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“Dress up or dress down -- that’s your business. Dress well --that’s my business,” says Doug Paris, owner and founder of Doug Paris Wardrobe and Designs, a local custom clothing company.

Doug manages and designs individual wardrobes for his clients based on budget, style, suggestions and requirements for professional and social clothing. He caters to business owners, executive decision makers and anyone who truly values his or her time and exquisite, custom-made clothes.

Doug started his Wardrobe and Design Company in Tulsa, Okla. and now serves clients in Denver, Atlanta, Dallas, Austin, Tulsa, and Chicago.

“All of us have a style,” he says. “All of us have a presence that we’ve developed over the years. My job is to enhance that, whether it be through particular styles, fabrics, or designs.” Although Doug’s selections and creations are abundant, he likes to stick to the “less is more” principal, and value is always a critical part of his clothing equation.

“I’m always seeking out or visualizing particular styles and fabrics that enhance my clients,” he says. Doug has just completed an entire new line of women’s wear -- The Paris Collection -- which includes designs ranging from casual to professional wear; from a simple black dress to evening gowns.

So if you’d like to check out Doug Paris’ creations, he’s having a fashion show/afternoon tea featuring The Spring/Summer 2002 Paris Collection at 2 p.m. May 16 to benefit the Jacqueline Robins Ralphs Foundation. This afternoon of haute couture, tea and joie de vivre will be at the Metropolitan Club. Call Sheila Stewart at 303-790-1117 for more information.

What gives a woman/man style: Positive attitude, a smile

What are your volunteer activities? Volunteer ski instructor for the National Sports Center for the Disabled and BOAC, the Breckenridge Outdoor Activity Center.

What is your favorite restaurant? Café Berlin, Tante Louise, Pete’s Kitchen

Who is the most interesting celebrity you have ever met? In sports, Arthur Ashe, Rod Laver, Jimmy Connors, Joe Namath and Tom Landry. Johnny Carson in entertainment and in business, Stanley Marcus.

Saturdays are likely to find you: Half day in the office, then a sporting activity like skiing or tennis.

Where can you be found at midnight on Saturday? Asleep.

When you move, what will your home tell its next owner about you? He was never here.

What one word describes you best? Disciplined

What word would you like others to use to describe you? A gentleman

What was your first job? Baling hay every summer starting in the sixth grade.

If there were one thing you would change about yourself, what would it be? To be more patient.

What is your greatest indulgence? Quiet “coffee time,” early in the morning, 5:30am.

What is the best gift you have ever given? Taking my mother visiting family and old friends for two days.

What or who is the greatest love of your life? My son, daughter and her family.

When and where were you happiest? College days, traveling the globe.

Which talent would you most like to have? To be a gifted athlete, to be like Lance Armstrong.

What is your current state of mind? Challenged

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Not completing your goals.

What is the quality you most like in a woman? Positive attitude and a smile.

Who are your favorite books? “When Pride Still Mattered,” by Vince Lombardi; “It’s Not About the Bike,” by Lance Armstrong; “Still Me,” by Christopher Reeves; “The Power of Passion,” by Alan Hobson and Jamie Clarke.

What is the best advice you have ever received? Have perseverance and commitment of principal and values.

What is your greatest regret? Not telling my parents I love them often enough.

What is your motto? Do what is right; do what is best and treat others as you wish to be treated.

How would you like to die? Participating in a sport.

What might your epitaph read? He left it all on the playing field.