In an exclusive interview with MEGA Man, David Guison shares his sartorial secrets and must-have recommendations for achieving an effortlessly suave style
In this Steal His Style chapter, we shine a well-deserved spotlight on David Guison. From the moment DG Manila made its grand debut in 2009 to every meticulously crafted piece of content he shares today, this influencer continues to solidify his status as a must-follow authority for gentlemen in search of style recommendations.
In an exclusive interview with MEGA Man, the renowned content creator shared his ultimate style hacks and handpicked product suggestions that every man can try to take his look to the next level.
If you’re a follower of David, you’ve probably noticed that he’s been dressing more formally lately. He acknowledged this fact and explained that such occurrences are usually because of the dress codes at the events he goes to.
When asked about his process of creating a dapper look, the gentleman revealed that he has a folder in his phone brimming with sartorial inspirations from A-list celebrities and other influential content creators. To turn his style vision into reality, David mentioned, “I usually go to my favorite designers and conceptualize a look—we like adding subtle details that give the look an edge, nothing too crazy. Of course, I style it with pieces I invested in for the past years and make the look very personal to me.”
He suggested three ways to spruce up your sophisticated ensemble. First, give the boxy silhouette a try, a style that he said he absolutely adores at the moment. Second, play around with a wide lapel and various colors and fabrics. Finally, don’t be afraid to get a custom suit constructed. “Trust me, you’ll end up wanting more after having your first tailor-fit suit,” David affirmed.
His casual elegance
When it comes to laid-back days, David navigates the fine line between casual and formal, creating a look that is both relaxed and refined. “When I was sharing my looks online maybe 10 to 12 years ago, I was so confused because the comfy outfits got more traction/engagement compared to the trendy or should I say “over-styled” looks I posted. It just goes to show that most people prioritize comfort over style—but why not strike a balance between both?” He mentioned that his go-to casual attire consists of a pair of trousers, a basic white shirt or cardigan, and Chelsea boots or leather shoes.
When it comes to footwear, David offered a simple tip: invest in a versatile collection, but make sure it still reflects your personal style. “I don’t own a lot of shoes, but I do have a few select ones that I use over and over again,” the vlogger mentioned. For casual events, his picks are the Adidas Sambas, Onitsuka Mexico 66, and Asics Gel-Kayano. For formal affairs, his favorites are the Diesel Chelsea boots, Sebago Dan Lug loafers, and Prada loafers.
The style icon not only sets trends, but also ensures that his grooming game is on point, emphasizing that it is an essential aspect of a well-rounded lifestyle. From skincare to fragrances, here are David’s current top picks:
Top style tips
To conclude this sartorial discourse, David shared three invaluable tips for the modern man in search of his own signature style. He stressed the significance of starting with the basics and then splurging on items that truly capture your personality. Second, remember that no one is born a master of fashion; it’s a skill you can learn. Most importantly, he emphasizes that dressing well is a skill honed through practice, which starts by discovering your preferences.
Photos: DAVID GUISON (via Instagram)