Details: Bob Mitchell

Each month, we take a few minutes to get to know a stylish and interesting Fairfield County business owner. We get the dish on his or her favorite restaurants, fashion must-haves and what makes them tick.

Here, we caught up with Bob Mitchell, co-president of Mitchells/Richards to find out what he splurges on, ideal date night and a little fashion advice.Bob MItchell Mitchells, Richards

 

What do you love most about your job?

We have the most interesting and fun customer base in the world.

How do you keep your staff inspired?

Constant communication, involvement and inclusion.

Best style advice received…

My grandfather told me “buy blue”.

Biggest fashion mistake you see…

Men wear their clothes too big, women should value quality and timelessness equally as much as the fashion quotient.

Best investment pieces for men or women who dont have a large budget…

Men: navy suit with a blazer that can be worn separately and a white shirt
Women: shoes or handbag that can elevate the look of any outfit at any price

Style icon…

Sergi Loro Piano

Biggest fashion splurge…

I splurge more on my wife than myself…

What does your closet look like?

Very full. We offer a closet cleaning/organizing service and I am need of it myself.

Your style is…

  • Classic
  • Modern
  • Timeless

Never caught wearing…

Anything loud or patterned

What do you skimp on…

Bottled water, I drink tap

Unfulfilled ambition…

Backup singer in a band, I’d prefer to harmonize with no pressure.

Favorite place for cocktails…

My deck on Block Island.

Ideal date night…

Block Island with my wife and/or family.

Favorite family activity…

Going out to dinner — the best conversations with our kids happen at dinner.

Most underrated item in womenswear…

A crisp, white shirt

Item you can’t leave home without…

The details that make an outfit great.

Best last minute gift…

Hermes ashtray

Most memorable charity event…

Our first Near and Far Aid event with Matt Lauer, we raised $700,000 that year.

Thoughts on Fairfield County fashion…

Men have evolved to updated classic. Fairfield County’s roots are still Brooks Brothers but men care more about fashion now than they did ten years ago and they care about being current.

Women are still the leaders. They dress for lifestyle versus formal. They want classic fashion. We sell everything from jeans to formalwear capturing all aspects of updated classic fashion.


Mitchells

670 Post Road East, Westport

Richards

359 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich

 

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