What are some of those things that you tried on that surprised you?
I fell in love with a few things. That herringbone robe coat was amazing. I expected it to be nice when I put it on but I didn’t expect it to be so chic—that was cool. The olive mockneck poplin shirt… in black too, the cashmere cardigan—and that long-zip bomber jacket. Pretty much everything that I had a chance to try on.
What would you say is the style philosophy you live by?
I look out for what draws my attention in the wrong way. I also try to find one thing that I really like, focus on that and leave it at that. I try not to spend more than seven minutes putting a look together. Listen to your intuition—don’t make it look like you got dressed up.
I’ve at some point felt too skinny or other times too big. I’ve come to conclusion that I’ve got to work with what I’ve got and try to wear things that put forward as best of an image of myself as possible. My personal style, I’ve heard from others that I that never wear the same thing twice—or that I always have a different look. Whatever that look is, it’s me and it’s my personality, and it’s a mood. I’m really into mood and energy – I believe in a an energy telling you what you need that day. I can’t look at a particular style and say that’s what I’m going to wear, but I can look at my mood and tell you that I dress for my mood and to have fun—that’s what people see in me and that’s why they can relate to what I wear.
What would you tell others about Good Counsel?
Good Counsel has a really great scope of different styles, shapes, fabrics, colors—you’re covering several different genres. This is a place where somebody can come and catch all the looks they might want without having to go to four or five different places and know what to pick out. Just like I did, you have a chance to be incredibly surprised by what you might find when you try it on—and you have it all—right in one place. And it fits. I’ve never been in one place where I’ve found so many things that I could put on, that look great—without having to tailor them, lower the sleeves, shorten this, lengthen that—it already fits. I think most guys want to shop like that, you walk in, find things that look good on you—and Good Counsel definitely looks good on me.