Tuesday, June 04, 2002

Real Style

Account rep stays conservative, yet trendy

By Joy Kraft jkraft@enquirer.com
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Nick Weidner in a polished cotton blue shirt over black pants.
(Brandi Stafford photo)
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        Nick Weidner, 21, dresses like he means business.

        “Due to his professional look and attitude, he is taken seriously, regardless of his young age,” says nominator Nathan A. Stierwalt about the major account support representative for Cincinnati Bell.

        “And he is color blind,” Mr. Stierwalt says of the LaSalle grad who lives in Loveland and spends his spare time tinkering with his car.

        “Dark greens, browns and blacks, I can't always tell the difference,” he says. “I haven't mixed things up yet, but who knows.”

        You can be found shopping at: GAP, Men's Wearhouse, Lazarus, K&G Men's Superstore.

        Describe your style: It might be an oxymoron, but trendy conservative. I like four-button suits.

        Earliest fashion memory: When I started working at a mall, picking up people's different styles piqued my interest. I worked at Footlocker and had to wear that referee-stripe shirt and polyester pants. It was a terrible low point in fashion.

        Your favorite designers: Claiborne and Kenneth Cole.

        You wouldn't be caught dead in: That referee shirt — or a loud colored suit, like yellow or purple.

        You can never have enough: Pants, casual slacks and flat-front dress pants.

        Best bargain: I got a $400 Claiborne suit at a Lazarus sale for about $200.

        Your fashion pet peeve: Solid-color shirts with white collars. I just hate those.

        If you had big bucks you'd buy: I recently went to New York City for the first time, to SoHo with an Armani and Prada store, so I would go there — some place so expensive you're scared to walk in.

        Fashion philosophy: I like to be clean-cut, never too edgy.

        Send nominations to Joy Kraft by mail: c/o Cincinnati Enquirer, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati 45202; fax; 768-8330; e-mail: jkraft@enquirer.com. Include their name, age, daytime phone and why they should be featured.

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