London based Model Ricki Hall made a name in what is probably due to his delectable style. He has the beard, what are described as most photogenic tattoos and made it big due to having such a distinctive look.
The things that struck me most when I first saw his photos were two things, his beard and tattoos were one, obviously... and the other was the way he brings his attitude and character to the focus in the picture. He photographs well, no doubt - duh, model!- but most of all, the inherent style in his own persona does. In my research, something that stood out was that he has such a distinctive attitude to life. He might seem arrogant to few, direct, rude to others, but all in all he seems like quite the character.
Overall, Ricki Hall is one of the few who made Tattoos popular in high fashion. In fact, one of the first things I thought when I discovered him was that he was so different from other male models you see on the catwalk. Having said that, his look is quite editorial. On the catwalk it's different, its the clothes that have to shine, not the model per se. And Ricki Hall, well, his personality does steal the spotlight a tiny bit.
Described in his own words, Ricki Hall's style can be said to be minimal and 'easy to chuck on', favouring skinny jeans and Doc Martens especially.
And a small interesting fact is that in an interview with My Portis Wasp, Ricki also mentioned a friend, Jimmy Q, who he describes as a model who "has such a look it almost hurts". He is most definitely right.