Dimagiba Takes His Talents to AoS
October 12th, 2016
Loyalty, respect, attention to detail…these are some of the qualities that come to mind when I think about Westley Dimagiba.
For those of you who’ve been following AoS for a long time, you know Wes well. He was our first intern in 2011 and quickly became an integral part of our team and brand. When Alex and I left for Los Angeles in 2013, Wes stayed behind with his family in NYC, where we hooked him up with a job in bespoke menswear to sharpen his technical skills.
The first thing we did when we got back to NYC this year was get Wes back on the squad. We needed the extra hands, since client service and basted fittings were filling up time that used to be allocated to photoshoots and content production – and there’s nobody who understands our brand, aesthetic, and readers better than Wes.
So without further ado, allow me to re-introduce Westley Dimagiba, our head stylist and editorial director. Thanks to him we will not only be publishing regular articles again, but we’ll be taking our content production to whole new heights.
“I hate my clothes.
I look like a child.
No one’s going to take me seriously.
This was the overwhelming sense of fear that came over me as I tried to create a respectable outfit from my wardrobe of SB Dunks, retro Jordans, graphic tees, and skinny jeans… It was 2009. I was always into clothes and looking ‘fly’, but I was turning from a boy into a man, and still feeling much more like the former. This was when I started doing research to improve my wardrobe, and more importantly, my self confidence as a man.
‘Men’s fashion advice’ were the exact words I Googled when I found AoS – known then as ‘The Style Blogger’. Lots of things have changed over the years, people have come and gone, but I can say that six years later I have no more wardrobe concerns or stress about getting dressed. I’m more confident than ever, and now I’m the one helping guys through their wardrobe transitions – which can be life changing, in my experience.
Of course I still wear sneakers from time to time, just now they’re understated and can be styled with everything in my closet from waxed jeans to tailored suits. Part of my role as editorial director is to showcase the versatility of good tailoring as lifestyle garments that are designed to boost a man’s confidence not only at work, but in every facet of his life.”
“Dan’s getting old, after all. Somebody needs to keep the produce fresh around here.”
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Yours in style,