NAME: Trey Schmaltz

AGE: 25

OCCUPATION: Executive producer, WRBZ-TV News

Tell us about what you’re wearing.

“Some very comfortable navy pants I got on a recent trip to New York City with a typical button-down light blue shirt; not very flashy. I’m wearing black shoes that I polish every morning that I wear them and an LSU purple tie because it’s game week.”

What’s the best fashion advice you’ve ever gotten?

“Don’t wear that, and I hear that a lot.”

What’s your favorite trend now? “At first I didn’t like it, but skinny ties. It took me a while to get used to it but once I had a few the look grew on me. It’s a neat throw back; what’s old is new again.”

Finish this sentence. I splurge on...

“Ties, I love ties!”

I skimp on...

“Eyeglasses, I never wear them out of the house — only my contacts. So, if you see me with my glasses on, you’re somebody special.”

So, if you love ties, how many do you have?

“Fifty to 100; I have them all over the place — home, work. I have a handful that are my favorites; my absolute favorite has pelicans on it. I call it my Louisiana tie. Now that I work in TV and have to wear a tie to work every day it’s a way to show my personality.”

Name a celebrity whose closet you’d like to raid.

“Ryan Gosling. I think we share the same fashion sense.”

What’s the one beauty product you can’t live without?

“I don’t really have one — Edge shaving cream? I use Redken in my hair; I also typically wear cologne. Right now I’m wearing Wild Blue by Banana Republic.”

What was your worst fashion mistake?

“The ‘butt-cut’ when I was about 12 years old. I think every guy who’s between the ages of 22 and 30 probably made the same mistake — hair parted in the middle and cut like you put a bowl on top of your head.’”

Your house is on fire and you can grab only one thing out of your closet; what would it be?

“My cell phone because of all the contacts, emails and photos it contains and my ties. Some of them were my dad’s. and others were bought at boutiques in places where I’ve worked before, so they’re irreplaceable.”

Pam Bordelon

Advocate staff writer