Instagram is a great place for men to seek style inspiration. There are tons of stylish gents who post images showing off their personal style daily. We’ve picked out 10 of our favourite sartorial chaps who’ve been inspiring us recently.
This German born model never saw himself within the fashion industry but now as part of a stylish duo with his wife Olivia Palermo he is considered as one of the stylish icons of today with his everyday wear and down-to-earth appeal. Often seen in a variety of button down shirts with desert boots and a sweater, or a classic navy suit; his clothes are always well tailored which aids his stylish persona. His go to style is smart-casual and effortless – he doesn’t over-do it on the accessories and always wears a watch.
If there was a guy in his 50s who can inspire every generation of men it is Nick Wooster. His style is unique and he has trademarked his style across the globe. Particularly with the recent Wooster + Lardini collection you can see what inspires him and his personal style. Wooster is rarely seen in plain clothes, there is always a mix of patterns and textures, with patchworks or clashes of patterns. But this is what makes his style iconic – how many other men do you know that can pull off leopard skater shoes with a suit?
Founder of the Gentleman Blogger, Matthew has a clever way of combining the occasional street items with tailoring such as a beanie with a suit or a leather jacket and classic lace ups. He has the ability to smarten up his everyday wear and dress down his workwear, and he makes it look so effortless while doing so. Coming out at #2 of Esquire’s ‘Best dressed man’ in 2010; his style remains intact. Part of his style essentials are ties… he claims he never leaves the house without wearing one (he doesn’t believe you need an occasion to dress up).
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Whether he is in a suit on the streets of Milan for fashion week or spending his weekend relaxing in the Italian countryside there isn’t anything this man can’t pull off. As one of the most photographed men at Pitti Uomo with a staggering 4.2m followers on Instagram he is a style icon to many young men. What makes Mariano so stylish is the way in which he wears his clothes – he wears them with confidence creating a ‘cool guy’ persona.
When it comes to elegant style, Khaled knows how to make it work in any occasion, not just because he has great style (he does) but also that he naturally lives an elegant life. If you’re look across his Instagram account you’ll see he’s not afraid to make his tailoring stand out. Despite living in the US Khaled takes his style inspiration from across the continent with an Italian flair, wide lapels, soft fabrics and relaxed shoulders.
For those who want some serious sartorial inspiration, follow the owner and founder of Italian tailoring brand Mr Raro – he knows all there is to know about real style. Roberto doesn’t follow trends or movements in fashion, his style is very unique to himself and his work, and it’s an elegance that he lives every day. Although his Instagram is predominantly based around promoting his brand, he has become the face of the brand and his clients don’t just want the clothes they want to look and live like Mr Raro. With a true Italian style in his tailoring, Roberto dresses like that of a 1950s Italian movie star on the Amalfi Coast with his equally stylish girlfriend Eleonora Sebastiani (if that isn’t inspiring enough).
This young New Yorker sure knows how to make us jealous, not just with his wardrobe but also with his jet setting lifestyle. The style icon was awarded ‘Best Men’s Fashion Blog’ at this year’s Bloglovin awards too. Adam has a youthful American style inspired by pieces across the US but he also takes modern tailoring inspiration from Europe – in a ‘boy meets man’ style using day-to-day tailoring with trainers teamed with baseball caps and beanies. His style is relatable, cool and fresh.
Whether he is seen on the LCM front row or out and about in London, there is no British model who can pull off wearing a suit better than Gandy can. We all remember him from that Iconic D&G advert but his style goes beyond what he is asked to wear for a shoot. He doesn’t always just stick to the Savile Row suits either, he combines t-shirts with suits and cardigans for a soft touch. For casual or weekend wear he can often be spotted in leather jackets and boots for a humble and understated style.
One word for Alessandro’s style is Sprezzatura – this man knows how to pull off anything appearing like it’s taken him no effort at all. Often seen in a light trouser and dark jacket combo, Alessandro makes dressing stylish look so easy. Scanning over his Instagram account we notice that whether he is working or spending his morning drinking coffee in Milan, his day-to-day wear is always impressive with a never ending wardrobe of interesting jackets. He is held in such high regard not just on the streets of Italy but worldwide too, he creates a style that not only shows his passion for dressing well but also his personality.
Owner and founder of ANGEL BESPOKE, Angel has mastered the take on the guy who can combine Italian tailoring with American style. Slim fitted jackets and belt-less trousers made from good quality fabrics with clever finishing touches. Angel always pushes the boundaries when it comes to creating something unique, for himself as well as his brand. Voted as Esquire’s ‘Best Dressed Man in America’ in 2010, this doesn’t come as a surprise to us as dressing well seems to come natural to him – it’s a part of his lifestyle, however he has such a humble approach to his work and personal life also.