Featuring 13 trendsetting Texans, DFW Style Daily’s Best Dressed 2013 were revealed to a sold-out crowd at Galleria Dallas on September 26th. Click here for the full list of honorees and exclusive behind-the-scenes photo shoot videos!
Professional Athlete, FC Dallas
DFW Style Daily: How would you describe your personal style?
George John: “I have a pretty relaxed style most days, but I enjoy the opportunity to dress up in a classic suit.”
Name a person who helped to shape your style perspective.
“My dad. Growing up, he’d always tell me that it was better to be overdressed for a party than underdressed.”
Do you have any wardrobe items passed down from previous generations?
“I have a gold chain and cross that I wear often. My parents gave it to me when I was in middle school, and it’s the only jewelry I wear.”
Let’s head back in time for a moment. Do you remember a favorite ‘first day of school’ outfit?
“I can’t remember a favorite ‘first day of school’ outfit, but I do remember getting excited to get dressed up on Sundays to go to church. Sometimes, my mom would dress my older brother and me to match. It made me feel cool.”
What was the first item of clothing you remember purchasing for yourself?
“The first real item I was proud of purchasing for myself was a nice blue blazer from Nordstrom. I bought it during my freshman year in college, and I still wear it from time to time.”
Did you ever follow a passing trend that, in retrospect, you might reconsider?
“I’m a slow adopter. I don’t follow trends very often, and I tend to stick with more classic looks. However, there is a certain pair of Nike high tops from college that I probably shouldn’t have worn. I still have them.”
What is your biggest fashion pet peeve?
“I honestly don’t have one. I think everybody has his or her own style, and I respect that. It’s fun for me to observe other people’s personalities through their style.”
How did you feel when you learned you had been named one of Galleria Dallas and DFW Style Daily’s Best Dressed 2013?
“I was honored. I called my mother right away, and after her initial shock, she took credit for the award.”
What aspect of this program is most significant to you?
“It benefits two really fantastic causes. Athletes spend a lot of time out in the community and in schools for appearances, and we see firsthand how many kids there are out there who need our help. It’s our responsibility as a community to step up and lend that helping hand. I think Dallas Can Academies does fantastic work with students. The same applies to the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas. We are all a part of the whole, and helping each other through tough times is our responsibility.”