Antonio Sabato Jr., Paul Sorvino, Sugar Ray Leonard, Patrick Ewing, Emmitt Smith, Charles Barkley, CBS’s James Brown, ABC’s John Saunders and Craig James, ESPN’s Fred Hickman, talk show hosts Maury Povich, Ed Gordon, and Donnie Simpson. In 1995, “Everett Hall Designs” was voted in GQ as one of the most popular stores for celebrities. He has been featured on CNN Style, CNN Headline News, CNN FN, E! Television’s Fashion Emergency, International TV Paris, Behind the Velvet Rope, Channel 9 News Washington, FOX Philadelphia, and the Main Floor. In addition Hall has graced the cover of DNR featured in Wall Street Journal, USA Today, International Herald, International Collections, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, and Millionaire Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Black Enterprise, and Essence publications.
Power Source salutes Mr. Hall for his distinctive refinement and classical dedication to the fine art of mens fashion.