Yusef Williams, 31
Hairstylist, Factory Downtown in New York
What he’s wearing: Plaid vest from the Gap, H&M chambray shirt, American Apparel thermal tee, Levi’s skinny jeans, Adidas sneakers, Kangol hat, and Gazelle shades. “Oh, I’m all low-end today!” he said.
Tell me about your style.
“Every day is different. One day I’ll do rocker-chic, where I’m wearing all black and lots of studs and spikes, and the next day I’ll be more urban. I worked in Paris for a year and a half, and you don’t do that without being influenced. I love fashion.”
Any favorite stores?
“For more dapper clothes, Jeffrey and Seven New York. And there’s an emerging line called House of Destruction that I’m into. I have a crazy studded jacket of theirs.”
Anything you can tell us about your clients?
“I am fascinated by Penélope Cruz. She has this almost-tough, masculine sexiness to her.”
What’s your favorite item in your closet?
“A black Alexander McQueen trench coat that I’ve had since 1999. It’s simple and cut so that no matter what weight I’m at, it always fits and looks great. I’ll have it forever.”
Take note of Yusef’s classic chambray shirt. For men and women (cue Jessica Biel’s gorgeous Vogue cover), items referencing classic American sportswear are huge for spring.