The fashion community often overlooks the fact that behind every famous blogging persona are the creators of the images that we so seamlessly scroll through via social media. A visual genius, Chicago-based content creator Ryan Chun has an extensively impressive list of companies he has created video and/or photo content for. Most recently, he has produced content for Urban Outfitters, Beats by Dre and Complex Magazine to name a few, with his range of work spanning past the fashion industry. With such a creative vision, we caught up with Ryan to discuss his style and what he typically wears on a shoot.
I could never live without my…
Camera. I never leave the house without my Sony A7s with my Zeiss 55mm attached.
You can’t go wrong with wearing…
The biggest fashion faux-pas men make…
It’s a tie between wearing boot cut jeans and wearing t-shirts under blazers.
My thoughts of jewellery on men…
Go for it, I’m a big fan of rings.
My tips on shopping on a budget…
Outlet stores are the move, keep an eye on Ebay deals if you’re persistent.
The 5 basic items every man should have in his wardrobe are…
1. A simple silver tie clip. Nothing over the top.
2. A good leather biker jacket
3. A solid pair of boots -my current favourite is the Snare boots from AllSaints.
4. A pair of tapered sweatpants – so that you can trick fancy venues into thinking you’re dressed appropriately for their standards.
5. A pocket comb.
My style inspiration comes from…
I don’t really have any one in particular. Usually I just keep an eye out for what I see on my Instagram feed, I follow a lot of streetwear photographers. I’m a big fan of the @teamcozy community, in particular (and anything Regan Matthews is behind, to be honest).
The Fashion List
Jeans: Washed black print cigarette jeans from AllSaints is hands down my favourite. They break in nicely and have what is, in my opinion, the perfect cut.
Trainers: Adidas ZX 8000 Boost. I walk up a lot of fire escapes and climb a lot of fences when I’m out taking photos – you have to be comfortable when you’re out shooting all day and these are the most comfortable trainers I’ve worn to date.
Shoes: Cole Haan Lunar Grand Wingtips
Suit: Topman’s Grey Puppytooth Skinny Fit Suits are cheap and a good fit.
Bag: As a photographer, the all black Chrome Niko backpack @trashand and @vanstyles designed is almost the only one I use. There’s enough space for my camera and lenses, MacBook, daily essentials in a sleek black weather-resistant shell.
Underwear: Calvin Klein
Cologne: Gentleman Only by Givenchy
Watch: “Classic Watch” in shift chestnut by I Love Ugly
All images courtesy of Ryan Chun