“His Basics” Photo Contest: Which is Your Favorite?

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About a week and a half ago we had post titled His Basics, where we asked you guys to send us pictures of the essentials of your everyday life. Just for the fun of it we want everyone to vote on their favorite “His Basics/Essentials” photo(we’ve narrowed the submissions down to 10, they include the most focused and a more diverse set of countries).*two entries were added.

Some of the photos are simple, while others are more involved. Each tells you a little about the person. So don’t only choose your favorite based upon their designer labels and country,  choose the one that showcase a distinct personality. Let’s peruse their essentials of cool

1. Jason from New York
The essentials from my hotel in Praha, CZ
a trip made with some of my mates from the UK.
2. Abolurin from the USA
My blackberry, G-shock watch, spectacles, money, and my keys

3. Axel from The Netherlands
Casio G-Shock Watch, Iphone, LV Card Holder,
LV Key and Change Holder (letting it hang from my belt loop)
4. Daniel from London
A Sony Minidisc Walkman (had it since 2004), A Chinese good luck bracelet (works for me), A credit card,  An “Oyster” Card (every Londoner needs one of these), A Nokia 3310 (most reliable/only phone I’ve ever had), A pair of Hugo Boss specs, A wallet, A set of keys …and another minidisc because one simply is not enough.
5. Eziq from Gold Coast, Australia
 Shades bought from bluedame, Swatch Secret Agent Light Grey EU Flip 1998 Spring Summer Collectio, LG Shine Mobile Phone, BMW Z4 2004 car key, Business Cards (2-3 of them), Refurbished 2GB ipod, Card Holder for credit card, client’s business card, I.D, Shopping Discount Cards & other cards,  Battle Fuel (Formulated Supplementary Sports Food), AUD 20 notes.
6. Mohamed from Cairo, Egypt
  iPod Touch, DKNY watch, Nokia E7, My keychain, US silver dollar w/ silver frame and chain (it was custom made for me in Egypt, the frame and chain I mean), Egyptian 10-pound and 25-piastre notes.
7.Tayvon from Baltimore, Maryland
 Versace shades, Movado watch, Cuban cigar with cutter,
black ipod, and gold bracelet.
8. Simon from the USA
The first photo displays my current set of “basics” were recently purchased before traveling to the far east with the GF.  The second photo displays my fall essentials when teaching a undergrad course this past fall semester at UConn.
9. Thomas from the USA
LV wallet, mont blanc for notes, cross around my neck,
gold cuffs and my Dad’s watch. 
10. Tommie from The Netherlands
Ralph Lauren Sunglasses, Buddha to Buddha bracelet and ring, Armani watch, Blue Blood brand necklace, Ipod classic, Armani leather gloves, my favorite D&G skinny jeans, Gucci belt (genuine), my favorite Uggs, my favorite DSquareds, and my favorite Dior Homme sneakers. (My kickbox shorts and ajax scarf are items to show what I like and where I come from.)
11. Roderick from Chicago
My Spectalces, House/Car Keys, Piccadilly Journal, Pens, Blackberry Curve, Belt clip watch, Beats by Dr. Dre Solo Headphones, 120 GB iPod, USB Drive, Nautica Wallet, and my Fossil Messenger Bag in the background.

12. Essel from the Philippines
Ray-Ban Aviator shades-for those sunny days, Steel Necklace- liked the vintage look and abstract pendant, Fossil Watch- my ever trusty watch, Keys with Goofy key chain- had the chain for almost 10 years now! Ipod video, and my Witch of Portobello book-to keep me busy.

So…. which “his basics” photo is your favorite?
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68 Comments


  1. My vote goes for #5. I feel like #4 took a time machine to my college days to take his picture, but i like the fact that he's cool and confident enough to show it off.

  2. I vote 8. I could really recognize his personality and his style. But 10 gets an honorable mention for rocking Uggs, he's very secure. I personally wouldn't be able to take the looks May'be its different in the Netherlands.

  3. my favorite is number 2

  4. Terrance M. 'OneTen'

    It's definitely a tie between 10 and 7 to me.

