Peter M. Martin is president of Provident Bank of...


October 02, 1991

Peter M. Martin is president of Provident Bank of Maryland. He is married to Kristyn, and they have four children. Martin is active in the Greater Baltimore Committee, the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce and Baltimore Goodwill Industries. Onthe social scene, he is a member of the Center Club, Chestnut Ridge Country Club and the Kennebunkport Yacht Club.

How would you describe your taste in clothing?


What's the newest thing in your closet?

A suit, two shirts, and a necktie are tied for first place in this category.

What's the oldest thing in your closet?

An old football signed by my teammates in 1954. I don't know why I've kept it. There's also an old suit that was tailored very closely to fit, so I can only wear it when my diet and exercise programs are really working.

Do you have a true standby that you wear to feel good?

A blue blazer, gray slacks, button down shirt and regimental tie.

What have you held on to for sentimental reasons?

Oh, maybe that's why the football is still in my closet.

What is your wardrobe weakness?

My weakness is that I don't care for pleated trousers or shorts, which is currently a disadvantage. I'm also fussy about my neckties.

What's the most expensive item in your closet?

A very comfortable herringbone topcoat. (My wife, Kristyn would have a more interesting response to this question.)

What's the least expensive item in your closet?

Casual chinos.

What's the wildest outfit you ever bought?

Powder blue peg pants and a peach one-button roll jacket. For those who are too young to remember, they go with the 1954 football -- proof that my taste was not always traditional.

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

George and Barbara Bush. Kristyn and I would dress appropriately for the occasion. Probably quite formally in Washington and quite casually if it were in Kennebunkport.

Do you have shopping tips to share?

Shop when the spirit moves you, but be methodical. Continually upgrade your wardrobe so that things don't "all wear out at once."

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