I love a man with great style, don’t you? I especially adore men who take bold and experimental risks with their attire. Many a man with a lean and toned physique is likely to look great in blazers/the ‘right fitted denims’/custom made suits and the like, but not many men can pull of the looks you see below. Brava Gentlemen, you divine sartorial beings!
Jeffrey Williams, Winner of Bravo’s Fashion show in 2009
The self-professed lover of layers, is a fan of rich, luxurious fabrics like silks and furs. Being an avid collector of gold jewelry, he likes to adorn his long arms and fingers in various molten assortments. Refusing to settle with the low heels that accompanies men’s shoes, Jeffrey often buys his boots in the women’s department. After he gets them home, he customises them by cutting them up and painting over them. In the below images, he cites Kurt Cobain as the inspiration for his Devil May Care, loose and tousled locks.
If you come to Jeffrey’s apartment, you are unlikely to see him looking out of sorts, the New York based designer claims to stomp around his flat in his heels as, ‘To turn the corner and see myself in the mirror looking put together gives me joy,’
I look at Jeffrey and can’t help thinking of Rick James circa Super Freak.
Eric Farr, Designer and Blogger
Utterly inspired by a Tennessee based artist who decided on his 50th birthday that he would wear only kilts for a year; Eric decided to wear only kilts for a year. In his words he would, ‘take on the streets of London in rain, shine, sleet, snow, in a kilt‘. Eric’s fascination with kilts began all the way back in High School, when he was mesmerized by a picture he saw of a man dressed in full-blown Highland garb. At the moment Eric is enjoying letting his Kilt Fetish rip at the The Scotland Kilt Company. I am particularly interested in seeing our Eric’s Kilt Journey unfolds, I’m sure you will agree with me that it has gotten of to a great start!
One of the artists that inspires Eric when he reaches out for a kilt is French Fashion’s very own Enfant Terrible, Jean Paul Gaultier who is often seen in a kilt, and is renowned for sending his male models down the runway in dashing and macho kilts.
Louis Philippe De Gagoue, Blogger/Stylist/Personal Shopper
In my opinion, the Morocco-based blogger is living and walking Art and I featured him on my blog about a year ago. His eclectic way of dressing springs from his love of meshing different cultures and civilizations through history. In his own words, his philosophy is to, ‘break barriers down’ and blend various cultures together in one outfit. His other inspirations include music, the Pop Art movement, nature, his environment, friends, family and the people he meets. With this bottomless melting pot at his disposal, it’s no wonder that Louis looks like a moving rainbow ripe with assorted textures.
Also, it comes as no surprise that this Boy Wonder has no fashion icons. Instead he claims to live in his own universe, with his own rules and points of reference doing his ‘own thing’. Well, keep at it Louis, you are doing a great job!
And there you have it folks, three men with three different styles that all ooze pizzazz. Who gets your vote?