As someone who is constantly receiving compliments on his glasses style, we were excited to come across Joe’s style ambassador application. Joe, who also admits that he’s more interested in getting style inspiration from his day-to-day life rather than the trending blogs, has a relaxed coolness to his style that we have fallen head over heels for.
Name & Nickname: Joe Palumbo | Joey P
Home base: Milltown, NJ
I applied to become a style ambassador because: I’ve always been impressed with Coastal.com – the customer service has always been great. I also figured I would be good at being an ambassador because I was already doing it anyway. I always received compliments on my glasses and people were always interested in where they came from. I was telling someone about Coastal.com almost every time I went out!
I chose this pair of glasses for my style ambassador starter kit because: I thought the green tortoise was a really cool color, I already have basic colors and thought green would be a neat way to mix it up.
My glasses collection consists of ___ pairs of frames: 4 pairs of eyeglasses and about 8 or 9 pairs of sunglasses.
My favorite fashion trend of the moment is: Crazy sneakers. Not that I ever felt weird wearing them, I have a massive sneaker collection, but bright sneakers seem to be creeping their way into everyday attire. I’ll ride that train as long as it’s cool… and keep riding.
If I could be stuck in an elevator with anyone, it would be: Henry Rollins
I would describe my personal style as: All over the place. I try to mix it up as much as I can, especially with work clothes. I secretly love fall and winter because I can integrate sweaters and layers but I like summer much more. I guess if I had to describe it it would be modern classic with a bit of streetwear peppered in.
My go-to drink at Starbucks is: Venti Blonde Roast. Nice and simple. I usually get nervous if I take a while and there’s a line behind me. I do enjoy a nice cafe mocha on occasion though.
Glasses are an amazing accessory because: They can make an outfit feel completely different. Even just a different shape can make a big change. I wish I hadn’t put off getting glasses for so long, they’ve quickly become my favorite accessory.
The best way to organize a closet is: By color. Ask me about my OCD.
A tip on picking out the perfect pair of frames is: Be adventurous. Try on a pair you wouldn’t think about wearing. Pick something you think is interesting. Once you try them on you’ll be surprised how good you probably look.
My current style muse is: Nick Wooster
My favorite online source for style inspiration is: I’ve moved away from more blogs and I find myself using downtime when I’m travelling or when I’m relaxing on the couch to browse instagram. Regular people are doing cool things on a regular basis. They don’t need to have a huge number of followers to be doing something interesting.
Some favorite boutiques in my area are: I do like stumbling across vintage shops and finding cool old accessories like ties and watches. About 40 minutes away from me there is a great shoe boutique called Rare Breed, the layout of the store is really interesting and you can’t go wrong in my book with a huge focus on sneakers.
A social media platform or app that I can’t get enough of is: Instagram all the way.
My favorite fashion blogger is: Not your typical fashion blog but I love Brandon Stantons Humans of New York and The Sartorialist. I love that they focus on other people and these people aren’t trying to make a name for themselves they’re just regular people out and about and I think that’s so interesting.
Buying the same piece of clothing in multiple colors, yay or nay? Definitely, no reason not to.
Favorite city to go shopping is: Boston