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14 | SignatureMT Urban Affairs U GOT STYLE Text by Holly Markin • Photography by Eric Visocan A Sophisticated Twist on Classic Western Style MT S As the executive director of the C.M. Russell Museum, Thomas Figarelle doesn't want people to remember him for what he wears. "How I dress should never overshadow the history or the message or the conversation," he explains. "I want to maintain professionalism, and to be a sound representative of the museum and of who I am as a person." His has a style one would imagine a modern C.M. Russell himself would wear – jeans, a button-down shirt, and cowboy boots. He has an affinity for dark, neutral colors like navy blue, gray, dark brown and black, although he occasionally dons patterned fabrics. Thomas sophisticates his classic western look by adding a V-neck sweater and sport coat or blazer, and he's never without his wedding band and the Sako watch his father gave him when he graduated high school. The father-of-two credits his wife, Amy, for helping him to develop his "comfortably classy" sense of style. "There are also a lot of local fashion options in Great Falls," he says. "They have local knowledge and great inventories, and because they know you, they know how you want to present yourself."

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