– Words and photography by Lia Crowe
good style is about expressing yourself thoughtfully without saying a word,” says real estate agent Nate Cassie.
As I meet Nate in a beautiful home overlooking the lake near Kelowna, I ask him what he loves most about his job, and he says, “Being able to work with spectacular homes and aspire to own one someday is what motivates me.
With a background in sports, competing, and winning bodybuilding and wildfire fighting competitions, Nate developed a competitive spirit that translated into a strong work ethic as a real estate agent.
Outside of work, he is passionate about bodybuilding and wake surfing and when asked what his best life lesson has been, he replies: “[I’ve learned to] surround myself with people who have the same mindset and goals as me and, more importantly, people who are more successful than me. There will always be someone out there who works harder than you, so stay hungry.
It’s easy to see that style is important to Nate, so I ask him how he would describe his personal style, and he says, “Urban professional with a touch of hype.”
Uniform: Blazer, white T-shirt, tailored jeans and white sneakers.
Favorite jeans, brand and fit: Legend London Skinny.
Current attire: DESOTO off-white t-shirt or buttoned short sleeves.
Currently coveting: Rolex Submariner.
Favorite pair of shoes: White and gray Gucci sneakers.
Best New Buy: Audi S5 Coupe.
Favorite day bag: Louis Vuitton bag.
Accessory you spend the most money on: Watches.
Favorite work tool: Passion planner.
Sun glasses: Gold Ray-Ban Round Metal Classic.
Scent: 1 Million Paco Rabanne.
Indulgence needed: Sneakers.
Favorite hair product: Reuzel fiber ointment.
Favorite print magazine: Robb Report.
Coffee table book/photography book: Tom Ford’s books.
Favorite book of all time: Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins.
Style Inspiration & Life
Favorite artist: Zach Langner, Vernon, BC
Favorite fashion designer or brand: Virgil Abloh, Off White.
Favorite musician: Mike.
Favorite local restaurant: Home Block at Cedar Creek and Waterfront Wines.
Favorite cocktail or wine: Old-fashioned.
Current Rotating Album: The Highs by Mike.
Favorite app: SkipTheDishes.
Favorite place around the world: Kelowna, BC
Story reprinted with kind permission from Boulevard Magazine, a publication of Black Press Media
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