Be extra The Weeknd. Begin sporting Seventies skyscraper boots
Have a look again at how The Weeknd dressed when he first slinked onto the music scene in 2011 and also you'll discover that he had a really completely different vibe to the one he rocks now. Again then the "Birds" singer was all about beaten-up Jordans, Nasa-emblazoned bomber jackets and super-skinny denims, however now The Weeknd has gone all Seventies pimp king on us and we're in no way mad at it.
Spray-on denim has been solid apart in favour of wide-legged slacks and outsized double-breasted suiting, whereas it's uncommon that you simply'll see a pair of sneaks on his toes. Of their place sit grown-up brogues and chunky Derbys (Matthew Williams' Givenchy is a Weeknd go-to) and he's not averse to slipping right into a stacked heel every now and then, both.
Living proof, the pair of crocodile pores and skin Celine mudslingers The Weeknd (AKA Abel Tesfaye) wears on the quilt of British GQ this month. Teamed with a double-breasted, pinstriped navy go well with by that different arch-Gallic model Louis Vuitton (care of stylist George Cortina), the look is each edgy and chic in all the fitting methods.
Shot by photographer Daniel Jackson, the quilt picture is one among 4 that can function throughout all 21 international September problems with the journal, as a part of GQ's new worldwide imaginative and prescient. The pictures are accompanied by an in-depth interview with Mark Anthony Inexperienced inside.
Much like these worn by Michael Douglas' Liberacé in Steven Soderbergh's Behind The Candelabra and the form of teetering footwear that has carried Sir Elton John by way of his profession, The Weeknd's boots include a lofty heel that nowadays you may anticipate to see on the primary stage of RuPaul's Drag Race or, certainly, the Spice Women' comeback tour.
The reality is, nevertheless, that The Weeknd's look is approach forward of the curve. Certainly, towering platform boots have been gracing lots of the world's menswear catwalks of late, with Pimples Studios' artistic director Jonny Johansson dictating that his must be worn with Seventies-style bell-bottom denims, whereas American designer Rick Owens is pushing a spookier tackle the look.
And difficult although it could appear, slipping stacked heels into your individual wardrobe is simpler than you may anticipate. Our recommendation for first-timers is to make like The Weeknd, look to the Seventies and group chunky heeled boots with billowing bell-bottoms or bootcut denims so as to add a way of steadiness.
Oh, and in case you're over six toes tall don't blame us in case you hit your head on door frames.
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