You’d be forgiven for thinking Instagram is just a marketing tool dreamed up by the Avocado Council. But beneath the brunch lies a community of enviably attired men, sharing style tips and inspiration for you to (double) tap into.
Unfortunately, the well-dressed wheat hides beneath a lot of multi-pocket squared, short suit-wearing chaff. Stay safe and turn it green on this sextet of style gods.
The Lesson: Give Sportswear A Scandinavian Spin
Austrian student (and ASOS Insider) Dennis Glanz serves up daily outfit ideas that are fresher than a pillow mint. He puts a Scandinavian-inspired spin on classic casualwear with clean silhouettes, washed-out colours, and just the right amount of athleisure gear.
A scroll through his Instagram feed will rekindle your love affair with 1990s sports brands, encourage you into relaxed-legged jeans (with hefty turn-ups), and take the fear out of switching navy for pastels this summer (hint – it involves paring everything back with white sneakers and light washed denim).
The Lesson: Always Dress Like Tommy Ton’s Following You
Profiling the great and good of men’s fashion, George Elder is a New York-based street style photographer whose lens flits between international menswear heavyweights, such as Nick Wooster and Johannes Huebl, and the more unassuming – but equally sartorially accomplished – residents of his achingly cool hometown.
For guys with a keen interest in fusing East Coast urban style with tailored utility pieces, this account provides a window into the evolving streetwear landscape and throws light onto the latest trends. Meaning you stay abreast of what’s happening at New York Fashion Week, and NY fashion week-by-week.
The Lesson: Give Basics A Personal Twist
Arguably the most prolific menswear blogger/Instagrammer/professional traveller on the scene, Adam Gallagher’s style is varied, but always clean and simple. Follow him for ingenuous tips on how to nail your spring tailoring, pull off patterns and breathe new life into your casualwear this summer.
In one of his recent posts, he shared a pic from Coachella, in which he proves how the only way to wear stripes for the season ahead is as part of a two-piece co-ord. And should be tackled only if you know how to go quietly understated with it.
The Lesson: You Will Never Have Enough Trainers
At the heart of any good outfit is a great pair of trainers – something Filipino sneakerhead Maj Veloso knows all too well. Give his ‘gram a go if you’re in the market for slick-as-hell shots of the latest creps – and simple streetwear outfits to wear with them.
If you want to awaken the hypebeast within, he’s also got the scoop on the newest drops from big hitters and niche sneaker labels. What makes Veloso’s pics stand out is that he treats Instagram a bit like a micro-blog, offering mini product reviews with each post – although expect that to influence you next time you’re deliberating a Sneakersnstuff camp overnight. Those adidas NMDs are worth it though, right?
The Lesson: Streetwear Looks Are Built From The Ground Up
Not content with helming one of Instagram’s most successful menswear accounts, @outfitgrid, plus an office in Twitter HQ, Dennis Todisco’s stylish personal account offers heaps of wearable outfit ideas too.
His sneaker collection is the thing of dreams, thanks, we’re guessing, to his former roll at Nike, and he really knows how to style his kicks up. Scroll for trainer-led outfit inspiration to nail your own off-duty game this summer.
The Lesson: You Can Wear Streetwear Around Your Mum’s
Complex’s fashion editor Matthew Henson is, perhaps unsurprisingly, one of Instagram’s most stylish men. Having styled for the likes of A$AP Rocky, his take on streetwear is more nuanced than just flinging on logos.
Henson elevates items like the humble bomber jacket, sweats and trainers by pairing them with crisp white shirts and tailoring. It’s high-low dressing, but not as you know it. He’s also a master of layering, which means following him could help you navigate the fluctuating temperatures of the transitional period like a seasoned pro.
The Lesson: Let Your Killer Pieces Sing
The fashion editor at industry bible Drapers, Moran is predictably versed in fashion’s full spectrum, from next-big-thing to institution. And his best looks come from letting signature pieces sing, be that a Craig Green karate jacket with slim-fit denim, or a pair of Dries Van Noten trousers with a simple white shirt.
He’s also got a way with silhouettes, somehow elevating otherwise every day looks into outfits that set street style snappers alight. Throw in front row footage, behind the scenes photos from shoots and shows, and you’ve got an account that serves up a curious combination of inspiration and downright envy.