Minimal Me and Hotel Lobbies

Written By bryanboy

During the menswear shows in Milan, a few editors have come up and took notice of my ever-evolving style. Some pointed out how I’ve drastically toned down (with the exception of the see through Missoni trousers that I wore ‘for old times sake’ on the second-to-the-last day of the shows) and some were absolutely upfront about me wearing flats. In fact, when I went to the Giorgio Armani show, I wore nothing but a plain white button-down, short-sleeved shirt, beige Elizabeth & James shorts and shoes from Church’s. A far cry from the usual more is more, “pile it on like a Christmas Tree extravaganza” that I usually do. I don’t know what it is but I feel like it’s more challenging (and interesting) to keep things to a bare minimum. And I like a good challenge from time to time. I don’t think the change has something to do with my tastes evolving… maybe it’s because I’ve been living out of a suitcase and I am forced to make do with what I have as in reuse, redo, recyle, hence I need to be more practical with what I pack?

Bryanboy at the hotel lobby of the Claridges Hotel, New Delhi, India

I had an epiphany earlier this afternoon. After four days in New Delhi, I think I found myself a new hobby — eat at hotel restaurants and then take pictures at the lobby! I love hotel lobbies. It’s like going to a rich person’s massive living room. They make stellar backdrops for photos and most hotels allow, if not encourage, picture-taking. Perfect for attention hogs like me! I travel so much yet I haven’t thought of this before… photo opportunity much?

Click click click!

Fashion blogger Bryanboy at the Claridges hotel, New Delhi
Claridges Hotel New Delhi lobby
The lobby centerpiece of the Claridges Hotel New Delhi, India
Floral Arrangement at the Claridges, New Delhi

Anyway, going back to the subject of me going minimal, like everything else, I think I’ll just blame it on the weather.
I can’t wait until it’s fall again though.


  1. Omg, I love your pose and face in this pic! why so serious eh? haha. it’s hard to keep things to a bare minimum when you’re used to the opposite. i guess keeping it simple is harder than it sounds. I lovee your outfit here so damn simple, classy and chic. ahh i love hotel lobbies! I always take pics of me posing haha but I get kinda shy sometimes because people look. I love traveling and hotels in general. love you. x

  2. I like your simple outfits. It’s not boring at all because of the beautiful pieces you wear. Loving everything, really – and love your posts.

  3. I always love your outfits, the socks and shoes are making this one! You find the best stuff :)

  4. I really love this look, although, it’s obvious that you’ve got such a wonderful one, because you know how to find the right pieces and how to combine them in an accurate way,this is just a natural evolution in your style, at the beginning you just start by wandering with all kind of spectacular outfits, all the same, the real masterpieces arrive when you’re able to be spectacular out of the rationing, so as to select the exact clothes in a incredibly parsimonious way, it comes down to Chanel’s, “less is more”. Nevertheless, as people have to sacrifice many things in their life, as budget, leisure time and more,let’s arise fashion as the universal chance for extravagance!

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