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5 Things to Covet According to Ocean Collective’s Bud Mastropaolo

By Michelle Pulfrey

Portrait by Tim Melideo

01.11.19

The rising real estate mogul shares the goods that he’s eyeing now.

When the stylish Bud Mastropaolo isn’t surfing the shores of San Clemente or hopping on a plane (he’s clocked more than 20 cities globally), he’s pouring his heart and soul into Ocean Collective, a new luxury real estate group. “We are creating a company that feels more like a family than an agency and we are insanely passionate,” explains the go-getter, whose track record includes sales in the action sports and luxury goods industries for some 30 years before diving into real estate for the last four. “We’re a true team that’s comprised not only of real estate agents but of marketing and PR professionals working together to make the buying and selling experience exceptional.” Here, the goods that keep him looking sharp while out and about.

In Good Time
“I’ve always loved Panerai because it is passionate about the ocean and it’s Italian. The classic Pam 671 Bronzo Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic 47 mm watch sports navy and gold—the colors of our company.” $29,500, Watch Expo, Newport Beach

Common Scents
“I own a lot of fragrances, but Bond No. 9 New York’s Hamptons unisex fragrance is my girlfriend Johanna’s favorite, so I keep buying it. It’s masculine and sexy… maybe it’s the Sicilian bergamot.” 3.3 fl. oz. for $350, Saks Fifth Avenue, South Coast Plaza

Blaze a Trail
“How do I feel about Zegna’s Cashsilk Glen check unlined jacket? When’s the last time you were seduced by a blazer?” $3,295, Ermenegildo Zegna, South Coast Plaza

The Right Foot
“Berluti’s classic Capri calf leather boots are an investment but they’re timeless—art and luxury embracing your feet.” $2,350, Berluti, South Coast Plaza

The Specs
“Founders Bill Barton and Patty Perreira keep making some of the best eyewear I’ve seen. The Aalto matte metal sunglasses are a bit Clark Kent and a finishing touch to any outfit. I love supporting local businesses.” Neiman Marcus, Fashion Island