Recently we met up with Jim Sisley, a visual artist and painter who owns the Tryst Gallery in Historic Leesburg. Here, our Editor-in-Chief Jessica Monte sat town with Jim to talk with about the upcoming profile about his personal style, his artwork, community service and a bit about his personal and professional life for the Winter 2018 Issue of NVSL.
In the profile, Jim told us that he doesn’t really have a style mantra, and that for him, “It’s really about the season and what I’m doing over the course of the day. However, I tend to shop when I travel and I look for that one unique item that transcends the current fashion/trend. I prefer fashion forward pieces with materials and design.” And when it comes to his favorite shoe and boot, Jim’s upbringing in San Antonio Texas is a big influence on him. His favorite boot? Lucchesse. If you haven’t heard about the legend of Lucchesse, you can read about the inspiring story of Salvatore Lucchese born in Sicily who would establish Lucchesse boots in San Antonio, Texas in 1883. At first, their customers were the United States Army stationed in Fort Sam Houston. Overtime, the Lucchesse brand has become equivalent with quality and has been worn by celebrities John Wayne, Bing Crosby, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Taylor Swift, and Luke Bryan.
Photo credit Lucchesse.com
In Northern Virginia, Lucchesse Boots and products are available for purchase at
- WJ COLT COWBOY BOOTS
2832 B Dorr Ave
Fairfax, VA 22031
Stay tuned for the expanded profile on Jim Sisley in the Winter 2018 Issue of Northern Virginia Style & Living.