Photo by Joe Del Tufo
Logan Herring, CEO of Kingswood Community Center and the Warehouse, is a natural-born advocate with great fashion sense.
High school vibe:
Very loud, with bright colors—my favorite being lime green.
Oldest wardrobe item:
My Delaware Elite sweatsuit from 15 years ago. Delaware Elite is the nonprofit I founded in 2006 with my brother, Shannon Watson, and my best friend, Eugene Young. [The organization was a basketball program for gifted junior high athletes.] It is such a significant part of my personal and professional journey. I can’t let it go.
Favorite fashion era:
I have two: the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and the 1980s, with all the colorful casualwear.
Define your style:
A hybrid of my two favorite eras of clothing. I’m typically in sweats or dapper down to the socks. I love a good tailored suit, but I equally love a good sweatsuit and a pair of Nikes.
My jewelry phase was in my 20s. I had a lot back then: earrings, watches and a necklace with a diamond-encrusted “L.” I’m a minimalist in that regard these days.
Thoughts on vintage:
Only a nice pair of vintage-looking shoes or boots.
LeBron James, because he captures both the casual and formal look quite well.
If only I had his stylist—and wardrobe budget. …My mentor is the incomparable Roy Campbell, who served as a judge on America’s Next Top Model and is originally from Riverside [in Wilmington]. He continues to stay fashion-forward and teach me all the latest trends.
I never leave home without:
A nice pair of shoes, regardless of whether they are sneakers or dress shoes.
My job affords me the ability to be casual at times but also formal. I have to frequently be in front of the camera, which requires that I constantly upgrade my wardrobe, so I’m not seen in the same thing over and over.
On working with teens:
I’m beyond the age of trying to dress like a teenager, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate their approval of what I wear. I have to admit it feels good when they acknowledge my “drip.”
Biggest fashion faux pas:
I attended the annual Ebony Tie Affair last year, and I didn’t realize how big my tuxedo was on me because of the weight I’d lost during the pandemic. I don’t know if anyone else noticed—nor would I expect them to say anything if they did. But I felt so uncomfortable swimming in my clothes. I suppose that is a good problem to have.
If money were no object:
I’d buy a custom tuxedo for formal events.
Secrets of a well-dressed man:
It’s all about confidence, fit and shoes. Bad shoes can kill an outfit. Having a properly tailored suit makes all the difference in the world, and confidence will make any outfit look better.