New York based New Zealander Alexander Atkins has been on our radar for quite a while now as the fashion and grooming blogger, who operates under the pseudonym of Mr Essentialist, has been making waves across Instagram for his sharp, minimalistic style. But he’s not just one of a number of menswear blogs that operates aesthetically, he actually gets into the core of menswear, grooming and accessories to offer a little bit more insight than most. So we decided it was time to reach out and discover more about Mr Essentialist’s distinguishable aesthetic and what brands we should be checking out this summer.
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My father's collection of Hermes and Zegna ties. Growing-up he would call me into his wardrobe each night to choose the tie he would wear the next day. This ritual continued well into high school.
A classic Missoni beanie. It was the very first thing I bought with my own money. I still wear it today.
Miuccia Prada and Lapo Elkann - I've always been drawn to Italian design. I once sat near them at Mr Chow in Beverly Hills. It made my day.
Commes Des Garcons Play, A.P.C., Thom Browne and Nike.
Refined, masculine and elegant.
A hoodie. I keep one handy most of the time.
My Clarisonic. It's made a huge difference to my skin, as has avoiding alcohol and the sun.
It has to be one of my grooming shots because grooming content always has and continues to inspire me most. Beautiful products that photograph well and deliver results get me going…
That’s easy, they are:
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