Johannes Huebl’s 15 Best Outfits (And How To Get The Look)

Johannes Huebl’s 15 Best Outfits (And How To Get The Look)

Modelling. Holidaying in St. Barts with his part-time model, full-time socialite wife. Designing loafers that are, admittedly, pretty good for a model-turned-designer. Holidaying some more. Prompting street style photographer punch-ups outside fashion show venues… it’s a tough job Johannes Huebl’s got, but someone’s got to do it. And you have to hand it to the Hannover-born model, he’s definitely got the chops for it.

Off camera, he proves time and time again that he knows how to dress, so we thought it high time credit was given to one of Deutschland’s most dapper exports.

The Look

Huebl sticks to centuries-old style rules, proving that heritage clothing shouldn’t only be found in your grandad’s wardrobe. So, out come the gilets, the Prince of Wales check trousers and natty yet fitted (always fitted) blazers teamed with a tightened waistcoat.

A master at layering punctuated with a penchant for eye-catching outerwear, Huebl flits between shawl-neck cardigans, denim jackets and statement overcoats. The palette is easy-wearing neutrals – with a focus on creamy cappuccino tones – and the most out-there thing you’ll catch him in is a pair of white jeans. Don’t knock it. That’s all you need when switching between dapper Dan of the international fashion scene to a relaxed, sun-seeking gentleman of leisure.

Inspiration: Alain Delon, Steve McQueen, Jean-Paul Belmondo
Go-To Brands: Brunello Cucinelli, Massimo Dutti, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein
Follow Him: @johanneshuebl

PFW Power Dressing

Attending fashion weeks is one of the chief ways Huebl whiles away the hours. The rest he spends revelling in how jealous you are of him. And how could you not be? Here, Huebl shows Parisians how to do their own chic, offering up a masterclass in texture.

Mixing a knitted tie with what’s probably a cashmere overcoat, Huebl puts that German precision into practice by ensuring his Prince of Wales check trousers chime with the pattern covering his other half’s ensemble. What can we say? Straight up #powercouplegoals.

Johannes Huebl Paris Fashion Week OutfitLICHTFELD EREZ/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock

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next Signature Wool Cashmere Blend Epsom Coat - click to buy sandro SHIRT WITH CONTRASTING COLLAR AND CUFFS - click to buy DRAKE'S 8cm Cashmere Tie - click to buy Ted Baker Pidgin Wool Check Tailored Suit Trousers - click to buy


Summer in New York City is a grim affair. Soaring temperatures combine with stifling humidity to foster a climate that’s best suited to sweat-absorbing activewear. Or nakedness. But count on Huebl, pictured here at a party at Manhattan’s High Line, to know how to beat the heat without sacrificing so much as an ounce of style. Or a bead of sweat.

All-white has been trending hard for the past couple of summers and an easy and versatile take like this is exactly the kind of timeless spin you should be aiming for.

Johannes Huebl All-White OutfitBuzz Foto/REX/Shutterstock

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Reiss NATE SLIM FIT PIQUE SHIRT - click to buy ALTEA Slim-Fit Tapered Stretch-Cotton Twill Trousers - click to buy Rotary Men's Havana Date Bracelet Strap Watch - click to buy Ask the Missus Herbert Loafers - click to buy

New Business

We’re not sure, being a full-time model, if there’s ever call for Huebl to talk bottom line projections in a boardroom. But the man can certainly dress for the job.

A well-cut navy two-piece and a striped shirt is a 9-to-5 no-brainer. It’s so obvious in fact that it risks slipping into boring business casual territory, fast. Not so for Huebl, who masterfully customises his with some contemporary accessories like an olive knitted tie and burnt orange sunglasses.

That, gentlemen, is what we call business savvy.

Johannes Huebl Two-Piece Suit In NavySilvia Olsen/REX/Shutterstock

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Hugo boss Slim-fit trench coat in water-repellent fabric - click to buy HUGO BOSS Navy Novan Virgin Wool Three-Piece Suit - click to buy NICK BRONSON Knitted Silk Tie - click to buy OLIVER SPENCER William Round-Frame Acetate Sunglasses - click to buy

Killing The Cardigan

Once the preserve of your pipe-smoking granddad, the cardigan gets the Huebl seal of approval because obviously his doesn’t look shapeless and moth-eaten. He wears it in place of a blazer, with its ribbed construction and high collar making it look every inch as tailored.

The oatmeal tone works in Huebl’s signature neutral palette, too. Nice one, gramps.

