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Strut Health Founder Dr. Simal Patel Keeps His Look Tailored Yet Simple

The emergency room physician looks to Spanish and European influencers when defining his wardrobe.
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Dr. Simal Patel
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Dr. Simal Patel launched Strut Health in the middle of the pandemic, but its model was well suited to a post-pandemic world. His company provides telehealth solutions for skin, hair, and sexual health, allowing patients to get the care they need while remaining socially distanced.

Patel’s day may include a board meeting, lunch with investors, and time seeing patients virtually or in person. Patel’s fashion sense is one of balance. The emergency room physician is constantly in and out of the hospital, so he prefers to keep things tailored yet simple.

What I Do: “I’m an emergency room physician and the CEO and founder of Strut Health, a start-up digital health clinic that brings telemedicine to treat some of life’s most common problems.” 

Style Icons: “My style is influenced by the likes of Tom Ford and David Beckham. I also follow Spanish and European influencers. They all define the fit, the swagger, and the strut for men’s style.

On The Job: “My work attire has to be versatile, as I am always in and out of the hospital. I can regularly be seen in my Figs Scrubs with a tailored Medelita lab coat in the hospital, or a tailored blazer and a pair of slacks when running to a business meeting.” 

Style Defined: “I like to be simple and comfortable, yet tailored in my style. With a busy schedule, I like to be in something I can wear at the hospital, to a meeting, and a night out.” 

Go-To Look: “My go-to look includes a pair of dark, well-tailored jeans, along with a t-shirt and a blazer—all paired with a classic loafer.”  

Fashion Essentials: “I never leave home without my watch and my phone. I have a watch collection that I’ve curated over time. One of my favorites is the Omega De Ville, as it is simple with a classic, blue leather band.” 

Favorite Store: “My go-to shopping destination can range from Neiman Marcus to Zara.” 

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