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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Sean Michael Brownfield, 41
Proprietor/Purveyor of Dapper, The Haberdasher and The Hepburn
What’s your signature piece?
“My black-and-gold plaid suit or my camp cheetah pants.”
How long does it take you to get ready to go out or go to work?
“41 minutes and 37 seconds.”
Do you have a fashion role model?
“Nick Wooster. My age might change, but my fashion sense will remain edgy and fresh. Nick Wooster is an example of your age not defining your fashion existence.”
What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever worn?
“I’ve never worn anything embarrassing!”
What’s the best bargain you’ve ever found?
“A pair of new Alden Indy boots on eBay for $75.”
What do you think is the worst fashion faux pas?
“Guys who show up to events with a well-dressed woman wearing shorts and flip flops.”
What three words define your personal style?
“Eclectic, unapologetic and unpredictable.”
Where do you find fashion inspiration?
“Chicago and Dallas Markets as well as numerous Instagram accounts.”
If you could wear one brand or designer for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
“Levi’s. Denim will never go out of style. It’s a textile for all occasions.”
Finish this sentence: I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing...”
What is your favorite place to shop that are in 417-land?
“Town & County.”
What are your favorite places to shop that are not in 417-land?
“Haberdash in Chicago as well as the plaza in Kansas City.”
What’s the most you’ve ever spent on a must-have piece of clothing, and what was it?
“$1,100 for a pair of Jimmy Choo slip-ons.”
Do you shop at thrift stores? If so, what do you look for?
“Depends on the occasion, but I love some good vintage denim.”
What is your favorite fashion trend right now?
“Wearing what appeals to you and your own fashion style and not caring what other people think as long as you put down thought and time into your appearance.”
What fashion trend do you wish would go away?
“Yoga pants and loose, sloppy Hawaiian shirts.”
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