THE DAPPER DRESSER - Style is in the details for Everardo Keeme
BY MANDY HOLMES / PHOTO BY ELIZABETH MARIE
Everardo Keeme certainly isn’t afraid to be the best-dressed man in the room. In fact, it’s a mantra the dapper dresser lives by. Dressing formal comes easy for Keeme, who specializes in headshot and event photography for his companies, Everardo Keeme Photography and Photo Fusion Studio.
He draws inspiration from stately wardrobes seen in shows and movies like Mad Men and The Great Gatsby, and isn’t afraid to be overdressed. Though he enjoys wearing a well-tailored suit and dress shirt for formal affairs, you’ll find him in boots, jeans and a T-shirt for casual events. No matter the occasion, he gravitates toward solid colors and well-made items.
“I would rather focus on the quality of the material versus the pattern, and when it comes to color, I am a fan of monochromatic,”
Never afraid to stand out, Keeme always suggests adding a statement piece
to an outfit, like a colorful monogram.
“Pay attention to the little things like colorful pocket squares and classic cuffs links, it’s what separates style from clothes,” he says.
Who are your style icons?
Young Sean Connery (James Bond era) because he totally embodied the character but also believed in the paying attention to the details. Also Tom Ford, you can’t even mention men’s style and icon without Tom.
How does your career influence your style?
A tagline for my business is
“You only get one first impression.”
It’s something that was instilled in me by my parents and I certainly can’t advise people on how to take a better portrait if I can’t do it for myself.
If you could trade closets with anyone, who would it be?
George Clooney– between his wardrobe for movies and his personal clothes, it’s got to be great, plus he’s friends with Giorgio Armani!
Off The Record...
Tell us about yourself – who you are and what you do
What are your favorite brands and why? (quality, fit, etc.)
What are you favorite patterns, styles, trends?
What is your must-have item when it comes to fashion/style and WHY?
What is your most prized possession in your closet and why?
What do you love about living in Phoenix?
How do you transition from work to nighttime?
What trend do you hate?
Really deep V-Neck T-Shirts, no one wants to see cleavage on a man. Also, Crocs, no explanation necessary right?
Anything else you want us to know when it comes to you and your style?
Hubert de Givenchy is the man who said,
“you should never be afraid to be the best-dressed man in the room”