Matthew Henson, Stylist and Market Editor, Complex Magazine/Complex Media
We tend to stray from garments riddled with all-too-obvious logos, yet we're fairly certain we'd have a ball walking through Matthew Henson's closet. The Complex market editor not only knows his labels, but he's also got a collection of "logo-mania" duds, which he swears he'll never part with. Of course, that may not be the most surprising thing you'll find in his collection.
This stylist — who's worked with Beyoncé, Rita Ora, and Seth Rogan and James Franco for the cover of Complex — says that one of his most prized accessories is certainly not splashed with linked Cs or Gs. Read on to find out where he picked up his favorite backpack at the mall, the song he's jamming' to (did we mention he's behind the looks in A$AP Rocky's "Long.Live.A$AP" and "F*ckin Problems" videos?), and more on how he keeps his look timeless, seasonless, and completely fresh.
My style in six words or less:
"Seasonless, monochromatic, matchy-matchy (I’m from New Jersey)."
The greatest style lesson I've ever learned:
"My parents are both very well-dressed individuals, so I was fortunate to have some good examples of what personal style is. My mom taught me to hold onto really special pieces, because they will always be in style again. But to me everything is special, and that’s probably why I’m a hoarder."
My first major, big-ticket style purchase:
"A denim, single-breasted suit from D&G for my senior prom."
My favorite up-and-coming designers:
"I would recommend Wooyoungmi, Tim Coppens, Astrid Andersen, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Sunsea Japan, and, of course, Hood by Air."
My most surprising, out-of-left-field fashion find:
"I found my favorite backpack at Old Navy, and people always inquire where it’s from."
My style theme song:
"A$AP Rocky’s 'Goldie.'”
I could never, ever part with:
"I would never get rid of my logo-mania-era pieces that I have collected and since archived, like a Dior logo hat from the Galliano Rasta collection, a Fendi anorak with matching crop pants, D&G denim jacket and pants, and Gucci visors and hats. They just make me smile; it keeps my closet from being too serious."
My definitive, summer go-to outfit:
"My definitive, go-to summer outfit is crisp, white, button-down shirt and black jeans during the day, and switch the button-down to a black tee at night."
Styled by Laura Pritchard, Hair by Bethany Brill, Makeup by Tiffany Patton
Look 1: SLVR white button-down; Dries van Noten black pants; Dries van Noten sneakers.
Look 2: Hood by Air baseball black-and-white tee; Levi’s destroyed denim; Stussy Script Snapback Ballcap, $40, available at Stussy; Ewing sneakers.
Look 3: rag & bone color-block sweatshirt; Lanvin black pant; Nike black-and-white sneaker.
Photographed by Geordy Pearson