Fashion should be simple, understated, and classic. Less is more.
As far back as I can remember, I was always particular about my wardrobe. I was taught that being polished in your physical presentation was a sign of respect to those around you. To this day, even though the status quo for work week apparel and beyond has drastically changed, I still choose to have a pulled together look, day in and day out. Especially in competitive industries, presentation is not only key, but it can be the ultimate deal breaker when working to close a deal. (For more on this, check out my blog post “Why I Wear What I Wear.”
When it comes to clothing, I believe it’s all about the cut. Clothes must fit properly, from suits to jeans. Looking good in your clothing builds confidence and makes you feel good. Like most things in life, you get what you pay for and I believe it’s worth it to pay a little more for good quality clothing. Look at it as an investment in yourself!
My original fashion inspiration came from the television show Dynasty. During the 80s, it was a spectacular prime-time soap opera that featured plenty of over-the-top fashion that was trendsetting at the time. Today, my fashion
Where I Shop
b.spoke Custom Clothier: I can’t say enough good things about b.spoke. Owned by my long-time friend Dave Welch, b.spoke is the ultimate experience in custom tailored clothing. All of my suits are from b.spoke, as well as most of my business wardrobe.
Nordstrom: Known for their fantastic customer service, it’s one of the only other places I shop besides b.spoke. If you have limited time, try their personal stylist services – free!
Favorites from my Closet
AG: Classic and modern styling; love their jeans!
Paige: Performance-driven denim in a variety of washes
7 Diamonds: Fashion-forward yet sophisticated button down shirts
Ferragamo: Handcrafted shoes from Italy; a must-have for your shoe wardrobe!
Santoni: Another amazing brand of handcrafted shoes from Italy
Olu Kai: I spend a lot of time at the beach, and these are by far my favorite flip flops. I must have 20 pairs!
Frye: Extraordinary leather boots from an American company. Their other leather goods are amazing too!
To Boot: I own the New York Chelsea boots; they are great with jeans and come in both leather and suede.