John Carlson’s style secret is that there is no secret.
“If I see something I like, I’m going to get it,” says the Washington Capitals defenseman. “And if I get it, I’m going to wear it. It’s pretty simple.”
On a team with such dapper dressers as Mike Green and Nicklas Backstrom, Carlson, 22, holds his own, opting more for comfort than for passing fads. At six-foot-three, Carlson—a fan of the Georgetown shirtmaker Hugh & Crye—has mastered the one thing every well-dressed man should know: Tailoring is everything.
“I have a good tailor in Arlington, and I’ll take anything to him—jeans, suits, shirts,” says Carlson. “Even an inexpensive suit can look good if you pay that little bit more for tailoring.”
Carlson is wearing a gray Madison plaid suit, a blue dress shirt, and a leather belt, all by Brooks Brothers; a Tom Ford tie and Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses from Neiman Marcus; and a David Yurman watch.
(Story By Kate Bennett Photographs By Greg Powers Hair and makeup by Anthony Alvarez for IPSA for Hair by Nectar, Adrian Avila and Hanne Powers for Nectar Skin Bar)