How’d your passion for menswear start?
Before my menswear transformation, my “style” was simple, a pair baggy pants, sneakers and XL t-shirts (totally not my size — what the hell was I thinking?!). As I grew older I got tired of the way I dressed. So I went online, subscribed to GQ, read a bunch of great menswear blogs and started learning the basics of classic men’s style. Within a few days I was infatuated by it. The rest is history.
What are your goals as an influencer?
I started blogging as a way to document my journey into menswear and also to help other guys along the way. I hope to continue inspiring men who want to improve their personal style but have just don’t know where to start.
How would you describe your personal style?
My style is a mix between West Coast & East Coast — dapper with a hint of casual. Although you don’t always see me in full-blown suits, I’m constantly mixing and matching my ties with anything from blazers to Members Only Jackets. I’m a proponent of using classic essentials to create a timeless wardrobe. Items like navy suits, oxford shirts and classic wingtip/captoe shoes should be part of every man’s closet.
Explain this outfit:
Fall is all about textures, fabrics & earth tones. That’s why I went with a brown wool tie and navy cotton pocket square. During fall, I’m a huge fan of wearing field jackets with ties. It’s a great way to dress up any casual outfit. I tied the entire look together by wearing denim jeans and leather boots to really bring out that fall feel. The brown socks were something I used to give the outfit a little pop of color.
Random Fun Fact:
I’ve been a huge Star Wars fan from the moment I saw “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” back in 1999. That was my favorite movie as a kid hands down. That same year I wore a Darth Maul costume for Halloween and it was the best. Sadly my mom gave that costume away. Apparently, I would use it to scare my little bother. I guess you can say the force was never strong with him (jk I love you bro).