In a sometimes scary realm dominated by three quarter pants, man sandals and Ed Hardy, a guy who really knows how to dress is certainly a sight for these sore eyes. It isn't about following the latest trends or breaking the bank, instead it is that unique approach to style, and the confidence to pull it off that really makes for fine fashion.
Musette salutes the boys who get it right, by doing it differently.
1.) Kanye West : Dapper Rapper
While his musical cohorts were donning all things ice and the occasional Avirex, Kanye West chose argyle and tweed. Stylishly separating himself from a genre ruled by all things bling, Kanye has carved himself out a well deserved reputation in high fashion. This guy loves Lanvin and Comme des Garcons, and come fashion week can always be spotted in the most sought after seats.
2.) Jamie Hince : Showing Kate Moss Who's Boss
Jamie Hince knows cool clothes - and since he has last been seen swanning around town with Kate Moss, this is a pretty sturdy compliment. With an eye for trenches and shrunken suits, this Kills front man is consistently dashing if not a little disheveled. His style is rock & roll/gentleman, one size too small, and because of this Jamie happens to have our heart.
3.) Stefano Pilati : Giving Them Hell By Way Of YSL
Stefano Pilati has elegance down to a fine art. Having the entire YSL menswear range at his fingertips may give him an advantage, but this debonair designer undoubtedly knows how to step it up. While putting thought and emphasis into every one of his garments, whether they are going on himself or the racks, Pilati has the ability to fuse sophistication with edginess in a rather brilliant way.
4.) Olivier Zahm : King of Cool Keeps It Old School He is the man about town. When Olivier Zahm isn't out drinking with Terry Richardson and Benjamin Cho, he is throwing parties for Natalia Vodianova and Chloe Sevigny. As leader of all the cool kids, and editor of Purple magazine, Zahm has a slick style to assert such a status. Olivier looks to the original cool dudes such as Jack Nicholson circa 1970's for style inspiration, and is rarely seen out of a cropped leather jacket, low slung jeans, and a pair of aviators.