Beards came back, BIG TIME. Not many of us know how, or can pinpoint a specific time when they realized that ‘Okay, beards are back!’. I know, and I also know the guy who should share the credit for bringing beards back. His name is Ricki Hall and OMG!
The man with the most astonishingly fuzzy face sweater I have ever had the pleasure to lay my eyes upon! Ricki Hall makes me wonder if he borrowed that magnificent chin from a grizzly bear. I have spent a better part of the past few years of my life, obsessively liking every picture he shares on Instagram, and no, I’m not crazy; he’s just beautiful.
A model by profession, Ricki Hall has endorsed the likes of Diesel, H&M, Paul Smith and more, and he also enjoys honing his barber skills as a recreational activity. Famous for his now iconic bushy beard, and a haircut I desperately tried to emulate, but yeah you can imagine how that crashed and burned. My admiration for Ricki Hall became accompanied by respect when he admitted to having a drinking problem, addressed and triumphed over it by building an insanely buff physique that proved me wrong about one thing.
“Can this man really look any better!?”
Boy was I wrong, because he sure can. He really, really, really can. Oh yeah, he has more tattoos than times I’ve decided to get one and backed out, which is a LOT.
1. Promise me you’re going to scroll past this picture. You gotta promise.
2. Know any supermodels that like to moonlight as barbers? Yeah I thought not.
3. *heavy breathing*
4. That old school Kodak feel is driving me crazy!
My #RHGYM Collab with @indigoandgoods available now. We’ve got a few special pieces coming out soon. Just in time for Xmas. Will be posting more on that soon. All our garments are made and cut in England. Same as the fabric and where it’s sourced from. All high grade premium fabrics. No shit. No stupid colours. Just solid apparel that the gym industry desperately needs.
5. The progress picture of triumph.
On the left few years ago when I was in LA and probably in the darkest point of my addictions. I would barely eat because I wanted to drink and be high constantly. When I did eat it was junk. I was a mess. My life was unmanageable. I was on the verge of dying. But when you’re that far into addictions you couldn’t give a shit. You don’t see it. Thank God I snapped out of it with having amazing people and family around me to help. But you have to do it for yourself. You have a to be a little selfish and put yourself first. @jamescooper901 has done amazing job getting me back into shape in and out the gym, sorting my diet out and giving me the structure I desperately needed. Big love to @vix_style @_stephni_ @iammarcbelle for putting up with my shitty self for those awful years when I was a complete and utter wrong’un and helping me so much. On the Right was few days ago. I’m happy, I have structure in my life. My work and career is back on track. I have love for myself now, and therefore it allows people to love me. Have a great Sunday guys. Remember, it’s never over.
6. Just going to leave this out here!
My #RHGYM Collab with @indigoandgoods drops a week today at 7pm UK time along with campaign film with @jaguarbones new single ‘Turn The Sky Gold’ I’ll be posting some videos up in the next few days explaining sizes and materials so you get the most out of the garments. These clothes are MADE to be fucked up. Worked out in. Lived in. Not just hung on a hanger all nice and pretty. Do your worse to them. They can take it. All made in England. By lovely people 🙂 Shot by @alexanderbather #MADEINENGLAND #HERITAGE #BIGHITTER #CLUBBER
7. Am I jealous? Am I impresses? Yes.
8. So he grew his hair out, and donated it to the Little Princess Trust. Top lad!
9. Do I need to say something here? Really?
10. Man buns are repulsive unless he does it. I have one exception. ONE.
11. Chilling with the
12. That’s classy.
13. He looks prepared for a streetfight. I would watch.
New collab with @thetoyshades With this collection I wanted to give a nod towards Derek Trotter from the UK Sitcom, 'Only Fools and Horses' ! That programme played a massive part in my upbringing and consequently laid the foundations for my love of 70's and 80's fashion. Lots of gold jewellery, heavy coats and slim fitting sports brands. Films such as 'The Business' 'The Firm (1988 + 2009) and 'The Football Factory' play heavy in this collection. Available from Toyshades.com
14. Some Norse God type stuff
15. *passes out*
16. *passes out more*
17. WHY CAN’T I HAVE A BEARD LIKE THAT!!!!!
18. Are thy ovaries exploding yet, ladies?
19. *brings out the inhaler*
20. Some BTS Ricki for you.
21. Last but not the least.