MR’S STYLE SETTERS

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In our estimation, style comprises vision, action and integrity, as well as fashion savvy. That’s what makes these remarkable individuals MR’s 2018 Style Icons.

TOM KALENDERIAN, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, GMM, MEN’S, BARNEYS NEW YORK

“When I think about what’s influenced my personal style, it was mostly the people I respected as a young man. The list is topped by my father, a physician who wore a suit and tie every day, even when retired. I was equally impressed by Fred Pressman’s nonchalant, understated elegance.”


MICHAEL BASTIAN, DESIGNER, MICHAEL BASTIAN GRAY LABEL

“My style embraces all of American menswear. Some days, it drifts a little more into tailored clothing or a little further into sportswear, but it’s always nothing but classic New England American.”


MASSIMO BIZZOCCHI, MASTER TAILOR, KITON

“I would say that my style is emotionally different every day. It changes depending on what I will be doing that day, be it working or just spending time with someone.”


BURAK CAKMAK, DEAN OF FASHION, PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN

“My style is very eclectic, international, and true to my own values. It’s more about the story of each particular garment that really influences my style. I’ve spent my career exploring the journey of how a garment starts and how it comes to market. I pay attention to where it’s made, who is making it, and I ask the question, is it personal to me?”


CHRIS BEVANS, DESIGNER, DYNE

“My style is a mash-up of luxe sportswear, street sensibility, and active lifestyle pieces. I like to dress up. I grew up dressing up. But, I also love sports and the culture around that. Even when I was a tailor, I loved to mix up the details to create my look.”


STEVEN KOLB, CEO, CFDA

“I would describe my style as disheveled American. But I really find inspiration from my travels and nature. These really influence the way I dress.”


BRUCE PASK, MEN’S FASHION DIRECTOR, BERGDORF GOODMAN AND NEIMAN MARCUS

“I would rather put my thought process into my work than my wardrobe, so I tend to stick with a particular look that revolves around some sort of tailored statement jacket and balancing that with more casual items like denim and a Common Projects shoe. That’s my uniform, which I tend to gravitate to every day.”


BRIAN TRUNZO, SENIOR MENSWEAR EDITOR, WGSN

“In three words I would describe my style as ‘eclectic but classic’. I definitely appreciate tailored clothing, but I also like mixing it with more contemporary sportswear pieces. I do my best to project how I think my future self would look a few years down the line.”


DURAND GUION, GROUP VICE PRESIDENT, FASHION DIRECTOR, MACY’S

“My style is, very simply, classic with a twist. I take my inspiration from Instagram and my frequent international travels. I always come back very inspired from my trips, and that definitely influences my looks.”


JIM AND KEN GIDDON, PRESIDENT AND OWNER, ROTHMANS NEW YORK

“I would describe my style as luxury casual. I like really nice comfortable clothes that I can wear with clients but will still work if I suddenly get asked to help move a couch up three flights of stairs.” -Ken
“I tend to wear very slim tailored looks that are one step ahead of our core customers. I like to encourage our customers about what they can wear by what I put on at work.” -Jim


NISH DE GRUITER, VICE PRESIDENT, SUITSUPPLY

“I try to whisper it, not scream it. I like to stick with two or three colors, not more. I strive for a very down-to-earth feel that also includes a few little details that make me feel polished.”


NICK WOOSTER, MEN’S FASHION DIRECTOR, FORTY FIVE TEN

“Whatever the weather is doing outside and whatever I am doing for the day determines what I will wear. In all honesty, I just look around and research. I’m inspired by what’s happening on the streets, in magazines, and on social media. It’s all right there in front of us, we just have to pay attention to it.”

Photography by Joshua Woods

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