Alexander Liang chats to The Idle Man

We’re chatting with travel and style blogger, and founder of Kentøn magazine, Alexander Liang about fashion, style tips and social media.

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Our Best of the Web series is all about linking you with creative minds from all walks of life from around the world. We sit them down to talk about their plans for the year, who their male style icon is, and their top fashion advice is for a guy.

Named as one of Canada’s Top 10 Style Influencers by Cision, Alexander Liang is both a style and travel blogger, and one half of the Style Together duo. His breezy take on clothing spliced in with clean, airy silhouettes has taken him from working with publications in the likes of The New York Times Style Magazine to founding his own, Kentøn Magazine, a global destination for fashion, lifestyle and travel.

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How was 2015? Any major highlights?

2015 was an amazing year for me. I made a goal at the beginning of the year to travel at least once a month and I was able to out do that, traveling twice in some months. Highlights included going to Dubai with Cadillac for their event with Public School NYC, Art Basel Miami with Persol and most recently a trip to Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.

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What song have you got on repeat at the moment?

“Water Under the Bridge” by Adele.

What’s the most important thing about a guy’s style to you?

It’s all in the details and fit. You’ve got to wear clothes that suit your body type. Nicely ironed or steamed out clothes free of wrinkles also makes a difference. I also find that a nice watch and clean shoes are subtle, yet noticeable details that can elevate a guy’s style.

What fashion advice do you have for a man?

Figure out your personal style by experimenting with trends, colours, prints and patterns. Start with what you’re comfortable in and slowly evolve, updating with new trends. However, don’t feel pressured to adopt every trend that comes up. Try all the trends and pick the ones that look the best on you.

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What’s the one thing you never want to see a guy wearing?

Any clothing item that’s too tight. The sausage look is not a good look!

1 tip to grow your Instagram account?

Engage with your audience. Respond to comments and seek out other great accounts and people who inspire you to connect with too.

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Worst dating experience you’ve had?

Hmm, unfortunately, or rather fortunately, I don’t really have any crazy stories to share.

Who’s the most stylish man on the planet for you right now?

That’s a tough question! There are so many men with great style, it’s hard to choose just one.


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