  5. I would have to go with # 8. It captures the essence of what an urban gent picture would look like. I could see those photos in a clothing ad somewhere.

    Honorable mention:
    #1 gets honorable mention his basics just look very well traveled. And they are in fact basic. No phone needed. I will contact YOU if need be.

  6. #1 is cool. It's simple, but classy.

  7. I vote for #8 cause hes the only one who wanted to show his style and not to show off like the others…I mean it says "the basics" and you cant tell me that all of them wears gucci, lv or ralph lauren on a daily basis and has the closet full of it…especially #10..these are no basics, this is everything he posesses

  8. I'm the guy from nr. 10. In amsterdam, boys easily can wear uggs.
    Or well, I don't really care what people think of me wearing uggs. Ofcourse you hear a lot that you are gay if you wear uggs. I just don't like to get cold feet, and it looks pretty neat to me as well. And no, i'm not gay either.

    I'm glad some of you like my style. (although you didn't even see me in person! ( For those who are intrested, http://www.facebook.com/#/profile.php?ref=name&id=1176150429)

  9. #4 takes it for the 3310 alone, rockin' phone.
    Also, his set-up is practical, and doesn't flash labels or cash in a major way. Subtle.
    BOOM.

  10. i vote for #2..simplicity at its best.

  11. I vote #7… very simple and clean but definitely puts thought into it considering the gq mag with rihanna on the cover

  12. Number Two is very very simple!

    i like

  13. im on the fence between #2 and #1!

  14. I vote number 5. No 5 has class. Not sure about the Battle fuel..looks like condom..still very cool.

  15. no5. is cool.

  16. I go for #5, this guys got style! not to mention the connies!

  17. gotta go with #5. the fella knows his business and knows his fun ;)

  18. gotta go with #5. the fella knows his business and knows his fun ;)

  19. Gotta go with #5 !!

  20. I vote for no 5.. :)

  21. i like number 5.

  22. I am going with #4, Daniel. He is so oldschool and goes with what WORKS while having that flair to mix it in.

  23. I Vote For Number Six (6) Because In That Picture It Shows The Common Essentials of Someones Everyday Life While As For The Others Not So Much. To Sum Up My Vote, I Do Like What Each Pitcure Contains But My Vote Goes To Number Six (6) For Showing The Common Essentials & Being Creative While Taking The Picture. Good Job.

  24. I like no 5

  25. #9- Timeless, classic essentials.

  26. Jason, Eziq No 5 seem rocks….He has my vote!

  27. MMA Pound For Pound

    I like #4…Daniel…very loyal :-)

  28. #5 Eziq from Gold Coast, Australia is the best

  29. Voting for No. 5, Eziq from GC, Australia

  30. Eziq, No. 5.

  31. Number gets my vote, i love the mood of the picture and the setting

  32. I vote for Eziq, No.5. Looks like he's the only one who dares to tell what car he is driving. And it's not ANY car. That's a big accomplishment for a bachelor. A true gentleman. Salute!

  33. #11
    I love the glasses and the Beats

  34. no 5 gets my vote!

  35. i vote for no.#5 EZIQ-GOLD COAST!!!!
    cool dude!!!

  36. i vote #11 :D

  37. I'd have to say number 11, the glasses rock by the way

  38. i vote for number 11!!!! he is super sexy

  39. #7 all the way.

  40. 11 lovin the headphones

  41. number 8. he has more "urban gentleman" gear.

  42. 13

    How long has that been there? very fresh.

  43. i do like number 4 its a different tone to the others – number 9 is nice too.

    number 2 is trying too hard. what's the single euro note doing there?! chh.

  44. I would say

    1.8- this is dope, its different… nice balance between conservative and daring
    2.7- man the cigar did it for me, it just says "BOSS"
    3.12- like the color scheme
    4.1- simple almost effortless yet still classy
    5.4- Gotta give him propz for takin it back w/ da walkman* haha

  45. #12 for the nice shot and picture balance!

  46. #12 for me

  47. i vote for twelve, douze, zwölf ,dodici, docena= 12!!!:) >> AWESOME! :D I LIKE IT!

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