Name: James Tesoriero
Role: General Manager, Deus Ex Machina
Kids: Alfie

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself.

I live in the inner west of Sydney with my partner Janine and little boy Alfie. Janine and I have both worked in the fashion industry for all of our careers. Janine now runs her own business which is also based in the inner west. Alfie has brought me a new perspective on life as I continue to learn from him every day. Working for Deus is almost a lifestyle choice and I wouldn't have it any other way. Deus spreads across so many different areas and I'm incredibly lucky enough to manage a team of people from Food and Beverage, motorcycles mechanics, retailers and wholesale managers. All of these areas I share a real passion for and are ever-changing!

Q: How do you normally spend Father’s Day? And what will it look like this year?

Father’s Day is all about Family. I'll be heading to my Dad's house for a BBQ with the extended family with a few good laughs!

Q: What are you secretly hoping your kids buy for you this Father’s Day?

Another Vintage BMX!

Q: What are you secretly hoping your kids buy for you this Father’s Day?

Another Vintage BMX!

Q: What's the coolest thing you’ve done or learnt as a dad?

As a Dad, you are continually learning new things. In the last few years, I would hope that I have learnt to be more patient. I've also learnt that it's really important to slow down and just enjoy the one on one time with Alfie. Life and work can be so fast-paced - it's important to slow down and enjoy the good times. Less is often so much more!

Q: Best memory you’ve made with your kids?

Alfie continues to develop every day with new habits (Good & Bad). As a Dad and working for Deus - seeing Alfie hammer down a half pipe at the skate park on his Balance bike was a nice memory to have!

Q: Best memory you’ve made with your kids?

Alfie continues to develop every day with new habits (Good & Bad). As a Dad and working for Deus - seeing Alfie hammer down a half pipe at the skate park on his Balance bike was a nice memory to have!

Q: What’s one thing you hope your children’s generation will do better than yours?

Respect and understand how vital the environment is.

Q: Where do you see your family in five years?

Happy and healthy - living a fun life with lots of good memories along the way!

Q: Favourite family holiday destination?

We spent a lot of time down the south coast of Sydney at a beach town called Thirroul. We are also lucky enough to have friends with a beautiful property in Robertson in the Southern Highlands which Alfie absolutely adores with all the animals.

We also had an incredible trip to Japan last year which blow Alfie's mind!

Q: Tell us a little about your style and what you’re wearing in our Father’s Day campaign.

Working for Deus, I'm lucky enough to be presented with an endless supply of a great product. At the moment it's hard to go past comfort and anything vintage sports.

Q: What’s your favourite shoe at Hype DC? Nike Vintage Blazer

Q: What kind of sneakers do you usually wear At the moment I'm right into my Asics 1090's. But most of the time I wear my 70's Black Chucks! Hard to go wrong with their classic style.

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