In an editorial centred around the menswear industry, I wrote about dressing well and the impact it has on mental well-being. @photographybymiles shot some of London’s most prominent tailors, brands, writers, bloggers and content makers, and I spoke to them all about their individual stories. From struggles and experiences with depression, anxiety, body dysmorphia to why dressing well has helped them in an otherwise cutthroat industry.
As part of #MoreThanABarber, Murdock have trained some of their staff in Mental Health First Aid, and are selling an exclusive CALM grooming kit. Decent. I went down to Murdock, camera in hand, to find out more and to recount my experiences of the barbershop environment. Featured in the shoot are Anthony Komodikis and Singh Gentry.
Vintage shopping is usually more miss than hit, but on the odd occasion, hidden amongst the relics, in a dimmed corner of a leather-scented wood-panelled store overrun with shadows, slogan wall hangings, rolls of film and films of dust, your gaze will stumble across the smallest spec of colour shying away behind the brown and green bombers.
Last night saw the launch of the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class: a pickup with a purpose. Held at Printworks in Canary Wharf, London, the X-Class brought down a who’s who of noted celebrities, influencers and personalities alike. I reviewed the evening and took pictures for the award-winning Menswear Style.
From suits to streetwear, from scents to grooming, the art of layering in menswear truly comes to life once the clocks take us back an hour. However, it's very easy to get lost in the simplicity of how to dress and transition your seasonal wear. Coupled with the fact that London weather grows increasingly temperamental, I decided to break down my biggest tips for guys who want to utilise their wardrobe.