Fashion is their passion—and these gents prove that personality is the secret to all that panache.
Warfield with a Bentley Continental GT V8 First Edition.
Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic Acciaio 45 mm, a similar style to what Warfield owns, panerai.com
When asked about style, artist DL Warfield (dlwarfield.com) describes his as “artistic and unexpected, classic but unapologetic, authentic, former jock, contemporary-cool dad-ish.” Warfield, a contemporary artist, designer and founder of Goldfinger Creative (goldfingercreative.com), is a style force to be reckoned with. “Fashion and style are all around us, and being in tune with who you are makes what you wear feel the most you. The dope thing about being an artist is I have the creative license to wear what I want when I want, and it’s cool.” And we can attest Warfield does look cool. He can be seen sporting his favorite pieces around the city, including his collection of Hideoki Bespoke pieces as well as pieces of his wardrobe that tell a story—like the vintage Giorgio Armani suit given to him by his late grandfather or the Panerai Luminor watch he purchased at the original Panerai store while traveling in Italy for the first time with his wife. It’s important to know that Warfield’s early career as a product developer and head designer for Tommy Boy Records no doubt influenced his style, introducing him to the world of music, fashion and celebrity. Today, he still holds the same style and position he did all those years ago. “Fedoras are what I feel the most comfortable in, but I feel comfortable in anything I choose to wear, mainly because I’ve never been concerned with trying to fit in, especially when I was younger. It’s never been about the brand name to me.” Although when asked point-blank, he does admit to being a bit of a sneakerhead thanks to Nike and Adidas.
Warfield’s custom Hideoki suit, complete with a skull motif lining, maisonhideoki.com
Goorin Bros. Sierra Madres hat, goorin.com
Man about town Roi Shlomo is often recognized throughout the city because of his style and personable demeanor. Founder and CEO of superfood kitchen Kale Me Crazy (kalemecrazy.net), Shlomo loves to integrate the latest trends into his style, from high street to high end. He is known for sporting Diesel jeans, AllSaints tees, Gucci sunglasses, David Yurman chains and Italian leather Avitto Soho shoes or a cool pair of sneakers when hitting Atlanta’s hot spots. His favorite pieces, though, are not so easily available in the States. “I received two Kaaba pendants on one of my visits to Israel and make it a habit to wear them daily. One is a circle piece, the King Solomon seal, which stands for prosperity. The other is the Sword of Gideon, which is said to contain a code that opens up a new reality for the wearer,” says Shlomo. “I love these pieces; not only are necklaces on trend, they mean so much to me personally and spiritually.” When asked who he looks up to in the style world, Shlomo chooses the ever-popular David Beckham for his sporty streetwear look. “When I dress I try to stay modern casual,” says Shlomo. “I aim to mix in my luxury items with a touch of streetwear style.” With locations of his wildly successful health food concept from coast to coast, Shlomo is always traveling, and his style lends itself to that as he wears elevated basics, like a tee, that can be easily dressed up with accessories. Shlomo’s travels are also international, as he visits places all over the Caribbean and Europe, sometimes to find new inspiration for smoothie recipes, new health food trends and ways to keep his entrepreneurial spirit alive. He admits his travels have influenced his style and introduced him to new designers and boutique brands that you have to be in the know to know about. Shlomo says his style is always evolving, but no matter what he will always keep it fun. That is what style is all about.
Fear of God x Nike Basketball shoe, nike.com.
David Yurman Streamline tag with malachite, davidyurman.com
Bentley Atlanta’s general manager, Greg Mabry (bentleyatlanta.com), doesn’t go by “boss” for just any reason. The man has style—a style that he strives to be representative of his brand, Bentley, and his Bentley family. This means custom made-to-measure suits, fine tailoring and classic menswear styling. In fact, his favorite piece in his wardrobe is a custom dinner jacket that was made in celebration of his 10-year anniversary with the company. When out and about, Mabry loves to wear classic Ralph Lauren polos, and when attending events, he turns to Miguel Wilson Collection for jackets and accessories. “I’m feeling most like myself when I’m wearing a Hublot watch with my bead bracelet from Miguel Wilson paired with a made-to-measure suit and a pair of Cole Haans,” says Mabry. “But if we are going casual, I have to rock the classic Air Jordans.” When asked about his style icons, he goes with influences that are close to home. “My fraternity brothers, the men of Kappa Alpha Psi, are truly my style icons. We are known for being well-dressed men with confidence and swag. I couldn’t choose anyone else,” he says. “Confidence and swag are my ultimate style goals because with that you can make every outfit look good.” When it comes to dressing professionally, Mabry says he doesn’t make a habit of buying suit pants or jackets off the rack anymore and says most of his wardrobe is made-to-measure clothing. “My clothing speaks for itself, and, of course, as a face of a heritage brand like Bentley, I continuously try to reflect the class and elegance of the brand’s reputation,” says Mabry. He does the same for his Bentley Atlanta team as well, getting his members custom-made cardigans and more to solidify their excellence in looking sharp.
AllSaints Figure crew T-shirt in black, allsaints.com.
Though he needs no introduction, entertainer, singer, dancer, actor and author NE-YO (neyothegentleman.com) is a style force to be reckoned with. From his music to his look, NE-YO is smooth, his silhouettes loose and comfortable, yet he always accomplishes a sharp look. “Truthfully, I dress for comfort above all else,” he says. “Even when dressing up for an occasion, comfort is key—comfortable couture, inspired by not enjoying tight clothing.” In anticipation of his upcoming eighth studio album, The Escape, the singer has continually upheld his style icon status traveling all over the world and rocking Tom Ford suits, anything and everything from Fear of God—“genius the way they epitomize absolute style and comfort combined”—and, of course, his favorite hat from Goorin Bros. “In this business, it’s hard to keep a favorite anything in that the unwritten rule is as a celebrity you’re not supposed to wear it twice,” he says. “That’s why I buy multiples of a specific style—the Billy the Kid style wide-brimmed fedora from Goorin Bros., for example. I go and get four to five at a time and just rotate them out.” When it comes to his confidence in his style, NE-YO says he never takes himself too seriously but has found that he is his own source of inspiration when it comes to fashion. “With absolutely zero ego I say that I am my own style icon. I embody the ability to look great in whatever I wear, no matter the style nor the designer. Tailored three-piece ‘just baggy enough’ sweatsuit, vintage rock concert tee and jeans, gorilla costume… I’m gonna make it look good.” He continues, “I know that the clothes do not make the man. Therefore, I don’t have any one outfit that makes me feel most me. I am who I am in a Tom Ford suit or a strategically positioned paper bag. I will say, however, I do still feel totally naked without a hat.”
Mabry with a Bentley Continental GT V8.
Hublot Big Bang Unico King Gold, hublot.com
Cole Haan ZERØGRAND wingtip Oxford, colehaan.com.
Tom Ford sharkskin wool O’Connor suit, tomford.com
Goorin Bros. Billy the Kid hat, goorin.com
Fear of God x Nike Basketball shoe, nike.com
NE-YO with his own customized new white Bentley Flying Spur.
Photography by: Men photographed by Patrick Heagney, clothes photos courtesy of brands