Meet Austin Way's 2023 Men of Style

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Meet Austin Way's 2023 Men of Style


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Meet Austin Way's 2023 Men of Style

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Meet Austin Way's 2023 Men of Style

Meet Austin Way's 2023 Men of Style

Style & Beauty People Lifestyle Feature fashion

Meet Austin Way's 2023 Men of Style

Published By: By Katerina Cotroneo   •   October 17, 2023

Meet Austin Way's 2023 Men of Style

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By Katerina Cotroneo By Katerina Cotroneo
October 17, 2023

Style & Beauty People Lifestyle Feature fashion


THESE GENTS HAVE STYLE IN SPADES. A CLOSER LOOK REVEALS THE PERSONALITIES BEHIND ALL THAT PANACHE.

Vassell getting in the zone before a Spurs game PHOTO BY REGGIE THOMAS/NBAE
Vassell getting in the zone before a Spurs game. PHOTO BY REGGIE THOMAS/NBAE

DEVIN VASSELL

Devin Vassell has moves on and off the court. Giving as much care and attention to his wardrobe as he does to his basketball career, his curated closet is one of a kind and full of unique items. Vassell, a shooting guard for the San Antonio Spurs, No. 24, is thrilled the team is playing more games in Austin this season. He enjoys coming to the 512, spending time with his fellow players, exploring all Austin has to offer and, of course, expressing his style. As it’s well known, Vassell has an inspiring story that many look up to. He is often referred to as an underdog, though you would have no idea looking at how confident he plays and how stylishly he represents himself.

THE THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE MY SENSE OF STYLE ARE BAGGY, STATEMENT AND CLEAN.

MY ULTIMATE STYLE ICON IS MY FUTURE SELF… I GOT IDEAS.

THIS FALL, THE LOOK I WILL BE WEARING MOST IS BAGGY LAYERS, STACKED PANTS, LEATHER.

MY SIGNATURE DAY LOOK IS VERY CHILL. ATHLETICWEAR, SHORTS AND A REGULAR SHIRT.

MY SIGNATURE EVENING LOOK DEPENDS ON THE OCCASION. FOR DINNER, I ’D SAY JEANS AND A NICE SHIRT. DIBBLE AND DABBLE , DEPENDING ON THE OCCASION.

THE MOST TREASURED PIECE IN MY WARDROBE IS A BLACK VARSITY JACKET A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE GAVE TO ME.

NO OUTFIT IS COMPLETE WITHOUT A CHAIN.

MY MAIN GROOMING ESSENTIALS ARE A FACIAL ROUTINE AND A GOOD FRAGRANCE. A NICE PAIR OF SOCKS ARE IMPORTANT, AND A GOOD PAIR OF STANDOUT PANTS.

MY SIGNATURE SCENT IS A SECRET, BUT THE BRAND STARTS WITH A P… (HE DOESN’T WANT ANYBODY SMELLING LIKE HIM; WE CAN RESPECT THAT.)

THE TITLE OF MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY WOULD BE TOO UNFORGETTABLE.


Austin FC goalie Stuver, styled by Stephanie Coultress O’Neill PHOTO BY JENNA MCELROY
Austin FC goalie Stuver, styled by Stephanie Coultress O’Neill. PHOTO BY JENNA MCELROY

BRAD STUVER

Brad Stuver is No. 1, literally… numerically and affectionately. Austin FC’s goalie since the team’s inception, Stuver bleeds green. Earning the title of defensive player of the year, Stuver dominates the goal on the pitch and is a role model within the style community. When not playing soccer, Stuver, twice nominated for ESPN’s Sports Humanitarian Award, volunteers his time with philanthropies like The Laundry Project and rests his legs (but keeps his instincts sharp) by playing video games. When he switches up his soccer kit for a suit, he gets styled by Estilo Men owner Stephanie Coultress O’Neill—a favored stylist by many in ATX. Stuver is a player many look up to not just for his stylish appearance and charm, but for his determination and dedication to the game on and off the field.

THE TWO WORDS TO DESCRIBE MY SENSE OF STYLE ARE SIMPLE AND MINIMALISTIC.

MY ULTIMATE STYLE ICON IS RYAN REYNOLDS.

THIS FALL, THE LOOK I WILL BE WEARING MOST IS, AS LONG AS THE WEATHER COOL S OFF, JEANS, A PLAIN TEE AND A DENIM JACKET.

MY SIGNATURE DAY LOOK IS JOGGERS, PLAIN TEE AND SNEAKERS.

MY SIGNATURE EVENING LOOK IS CHINOS, TEE, BOMBER JACKET AND VANS.

