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The Dapper Dresser, Everardo Keeme, Featured in Uptown Phoenix Magazine

Everardo Keeme Photography The Dapper Dresser, Everardo Keeme, Featured in Uptown Phoenix Magazine Phoenix Photographer

THE DAPPER DRESSER - Style is in the details for Everardo Keeme

BY MANDY HOLMES / PHOTO BY ELIZABETH MARIE

Published by Richman Media Group

Everardo Keeme Photography The Dapper Dresser, Everardo Keeme, Featured in Uptown Phoenix Magazine Phoenix Photographer

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

Well, I’m a single dad, my Daughter, Mary, is 23 and recently graduated from ASU with honors. Go Devils!
 
My unique name is from my Spanish and German decedents, my parents are from Mexico and I’m first generation, born here in the valley. 
 
For nearly a decade I’ve been the Official Photographer of the Phoenix Open, and have survived running with the bulls in Pamplona, and can’t wait to do that again!
 

What are your favorite brands and why? (quality, fit, etc.)

I don’t necessarily have a favorite brand I’d much rather rely on a local clothier like Mary Zarob from Q Contrary. In my mind custom is always better than of the rack
 

What are you favorite patterns, styles, trends?

I’ve always been a fan of black and white to show cleanliness and to be classic. When it comes to color, I am a fan of the monochromatic look but just even a pop of color to make a statement.
 

What is your must-have item when it comes to fashion/style and WHY?

Aside from the little things like a pocket square or cuff links, a Quality tailored shirt. Invest in custom tailored shirts and they will always fit better and therefore you always feel better
 

What is your most prized possession in your closet and why?

The first set of cuffs my father gave me
 

What do you love about living in Phoenix?

I have traveled to 47 States so far and Phoenix (Arizona) is the best for weather, people and easy to travel from. Born and raised here I love how we are the fifth largest city but it’s still somewhat a small town with regards to connections
 

How do you transition from work to nighttime?

Food and drink has always been a passion since growing up in my grandmother’s restaurant. Cooking is always been a passion of mine and a good cocktail or bottle of wine is what led me to study as a certified Sommelier.
 

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”

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