This is a men’s editorial that does sharp without being corporate and dangerous without getting too close to the edge. It’s all wearable, and strongly masculine as styled by Chabela Garcia.

But the Hunter & Gatti photographed shoot stands out for more than that. Model Andrés Velencoso is dirty, smudged with grease, his hands are bloodied and he has a Roy Batty “tears in rain” moment with a captured dove. Every frame is dramatic, cinematic.

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Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Andres Velencoso: Esquire Spain, January '12
Andres Velencoso: Esquire Spain, January '12
Andres Velencoso: Esquire Spain, January '12
Andres Velencoso: Esquire Spain, January '12
Andres Velencoso: Esquire Spain, January '12
Andres Velencoso: Esquire Spain, January '12
Andres Velencoso: Esquire Spain, January '12
Andres Velencoso: Esquire Spain, January '12
Andres Velencoso: Esquire Spain, January '12
Andres Velencoso: Esquire Spain, January '12
Andres Velencoso: Esquire Spain, January '12

The Spaniard’s chiselled jaw and 5 o’clock shadow make the long coats and tall boots all the more appealing. But even sans those, it’s styling inspiration for any man wanting to fit the dark, handsome stranger bill.

Click on the gallery above for the full shoot from Esquire Spain’s January 2012 issue.

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