Style Profile: Garrett Lawrence Taylor

From the moment I met Garrett on tour I instantly gasped "YAS STYLE!" and wanted to be his friend.  Garrett is the epitome of class with total true to character style.  He is an absolutely magnificent Conductor + Musician but on the side I honestly believe he should teach pop-up classes to those wanting to define and perfect their personal style around the world.  Garrett's instagram feed is filled with so much inspiration and wonder, it's an absolute delight to follow.  

When asked of a quote or motto that defines his personal Garrett shared two Oscar Wilde quotes:

"One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art."  +

"You can never be overdressed or overeducated."  

Both are so fitting and true of Garrett!  

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Name:
Garrett Lawrence Taylor

Location:
Harlem, NYC

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Occupation:
Broadway Pianst, Conductor, and Opera Singer.

Decade in life:
In my third decade of life. 

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Describe your personal style:
Vintage preppy. 

Favorite color and print to wear:
Blues/greens and multiple prints, paisley, checks, stripes. 

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Go to outfit for instant confidence and sophistication:
Dress shirt, tie, vest, jeans.

Signature scent:
Intense Euphoria Calvin Klein-a bold oriental amber fragrance with woodsy rich spice notes. 

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Most coveted piece in closet:
1950's double-breasted wool coat with raccoon fur collar.

Most lusted item you don’t own:
Vintage doctors bag.

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Top three favorite places to shop:
Fine and Dandy (NYC), Hi-Bred (Cincinnati), Ralph Lauren, TJMaxx

Favorite season and why:
Fall-it's all about the layers and textures. 

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Films that best defines your personal style:
Gosford Park, Talented Mr. Rilpley, Brideshead Revisited.

I never leave the home without: 
My pork pie hat and a good bag.

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I feel most dapper in: 
A three-piece suit.

Fashion Icons:
Oliver Thornton, Dandy Wellington, Luke Edward Hall, Laird Mackintosh.

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Five classic essentials you think every fella should own:
1- Well tailored navy three-piece suit.
2- Dressy casual boots.
3- Dark wash slim-fit jeans.
4- A quality cardigan.
5- Beautiful luggage.

Favorite album of the season:
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue is timeless and classic.

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Designer worth checking out:
Reiss of London.

Favorite instagrams to lurke:
Iris Apfel Official, Le Loir en Papillon, Will Taylor (@brightbazaar).

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Trend you wish never happened:
The man bun. 

Advice to those establishing personal style:
Buy pieces that speak to you, shop in outfits, don't be afraid to mix patterns, tailoring, and a good fit are your best friends, go for quality and detail. 

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When in doubt:
Put on a beautiful overcoat. 

Never be afraid to:
Be overdressed.
 

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Keep up with Garrett's timeless dapper looks, travels and sophisticated lifestyle via his insta: @gourmetgarrett + #ifgarrettcan

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