St. Louis Symphony’s Bronstein ranks among city’s most stylish

Posted on: November 2, 2011

In the St. Louis style magazine ALIVE, Jill Manoff profiles “Seven of St. Louis’ best-dressed males,” including St. Louis Symphony Orchestra President and CEO. “While in high school and college (in Boston, where his father worked as an Executive Vice President of Filene’s), Fred Bronstein wore a ponytail and played guitar in a garage band. He eventually cut his hair and turned to classical piano, but it seems the President & CEO of the St. Louis Symphony never lost his love for the loud. It’s arguably most apparent in his choice of somewhat wild shirt-and-tie combinations, which have become his staples. ‘Ties are one of the few ways men can distinguish themselves,’ Bronstein says, justifying his 100-plus collection. ‘And I don’t wear white shirts, except with tuxedos.’ He favors purple. Although he estimates wearing a suit 90 percent of the time, Bronstein spends his hours off in classic jeans and a leather jacket—with his 3-year-old, who has already walked in a Neiman Marcus fashion show. It seems style is in the Bronstein blood.”

Posted November 2, 2011