Most stylish New Yorkers: Rick Miramontez

The self-proclaimed "Broadway soldier" has an affinity for colorful prints and vibrant accessories.

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    Miramontez describes his style as "East meets West Coast." This look, a Brooks Brothers (locations throughout the city; visit brooksbrothers.com) blazer and pair of Levi's (levis.com) jeans, is an example of his refined yet casual aesthetic.

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    These Yohji Yamamoto Y3s (adidas.com) are Miramontez's favorite sneakers, and they make going through security at airports a cinch. "They are like slippers that come on and off so easily," he explains.

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    "Polka-dotted ties are my favorite clothing item ever," Miramontez enthuses. "This one by Paul Smith (paulsmith.co.uk) nails it." He adds a floral pocket square by Duchamp (duchamplondon.com) from Barneys New York (660 Madison Ave at 61st St; 212-826-8900, barneys.com). "People think these are wild patterns on top of each other, but I think they are calming and elegant," he explains.

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    A basic tank from Tommy Hilfiger and cutoff shorts from the Gap (locations throughout the city; visit gap.com) may scream summer vacation, but Miramontez adds his signature Ralph Lauren (867 Madison Ave between 71st and 72nd Sts, 212-606-2100, ralphlaren.com) blazer and pocket square to make it more functional.

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    Miramontez scored this upscale Les Copains polka-dot pocket square for a bargain at Century 21 (22 Cortlandt St between Broadway and Church St; 212-227-9092, c21stores.com). "When you live in lower Manhattan, you know exactly when to hit [the store]."

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    "No shoelaces, please," Miramontez says of the way he wears his classic Vans (vans.com). "They remind me of Silver Lake in L.A.---where I grew up. Since the 1970s, Silver Lake has been home to the most stylish people in the world, from skateboarders to record executives to graffiti artists to gallery owners."

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    "This is my work outfit," Miramontez says of his Calvin Klein suit and Brooks Brothers shirt---he owns dozens of them. "I can wear this to meetings, the theater, or when I'm hanging out with actresses, and remain comfortable all day.

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    "I [still] have ties from when I was in my 20s," Miramontez says, referring to this colorful 1989 Christian Lacroix style. The new pocket square, from Kenzo (kenzo.com) in Paris, is a happy reminder of a recent holiday trip. "Real men do wear pink---and Hello Kitty things."

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    Miramontez describes this retro look as a "holiday outfit." He pairs a classic tweed blazer and blue button-up with red corduroys, all from one of his go-to stores, Brooks Brothers. "If I were living in New York in the early 1960s, this is what I'd be wearing then, too," he says.

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    Miramontez got the tinted lenses in these Ray-Ban Wayfayer (ray-ban.com) sunglasses replaced with prescription ones at Cohen's Fashion Optical (locations throughout the city; visit cohensfashionoptical.com). "I decided to get those fancy indoor/outdoor tinting numbers as an homage to Tommy Tune," he says of this style.

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    Miramontez demonstrates his love for color with a Tommy Hilfiger sweater, gifted Herms tie, and Harvey Nichols pocket square purchased at the brand's London store (harveynichols.com). He enjoys making people smile with his sartorial choices. "A woman stopped me in Rockefeller Center and said, 'Your clothes have just made my day.' That felt nice."

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    Navy suede-and-leather Cole Haan oxfords are unexpected additions to red corduroys, making a preppy classic eclectic."They're funky up-close, but traditional from afar," he says.

Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

Miramontez describes his style as "East meets West Coast." This look, a Brooks Brothers (locations throughout the city; visit brooksbrothers.com) blazer and pair of Levi's (levis.com) jeans, is an example of his refined yet casual aesthetic.

Rick Miramontez, 44, president of theater public relations firm O&M Co. (oandmco.com); Financial District

His inspirations: "Hollywood and Broadway."

Favorite stores: "I'll go to Project No. 8 Men's (38 Orchard St at Hester St; 212-925-5599, projectno8.com) once a month and always walk away with some great accessory [such as] cufflinks, a tie, shoes and socks. Odin (199 Lafayette St between Broome and Kenmare Sts; 212-966-0026, odinnewyork.com) has great sunglasses and jackets. I have to give a shout out to the original Brooks Brothers (346 Madison Ave at 44th St, 212-682-8800, brooksbrothers.com), and if Warhol were alive, he'd do the same!"

His signature accessory: "On most days, I wear blue blazers and pocket squares."

His favorite local designer: "Tommy Hilfiger (tommyhilfiger.com): I love how he is influenced by movies, music and the theater. I still wear some of his shirts and ties from the '80s. Also, Steven Alan (stevenalan.com)—you can always feel sexy in one of [his] sweaters."

His New York fashion icon: William Ivey Long, the Tony Award--winning Broadway [costume designer] who is the king of the blue blazer, dresses the same impeccable way every day and looks equally ready to design a show or head to the beach. He's fancy without being fussy."

Favorite salon: "[I get the] simple buzz at Diamond Cuts Barber Shop (614 Eighth Ave at 40th St, third floor; 212-398-2272). A cool man named Otis Tyson gives me haircuts and shaves."

His favorite spa: "When I want to pretend I'm George Clooney or Cary Grant, I splurge on the Gentleman's Deluxe Ritual at the spa in the Carlyle Hotel (35 E 76th St at Madison Ave; 212-744-1600, rosewoodhotels.com). It's a three-plus-hour experience that includes a full-body scrub and massage. Then I get dressed and meet friends upstairs at Bemelmans Bar to finish off the day with a couple martinis and music. It's like being in my own personal movie for six hours."

How his style has evolved: "I've gotten more conservative since moving from Los Angeles to New York City. I used to only wear pale blue jumpsuits with a blazer, sometimes pajamas with a blazer—pre-Schnabel!—and lots of bright colors. I still wear blazers and bright colors, but I can now blend in with the Wall Street crowd—sort of."

How his career influences his style: "I think Broadway is the most glamorous thing about the most glamorous city in the world, so I try to add some glamour to my wardrobe, even if I'm just wearing shorts or jeans."

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