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We Can Be Heroes

November 2009: Soldiers, sailors and other heroic figures of masculinity evoke the rebellious spirit of the 50s movie stars. Photography by David Armstrong. Styling by Robbie Spencer.


Photography David Armstrong
Styling Robbie Spencer
Grooming Duffy at Premier
Models David, Keith, Joseph, Roy at Request, Ethan at Ford, Trevor at Next
Photography Assistants Ben Grieme, Nick Adlington
Styling Assistants Elizabeth Fraser-Bell, Jessica Ann Bobince
Casting Shelley Durken

1. Suit & bow tie by D&G; Waistcoat from Rokit; Shirt by Dior Homme; Masks by Manuel Albarran

2. Armour by Alexander McQueen

3. Shirt by Dior Homme; Waistcoat by John Galliano; Trousers and bow tie by D&G; Mask by Tilmann Grawe for Swarovski Runway Rocks

4. Cardigan by Dolce & Gabbana; T-shirt by Topman; Hat from National Theatre Costume Hire

5. Shirt by DSquared2; Tank top by Margaret Howell; Jeans by Topman Design

6. Jacket by Levi's; Shirt by Lanvin; Trousers by Kenzo Homme; Scarf from Beyond Retro

7. Jacket from Rokit; Shirt by Roberto Cavalli; Jeans by Levi's; Hat from Contemporary Wardrobe

8. Jumper by Jean Paul Gaultier; T-shirt by Levi's; Hat by Misa Harada; Scarf by Hermes

9. Turtleneck by Jil Sander

10. Coat by Kenzo Homme; Shirt by Diesel Black Gold; Belt by Emporio Armani; Trousers by Alexander McQueen; Tulle skirt worn underneath from Beyond Retro; Mask custom made for Dazed & Confused by Keko Hainswheeler

11. Suit by Miharayasuhiro; Cardigan by Margaret Howell; Shirt by Kenzo

12. All in one by YSL; Smoking jacket, hat and belt stylist's own

13. Suit Jacket by Vivienne Westwood; Shirt by Topman Design; Jeans by Levi’s; Brown bow tie and belt stylists own

14. Shirt by Prada; T-shirt by Topman; Necklace by Caroline Jarvis