Is There Such A Thing As Male Model-Off-Duty Style?

Photographed by Christian Vierig.
All it takes is one Google search to figure out what "model-off-duty" style is. If you've done just that, you probably saw a homogenous batch of skinny jeans, booties, and waist-length handbags. But with repetition comes monotony; thanks to today's models, the look has (more or less) evolved. And if you keep track of models entering and exiting shows during Fashion Month as closely as we do, you've likely noticed a surge in androgynous streetwear, making these models seems more relatable than ever before.

The culprits? Molly Bair, Stella Lucia Deopito, Anna Ewers, Binx Walton...we can keep going if you'd like. There's something to learn from this wave of tomboys, who have redefined what it means to be a model or a true chameleon –something we learned from the supers of the '90s. Back then, ready-to-wear was less complicated (think straight-off-the-runway sequin slip dresses and two-piece pantsuits). Today, between-show wardrobes are more ready-to-skate than glam.

But where this gang really seems to be borrowing from is the boys. That's not to say male models coined logo hoodies, skate shoes, and a pair of headphones. But with massive followings, these guys have kicked off the skate trend and watched it fly across genders and into the mainstream. If you're interested in adopting the aesthetic yourself, consider the slideshow ahead as your mood board. Click through to see some of the coolest dudes (in the coolest duds) to help your own "off-duty" look catch some air.
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Where art thou, dope-ass bomber?
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Multi-layered undergarments can be cool, too.
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Sometimes, all you need to make a color pop is a smile.
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Even if you aren't using it, make sure you've got a valid state ID and a hoodie on you at all times.
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A graphic tee to make sure you and those around you know that you're hip.
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See? Bros wear chokers, too.
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Reflective sunglasses should always be within arm's reach, just in case you have no idea what someone is saying and need help with your poker face. Or honestly, just to play it pensive, like this guy.
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No time for amateurs.
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Don't worry — your Tevas can come, too.
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The gang's all here.
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Legally, we can't tell you to drink in the streets. But if you happen to catch yourself in half of your best Adidas throwback tracksuit, Champagne in hand, perhaps it was fate.
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Florals get to come, too. And what's better than one? Two.
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Maybe you already own an intergalactic matching set or maybe you don't. Bottom line: Don't be afraid to get a little weird.
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Remember the British Invasion of the '70s? Well, it looked a little something like this. Take notes and ready your busted Converse for some stoop-side Coca-Cola chilling.
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Don't forget your skateboard! (And your laptop bag?)
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Sometimes, all it takes is jeans and a T-shirt.
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Or perhaps a shirt jacket with dragons on it is enough to catch someone's eye.
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BFF alert.
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