Top 5 Stylish Men on Instagram
Something that many fashion conscious men struggle to effectively nail is creating an individual, signature style. Too often, it’s the case that gents revert to being overly flamboyant and think a pair of yellow shoes or purple corduroys is the right direction in creating a signature look. Those who are successful in creating a signature look are few in number, but amongst this rare caliber, is Lapo Elkann.
Elkann is the current Manager of Brand Promotion at Fiat, a company with a long family legacy, and Founder of sunglasses brand, Italia Independent. His grandfather, Gianni Agnelli, pioneered the Fiat empire, as well as being a renowned style icon of his time. His grandson has continued both these traditions, being one of the masterminds behind the contemporary Fiat 500 model, and arguably one of the best-dressed men around.
His style is a combination of solid, stylish Italian tailoring, and bold, extravagant flamboyance. The mix of the two creates his unique sense of style. Upon the passing of his grandfather, Lapo inherited his vast collection of suits. He had them tailored to his specification, and is often seen sporting wide lapelled, double-breasted suits in bold blues, checks and pinstripes. Both Lapo and his late grand father Gianni provide endless style inspiration and represent the timeless beauty of sartorialism and the power of iconic tailoring being passed down generations.
Get Lapo’s look
Caruso- Cream Double Breasted Blazer Caruso- Cream pleated trousers Frablo- Grey Jersey long sleeve
Its not fair really, is it? Many of us spend a lifetime establishing a style for ourselves, trying to corner the ‘cool’ market — and then someone like Alessandro Squarzi breezes in and nails it. The Milan-based entrepeneur epitomises the Italian idea of ‘sprezzatura’ — the studied, insouciant art of careless sophistication — and is one of the most prominent collectors of vintage clothes, cars, watches and motorcycles in Italy. Alessandro’s daily outfit posts always offer inspiration, and often makes me feel slightly jealous of how a guy can make casual wear look so damm elegant.
Get Alessandro’s look
Herno – Field Jacket
Brunello Cucinelli – White Jeans
Bleu De Chauffe – Leather trimmed cotton and canvas bag
Mr Gilchrist is a fellow stylist, best known for working with the Rolling Stones and Mr Jude Law. Originally the fashion editor of magazines such as L’uomo Vogue, Arena and Details, he now consults for the likes of Oliver Spencer and Alexander McQueen. The beauty and charm of Mr Gilchrist is that his instagram feed is not what you expect from a man of such impecable taste and iconic reputation. In fact, the very lack of selfies and self admiration adds to Mr Gilchrist’s mystique, charm and natural style. Any gent who can boast working with the Stones, and behind the style of this legendary rock band, is nothing short of a demi style god.
Get William’s look
Barena – Unstructured double breasted blazer
Reiss – Navy chinos
Barbanera – Brown Hemingway suede loafers
Get Patrick’s look
De Petrillo – Navy Double Breasted Blazer
Johnstons of Elgin- Cream Roll neck Slim fit Cutaway Collar Shirt
Bryne & Burge- Grey wool flannel trousers
Gerardo is an Italian tailor, Founder of Sartoria Giuliva, and co-founder and designer of Giuliva Heritage. Gerado is one of the most elegant men in the menswear scene today. The epitome of sartorial flair, his style is a throwback to the allure of a old school Italian movie stars with a down-to-earth, authentic and effortless feel. This chap manages to look sophisticated in a simple and effortless way, with the chicest amount of nonchalance. Gerado is someone I always turn to for summer sartorial inspiration. Something worth nothing – he wears the Sahariana extremley well.
Get Gerado’s look
De Petrillo- Blue Herringbone wool & cotton Sahariana
Barbanera – Denim Shirt
B Corner- Milatary Trousers