How did your passion for menswear start?
My passion started in 2011 when I left New Jersey for design school in Philadelphia. I was older than the other kids entering the program, so I knew that I would have to work harder in order to overcome the financial support that my classmates had. Dressing well was my daily goal because I wanted my teachers and fellow students to see past my age and appreciate my design talent and personality.
What are your goals as an influencer?
I think the word “influencer” can sometimes leave a bad taste in people’s mouths. The social media world has numbed our society and can make people desire things they can’t afford or necessarily need. I consider myself to be an average guy who spends a lot of time noticing the small details. I think my goals are a lot less about influencing people on what stuff to buy and more so educating on what confidence should look like. You don’t need a lot of money to be confident.
Describe your outfit.
I stick to classic, well-fitting piece that I can wear often. I would wear a white dress shirt almost everyday if I could. My ties are usually the louder piece in my wardrobe. This red tie would pair well with any suit, sweater, or a pair of trousers in my closet. Even in the warmer months, I try to layer because I run cold. A great fitting denim jacket works well in spring and fall and gets better with age. I like to top it all off with a pair of well-worn, suede wingtip boots. Not as formal as I normally dress, but still sharp.
Describe your personal style.
My style is classic with a small touch of modern. I prefer to be in well-tailored suits or separates. Like most of the well-dressed style gurus, I’m very much inspired by the Italians. Their love of tailored clothing, bold colors, and their zest for life is extremely inspiring. I love having a few bold suits in my wardrobe.