THE MOST TREASURED PIECE IN MY WARDROBE IS MY MY BLACK JEANS FROM PAIGE.

NO OUTFIT IS COMPLETE WITHOUT SHOES, WHETHER IT’S MY CONVERSE, VANS OR MID-TOP NIKES.

MY MAIN GROOMING ESSENTIALS ARE I ALWAYS HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF MY HAIR , SO POMADE, A COMB AND REGULAR HAIRCUTS.

MY SIGNATURE SCENT IS WHEN I WEAR COLOGNE, IT IS ALWAYS DOLCE & GABBANA LIGHT BLUE.

THE TITLE OF MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY WOULD BE EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON.


Tyler doing what he does best with a dashing smile PHOTO BY MADISON TAYLOR
Tyler doing what he does best with a dashing smile. PHOTO BY MADISON TAYLOR

JONATHAN TYLER

You can find Jonathan Tyler—all-American as they come—singing and rocking his guitar at any historic Austin bar 10 ways to Sunday. He is an Austin musician through and through, meaning he rocks hard but not at the price of others. Whether at The Saxon Pub with his band, Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, or out on Lake Austin like the rest of us, he is a stone-cold Texan with a rockin’ sense of style—custom-colored suits and cowboy hats for days. It’s true what they say: Musicians get to express themselves the best, and he has no hard time doing it. He plans to make history as a great musician, and there is no doubt it’ll happen because of his dedication, talent and the effort he puts in day to day.

THE THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE MY SENSE OF STYLE ARE ALL-AMERICAN CLASSICS.

MY ULTIMATE STYLE ICON IS I CAN’T DECIDE BETWEEN JIMI HENDRIX OR JFK.

THIS FALL, THE LOOK I WILL BE WEARING MOST IS DENIM ON DENIM ON DENIM. AND TURQUOISE, DUH.

MY SIGNATURE DAY LOOK IS VINTAGE LEVI’S 517S OR 501S, VINTAGE T-SHIRT AND CHUCK TAYLORS. MY SIGNATURE EVENING LOOK IS I HAD JUST FINISHED PLAYING ONE OF MY FIRST AUSTIN GIGS WHEN A LOCAL GENTLEMAN APPROACHED ME WITH A MYSTERIOUS PACKAGE. I CAME TO FIND OUT HE WAS GIFTING ME A RAYON HAWAIIAN SHIRT. HE INSISTED THE MATERIAL WAS THE BEST FABRIC FOR THE TEXAS HEAT AS HE HANDED ME THE PACKAGE. I THOUGHT MAYBE HE WAS SECRETLY INVESTED IN THE RAYON MANUFACTURING BIZ BASED ON THE WAY HE ENTHUSIASTICALLY EVANGELIZED ON BEHALF OF THE MATERIAL. ALL THAT TO SAY, I SAW THE LIGHT, AND NOW I, TOO, LOVE RAYON (OR SILK) BUTTON-UPS, JEANS AND COWBOY BOOTS. ALL DAY, BABY.

THE MOST TREASURED PIECE IN MY WARDROBE IS MY BUCO LEATHER MOTORCYCLE JACKET. MY SWEETHEART, ZOE , GIFTED IT TO ME SO IT HAS AN EXTRA-SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART (AND CLOSET).

NO OUTFIT IS COMPLETE WITHOUT MY HEAVY SILVER MAKER AND SMITH SKULL RING. I ’VE ALWAYS HAD AN AFFINITY FOR THE MEMENTO MORI STYLE. AND YOU COULD SAY IT PAYS HOMAGE TO MY ‘STYLE ICON,’ KEITH.

MY MAIN GROOMING ESSENTIALS ARE I ’M SUPER SIMPLE WHEN IT COMES TO THIS. I DON’T GET HAIRCUTS OFTEN, BUT WHEN I DO, I TRY TO SEE TYLER AT HAIR HOUSE ATX. OTHERWISE, NO FANCY STUFF HERE.

MY SIGNATURE SCENT IS SANDALWOOD! I ’VE BEEN ON A SAINT RITA PARLOR KICK. TRY THEIR RITA’ S CAR MIX.

THE TITLE OF MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY WOULD BE FIRST, SIGN THIS NDA.


Scott on the scene with a stylish leather bomber PHOTO COURTESY OF SUBJECT
Scott on the scene with a stylish leather bomber. PHOTO COURTESY OF SUBJECT

TREVOR SCOTT

Trevor Scott is a well-known name in the media world. A CBS Austin television host, he’s come to adore Austin through his work, discovering the great stories and good people in our community and sharing them with Greater Austin. Not only is Scott on-air a shining example of the generosity and dedication all should strive for, but in his spare time, he emcees philanthropy events, being an active big brother in Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and always championing a cause. Scott truly cares about Austin as a whole and the people individually. If you watch We Are Austin, you know he certainly is the epitome of an Austinite—cool T-shirts under blazers and all.

