Fellas, if you’re looking for a style icon, look no further than David Gandy. Dolce & Gabbana’s muse, one of the most known faces in fashion (no doubt thanks to that D&G campaign featuring him with nothing on but a pair of tighty-whities), and the first male model to appear on the Jonathan Ross Show, he’s the 21st century’s ‘It Boy’.
What makes him a style icon to us however, isn’t just his dress sense. Showing he has substance as well as style, David recently launched the “Blue Steel Appeal” this year for Red Nose Day. (Did we mention we love a man with a sense of humour?)
David will be heading up a fashion committee that features a fair few Grande Dames of fashion, including Poppy Delevingne and Caroline Rush of the British Fashion Council. The first event will be an Ebay auction on March 7th with money-can’t-buy fashion items, such as dinner dates with David himself, up for grabs.
Here’s how to do David’s style with ethical pieces. Because, you know, there’s more to life than being really really ridiculously good looking.
David is first and foremost an advocate of men’s tailoring. He says “you don’t have to buy a suit from the most expensive labels – you can pick one up from Marks & Spencer and for an extra £20 or £30 you could have it tailored to fit you perfectly”.
Think Savile Row – we love M&S’s Savile Row-inspired range – but modernise with a slim pencil-tie to avoid looking dated. For ultra-contemporary dressing, swap a shirt for a t-shirt.
Because men are often limited to jeans, T-shirts and suits, David recommends being confident with accessories to get an individual style. Remember, dressing is for you, so if you want to be a bit out there, go for it!