We caught up with fashion and fitness blogger Kieren Kanda to chat social media, music and style.
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In the Best Of The Web guides we travel (metaphorically) around the world to find the most fashion creatives across a range of professions. We’ve chatted to musicians, models, stylists and more, gaining their top fashion tips and views on things like music, social media and dating. This week we’re with fashion and fitness blogger Keiren Kanda.
Keiren’s blog Style By Keiren covers everything an appearance conscious man needs to know, from fashion, grooming, fitness and food. His sleek but achievable look merges sports style with editorial finesse, and his luxurious yet personal Instagram profile has gained him over 20,000 followers.
- 1 How was 2015? Any major highlights?
- 2 What song have you got on repeat at the moment?
- 3 What’s the most important thing about a guy’s style to you?
- 4 What fashion advice do you have for a man?
- 5 What’s the one thing you never want to see a guy wearing?
- 6 One tip to grow your Instagram account?
- 7 Worst dating experience you’ve had?
- 8 Who’s the most stylish man on the planet for you right now?
How was 2015? Any major highlights?
It was the most transformative year so far. I turned 21, got accepted to the London College of Fashion – UAL for a Masters -Integrated course, became a vegetarian, and finally re-designed my blog.
What song have you got on repeat at the moment?
I keep re-playing The Holiday movie’s soundtrack by Hans Zimmer. I find it really calming and festive.
What’s the most important thing about a guy’s style to you?
Colour co-ordination, and the way in which a man will construct shapes in proportion to his body.
What fashion advice do you have for a man?
Dress yourself to the best of your ability. Fashion doesn’t just mean clothes, it means grooming – your scent and the way in which you communicate with people. Be a gentleman whatever the circumstance.
What’s the one thing you never want to see a guy wearing?
I don’t think there is anything I would never want to see someone wearing. Fashion is ever-changing and will forever be ephemeral, so there should be no limits to what anyone should choose to put on.
One tip to grow your Instagram account?
Always tag the location you’re in. People find it interesting to see and know where the photo was taken. Also, never judge the quality of your Instagram based upon your latest image. It’s much more aesthetically pleasing and welcoming to look at a person’s six latest images that flow agreeably with one another.
Worst dating experience you’ve had?
I’m really happy to say that I’ve never had a bad dating experience, but that’s probably because I don’t go on dates.
Who’s the most stylish man on the planet for you right now?
The most stylish man on the planet to me right now is probably Matthew Coles. He posts a lot about casual tailoring and travel.