Best Dressed 2013

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Age: 36
Occupation: Founder of Studio 417 Salon
Signature item: Baldwin Denim camo cargo pants

417 Magazine: Who are your fashion role models?
Paul Catlett: Matt Baldwin of Baldwin Denim in Kansas City.

417: Finish this sentence: "I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing..."
P.C.: Clothes made in China.

417: What three words define your style?
P.C.: Classic, Americana, hot-mess-eclectic.

417: What’s the most you’ve ever spent on a must-have piece of clothing? What was it, and where did you get it?
P.C.: $1,000 on a J. Lindeberg suit, at Standard Style in Kansas City.

417: What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever worn?
P.C.: Biker shorts—and then let pictures be taken. Big mistake.

417: What do you think is the worst fashion faux pas?
P.C.: Bad denim, hands down.

417: Where do you find fashion inspiration?
P.C.: Old-school American brands and also from designers of fashion and architecture.

417: What’s a fashion trend you wish would go away?
P.C.: Bedazzled pockets on jeans.

417: What’s your favorite outfit/article of clothing you’ve ever worn? 
P.C.: My Baldwin Denim cashmere cardigan.

417: What are your favorite places to shop for clothes in 417-land?
P.C.: Dynamic Earth.

417: What are your favorite places to shop that are not in 417-land? 
P.C.: Baldwin Denim in Kansas City.

417: What’s the best bargain you’ve ever found? How much did it cost, and where did you find it?
P.C.: John Varvatos boots for $25 in Malibu, Calif.

417: Do you ever shop at thrift stores? If so, what do you look for there? 
P.C.:Yes. Quality-made vintage.

417: How long does it take you to get ready to go out/go to work?
P.C.: Two minutes.

417: What is your favorite fashion trend right now?
P.C.: Hand-tailored, American-made textiles.

417: If you could only wear one brand/designer for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
P.C.: Baldwin Denim of Kansas City. Fits me like a glove. Designed, made, sold and worn in the great USA.

See the Best Dressed winners walk the runway at 417’s Fashionation March 12 at the Gillioz Theatre.

Check out our Best Dressed Winners from 2012 and 2011.

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