Would you believe that in September this year, photo-sharing app Instagram had reached 500 million (500 MILLION!?!) users? Launched back in 2010, where over 40 billion photo’s (1 billion selfies) have been uploaded, it’s given anyone with a mobile phone the ability to showcase their style without the hassle of launching their own website. Amongst them lies a rather switched on and stylish community of men who are willing to share with you their wardrobe and lifestyle tips. With so much clutter to sieve through (don’t fret, help is at hand), here’s our top 6 well-dressed Instagrammers from 2016.
They say that true style is timeless, right?! Need proof? Check out the Grey Fox; although an “older blogger in search of style”, we think he’s a sartorial inspiration to all ages. Your go-to man for the perfect blend of workwear and wilderness, he’s had a busy year (alongside his trusted aid, Harry the Labrador), taking on the summer with his signature attention to detail as he jet-setted around Europe and later on in the year where he (somehow) combined denim with knitwear AND tweed… effortlessly.
Occupation: Menswear & lifestyle writer
Outfit inspiration type: Suits. Lots and lots of (amazing) suits. Coats and scarves.
Also posts about: Lifestyle, the great outdoors
Well Dressed Dad
Our favourite Norwegian in 2016, Nick is the creator of welldresseddad.com. A specialist in tweed (see his amazing collecting of tweed blazers and waistcoats) and dressing for the outside elements, he also has an eye for men’s footwear… that’s right, well spotted if you saw him wearing our Anatomic Pedras leather boots. We’re very much looking forward to what he has in store for us in 2017!
I really don’t know where these facial expressions came from. Pre-Xmas jitters? Worries about climate change? Or just miffed at there not being a biscuit to dunk in their tea? #welldresseddad #dadstyle #curiousminds
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Occupation: Engineer, Blogger
Outfit inspiration type: Waistcoats and workwear.
Also posts about: Men’s footwear
“Gardening is a calming process”, says Menswear Director (and Guru) at J.Crew, Frank Muytjens. “I feel like it’s a form of painting with the different colours and textures and how they interact together”, and it’s this same meticulous approach he has with everything from menswear to home that has got him to where he is today. Brought up in Holland, he moved to New York in his early 30’s where he quickly adopted a penchant for all things American and vintage… see what we mean by checking out his Instagram page.
Occupation: Menswear Director, J. Crew
Location: NY, USA
Outfit inspiration type: Effortless blend of vintage with modern casual
Also posts about: Home & lifestyle
With almost 2 million followers, Adam Gallagher (at just 25) is unquestionably the most prolific travel and menswear ‘grammer on the scene today. Born in New York, raised in LA, he was only 17 when he started his I am Galla blog. Always on the move, his clean, understated attire is backed up by an array of luxury locations and scenic backdrops, making us riddled with envy on a daily basis. Follow him for tips on how to add layers to a winter outfit, nail your tailoring ahead of the spring, and breathe new life into your summer wardrobe.
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Location: LA, USA
Outfit inspiration type: Give basics a personal twist (formal and casual)
Also posts about: Travel
Multi-talented rapper, singer, songwriter, producer and now style icon… is there anything our man from South London can’t do? Follow Tinie take on the world in his own unique twist on stylish street wear and red carpet tux’s.
Occupation: Rapper, Songwriter, Producer
Location: London, UK
Outfit inspiration type: Street cool
Also posts about: Music
The sharply dressed man behind ‘The Gentleman Blogger’ is very much the man of the moment right now and is in high demand by the likes of Hugo Boss and Jack Willis. Only last month he was catching up with Gerrard Butler to discuss menswear style and masculinity… expect even bigger things from Matthew Zorpas in 2017.
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Occupation: Creative consultant, Lecturer
Location: London, UK
Outfit inspiration type: Modern man
Also posts about: Travel & cars