Gangways & vintage gangsters: men’s styling inspiration

The Gangways, the passage between land and ship; though Nicholas Harding’s shoot could just as easily be called the gangsters, with his boys having a particular gruffness, an unshakable intensity, about them. In long johns and dog tags, shearling jackets and boots, Joanna Bojanek’s styling perfectly merges vintage men’s looks with current menswear trends to create the kind of tough male characters Hollywood is loving so much right now. You can almost expect Tom Hardy’s Forrest Bondurant – his laconic, uncompromising character in Lawless – to pop up there alongside them.

Vintage gangster styling for men

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The Gangways by Nicholas Harding
The Gangways by Nicholas Harding
The Gangways by Nicholas Harding
The Gangways by Nicholas Harding
The Gangways by Nicholas Harding
The Gangways by Nicholas Harding
The Gangways by Nicholas Harding
The Gangways by Nicholas Harding

Tymoteusz Pieta styled the mens’ hair in slick side-parts, some with marcel style waves that proffer up a 1920s feel (note that if you want to try a more ’40s inspired take, you can always try Ryan Gosling’s hairstyle from Gangster Squad.) Both hair and clothes, and the attitude Harding brings out of his models, contribute to a look that not only oozes masculine toughness but is also perfectly now.

View the full shoot by clicking on the thumbnails and browsing the gallery.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.