Jaime Meraz Balances His Alter-Ego Style in Old Town Scottsdale

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Jason Hicks Photography
Jaime Meraz is professional in pastel.
Businessman by day and Old Town socialite at night, Scottsdale's Jaime Meraz demonstrates his professional and domestic twist on style. The 26 year-old real estate agent maintains his lean physique by consistently staying active.

Whether it be his polished, career ensemble (sports jackets and blazers) or his weekend warrior gear (Toms, H&M slim-fit jeans and a T-shirt), Meraz suits up for every occasion.

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What are you wearing right now?
Black slim-fit H&M pants with Steve Madden combat boots, a white long-sleeved H&M thermal, a black biker-style leather jacket from Guess and all black Fossil watch.

What was the last item of clothing that you purchased?
An all black Fossil watch.

Can you tell us a little bit about your own style?
It's very different. For my career, I dress extremely professional. Anything from a sports jacket to a suit or a dress shirt because I'm a real estate agent and I have to dress very professional. But my style is completely different when I'm either with friends or lounging at home. When I'm off work I'll wear something like a pair of Toms with my slim fit jeans with just a tee shirt and a watch. So my style is definitely a night and day difference.

What's your favorite item of clothing in your closet?
Brown combat boots from Aldo.

What's a fashion trend you can't stand?
I really don't like UGG boots.

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Matt Rasner
Jaime sports one of his favorite ensembles: Combat boots and a black leather jacket.
Give us a childhood memory of you and your clothes.
It's a style in the Mexican community, especially with boys to dress as cowboys. When we were younger, my mom would dress us just like cowboys. The cowboy boots, tight-ass wranglers, big belt buckle and a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat. She would force my brother and I to dress like that all the time and we hated it so much.

What do you like to accessorize with?
I always wear a watch and sunglasses. I try to match my watch with my belt and my shoes.

Name five items every man should have in her closet:
- a scarf
- a pair of black pants
- a white v-neck short sleeve shirt
- a suit
- a nice pair of jeans

What's your piece of fashion advice for Phoenix?
Dress comfortably. Comfort is way more important that what's fashionable. It's not a bad thing to step out of your comfort zone every once and a while but if you feel comfortable, you think you look good and you feel confident I feel that's most important thing.

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