Best Dressed 2017

This year’s Best Dressed class started with nominations from readers like you. There are suits with sparks of personality, 1940s inspiration and plenty of eclectic style.

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James D. Bonds, 48

Professional Development/Life Coach at Well Driven Life LLC

What do you think is the worst fashion faux pas? 
“Belts that don’t match your shoes!”

What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever worn?
“An off-the-rack shirt.”

What’s the most you’ve ever spent on a must-have piece of clothing, and what was it? 
“Tom Ford shoes—$5,000 on sale!”

Do you shop at thrift stores? If so, what do you look for? 
“Yes, cufflinks!”

What three words define your personal style?
“Just be me.”

What’s your signature piece?
“Bowties.”

If you could wear one brand or designer for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? 
“Rocky’s Custom Clothier and Tom Ford shoes.”

 

See James walk the runway at 417 Magazine’s Fashionation on April 8! Get tickets here.

 

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