Antonio is a professional Spanish guitarist who owns five tuxedos which he describes as his “work clothes”. He has been playing flamenco guitar on stage and television in the United States for over 40 years and is influenced by movies from the 1930s as well as iconic dressers such as Fred Astaire, Cary Grant and Sean Connery. Recently he has taken to accessorizing his formal wardrobe with a carnation boutonniere which earn him numerous complements from the ladies. Just as important as his outfit is the formal grooming process that accompanies it: a good cologne, a fresh haircut an old school shave with a straight razor.
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