Anthony Urbano: From Structural Engineer To Menswear Blogger
After running OhAnthonio for 7 years, Anthony Urbano can boast having a robust wardrobe, sporting outfits that push the boundaries of classic looks with bold color combinations and a creative take on fit.
Keep an eye out for Anthony if you're in New York, because I can confirm that he's as approachable in person as he in on the internet. Read on to hear his take on color, his favorite brands, and how his background in architecture influences his style.
How has your personal style grown since you first started blogging?
I've had my blog for just over 7 years now and I'd definitely say my personal style has veered away from the more preppy blazers and suits I used to always wear in the beginning. Nowadays it's really a mix of whatever I'm into at the moment. Depending on the occasion I'll do really bold color combos and prints or sometimes something in a very monochrome palette but focus on the silhouette of the outfit. If I had to describe my style now I'd say it's a mix of urban, trendy, and smart with a little bit of a streetwear twist here and there.
Who have been some of your favorite brands to work with?
I've been fortunate enough to work with so many brands I admire, and all of them have been great, to be honest! Coach will always be a favorite brand of mine though. They were the first big brand to reach out to me in my first few months as a blogger to collaborate and we still have a great working relationship to this day. Their products are on point every season and they're one of the brands that really encourages me to showcase my personal style and flex my creativity when it comes to creating content for them.
Your use of Tertiary Colors (those that are close together on the wheel, like blue and green) is innovative and hard to pull off. Any recommendations for those looking to follow suit?
Well thank you haha! When it comes to color I'm definitely not afraid to wear something really loud or even mix two colors together that most people normally wouldn't. I think the key to pulling off anything is confidence. If you're not super sure and want to test the waters with combining colors then try more muted tones of your favorite color combos or break up the colors with neutrals like white, tan, black or gray to tone it down and add balance.
Where do you draw from for inspiration?
My background is in structural engineering so I'm constantly looking around at buildings, architecture, and interiors. I pay attention to their lines, silhouettes, and color palettes a lot, and that form and function often inspires the way I dress. Also living in New York and being around tons of stylish people breeds such a creativity energy and spirit. Then there's social media and the internet where I follow tons of brands and people. My photo gallery in my phone is like a giant mood board of screenshots for inspiration.
Any exciting upcoming projects you can hint us in on?
I have a few upcoming partnerships with some familiar brands lined up for 2019 but other than that I'm just really focused on growing my blog as small business while learning to balance work and personal time. I know there will be something next for me in the works, but for now I'm just enjoying what I've created until I figure out that next step.
All photography by Anthony Urbano, OhAnthonio.com