Fashion

What's in your pocket? by Alexander Jaime

 

WORDS BY ARTYOM BEDNY
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BELL SOTO

The first pocket square dates back to ancient Egypt, but King Richard II of England is the gentleman credited for this debonair invention. Furthermore, they are back completing those 2 piece suits as they once did. Of course, we have our favorites at the moment. 

 
 

The Edit


 
 

How To Fold A Pocket Square


The Square Fold


A current favorite of television anchormen.

 
 
 
 

The Tips Up


Styling the pocket square this way gives you a colorful hem.

 
 
 
 

The Scallop Fold


Styling the pocket square this way emphasizes your casual suave.

 
 

New Calvin Klein, a Win for American Fashion by Alexander Jaime

 
 

CALVIN KLEIN

 
 

Photo: Calvin Klein

It's not every day an iconic American fashion brand gets a completely new creative direction from Raf Simons. After all the teaser advertising with the iconic white Calvin Klein briefs contrasted by young women in daring cuts and draped in the American flag reveling on a stone floor — we finally get to see what we have been waiting for, all we have to say is American fashion is fun again. From geometric contrasting colors, which remind us of Loewe to the camel color and flesh colored sheer shirts thin men are wearing on the runway which truly remind us of Parisian collections.  So why not wear head to toe denim. Just saying.

 

Go Hands Free – Bags of the Season by Alexander Jaime

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This fall's bags are all about the details – from straps, zippers, fancy handles to the architectural. There is a bag for your personality, here's a selection of our favorites.

THE EDIT

 
 
 
 

Photography: Bell Soto  Model: Bart Grzybowski at Soul Artists Management

Coffee and Eyedrops – A Conversation with David Miller by Alexander Jaime

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Photo: Jesse Untracht-Oakner

An evening this past February we caught up with South African legendary model and muse to Karl Lagerfeld, David Miller. The man who through out his career has been featured on the pages of French and Italian Vogue, GQ, InStyle, Glamour, Men’s Health, Elle, Esquire, Visionaire, The Perfect Man and campaigns for Tiffany& Co., Giorgio Armani, Versace, Ralph Lauren, Tous, Patek Philippe, Lacoste and J.Crew to name a few. He shares with us his favorite body part (it's not what you think) and lets us in on what makes the perfect man.

What's your first thought when you wake up?

Coffee.

How do you take care of your body?

I exercise and eat correctly.

How do you deal with tiredness?

Coffee & Eyedrops. 

What's your favorite sport?

I really love Mixed Martial Arts.

How can we get the David Miller physique?

I would have to say eat correctly and work out but it’s also important to have a cheat day where you can eat what every you want.

Gym or personal trainer?

Gym. 

A detox drink?

Don’t have one.

How do you keep yourself motivated during a workout?

I listen to music at the gym and when I do Muay Thai I get lost in class.

Do you follow an eating plan to keep your energy up?

I try eat 3 meals a day but it can sometimes be very hard with my traveling schedule. 

What’s on your iPhone for workout music at the moment?

I don’t have a list, but I love hip-hop, It always get me going.

What do you wear to workout?

Sweat pants and T-shirt.

What's your favorite body part?

My nose. 

And your least favorite?

Don’t have one. 

 

SOME OF OUR FAVORITE MOMENTS FROM @DAVIDMILLEROFFICIAL

 

Boxers or briefs?

Depends on the situation.

Trunks or Speedos?

Trunks, but not too long. 

As a model, how do you make yourself comfortable in front of the camera?

Just by being myself.

As a photographer, whats the biggest difference between being in front of the camera and behind it?

I feel when you are in front of the camera there is a lot less things to worry about. But when I’m taking pictures there are more responsibilities on my shoulders such as the light, focus, and the model.

When shooting a recently new model girl or guy what do you look for?

Someone who is comfortable in front of the camera and easy to direct. 

What are some of your favorite moments of your modeling career?

This is a tough one, there is no way I can pick a favorite moment. I’ve been very fortunate to be able to work with amazing people and going to breathtaking places. One day you could be shooting in London and the next you off to Paris or Barcelona. I feel very fortunate and lucky. 

What makes a perfect man?

Somebody that is confident and comfortable in their own skin.

A fragrance?

Tous Man Intense. 

Three products you can't live without?

Fragrance, Lip balm and face lotion. 

Where do you go to switch off?

The Gym. 

