Matthew Zorpas

"Spanish fashion is involving very fast as the next generation of Spanish influencers and designers are well traveled and informed of the global new trends. I still find it very sexy and spicy yet it has this easiness to it and comfort."
About

Matthew Zorpas is a Cypriot London-based creative consultant. He graduated in Public Relations with a Masters in Global media and Communication. In 2012 he founded TheGentlemanBlogger and has since collaborated with a vast selection of respected brands. As an embassador of men’s style, Matthew has been recognised as one of the Best Dressed Men in Britain and in the world by many magazines.

What part of your job do you enjoy the most and why?

I do enjoy the traveling part of my job. I get to travel and see places and cultures in a speed that not many people have the privilege to do so. From New York to Tokyo to Rio de Janeiro to London and Madrid, all very beautiful and inspiring places like no other. From food to music and sounds, from hiking to paragliding, to dancing samba to tango, from gelato to donuts, my week can include them all.

If you could give people 3 tips about style, what would they be?

First will be trust the experts (wether that’s your best friend, your mum or the shopping assistant – they know better). Second everyone should own a classic black or navy suit, no questions asked. And last, style is a process, if you don’t challenge yourself to try things out you will never know.

Which fashion trend is your favorite right now?

I’m getting really comfortable in oversize blazers for now!

What were the highlights of your trip to Madrid?

Madrid is a great hub, the weather, the architecture and the people make Madrid a fantastic stopover. The availability of brands and stylish pieces at Serrano52Man was a great surprise this time around.

What are your overall thoughts on Spanish fashion?

Spanish fashion is involving very fast as the next generation of Spanish influencers and designers are well traveled and informed of the global new trends. I still find it very sexy and spicy yet it has this easiness to it and comfort.

What is your favorite color to wear?

I love all shades of blue and green.

What is your favorite Spanish dish?

Croquettes. … will be it!

 

Hotel Heritage Madrid
The Heritage Madrid Hotel is an oasis in the heart of Madrid where you can experience unique experiences surrounded by details of classic elegance, with 19th century furniture and the exclusive service of the staff. We invite you to enjoy our Aroma Restaurant, where you can taste a contemporary gastronomy by the hand of Mario Sandoval. Our team will do everything in their power to make your stay as ideal as possible and enjoy a spectacular experience in Madrid.

Calle de Diego de León, 43, 28006 Madrid

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Serrano 52 Man
Serrano 52 Man is an innovative concept store showcasing seven floors of the top global luxury brands for men. Exclusively dedicated to men’s fashion and accessories, this curated store combines design, avant-garde fashion and traditional style. It’s Madrid’s hottest go-to shopping destination. Also, touting some of the best international cuisine in Gourmet Experience, it brings together Michelin Star chefs and their culinary expertise in three unique spaces: StreetXo byDavid Muñoz, Cascabel by Roberto Ruiz and Rocambolesc by Jordi Roca.

Calle Serrano, 52, 28001 Madrid

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Biblioteca Nacional
The library was founded by King Philip V of Spain in 1712 as the Palace Public Library. The Royal Letters Patent that he granted, the predecessor of the current legal deposit requirement, made it mandatory for printers to submit a copy of every book printed in Spain to the library. In 1836, the library's status as Crown property was revoked and ownership was transferred to the Ministry of Governance (Ministerio de la Gobernación). At the same time, it was renamed the Biblioteca Nacional.

Paseo de Recoletos, 20-22, 28001 Madrid