417 Magazine: What three words define your personal style?
Jorge Cespedes: Sophisticated, adventurous and casual-chic. I was raised by my European family in a very classic Spanish style like you would see in Madrid and the one thing I learned is that details matter, from the quality and care of your shoes, to your accessories and the importance of matching the items with a mood that’s been carefully curated yet it looks like you just threw it together last-minute.
417: What is your favorite fashion trend right now?
J.C.: I’m so into the high-waisted pleated pants for men. They’ve brought back an old style but gave it modern cuts and thin lines.
417: Who are your fashion role models?
J.C.: My grandfather wore a suit every day of his life, no matter if he was busy or not, and he always paid attention to every detail of the ensemble. Also, my favorite guy on Instagram when it comes to fashion influences is Shaun Birley. This guy nails the outfit every single time; he helps you see what traveling in style looks like.
417: Where do you find inspiration for your closet?
J.C.: Everywhere. In the streets of major cities when I travel, on social media such as Instagram, movies and TV shows and I love looking at old pictures of my grandfather who was the best dressed man I ever met.
417: What person—public figure or private citizen—would make your best dressed list?
Shaun Birley would be on top for sure, just for the ultimate way to
travel in style. Ralph Lauren mostly because of how he completely
changed the game and made [style] approachable for people. The Prince of
Wales is another man who is always perfectly dressed and makes it look