It’s no secret that many of the best dressed men out there probably can’t take sole credit for their impeccable appearance. There are so many people behind the scenes that work feverishly to ensure their clients exude sartorial perfection. And they do an excellent job.
But what about those men who are solely responsible for their own on-point style? Here we’ve rounded up three of the best dressed men in the fashion industry — stylish guys who don’t just wear menswear, but live and breathe it as well.
1. Jim Chapman, vlogger
James Alfred “Jim” Chapman is an English YouTube vlogger, blogger, and model, best known for his vlogging about men’s fashion on his YouTube channel; he’s also Ba style columnist for British GQ. In short, if you haven’t heard of him, he happens to be taking the menswear fashion industry by storm.
Having jumped on the bandwagon of self-made celebrities, Chapman’s enthusiastic videos cover subjects ranging from everyday life to men’s grooming and style that have earned him a following of over 2 million and counting. Chapman was recently voted one of British GQ’s Best Dressed Men of 2015. The Norwich native’s understanding and take on menswear is timeless, conveying all the basic principles of fashion and proving how you don’t need to wear statement pieces to stand out from the crowd. His style can best be described as neutral-tailoring meets modern-mixing of styles, such as pairing a slick biker jacket with a pair of straight fit/slim chinos or jeans. Chapman’s style may not be a standout but it’s his mastery of iconic menswear pieces that truly define his appeal to every man who loves fashion.
2. Eugene Tong, style director at Details
Eugene Tong was the style director at Details and one can’t get more influential than that in the world of men’s fashion. Additionally, he also serves as a stylist for fashion brands including Public School and John Elliot. Tong is one of those need-to-know names of New York City menswear. Known for expertly pairing high-low pieces, Tong combines sharp tailoring with sports and streetwear pieces that he’s always photographed wearing. Staying true to NYC streetwear, Tong is sneaker obsessed, often seen wearing the latest exclusive sneakers, or rocking the hottest of-the-moment classic pair of white trainers with a variety of outfit combinations, pairing them just as easily with a double-breasted overcoat or tailored joggers.
Similar to Chapman, Tong (with over 87K Instagram followers) dresses almost exclusively in a neutral color palette and stands out from the crowd using cuts, textures, and unpredictable combinations. One of his biggest style rules seems to be that beanies can pretty much be worn with anything.
3. Milan Vukmirovic, creative director at Ports 1961
Milan Vukmirovic is one of menswear’s longest-serving influencers. This French-born fashion leader is Ports 1961 men’s Creative Director and has a resume that reads like a who’s who of global luxury fashion. In 1996, Vukmirovic co-founded Colette, the now-legendary, cult concept store in Paris, and not too soon after caught the attention of the iconic Tom Ford. Then in 2000, he was appointed Design Director for the Gucci Group, and then subsequently the Creative Director of Jill Sander. Afterwards, in 2005 he moved onto internationally acclaimed menswear magazine, L’Officiel Hommes, appointed as Editor-in-Chief, later joining Trussardi as Creative Director in 2007. Vukmirovic is now currently editor-in-chief and founder of Fashion for Men bookazine.
This busy man’s style is all about effortlessness. With his trim, model shape, Vukmirovic makes the most of his frame with pieces that are classically masculine with tailored cuts, opting for short- and long-sleeved shirts, T-shirts, and knitwear. Vukmirovic has a clearly defined style that every man should take cues from: He rocks a tightly shaved head, aviator sunglasses, and unbuttoned shirts that can easily be his hallmarked, easy-to-emulate style.