the most effortlessly sleek guy on TikTok: Wisdom Kaye
The 19-year-old model from Texas, in the US, Wisdom Kaye is making everything fashionable with TikTok videos. Besides that, he went viral in the #VogueChallenge, creating four different covers where he showed off how dapper he can be.
Kaye has a way of creating many classic looks with the same clothing item and, wherever he wears, he makes it look effortlessly chic, keeping him one of the best-dressed guys on social media.
Wisdom outfits are reminiscent of the 1970s in a fresh, contemporary way and mostly take the cues of Hedi Slimane and Rick Owens, two of his favorite designers.
“I became interested in fashion back in 2014 because it was my first year of high school, and I wanted to change my appearance to fit in. I used to get bullied a lot for my physical features, so I thought the best way to minimize this would be through conformity. As the years went by, I stopped caring what everyone thought about me and I started experimenting more. I discovered Hedi Slimane maybe around 2018, before that I was familiar with his work at Saint Laurent — I just didn't know who was behind it. I just loved the whole Saint Laurent aesthetic and I've tried to implement some of what he does with my style,” said the model for GQ Mag.
With over 3.4 million followers on TikTok, the “best-dressed guy”, according to Vogue, is more than just looks and cares about putting in effort to portrait the best in his looks.
The poses I strike in my photos are determined by what I'm wearing. The style, the essence, the aura of the look regulate where I position my extremities and how I balance my body. These factors elicit a feeling that lets me know what to do, that guide me to understand how to position myself. The clothes in a sense are like a costume, an image of some character who has their own figure and my job to portray this character to the best that my body allows me. So then who is Wisdom Kaye? Is he some actor playing a role directed by the fabric covering him, or some being lacking identity, searching though poses and proportions? Only time will reveal the answer.
When it comes to fashion, he sets fresh boundaries. Peep our faves from one-of-a-kind leather boots to dope sneakers tops — which, by the way, he rocks in a unique way.
His sneakers collection includes icons like the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Chicago or the Red Metallic Air Jordan 4.
"Now many of you are accustomed to my feet being host to no other form of footwear other than boots. So much to that I have been questioned as to whether or not I sleep in them. Short and hopefully obvious answer: no. However, as a man who acquires the highest degree of unsettlement at the idea of practicing any form of homogeny, I find it not only paramount for my growth in style that I expand my footwear catalogue but also necessary in order to maintain mental and emotional stability that I expand the scope of my footwear. As a result, my arsenal of sneakers has been bolstered to a new level. Original fans of Wisdom may find worry at the thought of him not wearing boots as frequently, but do not fret, his love for such footwear has remained untampered. In Layman's terms: new shoes, Wisdom happy."
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No wonder he looks for inspiration in Alton Mason, another '70s inspired model who expresses himself a lot through his styles. So, before you leave, be sure you get to know 6 new things 'bout Alton Mason.