Best Dressed 2014

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Ken Schwab

58, Commercial Real Estate Agent for 32 years; manager Wilhoit Properties, Inc. Brokerage Division

417 Magazine: What three words define your personal style? 
Ken Schwab: Smart, casual, professional

417: If you could wear one brand or designer for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
K.S.: Hugo Boss for its trim lines.

417: What must-have item of clothing have you spent the most on?
K.S.: A really cool pair of Lucchese boots.

417: What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever worn? 
K.S.: Florida, many years ago: Jean shorts and Birkenstock sandals with socks. (Info provided by my daughter, Ashley.)

417: What do you think is the worst fashion faux pas? 
K.S.: A man in a cutoff sleeve shirt at Steak & Ale in 1987. Disgusting!

417: Finish this sentence: “I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing...”
K.S.That sweater your publisher, Gary Whitaker, used to wear.

417: Where do you find fashion inspiration?
K.S.Other people; magazines.

417: Who are your fashion role models?
K.S.Rob Ford. You know . . . the mayor of Toronto.

417: What’s your signature piece?
K.S.Shoes and socks.

417: How long does it take you to get ready to do out or go to work?
K.S.Thirty to 45 minutes.

417: What are your favorite places to shop that are in 417-land?

417: What are your favorite places to shop that are not in 417-land?
K.S.St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, Florida.

417: What’s the best bargain you’ve ever found?
K.S.Shoes at Bob Jones Shoes and shoes at Town & County.

417: Do you shop at thrift stores? If so, what do you look for?
K.S.I do not shop at thrift stores ever.

417: What’s your favorite outfit or article of clothing you’ve ever worn?
K.S.My Lucchese boots.

417: What is your favorite fashion trend right now?
K.S.Colorful socks!

417: What fashion trend do you wish would go away?
K.S.Pleated pants.

See the Best Dressed winners walk the runway in 417 Magazine’s Fashionation: Spring Fashion Show and Party.
The show is at the Gillioz Theatre at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 21.


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