As the Editor in Chief of Surf Collective and former brand manager for the likes of Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole and House of Dereon among others; I’ve seen trends come and go, and my tastes shift from year to year, but some things will always remain the same. It just might not be this list (insert smiley face and wink). But I’ll do my best to add-to and take-away things as time goes on.
JOSEPH LICATA | STYLE-LIST
What is your favorite city and neighborhood?
New York City, anything south of 14th Street.
What is your favorite hotel?
Coqui Coqui in Tulum for an escape, Sea-U Guest House in Barbados for a surf and The Standard East Village Hotel for a stay-cation.
Your favorite restaurant and dish?
Blue Ribbon in New York City, the bone marrow
Favorite vacation location?
Tulum, Mexico and Barbados
Favorite surf spot / board?
Rockaway Beach, NY or Barbados & Firewire 7′ swallow tail
Favorite duffel or suitcase?
Black leather duffel and Rimowa
Favorite jean brand?
A.P.C. & BLK DNM
Essential wardrobe item?
Great denim and a badass broken-in pair of boots.
Favorite time of year?
September in New York
Your style icon/s?
Newman, Redford, McQueen, Jackman and my father.
Personal style tip for others?
Simple is always chic
Stanton Tailor Shop on Stanton in the LES.
Tommy Guns, ask for Russell.
Coffee or tea?
Coffee by day, tea at night.
Favorite shoe maker?
Too Boot New York & Spring Court.
Porsche 356 Speedster, Land Rover Defender and Deus Custom.
Favorite watch / watch brand?
Vintage Rolex or Ressence Watches
Essential gadget you can’t live without?
iPhone and a Moleskine
Your favorite book?
I’ll Always Have Paris by Art Buchwald, Laphams Quarterly and Dale Carnegie.
Too many to name… but I do have every album U2 has ever produced, ever.
Favorite not for profit?
Waves for Water
Just a few are Tomoko Sugimoto, Mike Perry, Julia Chiang, Daniel Arsham – the list goes on and on.