With his long hair, ample beard, and eccentric fashion sense, 32-year-old Rameet Chawla hardly fits the stereotypical tech guy image. Even in a room full of the most stylish New Yorkers, Chawla is one of the best dressed in his eye-catching ensembles. He’s also one of the smartest dudes in the crowd—he’s the CEO and founder of Fueled, a mobile design ad-development company, as well as Fueled Collective, a downtown New York City group workspace.
How would you describe your style?
Preppy, old English meets flowy bohemian. I start with one main accessory or piece and then create my outfit around it.
What inspires your style?
It’s become very clear to me that my inspiration, more than anything else, stems from my surroundings in whatever city I’m in. I was just in Mykonos and went crazy for all of the loose white-and-blue linen combos and the beachy island vibe. It immediately affected the rest of my summer and fall looks.
How would you define New York City style?
I love New York style because it’s constantly raising its own bar. We live in a city where you can wear anything you like, and you still won’t be the strangest thing someone walks by that day.
What are some of your favorite restaurants and stores?
Five Leaves for a Greenpoint scene and great food; Shuko for my Japanese fix; Estela for its squid ink; Santina for Italian. For clothing, there’s a Mexican brand I can’t keep my hands off of right now called Caravana Montaecristo. Other than that, I’m into Sage de Cret, Ffixxed, and House of the Very Island. Loving the stuff that Henrik Vibskov is putting in his boutique as well.