I noticed Donald Williams II’s colorful plaid bow tie before I even took in the rest of his outfit.
This week’s GURU Style Star looks like he could have walked straight out of a fashion spread!
Donald, a world religions teacher at St. Paul’s School for Boys in Brooklandville, scored his bow tie from Nordstrom. It’s by Ben Sherman. His yellow and white pinstripe button-down is also a Nordstrom find. His red-orange chinos are from J. Crew. He also found his Sperry Top-Siders at Nordstrom.
Here’s our Q&A…
Describe your style.
I would say preppy is how I dress all the time for work and everywhere I go — except for Saturdays when I’m doing yard work. I try to stay classy.
Tell me what you like about wearing bow ties.
It makes one distinguished. It’s an art and it’s really classy. It takes us back to times when men always used to get dressed instead of wearing jeans; men would always wear suits.
What is your favorite store in the mall and why?
My favorite store in the mall is probably Nordstrom Rack, because you can purchase everything at a discounted price… It’s a classic look. It’s not trendy but it’s classic. It’s timeless.
What do your students think about your style?
They admire and are inspired by my sense of style. More of my students have started wearing bow ties since I’ve come onto campus… I’ve been told I may get voted best dressed teacher of the year.
How has your style evolved?
It’s gone thorugh a number of changes. I’ve gone through a lot of life changes myself. In grad school, I started wearing bow ties everyday. Every time I wore a suit or khakis and a shirt, I would wear a bow tie to dres it up. As an undergrad, I was wearing more urban and rugged wear — more trendy… The way I’m dressed right now takes me back to my high school days. I went to Mt. St. Joseph High School. We would dress like this all the time (minus the bow tie).
It’s our green themed week on the blog. What do you do to go-green?
I go paperless on all my bank statements.
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