A DAY IN SORAGNA, PARMA WITH CARUSO

After spending a week in Puglia, Italy, our trip continued back north, where we spent 24 hours with Caruso Menswear in Soragna, Parma, Italy. The Caruso brand originally operated as a garment manufacturer until ex-CEO of Brioni, Umberto Angeloni stepped in. Angeloni, a well-dressed yet softly spoken gentlemen who has a love for good things, oversaw the Brioni brand for …

PUGLIA, ITALY

In June, Guerre and I made our way to Puglia, the southern region of Italy (or the heel of the Italy’s boot). Puglia is known for its sunny weather, whitewashed hill towns, great agricultural areas, and beautiful (but mostly rocky) coastlines. It’s ideal for travelers worn down by the crowds of other popular regions. Getting down to Puglia is easy …

LAKE COMO, ITALY + LUGANO, SWITZERLAND

In March 2016, after covering the Fall/Winter 2016 shows in Milan and Paris, I made my way to Copenhagen and then Lugano, Switzerland to see friends. Just a short ride from Milano Centrale, Lugano is a city in southern Switzerland and leads the Italian-speaking Swiss canton of Ticino. Unfortunately, I only had two days so one day was spent in …

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

Copenhagen for 48-Hours – March 2016 Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Located on the coast in Humlebaek, just about an hour from Copenhagen Central Station by train and foot, the Louisiana museum holds an extensive collection of modern and contemporary art. It also contains a landscaped sculpture garden and a view of the Øresund, the strait that forms the Danish-Swedish …

NAPLES, ITALY

For the second time, my friend, Guerre, and I decided to visit Naples between the menswear shows. This time our focus was to explore a different area but also meet with more bespoke tailors and artisans. We started off by staying at Hotel San Francesco al Monte, a former monastery located up a hill with views overlooking the Bay of …

RAVELLO, AMALFI COAST, ITALY

Before this June, I knew very little about Ravello and Amalfi Coast. All of my past trips in Italy revolved around Florence and Milan, and my visit to Ravello was purely from a friend’s suggestion that was raised in Amalfi Coast. Online reading described Ravello as a town situated above Amalfi Coast in the province of Salerno, Campania, southern Italy. …

NAPLES, ITALY

This June 2015, after attending Milan Men’s Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016, my friend and I decided to make a stop in Naples for a few days with the interest of visiting several artisans before making my way to Amalfi. It would be my first time in Naples but many warned me to watch my belongings, so I went in with …

24 HOURS IN DETROIT

In April 2015, a friend of mine was able to get her hands on a Cadillac for a week or two and it was the perfect excuse for us to take a road trip. Many New York City residents do not own cars so getting away from the congested city is a privilege. We originally wanted to drive to Miami, …

OSLO, NORWAY

That time my bag and laptop got stolen in Rome and I said “Fuck it, I’m going to Oslo to party with the Norwegians!” A friend wrote to me about how I seem to get into the most unfortunate situations. There was that time my denim jacket and Yashica T4 film body was stolen in Sydney, Australia; and there were …

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

I find it surreal that on one day I’m in New York and the next I can be in another city/country such as Sydney, Australia. This past April was my second time attending Mercedes-Benz Australia Fashion Week where I also took an extra week getting to know the city’s culture. Despite the 22-hour flight from New York and having to …