Influencer: Wallace "Wally" Mattingly

Founder of Coastal Canine Dog Training


What do you wear to feel most comfortable?

Comfort is a top priority when it comes to outfitting myself for the day. I like neutral colors and soft durable fabrics. 

You spend a lot of time outside training dogs. What is your go-to for outerwear?

On cooler days, I like to wear a wool sweater and a full-zip insulated hoodie. Flannels are a daily must and I’m a huge fan of merino and alpaca under-layers. My ultimate pair of treads are Danner Mountain 600s. Nothing beats them and you’ll find me wearing them in the summer due to the fact that they are so comfortable.

What about for a big night out?

I’ll put on an English spread collar button down, a sweater, and jeans. I’ve had the same two pairs of Nike Air and leather-soled Cole Haan cap toe oxfords, which I love and have accompanied me through some memorable parties. When it comes to getting fancy, I choose one of my custom-made suits by Astor & Black.

You grew up in Jamestown and recently moved to Middletown. What do you like about this area?

Middletown is beautiful. It has a great country vibe. The farms are charming and there is plenty of nature to dive into.

What do you love most about your job?

My job rules. I get to work with some great people. It’s rewarding to help where I can, and there’s nothing better than seeing a happy human/dog relationship. 

What are the challenges?

There are plenty of challenges with any job or small business. It makes me appreciate how much work goes into keeping this small state going.

You lived in LA and Florida. Why did you decide to come back to Rhode Island?

Rhode Island offers so many hidden gems. I find there is always something new to discover, whether it be getting lost in nature or dining on fresh local food on a vineyard.



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