Best Dressed 2017 - Andre Gerschel
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.
Counting the UK television series Peaky Blinders, set in the inter-war years, as his style inspiration, and rarely out of his chef jacket, his laid-back, easy-wear style is instantly apparent. He has much to say on current fashion trends sweeping the industry. “Man buns… what’s next? He hives?! While we’re at it, ripped jeans, — enough, gentlemen; you look homeless. Also the new trend of T-shirts that are basically gowns… we can scrap those too.”
Gerschel’s style showcases his passion for food and what he does for a living. “If I could wear one thing forever, it would be a chef’s jacket. Uniforms are important — they show that we are part of something bigger than ourselves.”