I’ve always been the first to admit that my sense of style borders on safe (and haha, sorry, often called boring). I have been mocked and mocked a few years ago for my taste in clothes. I’m not saying it’s gotten better, but I think over the years I’ve just developed the skin of a rhino and become very comfortable with who I am and other people’s opinion ended up mattering less and less 🙂 Call it maturity if you go haha (or old age, good).
Lately, though, I’ve been asked to do men’s and women’s hair, in private (haha, poor souls). But they were never really very open to the idea of me shooting them for the blog (lol unlike me, a cam whore). So when Mega Magazine contacted my colleague and good friend, fashion photographerSandor Simón, to be on his Mega Man Men of Style list, I took the opportunity to ask him if he could also be my model at that moment of his session (haha killing 2 birds with 1 stone). He happily obliged 😉
A bit of information about Sandor (pronounced Shandor): he hails from Hungary and has Traveled the world as a model; in fact, he is the global fit model for Tommy Hilfiger, he is still a signed model with Elite Manila, but he is also quickly becoming known as a fashion/portrait photographer within the industry. He lol and he was about to become my test subject after his session with Mega.
When he prepared the clothes for Mega Man, I went with him to see the pieces he chose. We entered his favorite stores in Rockwell Power Plant Mall: Hackett, Brooks Brothers, and Massimo Dutti.
This was his choice:
I especially liked the green suede shoes. Incredible how he was able to put together a total look, all from Massimo Dutti! Hello, Simon! And this was the winning look that hit the pages of Mega Man, officially released on July 17 🙂
Hahaha, and now, my choice. Can you tell that I like the preppy look? I teamed a pair of navy shorts with a white sports shirt and those “boat” shoes, all from Hackett, and threw on a cute striped sweater from Brooks Brothers to complete the outfit.
I was still obviously inspired by the America’s Cup as well as my Aegean sailing experience with friends in Santorini 🙂
Here’s a little confession: I’ve always thought men’s clothing was just plain boring. It’s always the same: plaid, plaid, stripes, solids, neutral tones… Blah. Walking into the Menswear stores and really looking at the clothes made me realize one thing: there are so many cute things for men! Men’s fashion is not boring at all! In fact, I ended up choosing a few things to wear. 😀 I wish men were more experimental with fashion like women are, so that the guy really wears colors other than the usual navy, white, gray, Black and dark shades. Priceless Tailoring Choice 🙂
*Special thanks toSpecialist Stores, Inc— Hackett, Brooks Brothers and Massimo Dutti for providing the clothes for the shoot 🙂