MyStyle: Brian Taylor, Realtor, Ansley Atlanta Real Estate

by Rincey Abraham

Number of years in real estate: 1

Describe your look: Modern classic. I prefer full suits. I have backed it down some as we are in the South, in addition to being at a new construction community. I have implemented jeans, a button up and a jacket. I am an advocate of look good, feel good, work good.

What do you consider a fashion dontI am a big advocate of matching one’s belt with their shoes. If you go with brown then try to have the belt and shoes be a similar shade. They don’t have to match exactly as they will be far apart from each other, but it should not be a chocolate brown with a light camel color. Also could we start a movement for flat front pants with no cuffs. European cut is not a bad thing.

What is your favorite piece of clothing and why? I have to say it is the grey suit I wore for the photos. It was my first experience with a custom suit and it ruined my thoughts on other suits. I have received numerous compliments on this suit. Even today, the barista at Starbucks gave me a compliment on it.

What do you consider a must-have accessory? A watch. A nice stainless steel watch is a staple. It goes with just about everything. If I am without a watch, I feel naked.

Where are your favorite places to shop? I enjoy Hawes and Curtis shirts, Thomas Pink shirts, Banana Republic for casual clothes, Saks for shoes and the tailor for suits. He makes trips to Atlanta twice a year. I can share his contact information if needed!

What, besides your wardrobe, completes your look? Exciting socks. I love bright socks and like for them to match my shirt or tie. I also need a pair of sunglasses. That can ruin your day quickly when the sun is out.

What is in your bag/briefcase? In my Coach briefcase is nothing special. Laptop, few files, pens, my red book (thanks Bonneau), business cards and the charger for my laptop.

My closet is full of… Shoes, shoes and more shoes. Yes, I have more shoes than my wife, as anyone that knows me will testify.

What is your style advice for other people in the industry? Presentation matters. Try to not look like you just rolled out of bed. I guess my fellow men could think about if they had a date what would you wear? That still might not work. Dress like the job you want not the job you have!

Custom-made Suit and Dress Shirt by Biemonte Wong tailors; Tie by Michael Kors; Tie bar by Thomas Pink; Watch by Bulova; Belt by Ted Baker; Socks by Charles Tyrwhitt; Shoes by Gucci.