Everyday someone writes about Kanye West’s style or Kid Cudi’s freshness, but only those who pay attention know about Ibn Jasper. Personally, he is probably one of my top five most stylish dudes. He is part of that skateboarding-hip-hop crew and has played an essential part in creating its space in the game. He also goes by F.M (Ferrari Murakami) and is considered by many as the best barber around, which makes sense when you listen to his dissection about what makes a good haircut.
Jasper is a trendsetter. He has been an instrumental influence on Kanye’s stylistic choices. His styling work has been in countless magazines such as GQ, Rolling Stone, and VIBE. All around, he expresses himself through visuals, whether through designing, styling or cutting hair. I would define his style more as an approach to fashion, in that he is not into following trends, but rather following his instincts and leading. He mostly wears limited edition garments, has no fear of jewelry, can pull off any jacket, has access to the sickest sneakers, and appreciates incredible Japanese craftsmanship (my kind of man).
For his close circle of friends, he is a go-to for advice, making it almost impossible to distinguish what is of their own individuality and his taste. Because I am clearly infatuated with him, I spend copious amounts of time on his Tumblr, The All Mighty Sovereignty. He doesn’t write text, but instead posts pictures from his daily life (which is quite extraordinary), videos and images from all over that inspire him. The site gives an inside look into his influences, what he is looking at, and allows viewers to make connections with his work. In a similar vein as Melody Ehsani (previous Style Spotlight), he is so seriously dope.