Johannes Hubel Cardigan layered under suit jacketBen Rosser/

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paul smith Men's Brown Textured Wool-Blend Overcoat - click to buy POLO RALPH LAUREN SHAWL CARDIGAN - click to buy reiss WESTBURY SLIM-FIT COTTON TROUSERS - click to buy Ask the Missus Ghost Brogue Shoes - click to buy

Trunking The Competition

In matters of style, it’s swimwear, not suits, that sorts the men from the boys. And here, while enjoying some well-earned downtime in St. Barts (all that Blue Steeling has a habit of draining the batteries), Huebl proves he knows what’s up.

If you haven’t yet binned those palm tree-covered boardshorts, then let this shot be the reason you pick up quality tailored swim shorts instead (Huebl’s are Orlebar Brown, FYI). Combine with tortoiseshell sunglasses for the ultimate beach look.

Johannes Huebl In Tailored Swimming ShortsLECTER/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock

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Orlebar brown SETTER Shorter-Length Swim Short - click to buy Sunspel MEN'S TECHNICAL NYLON TAILORED SWIM SHORT - click to buy Herschel Supply Co Bamfield Mid Volume Bag - click to buy GARRETT LEIGHT HAMPTON SUNGLASSES - click to buy

Checks Squared

Struggling to make your tailoring stand out? Huebl has the answer. First, level up to a three-piece; a waistcoat, quite literally, gives you something extra while optimising your silhouette.

Secondly, make the switch from plain to pattered; a subtle yet unmistakable check, like Huebl’s here, will have street style photographers taking the offensive to make sure he’s the first to get a shot of your sartorial prowess.

Johannes Huebl Three-Piece Checked SuitYu Yang For FashionBeans

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topman Mid-Grey Check Skinny Suit - click to buy CT Slim fit non-iron twill sky blue shirt - click to buy M&S COLLECTION Pure Silk Spotted Textured Tie - click to buy DARK BROWN DOUBLE MONK STRAP - click to buy

Only Fools And Clothes Horses

Ah the camel overcoat. Once the preserve of Del Boy Trotter, now it’s as Beckham as it is Peckham. If you want to look as sharp as Huebl, the trick is not to skimp on the cost.

Buy one from a heritage brand who will do the tapering and fitting for you and you’ll have a decade-lasting piece on your hands. Go cheap and it will end up looking like the inside of your hoover before the winter is out.

If wearing over a suit, make sure its a dark one – no one could possibly stomach it matched with your light grey herringbone.

Johannes Huebl Wearing A Camel OvercoatYu Yang For FashionBeans

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river island Camel smart overcoat - click to buy Jacamo BLACK LABEL HERRINGBONE CHECK WAISTCOAT - click to buy Kin by John Lewis End on End Slim Fit Suit Trousers - click to buy MAGNANNI VILLAR TC DOUBLE BUCKLE MONK - click to buy

Truck The Tailored Look

For generations, the denim jacket was a hard-wearing piece of workwear, not something with a great deal of sprezzatura about it. In Huebl’s hands, though, it becomes a dapper mid-layer, contrasting the fabric and colour of his autumnal coat. This is advanced fashion arithmetic, but there’s no point checking his numbers. He’s right again.

Johannes Huebl Wearing A Denim Jacket And OvercoatYu Yang For FashionBeans

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Hawes & curtis Men’s Brown Wool Overcoat - click to buy LEVI'S Trucker Jacket - click to buy reiss OLIVE MERINO WOOL ROLLNECK JUMPER - click to buy M&S COLLECTION Tailored Fit Textured Flat Front Trousers - click to buy

Neutral Territory

Huebl breezes into summer with his all-white, so-bright collection of chinos. Loosely rolled-up and without socks, they look more Mediterranean sojourn on the superyacht and less public school hazing ritual. Following the colour blocking handbook to the letter, Huebl wears other neutrals with his trousers – navy blue is a fail-safe choice.

Also notice how his watch strap tonally matches his loafers. We’re betting that’s not an accident.

Johannes Huebl Wearing A V-Neck T-ShirtYu Yang For FashionBeans

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uniqlo PACKAGED DRY CREW NECK SHORT SLEEVE T-SHIRT - click to buy river island White Dylan slim fit jeans - click to buy Uniform Wares M40 Men's date watch - click to buy River Island Suede Loafer In Stone - click to buy

Tux Luxe

Unlike a martini, black tie isn’t look that should be shaken up. If done so, handle with care and keep it looking classic. Of course, Huebl knows a way or two.

