Most stylish New Yorkers: Justiin Davis

The Boardwalk Empire actor combines streetwear, tailored menswear and high-end designers to create a look that's all his own.

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    This custom-made, navy pin-striped suit by local designer Kevin Dickensis part of what Davis calls "the look of sophistication." Accents such as a yellow pocket square (also by Dickens), a patterned Gene Meyer tie (dougandgenemeyer.com) and Angela Falconi (angelafalconi.com) dress shoes pull the outfit together. "A really great pin-striped suit is something everyone should have, along with a classic black suit," notes Davis. "With those two alone, you can't go wrong."

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    "This is how I dress when I'm just running around---it's what I wear to be chill and comfortable," Davis explains. He pairs jeans from J.Crew (locations throughout the city; visit jcrew.com) with a gray V-neck tee from Uniqlo (locations throughout the city, visit uniqlo.com). Both the flannel shirt and knit skullcap are from True Religion (locations throughout the city; visit truereligion.com). His black Converse All-Stars are a wardrobe mainstay. "They're great with everything and they're comfortable," he says.

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    Of his dark Ray-Ban sunglasses, Davis says: "Ray-Bans make literally everyone look cool."

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    Davis wears this army medallion, as well as a dog-tag necklace, as a tribute to his grandfather, who served in World War II. "Some take offense to people who haven't served and wear army attire with no real connection to it. I do it to honor not only my grandfather, but also others who have risked their lives for my freedom."

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    This cuff is actually a digital watch by Diesel (locations throughout the city; visit diesel.com). "I love its innovative and sleek design," says Davis.

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    "This is one of my out-of-the-box looks," says Davis. "Not safe, not conservative, a noticeable pattern and strong detail." He found the long, knitted sweater at Forever 21 (locations throughout the city; visit forever21.com), and pairs it with patterned Ksubi (ksubi.com) jeans and Rockport (rockport.com) boots.

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    The dual watch-necklace that Davis wears with this outfit was designed by his friend Shaun Harrison for Knull and Void (knullandvoid.com), but never produced en masse. "I've had it for a while---I think it's a genius piece," he says. He pairs it with a pendant made out of bullets, also created by Harrison but never manufactured for public sale.

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    Davis found these colorful bracelets at H&M (locations throughout the city; visit hm.com) and Topman (478 Broadway between Broome and Grand Sts; 212-966-9555, topman.com).

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    Davis's maroon beret is from an Army-Navy store (locations throughout the city), and he accessorized it with a pin that a friend found in Korea and brought back to the U.S. "I wanted something from a small boutique, something that wasn't touristy," he says. "The little stories behind all the things we wear is what makes our [outfits] interesting and personable."

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    "This is where I'm inspired by Boardwalk Empire," says Davis of this look, which he calls "1920s in 2K12." The pants, tie and shirt are all from H&M, while the shoes are made by Bostonian (bostonian.clarksusa.com).

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    Davis anchors his blue H&M tie with a silver and black tie pin from Stacey Adams (staceyadams.com). His suspenders are also from H&M.

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    "You can tell a lot about a person from the timepieces they keep," notes Davis. This particular watch by Lucien Piccard (lpitaly.com) is set with a diamond bezel and sapphire crystals with a black leather band.

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    Davis inherited this brown leather briefcase from his grandfather. "It's from the '50s or '60s---it's made it [through] all this time and still has its original stitching," he notes. "The way briefcases, clothes and shoes were crafted [back then] is what makes classic American style so rich in character."

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    This gray Tony Merenda fedora with a feathered accent is from Urban Outfitters (locations throughout the city; visit urbanoutfitters.com).

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    For Davis's "New York" look, he pairs a maroon leather jacket from Etienne Aigner (etienneaigner.com), a turquoise Armani Exchange hoodie (locations throughout the city; visit armaniexchange.com) and J.Crew jeans. "I'm a big Yankee fan, so there's always a fresh Yankee fitted somewhere," he says, referring to his official Bronx Bombers topper.

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    The actor frequently mixes high- and low-end items together; here, he wears a Louis Vuitton belt (1 E 57th St at Fifth Ave, 212-758-8877 116 Greene St between Prince and Spring Sts, 212-274-9090 louisvuitton.com) and orange driving gloves from H&M.

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    His leopard-print kicks are by Christian Louboutin (965 Madison Ave between 75th and 76th Sts, 212-396-1884 59 Horatio St at Greenwich St, 212-255-1910 christianlouboutin.com), hence the signature red sole.

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    Davis got this custom-made gold ring with white-gold trim, which spells out justiin, from a small jeweler in Downtown Brooklyn in 2008.

Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

This custom-made, navy pin-striped suit by local designer Kevin Dickensis part of what Davis calls "the look of sophistication." Accents such as a yellow pocket square (also by Dickens), a patterned Gene Meyer tie (dougandgenemeyer.com) and Angela Falconi (angelafalconi.com) dress shoes pull the outfit together. "A really great pin-striped suit is something everyone should have, along with a classic black suit," notes Davis. "With those two alone, you can't go wrong."

Justiin Davis, "over 18"; actor and model (justiindavis.com); Williamsburg, Brooklyn

His personal style: "It's somewhere between classic, casual and tactfully fearless."

His style inspirations: "New York City, art, nature, grunge and the industrial market, specific decades such as the 1920s, and Michael Jackson around the time of the Bad album. From being on Boardwalk Empire, I've been reintroduced to the attire of the man. It's really opened me up to the subtle details of what a suit once had and should still possess...I pull a lot of my personal style from this.""

Favorite stores: "Beacon's Closet (locations throughout the city; beaconscloset.com), Buffalo Exchange (locations throughout the city; buffaloexchange.com) and really any vintage shop, because you go in not expecting anything and finding something new or from long ago, especially watches and pins. I'd also say Trash and Vaudeville (4 St. Marks Pl between Second and Third Aves; 212-982-3590) because of their out-of-the-box clothing and style. For a great suit, I know I can go to Ralph Lauren (locations throughout the city; visit ralphlauren.com) or H&M (locations throughout the city; visit hm.com). For hats, from a fedora to a skully, there's Block Headwear (10 Prince St between Bowery and Elizabeth St; 212-219-2328, blockheadwear.com)."

His signature item: "Dark blue jeans and my Chucks—that's my default look."

Favorite local designers: "I'd say Coco and Breezy (cocoandbreezy.com) and Mercura NYC (mercuranyc.com) for their sunglasses, Joann Berman (joannberman.com) for her out-of-the-box designs, and Neuw (neuwdenim.com) for their jeans and sweaters. Also, Kevin Dickens (kdstudio16.com) or to Robert Graham (robertgraham.us)—their styles are sophisticated and individual."

His New York style icon: "I don't know that I can say there is one New Yorker, because what is a New Yorker? My style icon through the ages would probably be Michael Jackson because of his range. He always showed different dynamics, and that's what I aim to accomplish with my own style. It's about more than what we see when looking at each other—it's the dynamics behind the art of the clothes we wear. A painter has a canvas and brush, but a designer has their imagination and a needle, and nowadays it comes down to how crafty one can be with just those tools."

Favorite spa: "For facials, I go to VMV Skin-Specialist Boutique (868 Broadway between 17th and 18th Sts; 212-217 2762, vmvhypoallergenics.com). They're green and organic, and make you feel comfortable from the start. They're also really economical."

How his career influences his style: "From being on Boardwalk Empire, I've been reintroduced to the attire of the man. It's really opened me up to the subtle details of what a suit once had and should still possess...I pull a lot of my personal style from this."

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