Man of Style: Hawai‘i State Rep. Chris Lee Wins Our Vote for Best Dressed

This lawmaker is a leader of style in and out of session.
Chris Lee
Ludlow Traveler blazer, $450, slim-fit stretch chino pant, $68, Keaton leather cap-toe boots, $248, J.Crew, Ala Moana Center, (808) 949-5252. Center-stitched leather belt, $55, Banana Republic, Ala Moana Center, (808) 955-2602. Nu‘uanu and Pauahi T-shirt, $32, In4mation, 1154 Nu‘uanu Ave., (808) 538-8898.
photos: aaron k. yoshino


Canada has Justin Trudeau to swoon over, but here, state Rep. Chris Lee (Kailua, Waimānalo) wins our vote for best dressed (and best dimples!). His well-suited style is sharp, yet casual, and his work attire involves pairing a blazer, vest and tie with slim-fitting denims. Off duty, Lee keeps it simple (especially when he’s building hidden-door bookshelves) with a soft tee from college and comfy jeans. 


Closet Reps.

Aloha shirt

“I only recently discovered Aloha Beach Club, but I found this aloha shirt with a Kailua neighborhood print. It’s a perfect blend of modern and classic.”

Lanikai aloha shirt, 131 Hekili St., #108, Kailua. $119.

  Board shorts

“I like simple, solid-colored, modern-cut surf shorts.” 

Koko boardshorts, Salvage Public, South Shore Market, (808) 589-0500. $84.


“You can’t always choose when you feel stressed, but you can always choose what to wear. so wear something that makes you feel confident and comfortable.”

  Flamingo socks

“Since much of what I wear is a straightforward mix of basic colors and classic styles, I like to bring in some fun with standout socks.” 

Corgi lightweight flamingo socks, J.Crew, Ala Moana Center, (808) 949-5252. $28. 


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