A wise man once said you should surround yourself with the kind of people you aspire to be like. In this day and age, there’s seems to be no better way to do so than through social media. So why not take advantage?
Filling your newsfeed with fashionable, successful men is a great way to get inspired and to remind yourself what you aspire to become. But where should you begin? Look no further.
To get you started, we’ve assembled this list of sixteen men (regular guys, that is) on Instagram who emanate the essence of cool. Truly, these men seem to ooze swag and sophistication, and prove that there’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to style or fashion. These guys know how to put it together simply, elegantly and, quite frankly, naturally.
These are not your average Instagram accounts. They tip the scales a bit. The lifestyles of these men are indeed unique and their looks exemplary.
This post is meant to inspire and encourage you to be bolder, always look your best, but most importantly, be your best.
Michiel Huisman’s face might be familiar to fans of Game of Thrones and Nashville. In GOT, he steals scenes as Daario Naharis, love interest of Emilia Clarke. But there’s more to Michiel than his acting chops. Out of costume, the Dutchman is a well-dressed, vintage vespa-riding traveller who doesn’t receive nearly enough credit. More importantly, in person, he is charming and humble. A guy with the kind of demeanour that goes with any outfit.
Klemens White is a Berlin-based photographer with a highly individual aesthetic. His Instagram account is a fever dream of blues and grays, rock ‘n roll and high fashion. Klemens’ photos show that with enough confidence, you can look epically cool doing the simplest of things – from walking down the street to lounging by the pool.
Jislain Duval is a Canadian model who has worked for top clients like Ralph Lauren, Bergdorf Goodman, and Florentino. In his modelling portfolio where he’s professionally styled–looks dashing, but equally fetching off the clock. Jislain is proof that a genuine smile is the most important element of any outfit.
Tailor & Spruce sells workplace grooming kits to young professionals, but the company’s Instagram will inspire you far beyond basic grooming. This account is all about attention to detail, with images of men in sharply tailored suits and home interiors with dark wood panelling. This account illustrates how good grooming enhances all aspects of your life.
Brothers and Craft is a Charleston, South Carolina-based creative visual team founded by four (real!) brothers. Their Instagram will speak to both your business aspirations and your aesthetic desires. The brothers post creative snapshots from Italy, France and beyond, but their brand of cool is wonderfully accessible – the kind of thing you’ll be eager to rock in your own neighborhood.
Steven Onoja is a Nigerian menswear designer and photographer currently based in New York City. His style is truly “on point.” This account is particularly useful if you’re trying to muster up the courage to sport a hat. Onoja is masterful in rocking this look. Pay special attention to his captions. Their soul and honesty prove that personality is just as important as looks.
Ty Severe prides himself on pushing artistic boundaries, and it’s fittingly difficult to put a label on his career. He was the artistic director of the film “The Emissary,” and is also a VIP Stylist for Tommy Hilfiger. As you might imagine, his Instagram is full of striking lifestyle shots and expertly matched clothing. Best of all, he exudes a sense of kindness and charisma that any man would do well to emulate.
Adam Gallagher is a stylist and blogger from Rhode Island. He travels often, hiking to waterfalls and dining in breathtaking spots — looking put-together all the while. You’re sure to be inspired by his personality and originality.
Brian Sacawa is an all-around inspiring man. After years as an elite-level cyclist, he entered the menswear sphere in 2013 to found He Spoke Style, a website aiming to combine inspiration and information. On his Instagram, it is clear that his style goes beyond the clothes he wears and is a part of the way he lives his life.
Marcel Floruss (of the blog One Dapper Street) moved from Berlin to New York to pursue his passion for fashion. His Instagram is full of gorgeous images with great lighting. His passion for fun is evident and will inspire you to get moving.
Matthew Zorpas is the founder of The Gentleman Blogger, and he is a gentleman indeed! Whether he’s laughing with a cone of gelato in hand or waiting for a ferry in Greece, he always looks put-together. As one of his captions says, he believes that “The only way to do exceptional work is to love what you do and the place you do it from.” That’s some advice worth taking to heart!
Moti Ankari has a truly individual look. It’s sporty and fun, never pretentious. The Associate Marketing Editor at Bloomberg Pursuits is the guy to follow if you want inspiration for effortless cool. He makes shorts and a t-shirt look like high fashion.
Andrew Weitz will influence you to be daring with your fashion choices. This fearless style consultant rocks printed loafers, dapper jackets, pink pants and more. Following will likely teach you that being bold brings great rewards!
Max Poglia founded the brand Poglia. His Instagram is overflowing with images of beautiful items that he creates. He has mastered classic vintage style. Poglia is sure to inspire you to create a truly timeless look.
Blogger Joey London is always on the go, and his Instagram gives us a chance to tag along on his adventures. Whether he’s in Spain, England or Morocco, he always seems to be concentrating on his fitness (and having fun). His Instagram is especially good to check out if you’re trying to mix your passion with sports and your passion for style — Joey definitely combines the two well.
Kevin Yim brings Japanese sleekness to sunny Melbourne, Australia. He’s not afraid to feature bright, exciting colors on his Instagram, and his lifestyle pictures are sure to inspire you. Kevin Yim is a charming man who brings style to every part of his life.
With these sixteen men in your Instagram feed, you’ll be welcomed by a new dose of inspiration every time you look at your phone. They’ll help you better understand what it takes to be cool, stylish, and (most of all) genuine.