Stephen Trimble, 31, is kind of a poster boy for the modernization of menswear. He's redefined the concept of business casual with contemporary choices that rival their traditional counterparts in form and function.

Case in point: the day we met, Trimble's sport coat, with a narrow silhouette and sharp seams, was runway worthy, and the fabric provided so much movement he could've climbed a mountain. There was personality in the finer points too, including his white pocket square with red stitching and striped socks.

Consider Trimble a pioneer among Alaska men when it comes to shaping style. And it's simply because he has embraced some of the basic tenets and integrated them into his everyday approach: Style is a form of self-expression, the difference is in the details, embrace color and shun self-fulfilling style restrictions.