Want to know what our city’s trendsetters are obsessed with this season? You’re in luck! DFW Style Daily’s Obsession Confession series uncovers the secrets of Dallas style icons.
Today, we’re revealing the sartorially chic fixation of John Piermarini, founder of the Snider Plaza boutique that bears his name.
Piermarini’s approach to curating his shop’s collections reflects his commitment to emerging designers. And, since he stocks only limited quantities of covetable items, fans and followers snap up his polished pieces ASAP.
As for this stylish guy’s personal taste, it’s no surprise that Piermarini is fixated on an unusual wardrobe element that puts a new twist on cool classics.
The Obsession: John Piermarini is ready for a white-out, stocking his closet with shoes in snowy shades.
The Confession: “I’ve never understood my obsession with white shoes, but let me tell you that I just can’t get enough,” the expert gushed of his footwear fixation.
The Rationalization: “It never fails. I always find that one pair that I wear for the entire season,” Piermarini also noted. “My wardrobe is pretty classic and minimal – just like my store – so to have a pair of shoes that can really kick it up a few notches is necessary!”
The Collection: Playing favorites among his many pairs, today’s trendsetter confessed that he’s rarely seen without Oliver Clark’s grunge-inspired white patent leather combat boots (shown left). “These puppies have traveled with me everywhere,” he explained. “From a casual day at the store, to a night on the town, to business meetings.”
Shop It: Pick up your own pair of kicks by Oliver Clark at Piermarini’s eponymous boutique (6827 Snider Plaza, Dallas). White shoe selections are also available from Mr. Porter and J. Crew (shown left). Our favorites include boat shoes by Quoddy ($250) and bucks by Alden ($450).
(Photo credits, from top: 1. John Piermarini, 2. OliverClarkNYC.com, 3. MrPorter.com and JCrew.com)