A proud Dominican born and raised in New York City. Menswear has always been a part of my life. I have 13 years of retail experience and during this time, I realized my passion for menswear. I am inspired by aesthetics of outfits & the way men used to dress back in the 50s and 60s, especially out in the Dominican Republic. Such as wearing guayabera’s trousers with cuffs .

At age of 24 I expanded my wings and really started exploring different parts of the world. That in itself expanded my mind and made me appreciate not only travel but fashion from different cultures.

At 30 years old, i had a career change. I left high end luxury to fulfill my second dream. I went from working at high end fashion houses to become a Train Conductor and currently Tower operador. During this time, I realized how much i missed the fashion world, that inspired me to came up with Daringly Dapper . A site on Men’s lifestyle with hopes to to inspire men & also women especially from urban communities can get inspired by style & travel and lifestyle & giving tips on the Places I have been fortunate to visit. A little bit of everything . I hope to inspire people to go out & live & enjoy life !

- Joel Alvarez