Seven Days of Dapper: Ali Medina

dapperQ model Ali Medina was recently featured in our Fall 2014 He Said/We Said shoot. But, we wanted to take a closer look at Ali’s daily style and asked her to submit for our Seven Days of Dapper series with a week’s worth of her personal style, which is a well curated and interesting mix of classic, rock n’ roll, and normcore!

Here’s more:

I am a Brooklyn-based artist, teacher, and printmaker. I currently work as a Preschool Teacher at Saint Ann’s School located in Brooklyn Heights. During my spare time I enjoy running, skateboarding, modeling androgynous clothing and working at the Lower East Side Printshop. Check out my artwork at

Outfit 1: Work Outfit

I work as a teacher at Saint Ann’s Preschoo,l so I have to be able to dress casually and wear comfortable shoes. The Nike SB’s are great when I skateboard to work and if I have to run around a lot. The crewneck sweatshirt is so cozy, and also a classic vintage Knicks piece.

AM_1Photo by Hannah Costel 

Outfit Details:
Vintage NY Knicks Crewneck Sweatshirt
Trash and Vaudeville Black Pants
Odd Sox Lion
Nike SB Blazer

Outfit 2: Family Dinner


At family gatherings I like to dress semi formal, so a schoolboy blazer paired with some comfortable pants makes for a good outfit. I can dress it down by taking off my jacket, or dress it up with a dress shirt and some accessories like a pocket square and a lapel pin. The hat makes for a great piece in the fall and definitely keeps my ears warm!




AM_5Photos by Emma Strugatz

Outfit Details:
Goorin Bros Johnny Blue Eyes Wool Hat (with numerous feathers)
J-Crew Schoolboy Blazer
Brooks Brothers French Cuff Dress Shirt
Trash and Vaudeville Pants
Noble Breed Leather Rose Lapel Pin
Noble Breed Liberty London Pocket Square
Steve Madden Oxford Dress Shoes

Outfit 3: Interview

If I have an interview or an important meeting, I like to wear a classic black suit. The accents of color from the lapel pin and pocket square give a nice contrast to the black.


AM_7Photos by Emma Strugatz

Outfit Details:
Theory Gabe B. Tailor Suit Jacket
Brooks Brothers Oxford Button Down Dress Shirt
Brooks Brothers Wool Stretch Pants
Steven Madden Oxford Dress Shoes
Noble Breed Rose Lapel Pin
Noble Breed Blue Indigo No.1 Red Pocket Square


Outfit 4: Autumn Style

When it gets chilly in the fall I like to wear a jacket if I’m going out somewhere. The camel schoolboy blazer is a really nice layering piece and I like way it compliments the other pastel colors of my accessories.

AM_8Photos by Emma Strugatz

Outfit Details
J-Crew Schoolboy Blazer
Brooks Brothers Oxford Button Down Dress Shirt
Noblebreed Rose Lapel Pin
Vintage Floral Pocket Square



Outfit 5: Date Night

When I’m going out to dinner with my girlfriend or some friends I like to dress semi-casual but still dressed up enough to go to a nice restaurant. The jeans from Topman are super comfortable and I love the acid wash. The J-crew Blazer is very light and the shade of blue goes great with a pair of jeans.




AM_12Photos by Debbie Lemonte

Outfit Details:
J-Crew 1035 Jacket in Bi-Stretch Italian Wool
Brooks Brothers Oxford Button Down Dress Shirt
Topman Spray-on Skinny Acid Wash Jeans
ODD Sox Wolf
Noble Breed Liberty London Pocket Square
Noble Breed Leather Rose Lapel Pin
Steven Madden Oxford Dress Shoe



Outfit 6: Rainy Day

On a rainy day, I like to have lots of layers. A tee shirt with a button down and maybe a vest or a hoodie. The palladium boots are great in the rain and I like to compliment casual outfits with the many pairs of socks I have. The socks really accent the rest of the outfit!


AM_15Photos by Hannah Costel 

Outfit Details:
Rothco Smokey Branch Tee
All Saints Slim Fit Flannel Shirt
Vintage denim vest with fur patch
Trash and Vaudeville Black Pants
ODD Sox Best Buds
Palladium Boots


Outfit 7: Skating Outfit

I skateboard a lot – it’s a great means of transportation to get around the city. When I need to be comfortable but also stay warm I wear some stretch denim and a warm hoodie. This pair of Jordans are good to skateboard in and the biggie smalls odd sox are my favorite pair of socks that I own. The socks also breath really well so that’s helpful when I am on my feet all day.


AM_17Photos by Emma Strugatz

Outfit Details:
Vintage Wool Hoodie
Diamond Supply NYC Excess Tank
Trash and Vaudeville Black Pants
ODD Sox King
Jordan Oreo 4’s

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