 
The Perfect Man is somebody that is confident and comfortable in their own skin.
— David Miller
 

FOR MORE DAVID MILLER PHOTO STORIES:
Hall of Fame →
Urban Oasis 

Visual Stimuli by Alexander Jaime

 

From the moment you walk into the new BARNEY'S NEW YORK Downtown (designed by Steven Harris Architects), you're pleasured by the ample open white space of black accents, mixed textures and a spiral staircase which brings the MOMA to mind, it makes for a perfect canvas for fine shopping. They say a way to a man's heart is through his stomach, so when that time comes, there's a FRED's just like BARNEY'S on Madison Avenue. All and all the BARNEY'S DOWNTOWN is perfect, gents.

Photography: Arthurious →

 

First Look – Sergio Dávila Fall Winter 16/17 by Alexander Jaime

 

Vintage notes echo in the air in this collection, the jazz age in the Harlem Renaissance, elegant style created with soft cotton fabrics and bold prints are what motivated Sergio Dávila to be inspired by the look of the African-American men of this era. For this collection the designer leverages his mastery of lush fabrics, graphic prints and textures, modernity is balanced with throwback vibes, The collection features relaxed moments and dapper looks from sweatpants and woolcoats, square patterns in wool slim fitted pants and oversized robe coats, all in a palette of cold tones, gray, blue, and green, with red accents, which are sure to keep you looking perfect.

Visit SERGIODAVILA.COM for more 

Creative Direction: Sergio Davila @sergiodavilanyPhotography: Jorge Anaya @jorgeanyafoto
Hair and Makeup: Victor Lluncor @victorlluncorModel: Sasha Lucky @sasha_lucky

 

Five Photographers who capture Perfection by Alexander Jaime

 

THE IMAGEMAKERS

 

Mr. Mario Testino

Mr. Mario Testino a Peruvian fashion and portrait photographer. His work has featured internationally in magazines such as VogueV Magazine, Vanity Fair and GQ. He has also created images for brands such as Gucci, Burberry, Versace, Michael Kors, Chanel. Alongside being a photographer, Testino has also worked as a creative director, guest editor, museum founder, art collector/collaborator and entrepreneur. 

 
 
 

Mr. Herb Ritts

Mr. Herb Ritts was an American fashion photographer who concentrated on black-and-white photography and portraits, often in the style of classical Greek sculpture. He published many books on photography for fashion designers including, Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Versace, Calvin Klein, Cartier, TAG Heuer, Gianfranco Ferré and Valentino to name a few, and is well know for directing iconic music videos for Madonna, Janet and Michael Jackson.

 
 
 

Mr. Bruce Weber

Mr. Bruce Weber is an American fashion photographer and occasional filmmaker known for his ad campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Pirelli, and Versace, as well as his editorial work for Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Elle, Life, Interview, and Rolling Stone magazines.

 
 

Mr. Milan Vukmirovik

Mr. Milan Vukmirovik is a man of many hats. journalist, photographer, stylist and currently creative director giving Ports 1961 menswear its sleek simplicity. He gets his inspiration from music, the street, contemporary culture. "Fashion is a condensation of the era in which we live."

 
 

Mr. Mariano Vivanco

Mariano Vivanco is a Peruvian fashion photographer. Mariano has become one of the world's leading editorial photographers, regularly shooting for Vogue, Muse Magazine, Dazed & Confused, Vogue Hommes, Numéro Homme, i-D, Man of the World and Hercules to name a few. He published books in collaboration with Dolce and Gabbana and model David Gandy as well.

 

Nick Wooster X The White Briefs for Woolmark by Alexander Jaime

 

It was announced that the Swedish brand The White Briefs teamed up with Nick Wooster, the men's style icon to create a capsule collection. So what does The Perfect Man wear to drink his coffee on a Sunday morning, we're sure this is it. The collection includes robes, briefs, gym shorts, and overcoats, all made from the finest Australian Merino wool. Needless to say, it's perfect for a relaxing night, or a walk to the store.

 
 
 
 

Perfect Man @JonathanBGlass wears the Nick Wooster X The White Briefs for Woolmark detachable neck collar.  
Photography: @DavidGenat  /  Style: @Melissa_Infante_Style  /  Grooming: April Greaves @AprilLadyNYC

 
 

Nick Wooster x The White Briefs for Woolmark, available now at Opening Ceremony →

 

A Look at Lamaire by Alexander Jaime

 

As we Fall into Winter, here at The Perfect Man we have been wanting to share our picks from Lamaire, a Parasian fashion brand which has our collective understanding of men's style enticed by the rich color palette, fabrics and the sleek cuts. They say clothes make the man? These looks will certainly keep you looking perfect, man.
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