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OUR INSPIRATIONS: STYLE ICONS

We love to be inspired. Inspired by personality. Inspired by great style, diversity and the courage to express and communicate non-verbal through clothing. Therefore we dedicate this weeks The Ivy Post to the guys that we find most inspiring in a menswear context.
From streetstyle icons and musicians to designers and style movements, here are our picks!

Sam Lambert & Shaka Maidoh: Art Comes First
Two creative and stylish masterminds. These gentlemen have a tremendous ability to combine classic british menswear from Saville Row with elements from the rock, jazz and especially punk culture.
Always dressed in skinny ties, great hats and suits – or at least one part from a suit – and often combined with leather biker jackets and tons of accessories.
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Nick Wooster
Off course we have to mention the WoostGod once again. No one knows how to wear suits in a casual, stylish and contemporary way, like he does. 
Mr. Wooster  advocates to always wear at least some secure items like an oxford shirt in white or blue, and then mix it up with one or two eye-catching items. That is an approach that we surely admire.
The best dressed man in the universe, no doubt about that!
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Olivier Rousteing
From haute couture to high-street. In 2009 the designer joined forces with Balmain, and in 2011 he became creative director. Mostly known for his position as a favourite designer for icons like Kanye West and Kendall Jenner, but with his creations for H&M, the exclusive designer suddenly became common property.
What inspires us the most about his style, is his ability to combine the nautical inspired tuxedo and velvet jackets with skinny jeans and boots!
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James Dean
The icon! Nobody can ever pull off a leather jacket, a white tee, light blue jeans and boots like he did.
Even though his style was a bit far from the style that we love the most, James Deans casual coolness is something that everybody should envy a bit. 
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The Preppy Style
We want to point out a whole cultural and stylish movement. With its origins in north eastern American university wear, preppy fashion has come to define the United States’ upper and upper-middle classes. It’s also known as Ivy League style. The style is known from institutions such as Harvard, Princeton and Yale.
Since day one, this movement has been a huge inspiration for us. The characteristic combination of navy club blazers, oxford shirts, cable knits, khaki trousers and striped ties, will forever be the coolest uniform!
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The Beatles
The Beatles is one of the most influential bands ever. Not only for their music, but also in fashion. They took over the world by storm in the ‘60s. The managed to wear 3-buttoned suits with ties. They started the trend of collarless suits and the characteristic Beatle-boots.
Trust us. Take a look at an old black/white photo of The Beatles and you will be inspired.

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Serge Gainsbourg
One of the most renowned french artist and musicians in the 20’s century. A legendary style icon known for his way to play with sartorial items like a three-piece pinstriped suit. Actually he also did the italian socks thing. That’s pretty cool, right?
Not to be forgotten – he was a womanizer of dimensions
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Thom Browne
It’s no secret. Thom Browne is one of our greatest inspirations. He started the movement of cropped suits, and his play with new silhouettes for classic items is the coolest thing that has happened in mens fashion for many years.
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