Meet The Atlantan's 2020 Men of Style: Craig Arthur von Schroeder

By Lauren Finney Harden | April 1, 2020 | People

ATLAMenofStyle0879HIGHRESPE-0001.jpgClothing and accessories, all at Commonwealth Proper

As founder and CEO of Commonwealth Proper (3041 E. Shadowlawn Ave. NE), Craig Arthur von Schroeder is his best model for the custom suiting and clothes he makes for men around the country. This one-time lawyer—who quit to create custom menswear because he couldn’t stand how poorly dressed his fellow lawyers were—has four showrooms across the country, proffering everything from double-breasted blazers to printed button-downs to tuxedos. Come for the top-notch whiskey and hip-hop; stay for the perfectly tailored items. Whether you go subversive or traditional, von Schroeder always makes you shine sartorially.

In three words, I would describe my style as contemporary, eclectic and tailored.

When I was a kid, I was a rabble-rouser.

If I could turn back time I would tell myself to do everything exactly the same.

In the next year, I hope to continue my boxing training.

A made bed makes me happy.


The best style advice I ever got was to shave my head.

If I wasn’t in my current career I would be in the peace corps.

I want my legacy to be someone recognized to have lived in his own particular sartorial splendor.

The first item of clothing I bought for myself was a Charlotte Hornets Starter jacket because I liked the colors.

My earliest style memory is of my older brother, who was a model walking the runway.

My style hero is my father in the 1970s.

In 10 years I hope I have been able to finally solve man’s affinity for wearing backpacks over blazers.

My most trusted possession is my Great Dane, Lapo, aka Lobster Roll.

My favorite places to shop for clothes in Atlanta are flea markets and thrift stores, for style inspiration.

Photography by: Ahmad Barber