My style secrets: men's fashion

Mod, hipster and skater fashion on the streets of Beijing

Always in search of fashion inspiration, we pound the pavement to find the coolest cats in town and ask them where they got their look.

The mod

Liu Xiao Hui
34, from Hong Kong
I work
at Delia, a shop on Wudaoying Hutong.
I’m wearing a shirt from H&M, my glasses are ’70s Dior and the brogues are from Topman. I can’t remember where these shorts are from, though.
I respect Andy Warhol and photographer Bill Cunningham, not just for their art, but for their innate sense of style – especially Cunningham’s iconic blue shirt!
My fashion influence is mod culture.
I most want a jacket by British brand Barbour.
Time Out says: Pull up socks with brogues – be still our beating hearts! And who says you can’t pair green with blue?

The hipster

Liu Ke
28, from Beijing
I run
one of the first vintage stores to open in Beijing – Mega Mega Vintage.
Music really influences my personal style; I used to play in local rock band The Linga.
I’m wearing a shirt and belt by Ralph Lauren and these work pants are vintage from my store.
My style icons are Steve McQueen and James Dean – I guess I love that classic American style.
Time Out says: Liu Ke’s laid-back neutral getup with leather accents is classic without overtly screaming ‘second-hand’. Although the tear tattoo suggests he might have killed someone. Not such a good look there!

The skater

MC Little Tiger
26, from Beijing
My style
is a mix of skater and vintage.
By day I’m an editor, but by night I MC hip-hop under two names. The other one is MC J Fever, as Jungle Feveris my favourite film.
I’m sponsored by Nike, who provided my shoes.
I love this necklace by Bao Ta Tang, a local ceramic designer who uses traditional Chinese techniques.
I’m wearing a vest from H&M, vintage shorts from a market in Nanjing and a headband from Muji. My skateboard is by Loaded.
Time Out says: He had us at ‘MC Little Tiger’. He definitely looks like he skates in this ensemble, and his board isn’t just to woo the ladies.
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