DETROIT — Project Pinstripe, a collaborative project that supplies attire to graduating students, will hold a career workshop March 28, handing out clothing and career advice to 130 high school seniors.
“Project Pinstripe outfits young men who want to look good but don’t always have the means to do so with quality career clothing — gently used suits, dress shirts, and ties – donated by Tom James Co., clients and other area professionals,” says Sue Voyles, spokeswoman for Project Pinstripe.
The event, held at Don Bosco Hall, will include presentations and workshops on goal-setting, proper etiquette, and mock interviews — presented by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternities Gamma Lambda Chapter of Detroit.
Rotarians and Tom James haberdashers volunteer their time, sorting and displaying the clothing — creating an atmosphere similar to a fine men’s store. The haberdashers will then work with each Project Pinstripe participant to select an outfit, measure each young man, and provide on-the-spot tailoring, according to Voyles.
“Our objective is to work with these young men, in this important stage of life, to build confidence, self-esteem, and how to dress for success,” says Rob Wachler, Project Pinstripe Coordinator.