My Style: Tony Melillo


Photo: Courtesy of Tony Melillo

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

Feel comfortable, don’t overdress, look clean.

Please describe your style in three words.

Relaxed, elegant.

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

Not feeling comfortable.

Do you believe in role models?

For being inspired by good people that are out there, yes. Not to duplicate someone though, that’s weird.

What are your favourite fabrics?

Cotton, cashmere.

Are there any style combinations that you object to?

Not really.

Which city has the best-dressed men?

I really love New York for its all around best-dressed people, both men and women.

Would you say that you are conservative or bold?


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

Not too many layers, be well-fitted, easy on easy off.

Celebrities and style..

Are like role models. If they look good and are successful we want to look like them.

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


A man should always look like...

Himself. It is weird to dress like a character from a period.

Who taught you what you know about style?

The street.

How do you select your clothing every morning?

The weather plays a part… I hate being cold. Then I go with what feels like the day I’m having: happy, busy, grown up, gym day…

What is your biggest regret?


Do you have any shopping rituals?

Online ordering for beauty products. I never buy shoes on the internet, and I preview collections before the season on to see what I might want.

We will never see you wearing...


The most stylish person you have ever seen...

Steve McQueen if I have to name someone, but no one really stands out to me.

What is the first thing you notice on a man?

His shoes.

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

Calvin Klein Home Collection. I love the minimal aesthetic and colour pallet.

Which new designers do you follow and why?

New… no one. I do follow Martin Margiela, Jil Sander, and Raf Simons.

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 jeans, my shoes, my sneakers and my t-shirts.

Is comfort an enemy of style?

No, it shouldn’t be.

Which designer never fails to impress you?

Martin Margiela.

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

Bruno Mars.

The best words of advice you have ever heard?

Keep it simple and cool.

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