Sam Smith English singer-songwriter has taken the music industry by surprise this year releasing his debut studio album The Lonely Hour which hit the second spot on Billboard Hot 100. He has sold out music halls all over the world and has earned spots performing live on SNL and the MTV VMAS. Sam Smith is standing out for good and today I am featuring him as my menswear style crush.
P.S. listen to Im not the Only One, Stay With Me and Leave your Lover while reading for extra connection!
I first really thought about Sam as a style innovator when he uploaded this picture on his Instagram account two weeks ago. I took a second glance at the photo because what guy gushes over a new winter coat? Wait, what guy buys a fur collared coat? AND appreciates esteemed designers like the fabulous Vivienne Westwood. (Sadly ladies we have not found our prince charming, he is gay, just our luck) After this upload I was hooked on Sam’s style sense and knew there was much more than this coat in his Dior bag of tricks.
As you see in all of the images, a well-fitted jacket is his staple article of clothing. We all need a go-to and Sam really sticks to his seemingly owning a coat for every occasion. In his tour for The Lonely Hour Sam will be sporting custom made Calvin Klein suits. In a recent interview about his chosen style for the upcoming tour Sam stated “I also wanted to look classic, but look my age, yet at the same time, ageless.” He added that Frank Sinatra was his fashion icon: “His style forced you to listen to his voice, but it was his clothes and style that helped make his music sound like dollar bills.” Easy on the eyes and ears Sam! (Again Im really upset he is not an eligible bachelor)
Sam’s revelations revealed on his brand of beauty and style…
He wants to be remembered for his fragrance Blue De Chanel.
He wants his cross earrings to be his signature.
He will wear anything, as long as it is still identifiable as himself.
He will seldom wear jogger bottoms. (Stacy & Clinton would be so proud!)
He does patterns & prints but solids are preferred.
His stylist has taught him that you always have to wear what you feel comfortable in, because it affects your mood, performance, everything.
For Sam –> It’s all about quality
Male or female we can all learn something from his passion for style. Build your brand. Who do you want to be remembered as? For Sam it is a young Frank Sinatra, a legacy we could all stand to be a little more like.
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