Style at the International Polo Club Palm Beach
PHOTOGRAPHS BY RONY SHRAM
FROM LEFT, ON JULIO: V-neck sweater ($145), parka ($295), Façonnable. Village of Merrick Park. Khaki pants, Idol Radec ($225).Bloomingdale’s, Aventura Mall. Classic Chronograph watch with alligator strap, David Yurman ($4,500). Bal Harbour Shops. Riding boots, Julio’s own. On Jeff: Suit ($895), shirt ($145), gold tie ($95), Boss Black. Aventura Mall. Armagnac leather shoes, A. Testoni ($485). testoni.com. On Luis: Suit ($895), shirt ($125), Boss Black. Aventura Mall. Silk tie, Zegna ($170). zegna.com. Sunglasses, Marc Jacobs ($275). Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops. Loafers, Tod’s ($395). Bal Harbour Shops.
Cuban-born Arellano, 37, has consistently been ranked as one of America’s top-rated players. Now he occupies either the second or third positions on the teams of Faraway Polo, Crab Orchard and Villa del Lago.
Favorite quality about the horses: They are tremendous athletes. They combine the best qualities of a racehorse and a cutting horse.
Life after polo: I will be a park ranger in Yellowstone with my wife and travel in our RV.
On Kris: Suit, Boss Black ($895). Aventura Mall. Striped shirt, Brooks Brothers ($148). Bal Harbour Shops. Patterned silk tie, Louis Vuitton ($325). louisvuitton.com. Shoes,Veronique Branquinho for Camper ($425). camper.com. On Brandon: Blazer, ($510), trousers ($110), poplin shirt ($110), DKNY. dkny.com. Tie, Giorgio Armani ($140). Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops. Ring, David Yurman ($3,500). Bal Harbour Shops. DeVille Four Counters Chrono Co-Axial watch, Omega ($19,500). Tourneau, Bal Harbour Shops. Belt, Gucci ($295). Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops. Loafers, Tod’s ($395). Bal Harbour Shops. On Nicolas: Jacket, Burberry ($850). Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops. Crewneck sweater, Pure DKNY ($110). dkny.com. Pants, Etro ($375). Village of Merrick Park. Old Calf shoes, A. Testoni ($355). testoni.com
At 6-foot-5, 28-year-old Kampsen literally towers over the competition. This six goal, first-position player for Wanderers/Isla Carroll began his career at the Tampa Bay Polo Club and is now among the top one percent of Americans in the game.
Favorite restaurants: Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar and Café Sapori
Greatest indulgence: Buying horses
This 32-year-old Ontario native, currently playing for Willow Farm in position two with a five-goal handicap, started his career at the Toronto Polo Club at age 12.
What special qualities define polo in Florida? Nowhere else in the world has the same quality and quantity of players and horses.
If you were not in polo, what would be your career? A professional hockey player in the NHL
On Nicolas: Checkered shirt, Louis Vuitton ($545). louisvuitton.com. Khaki pants, Idol Radec ($225). Bloomingdale’s, Aventura Mall. Belt,Salvatore Ferragamo ($270). Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops. Aqva sunglasses, Bulgari ($330). Bal Harbour Shops. Riding boots, Nicolas’ own
GROOMING BY CHERIE COMBS AT FORD
STYLING BY CANNON AT JUDY CASEY
SPECIAL THANKS TO SHAMIN ABAS, ANGELA BAKER AND BECKY FELDMAN OF INTERNATIONAL POLO CLUB PALM BEACH
CREW ACCOMMODATIONS PROVIDED BY BEST WESTERN PALM BEACH LAKES INN