For those of you who have always thought that fashion is more of a woman’s thing, well, think again. Fashion has always been popular among men and you would be surprised at how fashionable and trendy they can be when it comes to their clothes and styling selection. Just take a look at the list of famous international fashion designers: 70% of them are men who are passionate in creating the next best thing, inspiring more and more male trendsetters across the globe. Even our fellow fashionable homegrown sensations like Wak Doyok, Joe Flizzow and Aaron Aziz, are making its mark on social media and taking the local fashion industry by storm as top Malaysian male fashion Instagrammers.
#1 Awal Ashaari
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Awal Ashaari is a Malaysian Actor, Model and Host with 1.6 million Instagram followers. Besides his fame as a host for popular TV shows like One in a Million, Awal is also known as a passionate husband to his celebrity wife Scha Alyahya and a loving father to his daughter. This fashionable father received his first breakthrough in fashion as a Model in 2004 during the FCUK model search competition, and the later on discovered acting and even hosted several TV shows.
#2 Aaron Aziz
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Another loving husband and father, Aaron Aziz is more than just an icon on Instagram with 1.1 million followers. This Singaporean-born hunk is widely known in Malaysia and Singapore for his long-standing acting career in film and TV series. Over the years, he has won several awards in the Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian and Pesta Perdana (Suria, Singapura). His Instagram feed is filled with his balanced lifestyle of fitness, family and the fashionable photo shoots for magazine covers.
#3 Wak Doyok
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After Barney from How I Met Your Mother, Malaysian men’s wear & street fashion icon Wak Doyok has made suiting up a hit among the Malaysian men. From his Instagram feed with 977k followers, you will be able to see how much effort he puts in, in making sure that he carries his ‘British mod look’ style well from head to toe, not forgetting his popular well-kept moustache that is so him! Wak Doyok is the Founder of Legasi Wak Doyok, men’s fashion label Megwak, and co-founder of The Garment. Wak Doyok was nominated for Esquire Magazine’s Best Dressed Real Men.
#4 Ryzal Jaafar
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Rzyal Jaafar is a Malaysian Actor, Model and Entrepreneur with 248k followers on Instagram. This fashionista can be seen posing along side his fashion icon buddies, Wak Doyok and Andre Amir. Ryzal clearly possess a natural flair for modelling, with his unique features that makes him look good in street wear fashion! Don’t you think he also looks like Johnny Depp in this photo? Haha!
#5 Joe Flizzow
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The original budak baek with 235k Instagram followers! Joe Flizzow is a famous Malaysian Rapper and Founder of Kartel Records. For those of you who listen to Joe Flizzow’s music, you would know that he goes way back to the late 1990’s, when he was part of the duo act Too Phat. However, this homegrown talent has expanded from the music industry and created his own apparel label called Budak Baek Shop, and Joe’s Barber, a popular hip hair salon in Subang Jaya known for their old skool barber shop concept.
#6 Joseph Germani
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Malaysian sensation Joseph Germani is a popular YouTuber who collects sneakers, and has collaborated with famous sportswear brands such as Adidas. If you are follower of Jospeh Germani on Instagram, I am sure you are not surprised by photos of his shelf-full of sneakers. Joseph’s style is very much influenced by streetwear fashion, and can be seen in his Instagram #OOTD’s alongside with his girlfriend Alicia Tan, a Malaysian actress and model.
#7 Brian See
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A graduate who holds a degree in PR and Events, Brian See is a Style Blogger and Fashion Instagrammer. Brian shares his passion for Fashion with his 38.8k Instagram followers and readers with his mix and match styling tips and #OOTD Instagram feeds. Recently, Brian has announced on his blog that he has decided to focus on modelling, covering commercial, editorial and runway. Brian has collaborated with brands such as GAP, Levi’s, Puma, Club21, DiGi, Tiger Beer and more.
#8 Andre Amir
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Andre Amir is a Brand Consultant who is known for taking his style to the next level. Andre was nominated as Esquire Magazine’s Best Dressed Real Men next to Wak Doyok (It is not a surprise that they are good friends) and was featured in its 10 Men of Style You Should Follow on Instagram article. Andre has dedicated its entire Instagram account to updates on his personal style, men’s fashion wear and lifestyle. In an interview feature with LaFashionisma.com, Andre shared that he will be launching Andrés Avenue, an online platform for men’s style and retail for Asia’s latest brands, including his own men’s wear fashion line. To quote Andre Amir, “Never let people tell you what to wear. Find your inner self, express it through your style. Just learn how to wear them well.”
#9 MrStailista (Ayie Ali)
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Ayie Ali a.k.a MrStailista is a self-proclaimed fashion soldier with 28k Instagram followers. Ayie is not new to the fashion world at all, and in fact was previously a Fashion and Entertainment Journalist and a Fashion Critic on Astro Ria. He is currently a Host, Emcee, Media Advisor and a full time Blogger. Ayie’s Instagram feed is filled with his expressive and eccentric OOTD poses, including updates on his social life in the local fashion and entertainment industry.
#10 Fadza Anuar
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Fadza Anuar is a CEO of Fashion Valet and a husband to popular Blogger and Fashion Entrepreneur Vivy Yusof. With 28K followers on Instagram, this passionate entrepreneur and loving father to two kids is more than just a man with vision, but is all geared up to take the local fashion industry by storm! As a matter of fact, both him and his wife are planning to move towards international as well, starting with their recent expansion in Indonesia. Fadza may be deeply involved in the women-dominated industry, but he is obviously not intimidated by it at all.