SS18 FOLLOW HIS LEAD
11th June 2018
We all have that one person. That one guy who, regardless of what others might think, is the epitome of all that is suave in our eyes. Whether it’s the way that he dresses to how he carries himself with a sense of effortless cool no matter the situation, there is no denying that we all have a style icon that we aspire to. In our Follow His Lead feature we walk in the shoes of some of our favourite leading men, all chosen not on the basis of his impeccable dress sense but also his ability to make being a modern gentleman look like something we could all pull off.
He’s known for his no nonsense approach to the beautiful game and no matter which side your allegiances lie, there’s no denying that José Mourinho is footballing royalty. Dubbed the ‘Special One’ he is regarded by many as one of the world’s greatest coaches and managers, but the Portuguese star actually set out to following in the footsteps of his footballer father José Manuel Mourinho Félix.
However, fate stepped in changing the game for the young hopeful and Mourihno soon found himself receiving a degree in science from the Technical University of Lisbon, setting on a path that he’d never stray from.
Having successfully managed top tier teams in Europe, such as Inter Milan and Real Madrid, and the UK the now Manchester United manager has secured his legendary status.
Known for his strong personality and dapper dress sense it’s hardly surprising that Mourhino has found himself the subject of fashion features across the internet.
And it is this distinctive nature that aligned him with Hublot. A brand proud to march to the beat of its own drum, Hublot is unashamed in its forward thinking approach to watch making just as Mourhino is with football.
Speaking of the partnership, he said: “First, I am a family man and then a football manager, but somewhere on the list of my many passions – I am a watch fanatic! I am honoured to be part of a brand that upholds such similar values to me.”
A big man with a big personality, LeBron James is a man with his finger on the pulse of all that is cool, calm, collected and did we mention cool?
No stranger to appearing on the pages of the fashion and lifestyle pages of GQ and Vogue the 6ft 8 baller can add fashion icon alongside his titles of NBA MVP and NBA all-star. The reality is, you just can’t mention James without paying homage to his classic, effortless style and impeccable suiting.
With that in mind, it’s little wonder that Audemars Piguet turned to the NBA star to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Royal Oak Offshore.
AP is reissuing the iconic model first launched in 1993, taking its big, bold and daring design to the next level. Hailed as the Future of First, LeBron James poses the question: “Where does first go from first?” Well if anyone was ever going to figure it out, it would be him.
Actor, family man and superhero. It’s little wonder Chris Hemsworth tops this list of leading men around the world. Not to mention that he’s not too shabby on the eye either.
Now, that list of all-star qualities could make the 35-year-old seem almost cartoon like – too perfect you could say –
so almost unlikable. However, there’s no escaping the Aussie’s charm.
When he’s not donning a cape as hammer-wielding God of Thunder Thor as part of Marvel’s stellar box office successes, Hemsworth masters the art of being able to dress for any occasion. With Brad Pitt looks and a twinkle in his eye that brings to mind a younger Steve McQueen, there’s no denying his style prowess.
As comfortable in a pair of board shorts and flip flops as he heads to catch a wave on the beach to donning sleek tailored Hugo Boss suits he is a true fashion chameleon.
A modern man in every sense of the world, his fashion choices reflect the style of a guy living his best life – it really is as simple as that.
Of course, we couldn’t talk about Mr Hemsworth without mentioning his connection with TAG Heuer. He became intrinsically linked with the Swiss brand after taking on the role of famed Formula One driver James Hunt in the Ron Howard movie Rush. From his humble beginnings as the teenage heartthrob Kim Hyde in Australian soap Home and Away to taking on the role of an Avenger, he is certainly seems deserving of TAG’s Don’tCrackUnderPressure motto.
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We all have that one person. That one guy who, regardless of what others might think, is the epitome of all that is suave in our eyes. Whether it’s the way that he dresses to how he carries himself with a sense of effortless cool no matter the situation, there is no denying that we all have a style icon that we aspire to.
It pays to keep your ear to the ground, finger on the pulse, eyes on the prize and many other parts of your anatomy elsewhere. For, in these ‘woke’ times, 2018 is already offering a smorgasbord of smart thinking and cultural newness, to keep even the most apathetic of men enthralled to the now. Take note!