The Look

The Look: William Arvanites

"I enjoy working with clients more than anything else – building relationships and learning about them keeps the job exciting."

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"I actually started as an intern at Marc Allen. I’ve been here almost four years and my position continues to change as our needs change. I work on client relationships, business development, managing both locations, the buys for both stores and maintaining business as usual.

I enjoy working with clients more than anything else – building relationships and learning about them keeps the job exciting.

When I first started with Marc my style was strictly prep. But since then I’ve come to love the Italian styles, tailoring and colors. I’d describe my current style as old school prep meets Italian.

I’m wearing a smattering of different things from both our retail and custom lines here. I picked up the Di Bianco tassel loafers earlier this year. They retail for $895. I love wearing different styled shoes, plus they are really comfortable. My trousers are PT01, which we carry every season. I recently designed the sports coat for myself from the Ariston Collection with our Made to Measure Program. I wanted to create something conservative but still eye catching. The blues and the browns provide a number of different pant and shirt combinations and transition nicely from the summer to the fall. Textures are always key for changing seasons. I’ll begin to break out flannels and heavier weight clothing in anticipation for the new season. I’ll also bring back some darker colors and stiffer clothing and stray away from more loosely fitted linen shirts.

Being a native of 02906, I live and breathe Providence. I couldn’t have asked for a better location to be in. The college students from all the different universities and downtown professionals add a great level of diversity. And I love the restaurants. Al Forno is absolutely my favorite but I love
experiencing them all."