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Dallas' Men of Style 2020: Joe Pavelski & Will Evans

By Jane Humphrey | March 26, 2020 | People Feature National

These gents have style in spades. A closer look reveals the personalities behind all that panache.

Joe Pavelski

Hot on the heels of playing 13 seasons in San Jose, Joe Pavelski is breaking the ice in his new hometown. Having joined the Dallas Stars this past July, Pavelski has traded in his fins for a new badge that he wears proudly as a center for the team. The Wisconsin native has quickly settled into his new city with complete ease. When he’s not playing the game, you can either find him on the golf course or spending time at his lake house with his wife, Sarah, and son Nathan. The sports legend credits his style as being timeless, comfortable and clean, which is often the look you can spot him wearing around town. Next time you see him, be sure to extend a good ole’ Texas welcome.

I want my legacy to be of integrity and professionalism.

My perfect day is waking up to fish, and then heading to the golf course, followed by a late afternoon/evening at the lake with my family.

My job keeps me fit.

If I wear jewelry, it is always my Hermès leather bracelet and my wedding ring.

My favorite watch is an Audemars Piguet.

My fashion splurge is on jackets and outerwear.

My favorite part of my job is the relationships I have developed.

If I had three wishes, I would wish for good health for myself, good health for my family and a Stanley Cup.

In 10 years I hope I will be traveling with my wife and watching my son play hockey.

Will Evans

Sartorial, bookish metalhead. These are the three words Will Evans uses to describe his style. The executive director of Deep Vellum Publishing and owner of Deep Vellum Books, Evans is determined to have people join him in learning and exploring the multitude of worlds that can come together through the written word. “In 10 years I hope I can look at Dallas and see an explosion of literary organizations, writers and translators calling this city home,” he shares. Realizing his passion while studying Russian language and culture at Emory University, the North Carolina native became obsessed with learning about new people, cultures and ideas. Now living in Dallas with his wife, Meriwether, and their two children, Evans is determined to connect creative audiences. Follow along for exciting details to come...

When I was a kid, I was precocious.

If I could turn back time, I would tell myself to learn more languages.

The best advice I ever got was that no is the second-best answer.

My life story in four words is life comes fast, eh.

My style heroes are Anthony Bourdain and Henry Rollins.

My most trusted possession is a first edition of Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita.

I am known for my mustache and outspoken love of books.

My biggest regret is not learning sooner to not have regrets, but to learn from the past.

A man is not fully dressed without his confidence.

Photography by: Marc Montoya