If you’ve spent any time looking at street style shots on digital platforms, you’ll no doubt have seen images of the perenially well-dressed model and businessman Johannes Huebl. At this point, he’s as as much of a fixture in menswear as single-pleated trousers and camel-hair coats, so naturally we recruited him to model some of the season’s best examples of those garments—and others—for our September fall style issue. Along the way, Huebl was kind enough to share some of the lessons he’s learned from his years spent in front of the camera. Read on for those pearls of wisdom—and where to find the wear-with-anything neutrals that feel so appealing right now.
Brunello Cucinelli wool and cashmere coat, $7,995, wool, silk, and linen suit, $6,495, and wool turtleneck, $1,795.
“Attitude—and a fashionably relaxed mindset— is the secret to wearing clothes like these. The comfort and quality put me at ease.”
“I like a natural color palette and wear monochrome a lot. I tend to stick to no more than two textures in an outfit: a cashmere overshirt and corduroy trousers, for example.”
“Proportion and fit are all-important. I’ve learned that from designers and tailors over the last 20 years.”
“My most valuable hacks: Get your trousers hemmed so they fit right, avoid anything too tight, and align your color palette. And don’t overthink it—a dark-navy suit never fails.”
“I developed my own style with inspirations from movies, from friends and family members, and from what I see when I travel the world for work.”
Model: Johannes Huebl
Photographer: Zeb Daemen
Senior Market editor and casting: Luis Campuzano
Hair and Makeup Artist: Mónica Marmo
Photo Assistant: Paolo Caponetto
Executive Producer: Rebecca Watson
Production Assistants: Nikita Klepach, Marc Gejo
Photo Director: Irene Opezzo