Colby Ware, For The Baltimore Sun
November 6, 2013
Who says girls are the only ones who can have fun with fashion? Brian Comes, 48, is well-known in Baltimore circles for his "classic/traditional/pushing-the-envelope" style, as he calls it, which he always pulls off looking like he stepped from the pages of GQ. For Maryland Art Place's "Out of Order" event, the Roland Park resident creatively combined colors and textures beginning with a navy gingham J. Crew shirt, yellow Brooks Brothers 1818 yellow chinos and a black Armani Collezioni waffle-textured blazer from Bergdorf Goodman. Then he added an Hermes limited edition tie - "it's one of only 200," he said - that he bought in Las Vegas several years ago. His black Gucci flat boots are his "go-to's." "I have them in every color and finish," he said. His Cartier watch was a gift. The Tower Federal Credit Union human resources director said he was able to indulge in only one of his two current fashion passions that night. "I, literally, have a gingham shirt in every color you can imagine" he said. "I've [also] become a bowtie addict. But, I didn't have one that worked for tonight."