A look into the lives of our Community Creatives
Gabriel General. New York City, New York.
What inspired you to venture into modeling?
One word - Tumblr. Back in the glory days of Tumblr [especially fuckyeahhsexyasians], I vividly remember scrolling through my feed and being inspired by all the outfits that were poppin' in 2012 - AKA all those combinations of cardigans, snapbacks, and crewneck sweaters. Honestly, after that I just went for it and started posting pictures of my own. At the end of the day I don't know if I classify myself as a model, but I do know I love sharing my sense of style and documenting this crazy rollercoaster of a journey.
How would you describe your modeling style?
Clean-cut. If there was one thing I could model for the rest of my life it would absolutely be a suit. Suits have this innate ability to make the wearer feel invincible, and I've always been a strong advocate for that "look good, feel good" mentality, which probably explains why I tend to gravitate towards dressing up on a daily basis.
What do you hope people get out of your modeling photos?
That comes down to one simple thing: we are all unique individuals with our own personal tastes - be unapologetic in what makes you happy.
As an Asian model, what does a good fitting shirt mean to you?
"It means everything. I would say without a doubt, the trouble of finding a proper fitting dress shirt has been a constant in my life. From frantically scrambling to find a shirt for homecoming to now - it has always been an endless rabbit hole. With Nimble, you don't have to worry about your shirt being "too boxy" or the sleeves being "too long", you can focus 100% on making the entire outfit your own."
What is your full-time gig? Any side hustles?
"I work as a Senior Analyst at Digitas - a global marketing and technology agency - in the awesome [and slightly nerdy] field of Data & Analytics."
Place you most want to travel next?
Favorite song at the moment?
"10k Hours (feat. Nas) - Jhene Aiko."
Your go-to outfit?
"Crisp black tee, black skinny jeans, black chelsea boots, and a black leather jacket ($5 if you can guess my favorite color)."
Favorite Nimble Made dress shirt?
Best menswear accessory you can't live without?