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If you've ever stepped into menswear mastermind Derek Mattison's Melrose boutique, you know his store's interiors are as immaculately tailored as the suiting themselves. Given his keen eye to details, we're not at all surprised that the techpreneur-turned-fashion designer's closet is just as expertly organized, as revealed in his home tour with The Coveteur.
Proving that the Container Store's got nothin' on him, the well-dressed dude offered a peek into his kicks-filled walk-in wardrobe (who knew he was a sneakerhead?), where each pair of Nikes has earned the right to its own cubby hole. "People think I'm this suit guy who's strutting down Sunset Boulevard in a three-piece," Mattison tells the closet peeper site, "but the fact is I usually have a blazer on with denim and probably some early series Jordans."
Other interesting takeaways include the best $5K the designer's ever spent (hint: it involves the best "seat" in the house) and why he's not feeling the '90s comeback (the runway shows "brought back memories of Black Hole Sun"). For more, check out the rest of the designer's cool mid-century modern digs here.
· Derek Mattison [The Coveteur]
· Mattison [Official Site]
· Mattison Brings Immaculate Menswear to Melrose Place [Racked]
· This Season, Mattison Encourages Short-Sleeved Tuxedos [Racked]
· Where Men's Designer Derek Mattison Scores Retro Sneakers [Racked]