Wednesday, 25 December 2013
Justin Doss: Style Profile
Justin’s profile in menswear has grown exponentially since his first employment at Ralph Lauren. By the age of 27, he had also worked at the esteemed Sid Mashburn shop in Atlanta (think Mr Porter but in person) and was an associate buyer of men’s luxury sportswear at Barneys.
His big break came in 2011 when he replaced Lisa Cohen after her 28-year tenure at US GQ. He is currently senior fashion editor at GQ, and the right-hand man of creative director Jim Moore, but there are few who predict his rise within the industry will plateau.
Honing his skills down south at Sid Mashburn, Justin’s gregarious manner is reflective of the personal values of the establishment, where a personal shopping experience is as important as the quality of the clothing produced.
The eclectic nature of Sid Mashburn and the prepiness of Ralph Lauren have certainly shaped his personal style. The holy trinity of Sid Mashburn dress etiquette – monk straps, striped shirts and plaque buckle belts – are omnipresent in his wardrobe, whilst penny loafers and jeans/tweed jacket combinations are staples inherited from Ralph Lauren. These prominent influences can be seen in nearly every outfit he constructs.