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Business Casual Look

Happy New Year everyone!!! I hope you had an amazing New Years Eve with your family and friends! Even though we just started a new year, some traditions are still the same, and as usual, every first day of each month I will publish for my mens fashion section! To start fresh this year I decided to show you a business casual look for job-seekers, business men and entrepreneurs who like to combine fashion with their business scope. My first guest of 2015 is Ernesto Mejia. A young men who has achieved an extraordinary career at a very young age, speaking five languages fluently, holding a bachelors degree in International Relations and Politics, with higher education at the Federal Foreign Service Academy in Germany and Advanced Military Studies at the Nicaraguan Army. Besides having an outstanding path, Ernesto never loses his sense of style and that’s why he’ll be giving us some tips on how to rock a business casual look wearing light colors! Don’t miss his interview below to find out more about his style and career 🙂 I hope you guys like it!

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1) Como describirías tu estilo personal?

Mi estilo personal suele ser casual, quizás por el tipo de actividad laboral que desempeño. Sin embargo, me gusta ir un poco más allá con los colores–claro, sin exagerar. También me gusta añadirle accesorios como un pañuelo de bolsillo, una bufanda de seda cuando viajo a países con clima un poco más frescos o un reloj.

How would you describe your personal style?

My personal style is often casual, perhaps because of my job. However, I like to go a little further with colors – light colors, without overdoing it. I also like to add accessories like a pocket handkerchief, a silk scarf when traveling to countries with slightly cooler climate or just wearing a watch.

2) Eres seguidor de las tendencias? Y cual es la tendencia que mas te ha gustado en los últimos años?

No me definiría precisamente como un seguidor de las tendencias. Al tener un estilo formal opto usualmente por lo clásico, lo que no precisamente implica que lo clásico no tenga una tendencia.

Por ejemplo, en los últimos años regresó el traslapado en los trajes masculinos. Esta tendencia me ha gustado mucho, por lo elegante y vintage que puede ser. Vale la pena decir que no es el traslapado con el que veíamos los filmes de los años 50, si no uno más moderno y fit.

Considero que para los hombres que gustan del estilo formal entre las mejores guías de tendencias pueden contar con Esquire y The Sartorialist.

2) Do you follow trends? And what is the trend that you like the most in these recent years?

I wouldn’t define myself as a follower of trends. By having a formal style I usually opt for the classic, but that doesn’t imply that the classic does not have a trend.

For example, in recent years, the overlapping sets in male attires came back. I have liked this trend for a long time because it is so elegant and vintage. It is worth saying that it is not the overlapping sets from the 50s films, but a more modern and fit overlapping set.

I believe that Esquire and The Sartorialist are excelent guides for men who like formal styles.

3) Ya que has viajado mucho, que país en particular ha llamado tu atención en cuanto a moda y estilo?

Hace algunos años tuve la oportunidad de pasar una temporada larga realizando estudios en Italia, eso definitivamente marcó mi sentido de la moda.

Los italianos respiran la moda en sus diferentes expresiones. La gente usualmente habla de París o Londres, pero para mi son todas las ciudades italianas, en particular Milán, Florencia y Roma las verdaderas capitales del estilo y la elegancia en cuanto a moda se refiere.

3) Since you’ve traveled a lot, what particular country has caught your attention regarding fashion and style?

A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to spend a long time studying in Italy, so that definitely marked my fashion sense of style.

Italians breathe fashion in their various expressions. People often talk about Paris or London, but to me all Italian cities, including Milan, Florence and Rome are the true style and elegance fashion capitals.

4) En la parte laboral te has destacado por ser un joven emprendedor y dinámico, alguna vez te veremos siendo líder de un proyecto importante? O que proyectos tienes en mente?

Gracias por los cumplidos Priscilla. Desde muy joven he formado parte de distintos proyectos que he considerado importantes, uno de ellos que me ha llenado de mucho orgullo es ser miembro del Instituto Nicaragüense de Cultura Hispánica (INCH), sin duda la institución de promoción cultural de mayor prestigio en Nicaragua. Actualmente formo parte de su junta directiva nacional y en años anteriores presidí el capítulo de Masaya, desde donde promovimos la cultura nacional en sus diferentes expresiones.

Como sabes también, he trabajado por algunos años en el tema de las relaciones internacionales con Europa, pero a partir del 2015 estaré trabajando en un tema que me apasiona, la integración regional centroamericana, en el cual espero aportar y aprender.

4) Going back to your career, you are known for being a young and dynamic entrepreneur, will we ever see you as the leader of an important project? Or do you have any projects in mind?

Priscilla, thanks for the compliments. From a young age I have been part of various projects that I considered important, one that has filled me with pride is being a member of the Nicaraguan Institute of Hispanic Culture (INCH), which is certainly the institution of cultural promotion of greater prestige in Nicaragua. Currently I am a member of its national board and in previous years I chaired the Masayas chapter, where we promoted national culture in its various expressions.

As you also know, I worked for a few years on the subject of international relations with Europe, but on 2015 I will be working on a subject that fascinates me, the Central American regional integration, where I hope to contribute and learn.

5) Que herramientas te llevaron al éxito?

No se si llamarlo herramienta, pero he tenido la dicha de contar con una familia que me apoya en mis planes, no importa cuan raros, descabellados o imposibles parezcan.

El éxito, como casi todo es relativo. La mejor herramienta para alcanzarlo es evitar la mediocridad y tener mucha perseverancia.

5) What tools led to your success?

I don’t know if I should call them tools, but I have been fortunate to have a family that supports me in my plans, no matter how rare, outlandish or impossible they look.

Success, like almost everything is relative.The best tool to achieve this is to avoid mediocrity and to persevere.

Ernesto was wearing:

Shirt – Sisley

Toxido – verri

Shoes – Franco Cuadra

Silk Scarf – Ermenegildo Zegna

Pocket handkerchief – Altea

Pants – Handmade

XOXO
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