It’s tough to find a fault in the pairing of psychedelic patterns and pompadours in ‘Wir Können Auch Anders’ (‘We Can Also Contrast’) in GQ Style Germany #16 Autumn/Winter 2009—especially when the model is smiling widely. This editorial was shot by Giampaolo Sgura and features a wide array of menswear mashups, from tweed neutrals to bright patterns and plaid.
It’s quite fitting that the GQ Style Germany #16 Autumn/Winter 2009 is called ‘Wir Können Auch Anders,’ because the contrasts that exist within each outfit are echoed in the hairstyling. In the first image, the model has a 50s-era pompadour; later in the set, that pompadour has devolved into a wet, tousled mess. Hot.