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.
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.
“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.
“I like simple, solid-colored, modern-cut surf shorts.”
Koko boardshorts, Salvage Public, South Shore Market, (808) 589-0500. $84.
“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.