BLOGLOVIN': ALEX ATKINS, THE MR. ESSENTIALIST

GET TO KNOW THE MR. ESSENTIALIST

ALEX WEARING ALEXANDER WANG

It's been a while since I've had the pleasure of

profiling my favorite style bloggers

. I first started corresponding with

Alex Atkins of Mr. Essentialist

upon joining the

Details Magazine network

. After a recent meet up here in Los Angeles and bonding over our love for high-end, contemporary street labels, such as

Acne

,

Yohji Yamamoto

and

Commes des Garcon

, I knew a style profile of Alex would be inevitable.

Alex has such a knack for juxtaposing hard-to-find, vintage pieces with trendy street-wear; his outfit pictorials are truly a goldmine for inspiration, especially if you're on the hunt for a worthwhile thrift. His style is simultaneously effortless, cool, laid-back, minimal AND accessible all at once -- an incredible feat to pull off if you ask me! On top of that, Alex rocks

"The Man Bun"

like no other. Yes, you read that correctly.

In addition to being a stylish, San Franciscan transplant, he can tell you all about

grooming and then some

. A man that can dress and give you a lesson on beauty? Alex is, indeed, a rare breed in of himself.

All photographs from Mr. Essentialist

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