Boy Meets Grill - Metal Mouths
Sure, this one’s a little out there. But no risk, no reward, right? While grills were once the sole preserve of early 2000s hip-hop videos, they’re now being embraced by street culture in the Middle East.
On Wathek: Shirt (over), shirt (under), price on request, Gucci
“I’d been into grills for a while,” says Wathek Allal, “but always had fakes as they’re tough to get in Dubai. When I got a chance to make my own in Paris, I didn’t hesitate.”
On Sami: Jacket, price on request, HUGO by Hugo Boss. Shirt, price on request Berluti. Jewelery, Sami’s own
Sami Abdullah had his made by a friend, but says they can be tough getting used to. “Sometimes they make it difficult to pronounce certain words,” says the 22-year-old creative director.
Friends will love them, “family will hate them”, but there’s no doubting their power. “What do I like about them most?” says Abdullah, “Simple: they give me the spotlight.”
Photography: Efraim Evidor
Styling: Rusty Beukes