For those of you who know me, you will have heard me joke at some point that GQ never feature me because my looks are too ‘wacky’ or I don’t fit the ‘gentleman’ demographic. Then, the first season of London Collections: Men where I had cut off my locks, I ended up being featured in GQ… Just the back of me sadly. Well fret not! It would appear that international editions of Gentlemen’s Quarterly have a different aesthetic and this season I was featured numerous times in both GQ Spain and GQ Australia. GQ Spain successfully managed to make me look like a busy member of society (or a cellphone addict depending on your outlook on life) as both feature me in mobile action. Starting with quite a bold orange check suit from Asos on Day 1 to a more stripped back striped double-breast bespoke suit that I got made when I was working in China on Day 3. Both carrying my ol’faithful black leather envelope bag from Reiss. My day 1 tie was a bold renaissance style print tie from Vivienne Westwood and on Day 3 I wore a 70’s tie that was given to me from my late Granddad. I think my looks span from Porn Shop to Wall Street all with a 70’s flavour.
In the photo featured on the GQ Australia‘s Instagram account, you can see that I adapted my attire into more of a ‘Peaky Blinder’ feel by pairing it with a brown worn-leather flat cap from Laird Hatters.
GQ Australia – Photographer: Sarah Jane Barnes
GQ Spain – Photographer: Pablo García
I fancied splashing a bit of colour to the otherwise dreary day and torrential downpour that was September’s LFW.
From attending previous Fashion Weeks, i expected a bit more of a burst of colour, but the weather had definitely dampened a lot of spirits, Somerset House felt like a barren wasteland with the lack of people this season which was a touch unfortunate as there were some beautiful collections this year.
I was rather flattered to be shot by Joseph Kent (Unlimited by JK), this guy is a pro when it comes to Street-Style photography and I was pretty thrilled with my photo (after seeing so many unflattering pics from this season where I have frizzy windswept hair, mid conversation gurnings or the dreaded double chin, JK managed to cheer me up.)
I would definitely check out his blog if you want to see some beautiful Street-Style photography from London Fashion Week and other escapades.
The photo also appeared on the Daily Express online.
STREET STYLE: The most stylish and outlandish outfits from London Fashion Week
“Go bright or go home. This fashionable fellow teams his tomato-red suit with orange trainers and oversized glasses.”