Lifestyle | Colorado Springs Magazine


  • Community Champion

    James Proby is the owner of The Men’s Xchange, a small menswear establishment just a few doors down from The Wild Goose in downtown Colorado Springs. He remembers the day a gentleman named Jackie called him up. “Hey man,” Jackie said over the phone, “I know this sounds insane, but I need a suit and I don’t have any money. I need a suit for a job interview that’s coming up on Monday. James thought he sounded genuine on the phone, so he told Jackie to come see him. “I don’t think you understand….I can’t afford to pay for a suit….I know I’ve asked for this, but….”

    In downtown Colorado Springs, right near the corner of Bijou Street and Tejon, is a men’s clothing store called INHERENT. It’s a beautiful, comfortable space filled with off-the-rack designs that are both effortlessly cool and irresistibly inviting to the touch. In the back of the shop, there’s an area for custom fittings as well as a barbershop. Leather couches, bottles of whiskey, magazines, and books make it feel welcoming. It’s like the well-designed living room of your best guy friend. The kind of guy you can really talk to.