THE THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE MY SENSE OF STYLE ARE COOL, CLASSIC, THOUGHTFUL.

MY ULTIMATE STYLE ICON IS, IF I HAD TO NAIL IT DOWN, I’D SAY GEORGE CLOONEY. HE HAS AN EASY ELEGANCE ABOUT HIM. TAILORED AND CLASSIC.

THIS FALL, THE LOOK I WILL BE WEARING MOST IS A SWEATER AND A SPORT COAT. I LOVE THE LOOK OF A CREW NECK UNDER A JACKET. IT’ S A LITTLE DRESSED UP BUT NOT FUSSY.

MY SIGNATURE DAY LOOK IS ON-AIR, I L IKE A BLAZER AND A COLLARED SHIRT WITH SOME CHARACTER OR LOCAL TEE. IT’ S FUN TO SHOW ATX LOVE ON THE SHOW.

MY SIGNATURE EVENING LOOK IS SWEATPANTS! I KID, KIND OF. I LOVE A DARK, TAILORED PAIR OF JEANS WITH A JACKET AND VANS FOR DINNER OR AN EVENT.

THE MOST TREASURED PIECE IN MY WARDROBE IS A BLACK LAMBSKIN BOMBER JACKET THAT I JUST ADORE. IT’ S SLEEK, FITS GREAT AND CAN BE STYLED IN A MILLION WAYS.

NO OUTFIT IS COMPLETE WITHOUT A WATCH! I THINK A GOOD TIMEPIECE PULLS A LOOK TOGETHER.

MY MAIN GROOMING ESSENTIALS ARE CLINIQUE EXFOLIATING TONER RIGHT AFTER WASHING, KIEHL’S MIDNIGHT RECOVERY SERUM BEFORE BED AND MY HAIRSTYLIST NANCY AT BIRDS FOR GOOD HAIR DAYS EVERY DAY.

MY SIGNATURE SCENT IS SANDALWOOD AND AMBER. WARM AND SPICY.

THE TITLE OF MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY WOULD BE HE SLEEPS HOW MUCH?? I AM DEEPLY COMMITTED TO THE ART OF NAPPING.


Pluto looking sharp on Capitol grounds PHOTO BY ALEX O’NEIL
Pluto looking sharp on Capitol grounds. PHOTO BY ALEX O’NEIL

AARON PLUTO

Aaron J. Pluto is a gem in the sea of Austin’s gentlemen. He has served as a strategic advisor to numerous top-level military leaders and diplomats both domestically and overseas. Pluto has served as a military commander, combat medevac pilot and intelligence professional. Not only does his global reach, experience and extensive network of relationships continue to make him a sought-out and trusted voice on global policy and security issues, but a strategic businessman as well. Pluto, based in Austin now, has resulted in significant achievements for the city and its people as he keeps a watchful eye. His sharp style tells the story of a strong veteran with a big heart and a place to be. Pluto, as a crucial member of Austin’s society, has been pivotal in informing the City of Austin officials on Russia’s war on Ukraine.

THE THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE MY SENSE OF STYLE ARE CLASSIC, TAILORED, CRISP.

MY ULTIMATE STYLE ICONS ARE DANIEL CRAIG’S JAMES BOND, TOM FORD, NICK WOOSTER.

THIS FALL, THE LOOK I WILL BE WEARING MOST IS LAYERED TEXTURES SUCH AS HERRINGBONE TWEED WITH PLAID (IF IT’S COOL ENOUGH).

MY SIGNATURE DAY LOOK IS MY AMONCE SPORTS COAT THAT I BOUGHT IN TURKMENISTAN, WITH NO TIE.

MY SIGNATURE EVENING LOOK IS A CRISP WHITE SHIRT WITH DARK JEANS.

THE MOST TREASURED PIECE IN MY WARDROBE IS MY YELLOW, NAVY, GRAY AND WHITE FLORAL SILK POCKET SQUARE FROM SAKS FIFTH AVENUE. IT GOES WITH ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING!

NO OUTFIT IS COMPLETE WITHOUT COORDINATING MY BELT WITH MY SHOES.

MY MAIN GROOMING ESSENTIALS ARE ORIBE HAIR MOLDING PASTE , SPF 30 FACIAL SUNSCREEN.

MY SIGNATURE SCENT IS ISSEY MIYAKE.

THE TITLE OF MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY WOULD BE GRIT.

Photography by: Opener images courtesy of Getty Images





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