Fashion is their passion....and these gents prove that personality is the secret to all that panache.
CO-FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR, PENDRY HOTELS & RESORTS
MICHAEL FUERSTMAN PHOTO COURTESY OF PENDRY HOTELS & RESORTS
"I can’t remember life without the hospitality industry,” says Michael Fuerstman, co-founder and creative director of O.C.’s Pendry Hotels & Resorts. “My earliest memories are running around hotels with my dad.” Fuerstman certainly learned from the best. His father, Alan Fuerstman, founded Montage International 18 years ago with the opening of Montage Laguna Beach, and its sister brand Pendry, which launched in 2017, continues to boom. Pendry West Hollywood, Pendry Chicago and Pendry Manhattan West all made their grand debuts in 2021 and Pendry Park City will see its own opening by winter. Up next, properties in La Quinta; Natirar, N.J.; Washington D.C.; and Cincinnati will arrive throughout 2022 and 2023. Here, Fuerstman reveals the goods that help him navigate the United States in style. pendry.com
Clockwise from top: MiN New York Scent Stories Vol.1/Ch.05 Momento eau de parfum, us.min.com; Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss, rolex.com; Rimowa Original Cabin carry-on, rimowa.com. PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRANDS
IN THREE WORDS, I WOULD DESCRIBE MY STYLE AS… comfortable, tailored and streamlined.
I WANT MY LEGACY TO BE… that I was a gentleman who lived a good life and created things that inspire people.
THE FIRST ITEM OF CLOTHING I EVER BOUGHT FOR MYSELF WAS… a Wayne Gretzky hockey jersey.
MY EARLIEST STYLE MEMORY IS… mixing and matching preppy and SoCal surf-style clothing.
MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT IS… my happy marriage and wonderful kids.
MY GO-TO BRAND FOR CUSTOM SUITING IS… Suitsupply. They have everything I need and nothing I don’t. They keep my measurements on file and have stores in most major cities.
MY FAVORITE WATCH IS A… Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss. I picked it up on my honeymoon in Ireland. It’s personally important to me and timelessly stylish.
MY FAVORITE SCENT IS… MiN New York’s Momento mixed with Maison Louis Marie’s perfume oil in No.04 Bois de Balincourt.
I NEVER TRAVEL WITHOUT… my Rimowa aluminum carry-on. It’s sleek, wears well and travels with me everywhere.