Jonathan Fitzgarrald’s style can be described in two words – classic and tailored.
But the chief marketing officer at Century City law firm Greenberg Glusker said there’s also a practical reason for owning more than 50 tailor-made suits as well as custom shirts, ties and pocket squares in coordinating colors.
“I’m 6 feet, 7 inches,” said Fitzgarrald. “Because I’m so tall I prefer custom-made clothing. It fits me the best and it puts my best foot forward.”
His suits, which cost about $1,800, are made by b.spoke, an Orange County custom clothing shop Fitzgarrald visits about four times a year. When he’s not suited up, he prefers the contemporary style of brands such as Theory, John Varvatos and Jil Sander.
He describes his style as classic, but said he will get creative with color and accessories.
For example, the purple and navy striped shirt he wore recently was made to accent his purple pocket square and tie. The inside of his jacket is also lined in a purple print.
“Business (attire) is generally kind of sanitized, so adding a little bit of flair is fun,” he said. “Most people don’t go overboard. Most people go underboard and look frumpy. So, I’d rather err on the side of being too dressy than not dressy enough.”
Accessories such as quirky cufflinks are a staple of Fitzgarrald’s outfits, who added that his favorite jeweler is David Yurman.
Fitzgarrald said he owns more than 100 pairs of cufflinks and makes a point to purchase large ones, including ones made from buffalo nickels he wore for the Business Journal.
“It drives me nuts when I see a guy wear a French cuff shirt with a little bitty cufflink,” he said. “I think, ‘What the heck is going on here?’ So when I find something that jumps out, it’s mine.”
– Subrina Hudson