STYLE FILE: Quint Forgey

Quint Forgey, at the 'Night at the Museum' fundraiser
Quint Forgey, at the 'Night at the Museum' fundraiser

NAME: Quint Forgey

AGE: 17

OCCUPATION: Student

Tell us about what you're wearing. "A pink, pinstripe linen suit from Brooks Brothers Gatsby collection. The shirt and cufflinks are Ralph Lauren Estate fit. The suede loafers are Steve Madden, and the pocket square is J. Crew."

What's the best fashion advice you've ever gotten? "It's all about fit. Regardless of the cost or brand, if a piece of clothing doesn't fit your body well, you won't look your best."

What's your favorite fashion trend right now? "I don't really follow trends. I prefer clothes that are classic and never go out of style."

Finish these sentences. I splurge on ... "I spend the most money on clothes and accessories that are high quality and are truly timeless. They can be anything from sunglasses to a new pair of shoes to an elegant watch."

I skimp on ... "Trendy items that easily go out of style."

What's your favorite accessory and how many do you have? "I guess shoes. You can tell a lot about a man by the shoes he wears. I'd say I have about 15 pairs that circulate through my wardrobe."

Name a celebrity whose closet you'd like to raid. "I can't really think of a current celebrity. Stylistically, I've always looked up to Steve McQueen, Cary Grant and Connery's Bond."

What's the one beauty product you can't live without? "Whatever Bryan McAndrew tells me I need to put in my hair."

What was your worst fashion mistake? "I have been guilty of letting a Mohawk hairstyle grow out too long in the past, according to my grandmother."

Your house is on fire and you can grab only one thing out of your closet; what would it be? "Probably something of sentimental value. My grandfather's Cameo ring and gold cufflinks, my dad's old Gucci watch, my great-grandfather's vintage black skinny tie. They're all classics that can never be replaced."

Pam Bordelon

Advocate staff writer