A Look At Men's Style With Esquire Fashion Director, Nick Sullivan
Nick Sullivan

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Why Should You Care
  • Fashion Director at Esquire, a men’s lifestyle magazine
  • Started career at a textiles trade magazine, International Textiles
  • Claims winding up in fashion was a “fluke”
Biography

Nick Sullivan is a London born style enthusiast who currently sits as fashion director of leading men’s lifestyle publication, Esquire Magazine. His love for fashion peaked during his teen years, which later led him to hold editor positions at GQ UK and Arena Magazine.

Noted as one of the most recognizable faces in menswear, he’s been featured in Complex Magazine’s ‘50 Most Stylish Men in Media’ and snapped by fashion blog pioneer Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist.

While seeking an opportunity outside of his trade magazine role, he landed a position at Esquire that he credits to being at the right place at the right time.

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My name’s Nick Sullivan. I’m Fashion Director of Esquire Magazine in New York.

Fundamentally men are going to wear jeans; and they’re going to wear a suit; and they’re going to wear a tux, occasionally.

I do a page on the magazine called “Ask Nick” and I get the same questions more or less every month like, “Should my shoes match my belt?”, “Do I have to wear a tux for this, this, or this?”, “How do you tie a bowtie?”; fundamentally the things that guys want to know are the same.

Men’s clothes don’t really change that much.  The certain very fashion end of things do, but that’s not really what our readers are interested in.  So, what we really have to do is every year sell a tweed jacket to some guy in Chicago and persuade him that it’s new.

What’s changed the most being the last ten years, in America in particular, is that men are more veracious about information and more enthusiastic about knowing stuff.  Which means you have to be more on your toes because you can’t just give them flannel; you have to give them information.

So, understanding why the broader culture of art, music, and literature feeds into the way people make clothes is actually really useful.

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Cinematography: Danielle Calodney & Dyani Douze

Edited by: Danielle Calodney

Interviewed by: Isabel Castro




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