One issue I faced when starting my dapper journey was the lack of relatable icons whose fashion sense I could learn from.Internet searches usually throw up very European men in the middle of timeless spaces with the best of tailoring. While this is admirable, it does little for establishing a form of connection.Through sharing my top ten men I hold in high regard, I hope you can find someone worth emulating. Here it goes!
PS, no particular order 🙂
Ora pix, all round cool guy with fresh looks.Student, South African.
Stylist,gentleman. You can find him over at suleiman_thomas
Loux The Vintage Guru
Named Lourens Gebhardt, this man from Namibia holds quite a lot of respect in the afro dandy scene. His color, pattern combination is masterclass, switching up with rather modern pieces once in a while.
Found at lowkeydandy, it’s hard to spot this stylish South African without a hat as his crown.
Personal friend, he blogs and sells the best of what there is to offer in menswear.The only man I know who’s worn a tail coat in Nairobi with ease.
Stylist,the man oozes sprezzatura. His attention to detail is one I hold in high regard.From the +254.
The Suit Maestro
The Afrocentric Gentlemvn, deals in luxury content creation, rarely letting down with the suits.Voted by GQ as South Africa’s best dressed man too.
An inspiration before I got serious about my dapper journey, he has been consistent in the scene for a quite a while now. Runs a You-tube page where he shares his nuggets of wisdom. Check him out here.
I hope these fellows can be of some inspiration to your menswear journey!
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“Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered.” – Giorgio Armani