Marcy Krafft and Tony McGrath's Style Statement

They're the married co-owners of business consulting firm Technique Adjustment Consulting.



Photograph by Aldona Barutowicz

 

Describe this outfit and why you love it

M.K. It’s eclectic, I suppose. I’ve combined Dickie’s worker overalls that I’ve had since I was 18 with a tailored jacket, an Hermès scarf and some feminine details. I love it because I’m comfortable, but there’s a bit of thought put into the combination.

T.M. Modern-casual. I’ve combined basic jeans and T-shirt with a loud shirt, my favourite John Varvatos boots and Hugo Boss tweed jacket. This outfit makes me feel smart but not stuffy.

 

Describe your everyday style

M.K. Juxtaposition. I am a fan of combining opposites: modern-plus-vintage, highbrow-plus-lowbrow, hippie-plus-couture. One of my close friends describes me as a “style chameleon” — sophisticated-shabby with a side of Hepburn.

T.M. I like to balance rough and smooth. I like waistcoats, silk pocket squares and vintage watches, but often pair them with jeans and combat boots.

 

Favourite local clothing store or designer

M.K. As I’ve gotten older, the most important thing I wear is my skin and XO Treatment Room is where I go to take care of mine. I love the thoughtfulness and luxury of Paul Hardy’s clothes and I think what PARK is doing is a game changer for local designers.

T.M. Marcy’s dad is a tailor and owns a clothing store in Brooks called The Clothes Line. I buy bespoke suits and top-end shoes and cool socks from him. 

 

What or who is your style inspiration?

M.K. Carrie Bradshaw is my spirit animal. I’m also in love with effortless looks of Emmanuelle Alt and Jane Birkin.

T.M. Dublin street style.

 

What do you carry in your purse or bag?

M.K. The usual essentials, plus I always carry C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve for lips, hands, elbows etc., Tizo sunscreen, sunglasses, a selection of crystals for protection and healing.

T.M. Business cards.

 

What's your favourite current thing to wear?

M.K. A vintage leopard print coat.

T.M. A vintage Crombie coat.

 

Favourite local shoe or accessories store.

Both Gravity Pope.

 

Favourite local restaurant.

M.K. Bridgette Bar.

T.M. Workshop.

 

What are you currently reading?

M.K. What Happened? by Hillary Clinton.
T.M. Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch.

 

What is your greatest extravagance?

M.K. My “investment pieces” tend to be outerwear and Frye boots — I have way too many.

T.M. Shoes

Photograph by Aldona Barutowicz 

 

This article appears in the May 2018 issue of Avenue Calgary. Subscribe here.

 


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