Style Icon: Anton Massoni
Triski Nurani, WEEKENDER | Thu, 06/30/2011 2:39 PM |
The Indonesian-Italian recently returned to Jakarta after studying at hotel school and working for 2.5 years in Australia. He has opened art-bar/café Tree House in Kemang, with hopes of turning it into a community-based hangout spot and also helping the local art scene grow.
In his limited spare time, he skateboards in his neighborhood, cooks and dances about in his room.
I tend to wear somewhat fitting clothes, simply because it’s what I feel comfortable in, and it probably suits me. I usually change my look depending on how I feel, doing anything from skate punk one week, to what a friend described as "shipwreck survivor" in anotherr. I really don’t even know what my own style is anymore.
No one in particular. I just know what I like and don’t like.
I will never wear again
Hawaiian shirts. Yes, I used to wear those at one point. I’m not really sure why I thought it was a good idea at the time, but I don’t think I’ll be doing that again!
Must-have fashion item
My rings, they hold special meaning to me, and I never go anywhere without them on.
In the same why I tend to change style every so often, my inspiration changes too - usually depending on the genre of music I’m listening to at the time. However, the one person whose sense of style has really stuck with me is a professional skateboarder I met briefly during my time living in Melbourne, his name is Patrick Melcher. He blocks (a form of customization) all his own hats, and in my opinion has one of the most interesting looks out there.
Ultimate fashion purchase
Not sure about "ultimate purchase", but I once spent way too much money on a pair of pointy, aniline leather boots by a Canadian designer called John Fluevog. He originally made the boots for Jack White on his 2009 White Stripes tour, and later started producing them commercially in limited quantities. When I first saw them in a shop window, I didn’t really know any of the information I just gave you, but I saved up and bought them simply because they looked too good and too interesting to pass up!
Best piece of advice in looking good
Just wear whatever you feel comfortable in, and dress according to the occasion. I mean, there’s no sense in trying too hard when you’re just going to the supermarket or something.
+ Triski Nurani