Massimo D’Agostino originally hails from South Italy but was born in Switzerland. As a kid, his Italian mum used to style him up for every occasion – that’s when his love for fashion and the feeling for color combinations started.
Besides his love for fashion, his other passion is traveling and discovering new places worldwide. He has been able to visit over 24 countries so far, but there are so many more he wants to discover and enjoy. His social media account is about fashion, lifestyle, and travel with style.
Model & Mode magazine recently caught up with Massimo, 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 shop everywhere as long as I like it; from Gucci to Prada to H&M and Zara to Uniqlo and Vintage shops. I have found my hidden designer gems in vintage second-hand shops, and these are shops where I regularly go to find some nice vintage pieces.
What are your top tips when it comes to fashion for the cooler months?
As I am a huge coat lover, I am supposed to say coats in different styles and fabrics. You can wear a very basic style and upgrade it with a nice coat and bag.
Where do you look for creative inspiration?
There is not a special place where I take my inspiration. I take them everywhere. On the streets while traveling, on Instagram, in magazines, on TV. I mean literally everywhere.
Is it hard to stay fashionable?
Being fashionable is such a huge expression. In my eyes, you can wear everything as long as you feel comfortable in it and you wear it with confidence. So to answer your question: no, it is not hard to stay fashionable.
How do you walk the line between being unique and having commercial appeal?
I always have enough basic clothes in different colors in my wardrobe; t-shirts, sweaters, turtlenecks, and classic pants are never out of fashion and are timeless. Then, I buy new coats, jackets, bags, and sneakers to spice up the style. For me, it is all about the accessories.
Imagine a style with a black t-shirt and black pants. It’s nothing bad at all, but it is not the WOW Style. Now imagine how you put a very nice oversize houd’s tooth fabric coat on it, with nice Dr. Martens boots, Versace Sunglasses, and a cool Tote bag – now that’s a cool street style. In my opinion, with the accessories, magic happens!
Are there any key trends you’ve seen for this year?
Normal Trenchcoats and Leather Trenchcoats and red are very asked for the upcoming season.
What do you think about the state of fashion today?
I think fashion is getting faster and faster, but in the end, everything comes back again in fashion.
What are the clothes we can rid our wardrobes of that are considered very ‘last season’?
In my opinion, ripped jeans with patterns.
What fashion advice would you give an emerging Men of Fashion Blogger?
First of all, be patient and constant. You really need to love what you do and the story you want to tell; otherwise, it will be a short thing. Build up a network. Go to events, connect with people, and not only with people you think will be useful to you. You never know who they know, and suddenly a new opportunity comes. Don’t be selfish; help others as well.
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?
I would always buy high-quality basic things that last for ages and then create a style out of them. Like a painting, the canvas is always the same, and then you add the colors to it.