Having great personal style is one thing but having a functional wardrobe is another. Fashion and practicality are very rarely mentioned in the same sentence but in my opinion they are the two key components to having a great look. Matt Vendittelli is one of those guys who dresses for the day ahead of him but always finds a way to look flawless.
Matt has a distinct eye for detail and quality and it shows with every outfit he puts together. The great thing about Matt is that he won’t buy a piece of clothing if there isn’t something interesting or unique about it. With that being said let me introduce to you Matt Vendittelli, the modern day country man.
Describe your style
My style is utilitarian – finding a common ground between fashion and function. Incorporating transitional pieces into my wardrobe provides versatility and a new way to refine classic looks without sacrificing their essence. Attention to detail is what separates my style from the lot and provides me with a sense of personal satisfaction
What got you into fashion in the first place?
Skateboarding, 100%. Skateboarding was my entry into a subculture that allowed me to express my creativity and refine my style. It also provided me with a chance to connect to those who had similar styles and interests, mainly fashion and music, all of which contributed to my overall sense of style
What is your favorite item in your wardrobe?
My Yuketen guide boots. Accessories like my handcrafted leather belt and Filson duffle bag also deserve notable mention
You feel best when wearing…?
No underwear… just kidding. Honestly, a pair of jeans. There is nothing better than wearing what has become your second skin. Denim withstands the test of time while growing progressively more beautiful in age
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How do you approach getting dressed every day?
I do not have a large wardrobe to begin with so dressing myself is pretty straightforward. Essentially, I open up my closet and spontaneously decide what I want to be wearing that day. It is completely instinctual but weather dependent of course
Sartorial pet peeve
In no particular order: walking advertisements (last thing I care about is how big that logo is on your chest), a suit that does not fit properly (get it tailored), and this sudden craze of wearing flip-flops or sandals with socks (not a good look)
Favorite brand or retailer?
Wings + Horns is my all-time favourite but Creep by Hiroshi Awai is my new found glory. Both brands knock it right out of the park every single time and are Canadian!
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Thanks again to Matt Vendittelli for participating!