Fashion is their passion — and these gents prove that personality is the secret to all that panache.
LUXURY REAL ESTATE AGENT, COMPASS
PHOTO BY JESSICA DAVIS
A San Diego transplant by way of Chicago, Terrence Griffin has called America’s Finest City home for the last 11 years. A powerhouse luxury real estate agent for Compass, Griffin has garnered top accolades in the industry thanks to his elite clientele—think professional athletes, coaches, executives and military families. As the first person in his family to graduate from college—the University of Illinois, to be exact—paving a way for others and giving back is an important part of the former athlete’s admirable ambition. “I started my own nonprofit in 2017, Compete for Causes, because I wanted to create a space for individuals, businesses and other nonprofits to raise awareness for the charity of their choice,” shares Griffin, who personally focuses on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disorder typically found in athletes who have endured repeated head injuries. Here, the trailblazer reveals how dressing to impress keeps him in the winner’s circle. tgluxuryre.com
IN THREE WORDS, I WOULD DESCRIBE MY STY LE AS… confident, timeless and effortless.
IN THE NEXT YEAR, I HOPE TO… start an apparel brand for golfers that focuses on polos and hats that combine comfort and swag, bringing a tailored experience to the game. My next professional goals are to hit platinum status and to start my podcast!
THE fiVE THINGS LEFT ON MY BUCKET LIST ARE… take my family on an African safari, golf the top 10 courses in the world, live abroad for a year, surprise my wife by learning Farsi and sell beachfront real estate abroad.
IF I WASN’T IN MY CURRENT CAREER, I WOULD… be a sports agent. It would be rewarding to give back to the game that changed my life.
THE FIRST ITEM OF CLOTHING I EVER BOUGHT FOR MYSELF WAS… patent leather Air Jordan 11 sneakers.
MY FAVORITE WATCH IS A... Panerai Luminor GMT 10 Days 44 mm watch. I love that I can switch out the band to dress it up or down.
MY STYLE PHILOSOPHY IS... it’s not about what you wear but how you wear it. My style matches my ambition; there’s nothing average about it. It’s detailed, manicured, refined and challenges the narrative. I like to think I embody the meaning of ‘dress for success,’ not only in my style, but also in my service.
Dior Obblique Pixel Hawaiian shirt and Bermuda short, dior.com PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Montblanc Heritage Egyptomania special-edition black fountain pen, montblanc.com PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Panerai Luminor GMT 10 Days 44 mm watch, panerai.com. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS