From a well-dressed dude to the colors of a fruit salad, almost anything can inspire me. And like every respectable human being, I, too, have an iPhone folder where I keep snaps of people and things that interest me.

Two weeks ago, I had the honor of visiting Copenhagen fashion week. Finally a breath of fresh fashion air, I said to myself. Don’t get me wrong: I love Milan. And I admire New York and London. Paris? There’s no place like it. Yet still, sometimes I get the feeling that there has to be more than just those four major fashion capitals. And the truth is, there is…

While running from show to show in beautiful Copenhagen, I channeled my inner Tommy Ton (more like Tommy Not—his last name spelled backward; thank God for filters) and snapped some photos of guys who inspired me so I can update my aforementioned folder.

On the style front, I think that Danish men are limited and a bit safe, which still works in a way. Still, I wouldn’t describe it as my own style. What I like to see in an outfit is fun, adventure, and a certain mystery. To me, the essence of style is when people don’t know what you’re wearing, even if they are from the fashion industry.

1. Love this outfit, but to me the whole putting-the-hands-in-the-pockets thing is what seals the deal.

2. Apparently in Copenhagen, coolness is just the right haircut and a striking bike away.

3. Another trend I spotted in Copenhagen: wide-leg pants. Lots of them.

4. I don’t know why, but this guy reminded me of Scooby-Doo’s Shaggy, yet he didn’t have anything in common with him. Maybe it was the round-frame sunglasses?

5. Love how Won Hundred’s Nikolaj Nielsen makes the tote so masculine. I attribute it to the tattoos.

6. Very bold, yet in proportion.

7. Another taboo demolished? Oversize chinos.

8. Scotch & Soda’s Alex Jaspers proves that style begins—and ends—with attitude.

Photos: Courtesy of Mo Anwar

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