RON WOODSON

IN­TE­RIOR DE­SIGNER, CO­FOUNDER OF WOODSON & RUMMERFIELD’S HOUSE OF DE­SIGN WITH JAIME RUMMERFIELD

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LA STORY: “My par­ents were clothes horses. They loved fash­ion. My fa­ther was a jazz mu­si­cian; I don’t think I ever saw him wear jeans. My grand­par­ents would take us grand­kids out in­di­vid­u­ally, and we would go down­town to Clifton’s restau­rant. My grand­fa­ther would be in a suit, tie, hat, com­pletely dressed. My grand­mother would wear a hat, gloves, a dress. So that’s the LA that I know.”

AP STYLE: “Some­one might com­ment on what I’m wear­ing, and my part­ner will say, ‘Well, he’s been plan­ning that out­fit for three weeks.’ And it’s true. It’s all about a feel­ing for me, and I feel best when I have it all put to­gether. So that does take some thought. I don’t just look in the closet and go, ‘Oh, I’ll throw this on.’ No, it’s all well thought out from head to toe—from the glasses to the jacket to the pocket square to the pants to the belt—even if you don’t see it.”

BOLDFACE: “Cuff links and pocket squares are those two ac­ces­sories that al­low me to be bold and crazy yet still tai­lored. It’s one ex­pres­sion that a prop­erly dressed man can have that will set him apart. Be­cause a black shoe is a black shoe—that’s not go­ing to stand out.”

“My own house is a re­flec­tion of how I am style-wise: It’s tai­lored, it’s put to­gether. But it is also a re­flec­tion of be­ing clas­sic and hav­ing art from all over the world mixed in.”

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