Palm Beach Dandies 2019

From their business acumen to their artistic abilities and exciting fashion choices, these local men prove style and substance can go hand in hand

Shot on location at the 2019 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach Master bedroom by David Mitchell Brown. A welcoming banquette anchors a space defined by demure yet lush fabrics and pops of subtle jewel tones such as rose gold and citrine. Grooming by Deborah Koepper, Palm Beach
All Photography by Robert Nelson

1. Tim Quinn | The Well-Groomed Gent

A lifetime ago, Tim Quinn was fresh out of college with a degree in economics and a job at Merrill Lynch—until he chucked it all and opened an ice cream store. Still not finding satisfaction, he moved to Milan to become a model, but soon discovered that his passion lay in creating the beauty that walked down runways, not in walking them himself. He’s spent the last 18 years traveling the globe for Armani Beauty, doing makeup, consulting at fashion shows and on red carpets, and amassing a growing list of celeb clientele including Diane Lane, Glenn Close, and Megan Fox. His favorite client, however, is his mother, also known as “Glams in Charge.” The live-streamed Facebook videos of him doing her makeup have gone viral and made Glams an internet darling. Despite his jet-set lifestyle, Quinn still finds time to bring awareness to and raise money for Autism Speaks, the Palm Beach County Food Bank, the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, and the Mass General Cancer Center.

Grand staircase hall by Lee W. Robinson and Kyle Johnson.
This magical chinoiserie garden for the home features a custom pagoda bird cage, a bejeweled spider, and a staircase wrapped in living moss.

2. Julio Iguchi | The Wild Card

A global background has helped Julio Iguchi evolve into a world-class hair stylist whose reputation extends far beyond the town limits of Palm Beach. Iguchi started in the hair business at only 13 years old in his native Peru. Japan was next on his list of residences, followed by Milan, where he decided to pursue a French technique of hair care and styling that he’s spent the last 23 years mastering. Ever the student, he never misses his annual hair show in Paris and brings the best and latest trends back to Shibui Salon, which he opened in Palm Beach 11 years ago. Iguchi believes in beauty inside and out. A spiritual person, he is into yoga and sticks to an almost 100-percent plant-based diet to maintain his balance. He also feeds his soul with charitable work, supporting such organizations as the Center for Family Services.

Dining room by David Scott. The designer blended antiques, contemporary furniture pieces, fine art, and ceramics in this gathering area that boasts a hand-blown chandelier made to resemble coral clusters.

3. Wyatt Koch | The Bold One

Wyatt Koch founded his fashion business, Wyatt Ingraham, at the intersection of unconventional apparel and wearable art. His signature menswear shirts are designed to be playful, bold pieces that spark conversation. The line, which has expanded to include unisex shirts, bathing suits, pocket squares, and women’s scarves, has challenged consumers to step outside the fashion box and embrace the unexpected. Koch’s own sartorial choices have crossed over into his community involvement. The Arc of Palm Beach County, an organization that helps individuals with developmental disabilities, has presented him with the Positive Impact award and twice crowned him the winner of the Wild Pants Party. And while philanthropic recognition is not new to Koch (he’s also received an honorary award from the Lighthouse Guild and had a media center named after him at Place of Hope) it is something that never loses its meaning.


Den by Leanne Yarn.
The Intracoastal view served as inspiration in this den, where a palette of blues and whites evoke the water and a driftwood-style sconce echoes aquatic motifs.

4. Nick Gold | The Gold Standard

Nick Gold hit the reset button on his life five years ago when he relocated to Palm Beach from his hometown of Atlanta. The PR maven, who once served as press secretary to two mayors and during the centennial Olympic Games, redirected his skills to the hospitality realm as director of public relations for the luxe Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa and has never looked back. This Southern gentleman revels in the fact that each Palm Beach day brings new adventures—whether it’s attending an art opening, checking out culinary hot spots, or using the gorgeous coastal surroundings as a backdrop to his regular workouts. And while Gold enjoys traveling the world with his partner of almost 30 years (and now husband), Bram, he also remains devoted to local causes like the Town of Palm Beach United Way.

Grand living room by Cindy Rinfret.
This exotic retreat is as Floridian as it is worldly, with hues that recall the coast and sky as well as numerous engaging details that are distinctly Moroccan.

5. John Tolbert | The Bespokist

John Tolbert knows there can be strength in numbers. As president and managing director of the Boca Raton Resort & Club, he leads 1,800 team members in a quest to ensure Addison Mizner’s vision for an elevated and inclusive “live, work, play” experience lives on. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Tolbert co-founded Stronger & Better Together, an organization that supported early relief efforts in Puerto Rico and assisted in providing food, medicine, supplies, and financial donations. He’s also involved in various local organizations and has served on the boards at the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, and the Boca Raton Historical Society, among many others. Most days, Tolbert doesn’t stray too far from Hays, a black lab he is raising as part of the Assistance Dogs of Hawaii program and who acts as canine director at the resort.

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