Ivan Martinez

01. What do you do for work?

I work as a data analyst. I love to be able to discover something that can make a process more efficient and help the the company save money.

02. Who is your biggest style inspiration?

David Gandy. His style is classic and a classy guy overall. He’s able to look good in anything.

03. How do you relax?

I love hanging out with my daughter. She’s 1-year-old now, and my favorite part is being able to teach her about life.

04. What’s your #1 piece of fashion adavice?

Make sure that it fits!

05. What’s an underrated wardrobe piece that you love to wear?

My Nike Air Force 1’s. I’ve worn them since middle school and have loved the style ever since.

06. What wardrobe piece in your collection was worth the splurge?

My suede leather jacket.

07. What’s your favorite color to style?

Green. It’s an underrated color in menswear.

08. What’s your favorite occasion to dress up for?

I just always dress up.

09. What’s a fashion mistake every man makes?

Their pants are either too long or too short.

10. What’s a funny style story you have?

I styled myself for my 6th grade graduation, and I refused my moms assistance. I ended up wearing a Trunks Dragon Ball Z shirt. I still looked good though!

Ivan Martinez is a men’s lifestyle and style blogger based out of Minneapolis, MN. Ivan’s personal style is focused on highlighting classic, timeless pieces and adding in a twist of modern fashion.

Check out his page here: @iammrmartinez

Kian Concepcion

01. What do you do for work?

I work front office at La Puente High School by day and also work at an Amazon delivery station by night. Having two jobs means I get to influence more colleagues to dress better. I’m proud to say that some students at the high I school work at also draw inspiration from my content.

02. Who is your biggest style inspiration?

Alex Costa! The guy is literally a style god.

03. How do you relax?

I read books and watch my YouTube subscriptions.

04. What’s your #1 piece of fashion advice? 

Experimentation is key to unlock your personal style! Be sure to try items one at a time only. When a guy tries lots of things all at the same time, he may feel overwhelmed and that could stop him from further experimentation.

05. What’s an underrated wardrobe piece that you love to wear?

Any piece that is burgundy! Most guys can pull off this color.

06. What wardrobe piece in your collection was worth the splurge?

My brown leather jacket that I bought in late 2016. It’s made out of lambskin leather. I’ve had hundreds of wears with that jacket and it’s a compliment-getter!

07. What’s your favorite color to style? 

Blue. Blue is such a classic, versatile color and is pleasing to the eyes. Depending on the shade, blue can make you appear professional (navy), edgy (midnight blue), or fun to be with (sky or turquoise blue).

08. What’s your favorite occasion to dress up for? 

I have to go with weddings! My overall style is much more casual now. I still like to dress up with a nice suit though, and weddings allow me to do that.

09. What’s a fashion mistake every man makes?

People think that simply wearing big brands will instantly elevate their style. They only pay attention to the brand and forget everything else: the fit, the design, versatility, how they feel wearing an item, etc. A lot of factors come into play and relying solely on a brand’s name doesn’t automatically make you stylish.

10. What’s a funny style story you have? 

When I bought my first blazer, I did not remove the stitching at the vents. I thought it was part of the styling! I only used it once (I think haha) in public before I realized my mistake.

Follow Kian here: @elevatestyle_

Gus Constantellis

Comedian, Writer, Lady Gaga fanatic. All accurate descriptors of Gus Constantellis. As a headlining comedian for the famed Broadway Comedy Club, Gus faces a unique dilemma in life.

He’s too funny. It’s becoming a problem for him in every aspect of his life. In fact, someone recently told me that they had to get rib surgery* because of Gus’ jokes.

That’s when we knew we had to recruit him to our Style Crew program. We thought, “If a short dude is funny enough to cause someone to get a “broken rib from laughing” diagnosis,” then he’s someone we need to get to know.

We recently caught up with the master rib-breaker himself to talk work, influences, and inspiration. Enjoy.

01. How would you describe what you do?

I’m a stand-up comedian/TV writer.

02. What’s your favorite joke/show you’ve written/done?

My favorite show I’ve ever done was headlining Broadway Comedy Club last October. My favorite jokes are the ones about my mom because they always connect with the audience the most. 

03. Who would be your dream collaboration? 

Dream collaboration would be Lady Gaga. I don’t know why we would ever collaborate but it would be an absolute dream to work with her on something.

04. Who is your biggest style inspiration?

Christine and the Queens – a French pop singer. She keeps it classic and simple. She dresses gender neutral and she has a really cool look that’s sleek at the same time.

05. How do you relax?

Watching reality competition shows. Favorite is RuPaul’s Drag Race.

06. What’s your #1 piece of fashion advice?

Wear clothes that fit well and you’ll instantly elevate your look.

07. What’s an underrated wardrobe piece that you love to wear?

Suspenders! 

08. What wardrobe piece in your collection was worth the splurge?

A perfectly fitted navy blazer.

09. What’s your favorite color to style?

Navy blue.

10. What’s your favorite occasion to dress up for?

Weddings! 

11. What’s a fashion mistake every man makes?

They wear terrible shoes or socks to go with a great outfit. 

12. What’s a funny style story you have?

One time,  I bent down and accidentally ripped my chinos. It was so embarrassing because it was at the beginning of a long day and I had no choice but to roam around with ripped chinos until I got home.

You can keep up with Gus on his Instagram (@constantlygus) or his Twitter (@constantlygus).

*You don’t think he really broke someone’s ribs, right?!