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From the Suit to the Street: Local Guys Style Up for Spring

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Bryan Shupe, 31, Milford

Mayor of Milford, owner of MilfordLIVE.com and Fur-Baby Boutique and Doggie Daycare

Jacket: Ralph Lauren // Belt: Coach // Shirt and tie: Brooks Brothers // Watch: Rolex // Jeans: Lucky // Shoes: Cole Haan

DT: How would you describe your style?
BS: Preppy-casual.

DT: Where do you like to shop?
BS: I like to shop at Carltons in Rehoboth Beach.

DT: What is something you splurge on?
BS: Definitely watches and shoes. I enjoy several varieties of watches, including the classic styles from Rolex to the more casual styles from surf brands like Rip Curl. I really enjoy Cole Haan shoes.

DT: What are you looking forward to buying in the spring?
BS: I can’t wait to buy new polo shirts and shorts. Spring always comes with bright colors and patterns.

DT: What will you wear if you want to make an impression?
BS: A classic oxford and dress trousers always make a good impression.

DT: What is something that pulls an outfit together?
BS: You can’t go wrong with a bright foulard necktie.

DT: Have you ever made any fashion faux pas?
BS: Yes, anytime I wore cargo pants as an adult. 

Jacket: Coach // Shirt: Brooks Brothers // Pants: Brooks Brothers // Shoes: Cole Haan // Belt: Coach // Watch: Rip Curl

 

Tony Allen, 45, Wilmington

Activist, academic, banker

Hat: Lids // Scarf: Wright & Simon // Shirt and suit: Tom James Company // Cuff links: A gift from Vice President Joe Biden // Shoes: Jos. A. Bank

DT: How would you describe your style?
TA: Rebellious corporate. I don’t like to wear socks.

DT: Where do you like to shop?
TA: Tom James Company for suits, Jos. A. Bank for accessories and Wright & Simon in downtown Wilmington for bow ties.

DT: What is something you splurge on?
TA: T-shirts with meaning.

DT: What are you looking forward to buying in the spring?
TA: A classic tuxedo.

DT: What will you wear if you want to make an impression?
TA: A positive attitude.

DT: What is something that pulls an outfit together?
TA: A positive attitude.

DT: Have you ever made any fashion faux pas?
TA: At least twice a week.

Jeans: Old Navy // Shoes: DSW // Blazer: Jos. A. Bank // T-shirt: Designer, featuring image of James H. Gilliam Sr. 

 

Douglas E. Mazzuca Sr., 61, Hockessin 

Ophthalmologist at Mazzuca Eye and Laser Centers in New Jersey

Suit: Jack Victor, Wright & Simon // Shirt: Jos. A. Bank // Tie: Robert Talbott, Wright & Simon // Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo, Nordstrom // Watch: Orvis, online (discontinued) // Cuff links: Jos. A. Bank // Glasses: Silhouette, Mazzuca Eye and Laser Centers

DT: How would you describe your style?
DM: Comfortable, upscale casual—except when I have to dress in a suit for work.

DT: Where do you like to shop?
DM: I shop at Wilmington Country Store, Nordstrom and Wright & Simon in downtown Wilmington.

DT: What is something you splurge on?
DM: Italian shoes. They are made well, they look great and they last a long time. The best selection is at Nordstrom and at the King of Prussia location. I probably own over 20 pairs of shoes.

DT: What are you looking forward to buying in the spring?
DM: I am looking forward to buying some nice polo shirts.

DT: What will you wear if you want to make an impression?
DM: A nice sport jacket and a nice button down shirt.

DT: What is something that pulls an outfit together?
DM: Always a great pair of shoes.

DT: Have you ever made any fashion faux pas?
DM: Yes. I have worn brown shoes with a blue suit. I don’t care for that look. I understand that is the trend, but I don’t like that. And I don’t think brown suits should ever be worn.

Shirt: Scott Barber, Wilmington Country Store // Jeans: 7 For All Mankind, Wilmington Country Store // Jacket: Peter Millar, Wilmington Country Store // Belt: Wright & Simon // Shoes: Santoni, Italian // Watch: Vintage Omega Speedmaster, eBay // Bag: Hartmann, vintage

Hair and makeup services provided by Studio One Eleven, 1313 N. Market St., Wilmington; 225-8365, www.studio-one-eleven.com.

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