When your job consists of afternoons on construction sites and evenings entertaining clients in some of New York’s coolest locations, your wardrobe definitely has to adapt.
Michael Tavani, co founder of M18 PR has got this down to a near science. M18 is based in New York and specializes in hotels, real estate and design. Some of his clients include the seriously swank NoMad hotel, the Wythe in Brooklyn and Hotel Americano as well as the Freehand in Miami (who we mentioned here).
We checked in with Mr. Tavani right after his honeymoon (congrats Michael & Meg!) to hear more about his daily style.
During the work week I am pretty consistent- blazer, shirt, jeans, dress shoes or work boots. Since I bounce between construction sites, client meetings and drinks and dinner I can’t wear anything too precious since sites tend to get messy, but I have to look presentable for later.
For blazers I was recently introduced to Brooklyn Tailors in Williamsburg. They understand cut and have a great selection of fabric. I also have several old Helmut Lang blazers I have had for years that never seem to go out of style.
When I am dressing up a bit more I indulge in a pair of brown suede Alden wing tips. I’m not a big fan of black and usually steer towards navy and brown.
There is a company called Norse Projects from Copenhagen who makes a great button down I wear a lot. I am also a big J.Crew classic oxford fan. For the weekends I like the single pocket tees from J.Crew and Spring Court tennis shoes. I can be found in my favorite old pair of Gant cut off khakis when it gets really balmy. Saturdays shorts are a staple too.
I have to say I am really inspired by Ryan Gossling. Kidding! I am fortunate to work in a business surrounded by creative people, and their creations and talent are what keep me inspired. Often times the people I find most stylish are the ones who think the least about what they are wearing, but have a natural way of always looking great.