Shopkeepers, Fine And Dandy, Hell’s Kitchen, New York
Style is …
How one puts himself together and presents himself to the world.
My style is…
Matt: New school dandy. I have an appreciation for a classic sensibility, but presented in a modern way.
Enrique: One rule I stick to is to have fun and enjoy dressing up.
Love to love
Enrique: Last year I bought my first custom suit. There is nothing like owning a piece of clothing that was made just for you. And also, the process was so much fun – picking out details like buttons and thread colors, lining fabrics and even ticket pockets. It inspired us to explore custom shirting and suiting for Fine And Dandy. Stay tuned.
Matt: I inherited several hats from my grandfather – mostly fedoras. They’re terrific looking on their own but the fact that they belonged to my grandfather makes them extra special.
Matt: I credit the men of the golden age of the cinema as my style icons – Fred Astaire, Rudolf Valentino, Gary Cooper. I’ve never seen a photo when these guys weren’t dressed impeccably.
This story was first published in the September 2015 issue of W42ST Magazine.