My Style: Camilo Rios

Portrait of Camilo Rios

Photo: Courtesy of Camilo Rios

Are there any style combinations that you object to?

Crocs with anything.

Please describe your style in three words.

Vintage, contemporary, and risky.

What is the biggest mistake one can make when getting dressed?

Not caring about your outfit and not paying attention to the details.

Do you believe in role models?

Yes, without them people would have no inspiration.

What are your favourite fabrics?

Denim and leather.

Which city has the best-dressed men?

Milan takes the lead.

Would you say that you are conservative or bold?

Bold!

What are the rules, if any, in the way you dress?

No rules, just pay attention to the details.

One garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?

Shoes for sure.

A man should always look like...

Ralph Lauren, he never goes out of style.

Who taught you what you know about style?

I’m self-taught, unfortunately. It took long hours of looking at magazines and people in movies.

How do you select your clothing every morning?

First shoes and then the rest.

What is your biggest regret is.

None so far… I hope it stays like that.

The three essential things a man should know about style are...

There are not three things, just one and that is confidence.

Do you have any shopping rituals?

Those irresistible vintages finds in flea markets and junkyards.

We will never see you wearing...

Crocs.

The most stylish person you have ever seen...

Seen James Dean, met Milan Vukmirovic.

What is the first thing you notice on a man?

How they co-ordinate their outfit.

The one image that defined your approach to style...

Marlon Brando in “The Wild One.”

Which new designers do you follow and why?

Massimo Piombo, he has created one of the most fascinating and enthralling Italian brands in recent memory. I admire designers that are not afraid of being risky.

The only article of clothing that a man needs to pay close attention to is...

His shoes.

What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?

My accessories and bow ties.

Is comfort an enemy of style?

Not necessarily, it depends how you look at it. Style has many faces.

Which designer never fails to impress you?

Maison Martin Margiela.

Who would you like to see next in €œMy Style€?

Aaron Young.

The best words of advice you have ever heard?

There are no shortcuts to success, only hard work.

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