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NYC Style: Dapper Don-Jonathan Whitton

August 23, 2010 10:44 AM

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jonathanwhittonweb NYC Style: Dapper Don Jonathan Whitton

by Kimberly Rae Miller

Jonathan Whitton

Borough/Neighborhood: Park Slope, Brooklyn
Profession: Actor

Jonathan Whitton arrived in NYC in 2006 by way of South Carolina, Saratoga Springs, & Burlington, Vermont. He performs regularly on the NYC nightlife circuit and is the recipient of both the BackStage Bistro & Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) Awards. Jonathan has headlined at Highline Ballroom, BB Kings Blues Club, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, and many other NYC venues.

How would you define your personal style?

I like to think of my style as an “elevated casual.” I wear jeans and button up shirts, but try to shake it up with suspenders, mixed patterns, and unpredictable loosened ties. Not to buttoned up, but not looking like I rolled out of bed. A mix of quirky and dapper with a splash of charm.

Favorite item in you closet?

My “Tickle This!” Elmo T-Shirt.

Are there any trends that you wish would just go away already?

UGGS. Didn’t their time pass in 1999?

Favorite Five in the Five Boroughs?

Beacon’s Closet (Williamsburg) – A must on anyone’s list. Plan a couple hours as you can easily get lost.

Monk’s Thrift (South Park Slope) – I love the kitsch and I can always find a funky tie.

Ben Sherman – It’s made for skinny boys who love plaids, converse, and suspenders.

Buckler – I head here when I want to feel a little more downtown and a touch more industrial. The staff here is always great.

Steve Alan – My favorite men’s boutique in NYC. I head here for nice comfy-casual.

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