STYLE FILE: Anthony Barattini

NAME: Anthony Barattini

AGE: 35

OCCUPATION: Director of operations for 1st Lake Properties Inc., New Orleans.

Tell us about what you’re wearing. “The suit is a blue striped seersucker I purchased from Porter Stephens just before they closed. I accented it with white buck shoes and white belt along with a blue gingham bow tie and pocket square.”

What’s the best fashion advice you’ve ever gotten? “Don’t be afraid to get the next size up to find the perfect fit.”

What’s your favorite trend right now? “Bow ties. I have really enjoyed learning how to tie them the old-fashioned way.”

Finish these sentences. I splurge on ... “T-shirts ... the comfortable hang around the house kind.”

I skimp on ... “Color. I have a couple of favorite colors, but never really try any others.”

What’s your favorite accessory (belts, hats, ties, shoes, etc)? “Pocket watches.”

How many do you have? “I only have a few and wear them very seldom, but I like them a lot.”

Name a celebrity whose closet you’d like to raid. “WWL’s Mike Hoss. I’ve always wanted a moose outfit!”

What’s the one grooming product you can’t live without? “Daily facial moisturizer with sunblock. The sun is very harsh on fair skin.”

What was your worst fashion mistake? “I really like sweaters but I always get overheated when I wear them. It just never seems to be cold enough in New Orleans.”

Your house is on fire and you can grab only one thing out of your closet; what would it be? “My lucky black guayabera shirt with gold fleur-de-lis. We (New Orleans Saints) won a Super Bowl when I wore that.”

Pam Bordelon

Advocate staff writer