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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Bob Heil, 76

Founder and CEO of Heil Sound, Ltd.

Where do you find fashion inspiration?
“I grew up in a clothes family with my parents owning and operating a men’s clothing and shoe store and with my grandmother owning and operating a ladies’ ready-to-wear. One of the sales representatives for my parents’ Lee clothing line was the father of my wonderful, talented wife, Sarah, and of course we both grew up in the clothes industry and share selecting our wardrobes. Our ‘funnest’ thing to do is shop in clothing stores.”

What’s your signature piece?
“Interesting shoes.”

If you could wear one brand or designer for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
“Robert Graham. His designs are fun and bring smiles to our faces when looking through his various styles.”

What’s the most you’ve ever spent on a must-have piece of clothing, and what was it?
“$3,000 fitted tuxedo.”

What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever worn?
“Leisure suits.”

Who are your fashion role models? 
“I have no one really.”

How would you define your personal style?

How long does it take you to get ready to go out or go to work? 
“Thirty minutes.”

Finish this sentence: I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing…
“Boring suits.”

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?
“South Coast Shopping Plaza in Costa Mesa.”


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


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