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In this day and age where there is no such thing as too much, subtlety has a certain appeal. Blending classic style with one well thought out piece, be it shoes, a timepiece, or sunglasses, is truly an artform. The marketing machines have turned us into uberconsumers that wait to be told what to purchase. The ‘try hard’ that has all of the latest and greatest and lacks the personality to really pull it off is a clown lost in this giant circus. I respect the attention paid to detail. A pocket square, socks, or a killer tie are meant for the style elite. Make it your own. And remember that there is no substitute for self confidence.

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Richard has been in the Essential Style for Men mix since its inception in 2009. When he isn’t busy serving as the ESM’s Director of Fashion & Style, you may find him on the beach playing volleyball, or working hard in Thailand shooting with a beautiful Brazilian supermodel.