A Collected Style Feature:Alex DelanyBio:
My name is Alex Delany. I am a sophomore, studying graphic design and marketing at The College of New Jersey. I run the blog The Pantalones, and it is on that site that I channel my menswear inspiration, opinions, discoveries and endeavors.
I grew up outside of Philadelphia, and I currently do work for the Philadelphia based bespoke haberdashery Commonwealth Proper. Philadelphia also feeds my foodie habits, as well as my love of craft beers.
I’m your typical college kid, not some sartorial know it all. I study. I go to parties. I sip brews. I play sports. I watch movies. I go out to eat with my girlfriend. I talk shit with the fellas. I also enjoy dressing well.
I can’t really sum up my style except for saying that fashion fades, style lasts forever. I generally don’t indulge in trends or fads. I try to blend classic American style and classic Italian style, to achieve some sort of tailored casual style. I don’t know if it’s working, but that’s what I tell myself. Style idols include Sid Mashburn, Valentino Ricci, and Nick Sullivan.
After getting some requests and feed back from some of my followers, I’ve decided to post some of the graphic design work on which I am currently working. I’m going to start a design blog sometime soon, so look out for that too. Here you go:
This is a series of pieces that I am currently designing for one of my classes, and they are just about done. The series is called Last Night Was Mad Real, and it is essentially a declaration of love and tribute to my friends. It is a combination of text (based on real personal events) and photographs (of my friends) that expresses the essence of a crazy night of bonding and intoxicated foolishness. This series really makes me happy, and even though you don’t know any of my friends or any of the stories, I hope you can take some pleasure from it too. Also: black and white > everything else.
I’ve been working on this group of designs for my advanced typography class, and I’m really digging it so far. We have to design an identity and press materials for a movie festival or concert series, so naturally I chose a gangster movie festival.
I’ve got a poster (not the most updated version, I made some changes and added info), and three postcards (City of God, The Godfather, and Goodfellas) completed so far. I still have to do three more postcards, and tickets, but I’m excited with what I have right now. Figured I’d share it.