Best Dressed 2017 - Cedric Toussaint
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.
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A stylish man who bridges elegant and trendy, he tells us that, “Fashion is important to me as it represents who I am, my personality, and my mood that day.” He counts Tom Ford and Gucci as two of his favourite brands. “Gucci is today doing amazing clothes. Classy but edgy with splashes of colour.”
The busy lifestyle of a GM means Toussaint needs to think about the practicalities of clothing for his work. His style mixes comfort with a trendy, relaxed look. As a true denim fan, he is normally in a well-cut pair of jeans and says his favourite item is the vintage denim he has had for five years “that just gets better with age.”
Not always as suave a dresser as he is now, he admits some of his more questionable style decisions include, “those stripy shirts with high collars. What was I thinking back then?” Thankfully, those days are long gone.