When Diego was a preschool teacher, he would dress well everyday so his students felt more comfortable in their uniforms. Realizing the positive impact his fashion had on the students, he decided to learn more about menswear past and present. Soon he was inspired to influence the future of menswear as well. His fashionable reputation grew as he started documenting his style. That led him to dress well not only in his professional life but in his social life, too. Dandy in the Bronx was born soon after and Diego decided to pursue this passion full-time.
Dandy In The Bronx attaches his work to brands and causes that he believes in. A storyteller at heart, Diego is interested in the narratives behind those brands and causes. With an emphasis on mission and a connection to historically underserved groups, he has collaborated with groups as diverse as Timberland, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Estilo Clasico, Old Navy, the Bronx Narrative, HP Computers, KK & Jay Supply Co. and more.
Diego was born in the Bronx, raised in the Bronx, and devotes much of his time to supporting causes and businesses in the Bronx. He aims to put the power to positively change the Bronx in the hands of those who live and are from there.
Picking out the “perfect” bag has always been a challenge. Perhaps you need laptop space or maybe you need something smaller, or you need something for travel. You would always have to compromise no matter what route you would take. Until Saintly came along. Any bag for any situation is now possible. I love being able to pick everything form how many pockets to the lining inside.
When I designed my All-American Weekender, I wanted something for a short trip. With that the durability of leather I knew this could take a beating and I could carry my laptop with no issue.
Size: Weekend Fling
Leather: Bison Scotch
Lining: Sky Blue
Pockets: Laptop Pocket & 1 Shoe Pocket
I didn’t even know custom shoes were possible until I learned of Awl & Sundry. I love getting made to measured suits so when I learned that I could do the same with shoes, I was blown away. With tons of options, being able to see a digital render before the purchase is key. Also, knowing that no one else in the world has your shoes is pretty cool.
My favorite shoe style is double monk. So I started with that as my base and thought of ways to make it original. I don’t really see suede that often so I want to try it and the fact I could pick two different colors seals the deal.
Color: Suede Navy
Eyestay: #1 in Suede Red