Alexander Patino

Occupation: 
Freelance Culture and Lifestyle Writer, Fashion Blogger and Associate Editor of Fashion Q+A
Home: 
Brooklyn, NY; hails from Miami, FL
Spotted: 
Garden of Hope in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn
Own This Look

Wearing: Opening Ceremony shirt, TopMan pants, Paul Smith belt, Cole Haan wingtip Oxfords, bracelet by PGBracelets, New Generation Swatch watch, Ray-Bans

Fave item in his closet: "My Etro vest. It originally cost $1200 but I got it for $110. All hail Woodbury Common."

Inspirations: "I get inspired by great writing. Roger Ebert has been a hero of mine since I was in elementary school. For fashion writing, it’s all about the ladies – Hilary Alexander, Robin Givhan and Nicole Phelps. Well, let’s throw Tim Blanks in there too."

What he's been wearing all Summer: Above the knee shorts, boat shoes and gold-framed aviators with green lenses

Top shops:  Mr.Porter online and Florida thrift/vintage stores on land

Style icons: Young Paul Newman and Hunter S. Thompson

Fave designers: Nicolas Ghesquiere, Ann Demeulemeester, Riccardo Tisci, Rick Owens, Pedro Lourenco, Phoebe Philo, Mary Katrantzou, The Mulleavy sisters, Miuccia Prada

His personal style: "Add a little Goya seasoning to Woody Allen’s Match Point and you’ve got me to a T."

Grooming must haves: YSL Top Secrets Beauty Sleep and Ted Gibson Fix It

Signature scent: "I’ve never been a big musk fan, but Comme des Garcons’ CDG2 Man cologne is the sexiest scent … maybe ever. My other secret scent is actually a perfume – Sicily by Dolce & Gabbana. Everyone always wants to know what it is."

Worth the splurge: Books

Free-time fun: "One of the best things about living in New York City is Sunday brunch culture. Few things bring me the joy that brunch provides. Good food, drinks and good company."

Fave music: "Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, Tori Amos, Metronomy, Sigur Ros, Radiohead, Yo La Tengo and anything that Michel Gaubert feels like mixing for the Balenciaga runway."

Favorite restaurant: Salmon & Salmon in Miami

How he's reducing his carbon footprint: "Well, certainly not with books. There’s nothing like holding a real book in your hands. But I’m an avid recycler! Every little bit helps."

Photo by Ludget Delcy