Stylist David Milan: Get the Look

The creative director and stylist to the most dapper of stars breaks down a chic, functional uniform for warmer climates, and get you where you need to go

Keep it classy

“Opt for bright-colored linen shirts — in lieu of the ubiquitous Hawaiian or floral shirt. There’s a sense of refinement in linen when it’s worn the right way.”

Olive is the new neutral

“Olive-green chinos are the new khaki and navy. They match almost everything and can easily take you from resort life to city hustle.”

Up the ante

“Layering isn’t always synonymous with dressing for the tropics, but a light safari or utilitarian jacket can amp up any outfit.”

Inspiration board:David’s approach to good style starts with a little culture

That classic touch

“There’s something about menswear from the 1940s to 1950s that makes it timeless and elegant.”

Widen the scope

Photo by Poludziber / Shutterstock
Photo by Poludziber / Shutterstock

“Traveling to places like Japan, South Korea and Taiwan feel like opportunities to soak in creativity.”

Art attack

“You never know how something in film, music or the visual arts will inspire you. Immerse yourself and absorb everything you can.”

This article first appeared in the April 2019 issue of Smile magazine.

Written by

Gabbie Tatad

Photographed by

Jilson Tiu

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