It seems that the only thing that the Welsh brothers, who...

CANDID CLOSET

January 16, 1991

It seems that the only thing that the Welsh brothers, who share an apartment and play lacrosse together, do not have in common is their closet. On Saturday night, when members of the Baltimore Tunder face off against the New England Blazers at the Baltimore Arena, the brothers will be there. In the first two games, Tim scored four goals and is one of the leading scorers on the team. Brother Pat has scored one goal with three assists.

Tim Welsh, 26, works in land development. He's a graduate of Loyola High School and the University of North Carolina, where he went on a lacrosse scholarship. Tim is an avid golfer, shooting in the mid 80s and says he's a very eligible bachelor.He and Pat live together and play professional lacrosse for the Baltimore Thunder. This is Tim's third year as a forward for that team.

How would you describe your taste in clothing?

My taste engrosses conservatism, with --es of self expression. I like Banana Republic and Docker wear, but there are times when I love to integrate floral shirts, paisleys , white bucks and the GQ look.

What's the newest thing in your closet?

A few floral ties. Since my brother started his own business and purchased a few suits and ties, he's gotten classy, something I'd never seen before. Being in the development business, it is rare that I put on suit and tie, so when I do, I like to look my best just like my brother.

What's the oldest thing in your closet?

A pair of 10-year-old leather slippers with cotton fur inside, that are very comfortable.

What have you held on to for sentimental reasons?

When Brooks Robinson retired from baseball, he signed a large T-shirt with his face on it for me. Since my family and the Robinson family are close friends, I cherish this shirt every time I wear it.

If you had a chance to have a quiet little dinner with the person you'd most like to meet, who would that be and what would you wear?

It would be Rose Kennedy to talk about her memories. I'd wear a wide pinstriped blue cotton suit, white shirt, burgundy tassel shoes, burgundy belt, a pink, blue and white floral tie with the same type of handkerchief and a blue overcoat with a rose colored silk scarf.

What is your wardrobe weakness?

weakness is the lack of dress suits, shoes, shirts and socks. However, my most prominent weakness is my lack of underwear. Since growing up, I don't wear undergarments. But when it's winter -- help!

What's the most expensive item in your closet?

My Cogni sweater from Australia.

What's the least expensive item in your closet?

My flip flops, $1.29, and a leather braided belt I bought on sale for $2.15.

What's the wildest outfit you've ever bought?

When I was a freshman at Loyola, I made the mistake of allowing mom to pick out my clothes for an important social event. Unfortunately, she was preppy at that time and she bought me a bright green jacket, bright yellow pants that had wine emblems embroidered all over the pants and a green, yellow and red tie. My friends just loved it and my face was red all day. Do I need to say more? It was the last time mom picked out clothes for me.

What are your favorite accessories?

Belts, ties, hats and ankle socks. But I can't live without my Casio diving watch and my Oakley sunglasses.

What's your biggest clothes mistake?

Biggest mistake I ever made was paying full retail price for clothes. TJ Maxx and Value City are a lot cheaper.

Do you have any shopping tips you'd like to share?

Be creative and develop your own style of dress. Let your mom help you pick out your clothes if necessary, but don't be afraid to tell her that her taste in clothes stinks.

If you could buy anything you wanted, what would it be?

I'd buy a fast race horse that would win the Triple Crown, then my horse could have offspring and I'd be fixed for life.

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