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TACA’s Terry D. Loftis is Redefining “Old Man Chic”

The president and executive director of The Arts Community Alliance says his style is dapper, professional, and somewhat out of the box.
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Terry D Loftis TACA President and Executive Director
Courtesy of TACA

Terry Loftis is the executive director of The Arts Community Alliance, a philanthropic organization that funds and provides development workshops to arts organizations in North Texas. TACA helps other organizations keep their doors open, allowing them to focus on running effective and powerful programming. Loftis is also is a Tony-nominated Broadway producer, and is an accomplished jazz vocalist who has performed all over the country.

What I Do: “I’m the president and executive director of TACA, The Arts Community Alliance. We support excellence and impact in the arts in North Texas through grant-making, capacity-building, and thought leadership.” 

Style Icons: “Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole, and André 3000. I would never attempt André’s fashion choices, but admire the diversity of his look.”

On The Job: “It depends on my day and what I have scheduled. If I don’t have external meetings scheduled, I’m likely pretty casual, although probably still wearing a bow tie.”

What Inspires Me: “More than anything, my mood each day—and during COVID, what I can easily fit into! That said, I try to mix it up and tend to wear a lot of color.”

Style Defined: “Dapper, professional, and somewhat out of the box—old guy chic. My closet is lined with Ferragamo, Eton, Hickey Freeman, Oxxford, and Turnbull & Asser. Dressing down would be Converse shoes, Lucky jeans, and some Banana Republic.”

Fashion Essentials: “My fountain pen and Hydro Flask”

Go-To Look: “A bow tie is pretty consistent if I’m leaving the house for work or otherwise.”

Accessories: “David Yurman, Acqua Di Parma, and a groovy tie” 

Weekend Look: “My look changes to Chuck high-tops, jeans, and a t-shirt or polo.”

Favorite Store: “Neiman’s flagship downtown”