It’s got to be a hard life being David Gandy. As he’s the world’s most famous, in-demand male model, he gets to travel to the most beautiful locations on the planet, mingle with the most stunning women around, and, having his own motoring column on GQ, he regularly drives all the latest supercars. Of course, he gets access to the finest clothes money can buy too. It’s how he wears his clothes that really sets him apart though, and not content with letting his looks do the talking, he regularly tops numerous best-dressed lists, and it’s easy to see why. He’s just as at home wearing a perfectly tailored three-piece suit as he is rocking jeans and a t-shirt, so it’s in this respect that we must look at him as a true icon of style.
When Mr Gandy does tailoring, it’s fair to say that he does it exceptionally well. Whether he goes for a two or three-piece suit, he’s always immaculately turned out, and his choice of fabric and ability to mix patterns is really top-notch.
If you want to incorporate an element of Gandy into your suiting, why not opt for one of his favourites – the three-piece suit. Often underused, the waistcoat is a versatile option and channels an air of sophistication and elegance.
Hackett Prince of Wales Check Three Piece Suit, £819 from Harrods
Usually sticking to classic pieces, David Gandy dresses in a timeless manner and this is no more prevalent than in his day-to-day, casual wear. Preferring to keep it simple, he favours dark, slim chinos or tailored trousers and often pairs them with an effortlessly cool jacket or piece of knitwear.
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Of course, the main thing to remember when emulating Gandy’s casual style is fit. He knows how to compliment his body shape and so should you. Keep your trousers slim and go with a minimal jacket, left open, and you’ll be on the right track.
Raleigh Lightweight Denim Jacket, £320 from Mr Porter