Our buying team may work primarily behind the scenes, but no one does more to make Gilt Man the dynamic, exciting, and well-curated site it is every day. For the latest in our series spotlighting these style superstars, we connected with Arizona native Matt Orosco, who oversees footwear, accessories, and lifestyle. Matt’s all about casual cool, and the picks in his sale highlight his love for all-American classics with a colorful twist. Before you shop, though, read below to get a feel for his aesthetic (and the only thing he needs to survive on a desert island).
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
Desert island record: Adele: 21. Hopefully there’s a karaoke machine that goes along with it, or at least a stage.
Currently Reading: After Visiting Friends, by Michael Hainey.
All-Time Favorite Movie: Steel Magnolias. Not the Lifetime movie — the original.
Last Concert I Saw: Madonna.
Best Meal I Ever Ate: When I was kid, my mom would take me and my brother to this local diner for fresh cinnamon rolls every Friday morning. We’d go right when they’d open, before sunrise, on our way to school
How a Guy Should Dress: Whatever makes you feel confident. For some, it’s a suit, for others, a pair of shorts and a T-shirt. I tend to prefer the latter.
Go-To Drink: Vodka soda.
Style Icon: My best friend, Jeff. He has the ability to make it look effortless.
Biggest Men’s Style Pet Peeve: Trying too hard.
Favorite Piece in My Sale: Dockers Alpha Khakis. I own like eight of them.
Summer or Winter? Summer. I grew up in Arizona.
Every Guy Should Own A: Good pair of chukkas.
Travel Essential: Vodka soda.
The Theme of My Sale: Me. I own most of this stuff or at least something that looks like it.
To Me, Great Style Is: 90 percent the person, 10 percent the clothes.