In 2017 we introduced our wildly popular men’s fashion page, Style Your Guy.
What started out as a few random answers to some of our reader’s style-related inquiries regarding the questionable fashion choices of the men in their lives increasingly became an open dialogue about male grooming and men’s dressing—on a larger scale.
We received phone calls and e-mails from ESSENCE subscribers asking us to help them get their guys dressed. So we began producing segments with male models wearing various runway trends while outlining some of the dos and don’ts of men’s fashion (view our video above).
The success of these segments led us to bring the live action over to our print editorial pages, and with the help of Jussie Smollett, our first men’s celebrity style model, a new franchise was born.
Since the inception of our Style Your Guy page, we’ve added a few more heavy hitters to that list of celeb male models, including Trevor Jackson, Broderick Hunter, Winston Duke and, most recently, Quincy Brown. Not only did our in-house fashion team break the Internet with SYG content in 2018, but they also created iconic magazine cover images featuring some of our favorite fellas, including Michael “Bae” Jordan and Kofi Siriboe.
Scroll through our gallery below to see the celebrity “male models” who slayed our pages this past year—we promise you won’t be disappointed.