My Style: Steven Kolb

Portrait of Steven Kolb by Akira Yamada

Photo: Akira Yamada — Courtesy of Steven Kolb

The three essential things a man should know about style are...

Be well groomed, dress your age, and be yourself.

Please describe your style in three words.

Disheveled American.

What is the biggest mistake one can make when getting dressed?

Getting dressed in the dark.

Do you believe in role models?


What are your favourite fabrics?


Are there any style combinations that you object to?

Sneakers with suits.

Which city has the best-dressed men?

New York.

Would you say that you are conservative or bold?

Somewhere in between conservative and bold.

What are the rules, if any, in the way you dress?

Dress for comfort but look good.

Celebrities and style...

Are no different than everyone else and style.

One garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?


A man should always look like...

He cares about how he looks.

Who taught you what you know about style?


How do you select your clothing every morning?

Based on what my plans, meetings are that day.

Your biggest regret is...

No regrets.

Do you have any shopping rituals?


We will never see you wearing...

Pleated pants.

The most stylish person you have ever seen...

My friend, Mike Dupriest.

What is the first thing you notice on a man?

If his clothes fit or not.

The one image that defined your approach to style...

Steven McQueen in Bullitt (1968).

The only article of clothing that a man needs to pay close attention to is...

His shoes.

Is comfort an enemy of style?

No, a friend.

The best word of advice you have ever heard?

Substance, not style.

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