Hafreez Amminuddin Chats to the Idle Man

We speak to Malaysian fashion Icon Hafreez Amminuddin about his plans for the upcoming year, men’s fashion and social media.

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For our Best Of The Web we’ve interviewed a lot of creative minds in the artistic world, bringing you fashion and style insight from fashion and lifestyle bloggers to street style photographers. Today we’re bringing you another exclusive interview, this time with fashion blogger Hafreez Amminuddin. Hafreez’s unique and quirky style has gained him over 53,000 followers on his Instagram, and his fun and unpretentious vibe shows us that fashion isn’t all about rules and serious posing. 

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How’s your year been so far? Any major highlights?

Regardless of the challenges I have faced this year, it has been an interesting year. 2015 is all about having a positive mindset. One of my personal major highlights would be attending “KL Fashion Week” for the first time. It was astounding to watch local fashion lines being published on a major platform in my country.

I’ve made a lot of new friends and have been able to talk with people who share the same passion as me – fashion. I also started a new hobby which is collecting various designs of socks. You can check it out on #FreezeStinkySocks on Instagram.

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What song have you got on repeat at the moment?

“Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber. His latest album has shown he has matured a lot from the varsity genre of pop. From his latest album, I believe many can groove on the vibe that he’s created.

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

The keyword is confidence. A person with confidence about their own character can give an amazingly positive vibe. When you are genuine, people will be able to feel it unconsciously. There are no rights or wrongs in fashion. Personally, my fashion style has change from time to time. At this very moment, bright pop colours and loose clothing has been in my fashion line for this fall. I do enjoy women’s clothing as well, from brands like Monki or Topshop. I definitely pull them off really well, because I set myself up to be confident.

What fashion advice do you have for a man?

Every individual has different styles of their own. Generally, just be yourself! That’s the only thing I can share on a fashion point of view. Either you really love it or hate it. Be yourself. From wearing suits, crop top or high waist pants. As long you enjoy it and feel comfortable wearing it. Go for it.

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1 tip to grow your Instagram account

Be yourself. Think outside the box and be creative. Keep challenging yourself.

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

Be yourself and wear whatever you want to wear as long you are happy.

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Worst dating experience you’ve had?

The worst will be NOT having one at all.

Any major plans for the rest of 2015?

I live by the quote livsnjutare! Livsnjutare is a Swedish word, and means someone who loves life deeply and lives it to the extreme; literally “Enjoyer of life”

Basically, I have no plans and I hate planning because it always ends up bad. I will just go with the flow and lives this life to the extreme and hopefully good things happen along the way! But I do plan to travel more next year!

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

Three names that cross my mind at the moment are, David Guison (@davidguison), @sirsargent and Adam Gallagher (@iamgalla). These men really inspired me to just do what I love to do!

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