Midweek Inspiration: ASOS Model Stephen James

Want to get a cool and casual menswear style like heavily-tattooed British model Stephen James? With a body of steel and face of an angel, most of us would find it hard to emulate such a feat.

24-year-old Stephen who goes by the nickname of Elijah is signed with Elite Model Spain and Wilhemina Models NY.

Unlike the David Gandy types, Stephen's boyish looks are a perfect contrast to his extremely muscular body. Not only is he a good fit for streets-wear and sports-fashion brands such as Topshop and adidas, we see great potential for him in high-fashion campaigns such as Givenchy or hitting the runway for Versace. Stephen has recently scored an advertising campaign for CK One perfume.

Whatever the case is, he won't be selling stuffy, boring Dunhill or Ermenegildo Zegna suits any time soon.

Here's Stephen modelling for ASOS.

He's in a striped vest with a cute contrasting red fabric pocket.
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Get the look: Our number one style tip here is the contrast of skin colours. If you aren't heavily inked, go for a white tank top if you have darker skin colour and a black top if you have a lighter skin tone.

Behind the scenes, modelling at ASOS Studio. 

The model wears wayfarers with a matching moschino sweater top and joggers clearly inspired by a motorcycle race tracksuit.
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Get the look: The sweatshirt and sweatpants combo never looked so good. The key to balancing multiple prints is the control of colours. In this case, it's all American red white and blue logos on a black based outfit.

A clothing capsule collection by Stephen James for GFN (Good For Nothing) Clothing.

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Stephen's simple but understated stylish collaboration with GFN features a monarch butterfly and botanical prints in rose and tropical hibiscus.

Get the look: Don't be afraid of trying out floral prints for menswear. They look just as great in casual round-neck T-shirts as they do in formal menswear shirts.

Image source: asos.com, @whoiselijah


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