Robert Solis’ background has a broad range in fashion as a luxury menswear designer/stylist based in Manhattan. Robert has worked for various companies such as Reebok, Greg Norman, Oxford, Stephen Kempson and Hickey Freeman/Bobby Jones. Through the years, he has had the opportunity to do men’s styling in conjunction with his designing. As a menswear stylist, Robert has worked with numerous private clients, along with projects on HGTV (Selling New York), Bravo and more. Menswear is his passion, and after always being asked for styling advice and what to wear, he decided to launch a platform that would enable him to share his knowledge and love for men’s clothing and accessories with a bigger audience. Hence The Refined Gent was created in May 2013.
The Refined Gent was created in effort to assist men with their wardrobe seasonally in real-time using imagery from various brands. He has created this blog, extending it to Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Google+ and Twitter, so that he can share more substantive detail on trends and style advice. What he has found with most blogs is they report on fashion trends one year out as they make their way on the runway. Robert does this during global fashion week, but will also return to current season fashion and trends as well. In today’s busy world, men don’t remember what the trends will be a year from now. Therefore, he makes regular updates on men’s styling tips, seasonal trends, as well as accessories and skin care. For those who follow more frequent updates, The Refined Gent post original content along with carefully curated fashion images on all his social media platforms. Collectively he has gained 75K plus followers and is rapidly growing.