Talun Zeitoun chats to The Idle Man

We catch up with LA born, NYC living, French fashion blogger Talun Zeitoun to discuss his wardrobe staples and highlights of 2015.

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If you’re looking for bespoke fashion, exclusive style tips or just general inspiration from one of the coolest men on the internet today, then you’ve come to the right place. We’re joined by Talun Zeitoun who covers all things menswear, travel and personal style on his eponymous blog. On top of that he boosts a generous helping of fascinating content he curated, and an enviable range of the best looking lunch spots in New York.

If that’s not enough, he is a GQ insider, contributes to the DETAILS Style Syndicate and is the co-founder (alongside his mother) of hair care range SOTAH. Talun’s got a loyal Instagram following of 13,700 followers where his photos have an effortlessly cool, street style theme throughout, that makes us want to travel wherever he goes. Read on to discover his expert tips and who he thinks is the most stylish man in the world right now.

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

I would classify 2015 as a ‘building’ year. It is the first year I’ve been on my own as a freelancer and blogger with many ups and downs, the latter of which I like to call ‘learning moments.’ In March, I launched a hair care line with my mother called SOTAH (State of the Art Hair) – definitely a highlight and something I’m looking forward to growing with her in 2016. I’ve been able to collaborate with some really cool brands this year and I’ve also been travelling quite a bit, which has been incredible and an answer to what I wished for in 2014 (be careful what you ask the universe!). I visited Greece for the first time (my new favourite destination), St. Barts, Rome, Florence, and Paris. I’d love to do more in the new year and build up my travel portfolio.

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What song have you got on repeat at the moment?

“Alive” by Sia. It literally speaks about everything that’s happened and is currently happening in my life. I have version two of the music video conjured up in my head and the idea of it has something to do with climbing a waterfall. Side note: I wanted to be a music video director when I was little; I guess there’s still time.

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

A proper fit. Without question this applies to a suit, but even an oversized jacket or loose fitting pants still need to fit the guy and align with his body shape and proportions.

What fashion advice do you have for a man?

Start with a really good, simple black blazer. Invest in a quality one that’s tailored to your body perfectly, but still has a little room to layer a lightweight piece underneath. You can wear it as it is with a great t-shirt, dress up the look with slacks and a button-up (the obvious); or get creative with hoodies, overcoats, parkas, denim jackets and more. I find that a black blazer is universal and keeps an essential degree of tailoring to any look you go for.

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One tip to grow your Instagram account.

Content is king and consistency is key. Think about it, Instagram was built to visually share life’s moments; give the community you’ve built a perspective they can’t get anywhere else and take them to another world based on your interests. Once you figure that out, keep going with the same tone of voice in your captions.

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

Crocs. Like… Never.

Worst dating experience you’ve had?

I think I need more dating experiences to have one!

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

I’d say Pelayo Diaz. He’s a really cool Spanish blogger and television personality with an insane sense of style. It’d be cool to meet him one day.

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