Q-Juan Taylor

Assistant general manager at Simon Restaurant & Lounge in Palms Place, age 33

Style icons: Miles Davis, Tom Ford, Sidney Poitier and Marvin Gaye.

What he’s wearing now: Calvin Klein suit, Hugo Boss shirt, Justine Sylvie tie, Hugo Boss shoes and Tiffany & Co. watch.

Before there were labels, watches and dressing to impress, there was Mom. “My mother always expressed the importance of looking sharp, even if you’re just going to the grocery store,” Taylor says. And whether the call of the day is casual or fashionable, he tends to stick with the tried and true. “No matter how many pairs of jeans I buy, I tend to pretty much wear a particular pair I already own every time.”

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