5 Minute Interview: Giuseppe Santamaria
Alvin: Who are you, what do you do, and what do you enjoy most about it?
Giuseppe: My name is Giuseppe Santamaria. I’m a 24 year old designer originally from Toronto, now living in Sydney with my partner. I’ve been working in magazines for the past 5 years on a variety of titles from fashion to food. I’ve been blogging ever since I could remember, with my most current blog, Men In This Town a place to share my passion for fashion and practice my photography.
Alvin: In your opinion what is your definition of being a man today?
Giuseppe: Being a good, honest person.
Alvin: Can you suggest ways men could obtain the experience necessary for fashion and lifestyle today?
Giuseppe: Just be open to new things. Keep your eyes open and obtain things that may influence you. Don’t follow trends unless it makes you comfortable. Do what feels right for you…everybody has a style.
Alvin: What excites you most about men’s fashion and lifestyle?
Giuseppe: I love that men are experimenting more with fashion and not being so afraid. But at the end of the day, I love a classic men’s look, simple and well put together.
Alvin: Tell a story, name something that you’ve done or experienced that became your largest step to manhood?
Giuseppe: Moving across the world has had a massive influence on my steps to becoming a man. It’s forced me to have independence and create a new life for myself, using the lessons my parents taught me growing up.
Alvin: How would you describe your style? (Grunge, Relaxed, Rock, or Ivy)?
Giuseppe: I would say it’s relaxed with a bit of a flare every now and then.0