Best Dressed 2017 - Omar Al Busaidy
The late Hardy Amies said it best when he declared: “A man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them.” Beyond this guiding principle, the formula for a stylish man is harder to pinpoint. So for 2017's selection of the Esquire's Best Dressed Men in the Gulf, we’ve looked at men who wear their clothes with a sense of individuality, confidence and consideration.
Not just an author but a style icon too, he tells us: “Fashion is important to me because it represents my values and my personality.” His favourite fashion brands include Armani Exchange, Tom Ford and Jack Jones and jokes that he has a true dislike for Crocs [though, in the interests of balance, Esquire’s publisher advises “not to knock ’em til you’ve tried ’em”].
Counting Jason Statham as his style icon, Al Busaidy is a lover of suits, tailoring and luxury footwear. However, given the chance, he says he would wear shorts for the rest of his life.
As a dresser who takes into account the heat and weather of the region, he nevertheless declares that the best style advice he ever received was simply this: “dress to impress” — a sentiment we are happy to get behind.