Bobby Medinas currently lives in Mexico City, but he was born and raised in Acapulco, Guerrero. He’s now 28 years old, and he has been creating content for approximately seven years. He started his career as an intern at a magazine in the city, where he eventually did a weekly segment on Men’s Streetstyle, interviewing and styling national and international creators. He has partnered up with brands like Ferragamo, Montblanc, American Express, Hugo Boss, Ray-Ban, Porsche, Audi, Tom Ford Beauty, Starbucks, and Jo Malone London.
Model & Mode Magazine recently caught up with Bobby to discuss his journey in the fashion world, and here’s what went down:
Where do you usually shop? Are there any hidden gems when it comes to snapping up some awesome designer clothes?
I like to shop everywhere. I particularly love places where you never know what you’re gonna find. (That often includes the women’s section)
Vintage stores, websites, and markets are definitely my faves. There’s nothing like the thrill of thrifting designer goods that you never even knew you needed in the first place.
What are your top tips when it comes to fashion for the cooler months?
It’s all about layering! Most pieces of clothing can be worn all year long if you style them weather-accordingly. Also, always try to be as comfortable as possible.
Where do you look for creative inspiration?
Mainly magazines, movies and other creators. But I’m a firm believer that inspiration can come from any place at any time. Certain songs and destinations will also do the trick.
Is it hard to stay fashionable?
I guess that depends on how you define fashionable. I personally think that people who stay true to themselves are always fashionable. No matter where they’re at or what they’re wearing.
People often forget that we tend to exaggerate who we are on social media. Sometimes I’ll take a picture of myself and then remove most accessories on my body to move on with my day. It might have been appropriate for the gram, but not necessarily for a run to the grocery store (laughs).
How do you walk the line between being unique and having commercial appeal?
I’ve always defined myself as “basic with a twist” meaning you’ll find me in ‘wearable’ clothes most of the time.
I try to keep it balanced!
For example, if I know I’m wearing a very flashy garment, I’ll often try to tone it down with more generic pieces. This works the other way around too.
I’m lucky that brands find me “appealing” commercially speaking; I guess I always try not to forget who’s on the other end of my social media. In reality, most of my audience will not necessarily attend events, launch parties, or runway shows every week, so I try to make approachable content that will appeal to them without compromising who I am and what I stand for.
Are there any key trends you’ve seen for this year?
Loving oversized blazers, square-toed shoes, and everything 80’s.
What do you think about the state of fashion today?
What a time to be alive!
Every day, we see more and more people choosing not to stick to dated stereotypes and redefine the fashion game. I love walking down the street and seeing guys rock purses and girls slaying in tuxedos.
Risks are being taken, and I’m here for it.
What are the clothes we can rid our wardrobes of that are considered very ‘last season’?
I personally hate to get rid of pieces that are not necessarily “trendy” anymore.
Fashion is cyclic. What goes around eventually comes back around (A lot more often than we may think).
We can see it nowadays with huge fashion firms like Gucci, Prada, or Dior.
re-launching some of their “vintage” signature pieces…
My advice is to buy quality pieces that will last you a long time – most of my favorite garments I’ve had for years, some even decades.
My rule is: if you’re not gonna want to wear it next year, It’s not for you.
Fashion is not about over-consuming; it’s about making smart choices.
What fashion advice would you give an emerging Men of Fashion Blogger?
No one will ever tell you this: but It’s completely OK to evolve. Even if you have a very defined style, be aware that you will eventually become a better or more polished version of yourself, whether you like it or not.
Sure, being authentic is very important, and so is having a signature look.
But that often includes knowing that your personal style may evolve because you will also evolve as a person.
By the way, also know that you will inevitably look back at your early content and cringe at some point.
I have been there (laughs).
The fashion industry has changed so much in the past few years; what’s the best advice you would give for staying ahead of the curve?
You never know what you’ll end up loving or hating until you see it on you. It’s 100% valid to know when something is not for you, but I often see friends wearing something they once made fun of (on me).
You’ll never be ahead of the game unless you do what most trend-setters do: they dare to try something different.