A Motley Crew of Cool Men Have Formed A Stylish Band
Indulge us for a moment and do this exercise: First, look at yourself and your closest friends.
Yes, Jeremy, the coolest dude you know; Dan, the tall guy; Jonathan, the one with the beach house (that's why you are friends with him); and that other guy who joins you for lunch because he has nowhere else to go.
Now, take a look at the members of Tod's Band.
Okay, this is not an actual band, the kind with musical instruments and singing. It's more of a team, a gang, a band of brothers in fashion, or a motley crew of actors, art folk, and a couple of models.
Like you and your friends, they are tied together by a common interest, but unlike you and your crew, this is not, say, the pleasures of war reenactment or coding.
Though from different places and with varied backgrounds, this select group of men presents the idea of looking good and living well without looking like they are trying so very hard. In other words, they're here to spread the good word about that easy (and elusive) Italian lifestyle.
A few notes: Tatoos? Not planned, but “a spur-of-the-moment” thing. Coolness? It's about being true to yourself. And what to bring on a getaway? A toothbrush and toothpaste says one. Comfortable shoes says another.
1| Gabriel Kane Day Lewis @gabrielkane
You know him as: The 20-year-old American singer and songwriter based in New York City—who is also the son of the actors Daniel Day Lewis and Isabelle Adjani.
On future sounds: “My biggest dream in life would really just be to share my music with as many people as I can.”
2| Lorenzo Richelmy @lorenzorichelmy
You know him as: The 28-year-old Italian actor who plays the title character in the Netflix original series Marco Polo
On that question: “Do Italians really do it better? Yes, they do. I'm sorry for you guys, we do it better.”
3| Jin Dachuan @dachuanji
You know him as: The 24-year-old Chinese supermodel who has done work for the houses of Lanvin, Prada, Hermès, Gucci, and Kenzo
On the best things in life: “I think the best thing about China is our history and the language and the food.”
4| Louis Hofmann @louishoffmann
You know him as: The 21-year-old German actor who is one of the main heroes in Netflix's Dark and has also starred in Tom Sawyer and Land of Mine.
On his breakout role: "What inspire[s] me the most [about] Tom Sawyer is probably the cheekiness, and how he can solve every problem and situation very nicely."
5| Eric Underwood @ericunderwood
Best known as: The 33-year-old American British ballet dancer who performs with the Royal Ballet School in London
On worries: “When I was 20 years old, now looking back at the moment, I would say to myself: 'Everything is going to be fine.'”
6| Will Peltz @willpeltz
You know him as: The 32-year-old American actor who starred in Jason Reitman’s drama Men, Women, & Children, and the horror film Unfriended
On coolness: “Being cool means being authentic to yourself and not trying to fit into someone else's mold of gold.”
7| Andres Veloncoso @andresvelencoso
You know him as: The 39-year-old Spanish model who has done campaigns for Chanel and Louis Vuitton and appeared on the cover of L’Officiel Hommes, Arena Hommes, and Hercules
On style: “Styling is about personality. It's about the way you live your life.”
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