Home Activities Features Ask Us      Search   Mar. 15, 2007   87°F/31°C

Impressionist Gordie Brown is a man of style
March 05, 2007

Style Impressions From Gordie Brown

The Venetian Star Shares His Shopping Faves

Gordie Brown knows that first impressions count. The Montreal, Canada native is now one of Vegas’ premiere headliners. Each night he makes audiences laugh doing the voices of a crazy cast of stars—ranging from Ted Koppel and Elton John to Mike Tyson and Garth Brooks. You never know who he might imitate onstage—but you can bet he’ll look good doing it. For even though his comedy is off the wall, Brown tells us that his style is usually well put together.

WO: How would you describe your style?

GB: I try to blend hip, fresh looks, like a simple pair of jeans or a favorite button-down with a classic tuxedo jacket, a nice watch or a pair of alligator-skin Gucci lace-ups. I think the most important thing is to be comfortable while still maintaining your own image.

WO: Who do you model your style on?

GB: I would like to think my style is my very own, but I do occasionally rely on the latest GQ to inspire me into finding my next look.

WO: Describe your all-time favorite clothing item or accessory?

GB: I have a platinum ring worn and designed by Elvis Presley. The 3.4-karat diamond ring showcases the King’s famous ostentatious style, by embracing his initials, “EP,” and displaying a tiny but powerful symbol, his guitar.

WO: When you’re offstage, spending a lazy afternoon at home, what would you be wearing?

GB: A black button-down, Citizens [of Humanity] jeans and a vintage pair of Mark Nason boots.

WO: Do you remember your first suit or name-brand apparel item?

GB: It was a Giorgio Armani suit.

WO: What’s the last thing you bought?

GB: I was just in L.A. and I went to Lisa Klein’s and bought a few shirts and an amazing jacket.

WO: What are some of your favorite shopping spots and stores in Las Vegas?

GB: Lior at The Venetian, Nordstrom, Saks, Da Mincci at The District, Villa Reale at The Forum Shops at Caesars…just to name a few.

WO: If I gave you $100 to spend at a mall, what would you buy?

GB: I would buy a nice pen from Paradise Pen Company at the Fashion Show mall. They have an incredible selection of pens.

By Renee LiButti