It takes a man with style to know that a navy blazer and pressed slacks are not the answer to all of life's fashion questions. Evan Lawson ( Paulo Costanzo) of USA Network's "Royal Pains" is that man.
Costanzo describes his character as "playful, spirited, funny, boyish, charming, somewhat insecure, lovable, ambitious, entrepreneurial, sweet and without a clue."
All of which somehow translates into an extensive wardrobe for a man who cares about clothes.
Costume designer Caroline Duncan sees Evan as "colorful. He is a risk taker. He is confident, and he is very fashion-conscious. And he definitely dresses the part, so if we are going golfing, we are doing it up to the nines. We have a special pair of shorts that he would wear to the golf course that he wouldn't wear to the country club. He does that for everything."
"Paulo is built like a hanger, built for a very fashion-forward brand," Duncan says. "He can transform less expensive clothing."
Since "Royal Pains" takes place in the Hamptons, Evan wears a lot of casual items, including shorts from J. Crew, Converse, Varvatos, Woolrich, Burkman Brothers and Tommy Hilfiger.
When an occasion calls for a tie, Evan wears a regular or bow tie from Club Monaco or Bergdorf Goodman.
Evan's high-end suits include Ralph Lauren.
The character often wears hats from Zara, Paul Smith and Block Headwear.
He has low-rise Converse in every color, though Costanzo can't tell; he is colorblind.
"It is all schematic, very, very planned," Costanzo says. "Caroline has done a lot of amazing things. In fact, I don't look at my outfits most of the time. I just put them on and go."
"He is definitely a boldly dressed man," Costanzo says. "Evan likes to be noticed for many reasons. He is, at his core, a pretty insecure kid. His mom died young; his father abandoned him. He followed his brother around for a while and developed a chameleonlike ability, and that followed him at end of the day. He is a scared little boy, and that wants to be acknowledged.
"I actually find him to be a sad character," Costanzo continues. "With Paige (Brooke D'Orsay) this year, he has found what he thinks is the girl of his dreams. I can identify with me finding a woman who was better than me and tap-dance around what she would want. He is a sweet, funny, caring guy. He went to Rutgers and is an accountant, a very good accountant."
And very well-dressed.