Caleb (@calebthill) is a lifestyle, fashion and travel photographer. He wears Sea Island Cotton T-Shirt in White, Cotton Milano Knit Harrington Jacket in Navy, Cotton Twill 5 Pocket Trouser in Black.
How would you describe your style?
I always describe my style as casual while mixing in trendier or statement pieces every now and then. In the summer, I really am inspired by 1950's resort style: knitted polos, camp collar shirts, loose linen trousers. Think The Talented Mr Ripley plus bold printed camp collar shirts and tie dye.
Who are your style icons?
Even though he's fictional, Dickie Greenleaf from Talented Mr Ripley. I love Harry Styles and the way he mixes and matches prints and silhouettes. I love the late photographer Peter Beard and his timeless style as well - the perfect balance of rugged, preppy and contemporary.
What’s your most important wardrobe essential?
In the winter, a great chunky cable knit sweater is essential. In the summer, having a perfect fitting white tee, camp collar shirt and a great pair of swim trunks is vital.
What luxuries do you value in life?
For me, the luxuries I value the most are experiences, specifically travel. I've been fortunate enough to have traveled all over the world for fun and work and I don't ever take that for granted.
How has the year of lockdowns affected you?
As someone that was always go-go-go, lockdown really forced me to do nothing and not feel guilty about just relaxing or doing something that wasn't ‘productive’. I went on long bike rides, did workouts on my roof, read a ton of books and had long phone conversations with friends and family. If lockdown taught me anything it's that you can't really plan anything and as much as you want to be in control, you aren't. Life is unpredictable and your situation can change in a blink of an eye. Learn that new skill you've been wanting to learn, take that trip you've been waiting to take, take more risks and live like you may not have tomorrow...
What is your go-to Sunspel piece?
Sunspel’s magic is in the details. Their pieces aren't showy or trying to grab your attention - truly understated luxury! My Sunspel sweaters I've had for two or three years still look like I just purchased them. No pilling, no fading and no stretching or shrinking. My go-to Sunspel piece is definitely the chunky off-white cable knit I have from last season – it's such a beautiful sweater and my most asked about item whenever I wear it.
How did you style your Sunspel look?
I chose to wear the Sea Island cotton tee under the full zip navy sweater with black jeans. I like how the white popped with the darker tones. I loved this look as I could easily take off the sweater and just have the white tee and black jeans for a super simple yet elevated look. When styling a simple look that I always like to tuck the tee in the front for something a bit more unique and elevated.