With the advent of Instagram, our Bomber feature’s popularity has shifted to social media! Instead of dozens of comments on the site, all the votes and feedback are on the ‘Gram! Therefore, I sifted through dozens of Bombers from the past year, and included those who were able to get over 2,000 likes on IG (most Bombers get around 1,000 likes or less).
Regardless of popularity or timing, these male fashionistos killed it.
1. Johnny aka @johnnydotjpeg from New York (2,259 Likes, 94 Comments)
Johnny from NY danced into our hearts with a diverse sartorial selection. Suits, sneakers, jerseys…whatever he wore, he worked it.
Readers were pleased! @Angelica.Fields typed, “He cute love his style,” and @Yansstyle wrote, “I dig it.”
His post garnered an impressive 16 comments, and 89% of readers voted, “Hot! Kaboom! This is a Fashion Bomber!”
2.Gregory aka @artofastylist from Maryland (2,481 Likes, 91 Comments)
2nd time Fashion Bomber Greg from Maryland got his pose on with obligatory shades and unmatched pinache.
Words used to describe him were “Dope,” “Dapper,” and “Classic.”
On his post, the praise was unanimous, with comments ranging from, “Everything is impeccably tailored!” to “Awesome style!”
3. Willie @williesparks from Chicago (2,233 Likes, 46 comments)
Willie from the Chi gave GQ realness with modelesque poses and magazine worthy pix.
Most comments focused on his undeniable good looks.
Hunny Bee typed, “I like the subtlety of his style and it doesn’t hurt that he’s a cutie lol.”
4. Darren @thereal_darren from L.A. (2,788 Likes, 63 comments)
2nd time Fashion Bomber Darren introduced himself by saying, “I trust my own fashion sense so taking risks and actually pulling them off is easy for me.”
His submission was chock full of curated looks, both subdued and more adventurous.
He made readers open their minds, with @FashionLawLawyer writing, “I was just debating with myself how I feel about men in ripped/destroyed denim….he looks pretty good.”
5. Grant aka @grantkee from Memphis (2,011 likes, 65 comments)
Grant represented for Memphis in a mixture of high and low pieces, from Hermes to vintage tanks.
He was submitted by former Bombshell Peyton, who wrote, “I am submitting my darling friend and former commercial model for Fashion Bomber of the Day.”
Dyshaun approved, writing, “Nice. Very.”
6. Sheldon aka @_fitz_ from NYC (2,377 likes, 45 comments)
We have another model on deck! Sheldon aka Fitz from New York was another crowd favorite.
His Instagram was littered with comments like, “He’s got what it takes,” and “He gets a rare thumbs up from me!”
The kudos continued to his post. Hello wrote, “He is really handsome and is definitely a bomber!” Jilliboo added, “How cute is he?! he looks great in the mono chromatic white outfit. Keep up the great work, handsome!”
7. Dex @dexrob from New York (3,747 Likes, 86 comments)
Dex was one of our most popular Bombers of all time with 3,747 Likes, almost double the tally of some of his counterparts.
@BrownSugarNikki was feeling it, and wrote, “It’s different from the normal men’s fashion and I like it!”
T Lucidity summed it up nicely on his post, writing, “Well, it’s about damn time! Maybe that’s what this feature needed, in terms of originality, a male perspective! BombMale, for sure!”
8. Jean @theplainvillegent from Dallas (2,131 Likes, 77 Comments)
Jean was another 2nd timer who wanted us to see how his style had evolved over the years.
His forté? Well tailored suits in an assortment of colors, from more traditional navy blue to lipstick red pants.
@Shante1019 summed it up nicely when she wrote, “Sharper than a tack!” Review his post here.
9. Cecil @sea4short from New York (2,393 Likes, 85 comments)
Photographer and personal shopper Cecil said he, “Fancies the elements of femininity composed in a masculine way.”
Leoliness saw the inspiration, writing, “Yesssss… I love every look. He is giving me Lenny and Miguel…”
Her opined, “He dresses better than most females.” Do you agree? See his post here.
10. Kevon @kay_style_ from L.A. (2,288 Likes, 156 Comments)
Kevon hit us with a man bun and an ample dose of chic.
He wrote, “I’m okay with being the “weird” one in the room.”
While many on Instagram didn’t quite ‘get’ his look, Bombshells on the site did! C said, “Why am I appreciating the ol’ school immitation Hilfiger sweatshirt…it shows he has a sense of humor about fashion….”
And that does it!
Who was the Bomber of the Year 2015?
*Stay tuned for our Bombshell of the Year Post!