Usually when we talk about style icons, it’s about what they wore and how they wore it.
But today we’re going beyond the clothes, to peer into their sometimes-humble abodes to see how they lived. And in the same spirit of channeling their stylishness, we’ve managed to track down some modern-day equivalents of their boudoir style. (You could use a new set of high-thread-count sheets anyhow.)
For all the agonizing over style icons that happens online, we rarely look beyond the clothes. Which is an oversight worth correcting—especially with the recent uptick in attention to home furnishings across the menswearosphere.
So we looked into the matter, and as it turns out, the homes of most of our style icons were just as stylish as the men they housed. (Not to mention, it’s reminded us of how good looking a well-stocked bookshelf can be.) So without further ado:
It could be the family lake house, a weekend rental on the Cape or just a really summery corner of your sixth-floor walkup.
But to really make it feel right, you’ve got to have the right vibe—which, granted, is a little different if you’re summering near the sea versus a woodsy lake or river. So we’ve gone ahead and found some handsome appointments and setting-appropriate curios to properly equip your abode.
You whittled the neighbor’s kid an Andy Warhol big wheel for no particular reason, so it’s safe to say his parents will be keeping a closer eye on you, and you’ve been patiently waiting for just the right woman to come along who will appreciate that Andy Warhol dress you’ve been storing in mothballs for years, along with the hip, snappy alternative, if such a thing exists in the world of old-timey soup can apparel. The problem, of course, is that dates have been ending prematurely of late, ever since you dropped the hammer on the duvet-slash-bedside lamp combo.
This is all to say: take a pass on the Andy Warhol range hood. We’re begging you. Because the Campbell’s Soup schwag is in grave danger of doing to Mr. Warhol what Evita and the Che Guevara shirt did for badass Cubans everywhere.
Here’s one of the coolest tricks we’ve seen: when the book comes out, the light goes on. That’s right, it’s a bona fide secret-passage switch. The gear and instructions will set you back $50, but when you’re transforming your apartment into the Batcave, money’s no object.