André Wells, 37
Event planner, Events by André Wells
How would you describe your style?
I love well-made, tailored, classic clothing. But because of what I do, I can add a little twist. I might have on a Brioni suit, but I’ll wear it with a green polka-dot tie and a light-green shirt.
Zegna for suits. Gucci—80 percent of my shoes are Gucci. I like Armani, Hickey Freeman, Brioni, Ralph Lauren.
Is there a type of item you splurge on?
I collect cuff links—I probably have close to a hundred pairs. I wear French-cuff shirts even when I’m just wearing slacks.
Do you have a favorite pair of cuff links?
I have these big, beautiful gold coins that I love. Then I have ones that look like strawberries. I have so many favorites. My wife gave me a beautiful pair by David Yurman—I love those.
Favorite places to shop in Washington?
I live in Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. I love Gucci. For casual, I like Ralph Lauren.
Favorite item in your closet?
Two velvet blazers that I got from Neiman’s last season. They are very versatile—I can wear them with jeans. And my grey Zegna suit.