- Style influencer BryceKicks gives us a window into the development and elevation of personal style.
- The Canada-based style influencer shares seasonal fashion recommendations and tells us her favorite brands to wear right now.
The coolest aspect of the style is that it gives the outside world a window into who we are. The way you dress, for better or for worse, can often tell someone everything they want to know about you before they even say a word. The music you listen to, the art you love, the food you eat, the culture or subculture you belong to, your style is everything.
In words less dramatic than the previous sentence above, style is important.
A person who knows the importance of style is Bryson moore, also known as BryceKicks.
Who is BryceKicks?
BryceKicks launched his YouTube channel just over three years ago to express his love for sneakers and sports. Videos with titles like 4 Ways To Style The Nike Blazer Mid ’77 Vintage, 10 Nike Dunk Outfit Ideas and 15 Easy Air Jordan 1 Outfits have racked up hundreds of thousands of views and solved styling issues in short, windows informative usually no more than 8 to 12 minutes.
Right now, the Toronto-based style influencer is on the verge of 40,000 subscribers on YouTube. It also communicates with its nearly 9,000 subscribers on Instagram.
BroBible Interview with BryceKicks
We were convinced by BryceKick’s style knowledge when we saw his recently popular summer fashion trends for men. So we called him up to find out more about how he has built his wardrobe over the years, as well as to ask for some tips on how to improve his personal style.
BroBible: How good is Bryce! Thank you for taking the time. Where are you located at the moment?
BryceKicks: Hey thanks for the opportunity! I currently live just outside of Toronto, Canada. I’ve lived in this neighborhood all my life, but I just moved into this apartment you see behind me.
Congratulations on the move. I want to jump in and talk about your style journey. How did your interest in clothing come about?
I have to say it started with sneakers. I was the kind of kid who would go with my parents to the mall and shop at stores like Footlocker and Champs. I walked inside and marveled at the products on the shelves and dreamed of one day being able to afford the shoes hanging on the wall.
My passion for sneakers then grew when I saw my cousin’s collection. His closet was filled from floor to ceiling with shoe boxes, and he would walk by and show me every pair and explain to me why they were rare. Once I got older I started pushing carts to the local grocery store. I would take my paycheck and put it immediately in the last exits of the mall.
Sneakersheads are often guilty of wearing cookie-cutter shorts and t-shirts with their shoes. You are obviously far from these outfits, but how did you learn to avoid this cliché?
Well, for me, it’s always been about balancing the pairing of my sneakers without being too over the top. I’ve always been drawn to the laid back style and the latest trends that you saw in stores like Zara or Urban Outfitters growing up. These were stores that I was limited to because I was young and on a budget, but the point is, they have basics that everyone should be looking to own.
My style has developed in different ways over the years, but my focus is on wearing mostly timeless items that never fade while mixing up trends that I think I might like.
Can you give me an example of how you do this now?
Yeah, so I want to wear pieces that complement each other. I can still wear beige khaki pants, but if I wanted to elevate my outfit while still essentially keeping the same color and look, I would go for, say, double knee carpenter pants with a bit of a looser fit. Keep the same beige color but add a modern touch with trendy pants.
How do you spot these trends? Where should readers look if they want to experience clothing trends for themselves?
My inspiration comes only from the community I am in: streetwear, sneakers, vintage, pop culture. I would say finding fashion accounts to follow on Instagram is huge. They’re the ones who break down what people wear and why the trend is popular, which basically stems from fame. Influencers and celebrities these days like Travis Scott, Virgil (Abloh), Kanye West, they dictate a lot of what’s popular right now for me. Other celebrities with a really good style like ASAP Rocky that I am too.
So starting with the source of who wears the clothes you like the most.
Okay, and from what I’m seeing I’m wondering, “How do I get inspired by this inspiration, find an affordable version of this piece online, and then add my own flavor and twist?” “
How important is having a good fit?
Fit is the most important thing. When it comes to style tips and how to best wear an outfit, it’s all about getting the fit right. It requires that you are prepared to try things. Everyone probably has a favorite t-shirt that looks great on them. So if you were to take these measurements (pit to pit, shoulders, hem, length), you would have a guide to what you prefer and what looks best on you.
“The shape is the most important thing.”
Personally, I like casual clothes that are a bit looser, but I know that you shouldn’t go overboard with loose clothes.
You also talk a little bit about understanding proportions.
Precisely, you want to know how the silhouettes fit together. And to be honest with you, I try to be very careful how I convey my content so that it doesn’t come off because that’s what you need carry. This is how I like to dress and if you like it. Cool.
“This is how I like to dress and if you like it.” Cool.”
If you don’t, that’s okay, there are so many different styles and personal tastes. I try not to criticize anything because what I don’t like might be someone’s favorite thing. And so with my channel, if you like how I dress, then welcome to the community!
Off the top of your head, if you were to give specific style cues to get it right away, what would they be?
So there are a few items that I will recommend. I’ll give this a summer ride. The first, super affordable option is the white-on-white Nike Air Force 1. They are one of the best-selling sneakers of all time for a reason, and I still wear them to this day. You can wear them with anything. And this year, my favorite sneaker released so far is the New Balance 550 from Aimé Leon Dore (ALD).
When it comes to shorts, you can’t go wrong with the Nike Woven Shorts. They are made of nylon and the crotch is perfect 6-7 inches. They come in a ton of different colors and are quite resistant to moisture. Another option for shorts that I’ve been loving lately is the Umbro Checkered Shorts. You can buy them on Amazon and they have great colors like red, forest green, navy blue etc. The bright colors and pattern will add depth to your outfit.
And then for the t-shirts, I like to keep them clean. No big logos on my chest, but if it’s a vintage t-shirt with a unique graphic, I’ll wear it. One of my favorite t-shirts to wear right now is the Carhartt pocket t-shirt. They’re easy to order and inexpensive, and they have a bit of an oversized fit that I like to pair with these 7 inch crotch shorts.
If we’re going to accessorize, I’ll take a simple tote bag from, say, Uniqlo. They have great tote bag deals and they are lightweight and great for carrying small items. I’m a big hat guy too, so I would do a trucker style cap or a fitted cap. I’m definitely on the new comeback of fitted hats and I love shopping Hat Club for rare and exclusive team colourways.
Awesome! Great recap.
It’s kind of the BryceKicks starter pack there.
Can you tell us what’s on the horizon for BryceKicks?
Yes! Big stuff is planned for the channel here in the next couple of years. I just signed up with an agent to help me with partnerships and collaborations. My immediate goal is simply to attract more people to the channel and make sure my platform remains sustainable. I really love what I’m doing right now and want to keep making great videos.
And for my long term goal, someday I’m looking to start my own clothing brand. I kind of dove into the early stages of sourcing and sourcing and I really like where it’s going. This is probably the last phase of what I planned.
Exciting. Thanks again for taking the time Bryce and giving us these tips!
Thank you very much for your questions and compliments! Take care.
To connect with BryceKicks, you can find its Youtube channel here and his Instagram here.
If you would like to check out some of the products mentioned by BryceKicks, you can click on each item to access their listings: Nike Air Force 1, Nike woven shorts, Umbro check shorts, Carhartt Pocket Tee, Uniqlo tote bag.
John is the Style and Equipment Editor at BroBible. You can contact him on Twitter @johnthompsoniv or by email [email protected]