Matt is responsible for all the designs in our first collection of knitted ties. If you haven't checked it out yet, be sure to browse the Matt Hartman Collection. In addition to having great style, Matt is an awesome guy on and off camera who lives life to the fullest with his lovely family. We are so happy to have in on board!
What/who is your daily style inspiration?
I don't usually check anyone out for inspiration as much as I used to. But if I'm in a rut I look to Instagram's Rainier Jonn or Sherwood to get color combo ideas.
List three things most people would not know about you?
- Had cancer when I was 21;
- Served in the military for 5 years; and
- Didn't use or touch a computer till college.
How do you want your work to impact those around you?
I want people to be inspired and know that dressing nice gives you confidence. Hopefully I inspire someone out there to try different things and pass the torch on because of me. I continue to do a lot experimenting to see what styles I prefer most.
Plaid, polka dots or stripes?
All the above please! Honestly the answer just depends on the full combination. Mixing patterns is dangerous business but if its done right looks really awesome!
We all have that suit/jacket/pants/shirt/tie colour combination that never fails...whats your go to colour combination?
Navy suit, light brown shirt, brown wingtips, with a 2-3 color tie focused on earth colors.
In an attempt to find you if you went missing, how would your spouse describe your style in 3 words?
WOW....hmm I guess it depends on what I was wearing that day because I'm all over the board sometimes. But I think she would say "Colorful. Detailed. Sharp"
Do you dress well for you or is it a lasting impression that you want to make on those around you?
Impression first. Me last. Impression is everything and looking nice as a man sets you apart from the start.
In the mornings, which item of clothing do you start with to build the outfit of the day?
Accessories always! I never start with a shirt or suit color. Sometimes it might be the tie, sometimes, the pocket square, maybe even a watch..just depends on the vibe I want to portray that day.
Here is your chance to pen a profound style quote...lets hear it!
HA! Well here goes nothing "Style is personal. Style is YOU. YOUR style has no rules."