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TRADITION ABOUNDS IN THE YOUNG FAMILY. Brothers Trent and Troy both graduated from Ole Miss, their father's alma mater. Dad was a menswear retailer in Port Charlotte; the brothers opened a men's boutique called Captain's Landing in Punta Gorda. Success led to a Venice outpost in 2005, and last fall to an inspired new flagship store on Venice Avenue.

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"It was a no-brainer to open a store catering to the men's resort niche in Venice. It's a tourist and retirement area; our entire family lives here [all home grown in Venice]," Trent explains. "Our target guy is 50 to 60, a boomer or early retiree entering a new phase of life. He's throwing out his suits and ties, and dressing comfortably is part of that lifestyle change." Captain's Landing obliges with head-to-toe dressing from the finest names on the planet.

CAPTAIN'S LANDING, 243 W. VENICE AVE., VENICE (941) 485-2329

Get the "Young" Look

TRENT AND TROY YOUNG WEAR WHAT THEY SELL: resort-chic brands like Tori Richard and Kahala, clothes that can be casual for day, but dressed up at night. The easy-care North Wind cord shirt/jacket ($125), right, goes from beach to restaurant.

What this town needs: Venice is perfect, the brothers say, except for one item missing from city planner John Nolan's original 1920s design: a full-service destination hotel that could be home base for an entire vacation. "It's No. 1 on our agenda," says Trent, who chairs the city's economic development task force.

Can't live without: "Challenges. They keep you motivated; keep you moving," says Trent. "There's nothing I can't live without," Troy jokes, referring to the Soul Asylum tune. "Except family."

Happy Feet

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1 Free your toes in Halle Berry's favorite Sanuk zebra print flip-flops ($32), just one of the celebrity-chic styles at the Flip Flop Shops, 9 N. Boulevard of Presidents, Sarasota (941) 388-1777.

2 Less is more in the high-tech NB Minimus ($100), designed to provide the healthful foot benefits of barefoot running. New Balance Sarasota, 1872 Stickney Point Road, Sarasota (941) 921-3696.

3 Luxury is a comfortable Brazilian-leather loafer: This one by Sandro Moscoloni has a gel foot bed that feels like a slipper ($125). Captain's Landing, 243 W. Venice Ave., Venice (941) 485-2329.

4 Try a spa for your feet: The OKA b. brand of recyclable "shoes that love you" has reflexology beads in the foot bed ($25 to $40). T. Georgiano's, 1409-B First St., Sarasota, (941) 870-3727.

5 Style and comfort cohabit beautifully at Molly's, a new boutique boasting techie-chic brands like Jambu's eco-friendly Red Touring ($120). Molly's, 1874 Stickney Point Road, Sarasota, (941) 921-1221.
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Title Annotation:INSIDER
Author:Tisch, Carol
Publication:Sarasota Magazine
Date:May 1, 2011
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