Leo of Levitate Style
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Meet Leo, the Blogger behind, "Levitate Style," born and raised in Hong Kong. He later then moved to the big apple and what is known to be the fashion capital, NYC. Leo's interest in fashion started from basketball with all the Air Jordan and Nike Sneakers back in high school. Leo was a big "sneaker-head" before developing his "Levitate Style." Leo also has experience in professional photography and modeling, and not only is he into fashion, but he is also a big foodie as well. When Leo is not writing about fashion, you can find him traveling the world with his girlfriend Alicia, from cities like, Hong Kong, Bahamas, Italy, and Egypt, to name a few.
1) What made you want to start your blog and how would you describe your style in 3 words?
Levitate Style was started in 2014 to dedicate the passion and interest I have in Men's Style and Travel. With Levitate Style, I'm able to combine my love of fashion, photography, and modeling to share my personal style from menswear to street style looks, and travels around the world. I also noticed a lack of Asian male representation in the mainstream and fashion markets. I love mixing classic menswear pieces like suit and dress shoes with modern street style looks like leather biker jacket and low top sneakers. Levitate Style is Dapper and Modern, yet affordable.
2) Who is your fashion inspiration?
Some of my favorites are Mariano Di Vaio, Ryan Gosling, Sabir Peel (Mens Style Pro), Dan Trepanier (Articles of Style).
3) What's the one wardrobe essential you can't live without?
To pick just one item for a guy that loves watches, shoes, and jackets...I would have to go with a classic navy blazer that can be dressed up or down! My favorite is J.Crew's half-lined Italian Blazer.
4) What is your most favorite thing about blogging?
Sharing my own personal style and travels around the world! Really hard to pick just one so building up my own menswear community with both my followers and fashion bloggers in the NYC area. Also such a pleasure working with like-minded people from great brands and publications on a personal level.
5) What is a quick fashion tip or advice for men?
Quick advice: Money doesn't buy you style. Style is about timeless items and can be attained affordably. Make sure the clothes fit properly for your body type.
6) Do you have any favorite stores or brands?
Clothing: J.Crew, Uniqlo, H&M, Zara
Shoes: Allen Edmonds, DSW, Nike
Watches: Orient Watch, Seiko, Daniel Wellington
Your style is super sleek and sharp, Leo! Definitely a style most men can relate to! Thanks so much for participating in my Manly Monday's Series! Who wants more of Levitate Style? To get more on Leo's style, check out his blog here and make sure you follow him on Instagram!
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