A pocket square is one way of doing it, adding a bit of roguish swagger to your look, as is plumping for a dark blue dinner jacket with black lapels (although make sure it is midnight blue or else you might show up looking like it’s prom night in 1985).

Outside of that, make sure your dress shirt is always crisp and clean and the bow tie well knotted to exude that smart but deadly secret agent swagger.

Johannes Huebl Wearing A TuxedoSteve Vas/Featureflash/SilverHub/REX/Shutterstock

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Suitsupply LAZIO NAVY PLAIN TUXEDO - click to buy HUGO BOSS White Jaiden Slim-Fit Shirt - click to buy HACKETT Self-Tie Silk Bow Tie - click to buy suitsupply BLACK VELVET SLIPPERS - click to buy

In Knit To Win It

Further proof that the cardigan is more than a bastion of any pipe-smoking grandad’s wardrobe. Here, Huebl makes it the centrepiece of his outfit in the same way a leather biker jacket would be. That takes some gall.

The key, of course, is that it’s a very nice cardigan. The collar and lapels of his grainy grey knitwear keep him looking smart even when absconding from the relative safety of all-navy tailoring. And he leaves the bottom button undone, just as you would with a blazer, to pinch in at the waist for a more flattering silhouette.

Johannes Huebl in a cardigan, chinos and sneakersStephen Lovekin/REX/Shutterstock

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M&S COLLECTION Cotton Rich Textured Cardigan - click to buy topman White Slim Fit T-Shirt - click to buy mango Cotton chinos - click to buy BRADLEY CLAE LEATHER SNEAKERS - click to buy

Fifty Shades Of A-Ok

This outfit could be considered peak Huebl: Prince of Wales overcoat, relaxed blazer, sleek roll neck and pleated trousers – all hallmarks of the German’s buttoned-up, Instagram-worthy street style.

And yet Huebl is taking a great risk straying from the time-honoured grey suit and black shoes formula. However, oxblood with light grey proves an exquisite choice, especially when in the form of his beloved monk straps.

Johannes Hubel in an all-grey outfitLodovico Colli di Felizzano/WWD/REX/Shutterstock

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TED BAKER Ando Checked Wool Overcoat - click to buy reiss MANSELL CASHMERE ROLLNECK JUMPER - click to buy reiss TRIBE B DOUBLE BREASTED LINEN BLAZER - click to buy reiss TRIBE T SLIM FIT LINEN TROUSERS - click to buy

Polo Position

There’s a lot going on in this outfit, but Huebl’s German precision pulls it off, firstly by intelligently matching the dark purple and brown check on his statement overcoat with the colours and patterns on his sturdy Oxfords.

Not wanting to take away from the majesty of this coat and shoe combo, Huebl’s look underneath is more muted. Grey is the colour of his day, but that chunky cable knit roll neck is anything but drab, while the pleats on his trousers formalise what is quite a casual look for a man who likely wakes up in a waistcoat.

Johannes Huebl Wearng A Check Coat And TurtleneckRiccardo Giordano Sicki/IPA/REX/Shutterstock

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paul smith Men's Navy Check Wool-Blend Epsom Coat - click to buy river island Navy diamond knit roll neck jumper - click to buy Uniqlo MEN KANDO TROUSERS - click to buy Loake Fearnley Brogue - click to buy

Military Honours

While field jackets might be waltzing down the latest fashion weeks in their thousands this year, they can end up looking a tad too Jumanji for those of us whose idea of a safari is a trip to London Zoo. As Huebl demonstrates, blue is a safe colour choice for city slickers who require extra pocket space.

And if you still think the military vet has become too country bumpkin, accessorise with a pair of adventurous beige suede Chelsea boots: less of the clay pigeon shooting look and more man-about-town chic.

Johannes Hubel wearing a field jacket and jeansYu Yang For FashionBeans

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BARBOUR Lightweight Ogston Wax Jacket - click to buy Topman Blue Muscle Fit Oxford Long Sleeve Shirt - click to buy EDWIN ED-80 SLIM TAPERED JEAN - click to buy Ask the Missus Danish Chelsea Boot - click to buy

White Legs That Look Good

White chinos again, but in an outfit that’s more deliberately styled. What can we say, they look good with a tan, and Huebl is never without one.

This time there’s no navy blue, with Huebl preferring to blend the white with a light blue shirt, beige suede shoes and blouson jacket. It’s a measured look, and one he carries off effortlessly, stripping the bold legwear choice from its Eurotrash connotations.

Johannes Hubel in white jeans with a suede bomber jacketYu Yang For FashionBeans

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