Is it a male supermodel? Is it a dashing new fashion editor? No, it’s Bella Hadid‘s really buff and well-dressed bodyguard. The blue-eyed mystery man—a Jason Statham doppleganger with a dash of Bruce Willis circa Live Free or Die Hard(2005)—made his very own cameo next to Hadid yesterday while out at London Fashion Week. The hulking escort with a Zeus-like jaw sported the standard on-the-job uniform (tight black T-shirt, hamstring-hugging faded blue jeans) but elevated the garb with an Alpha Industries army green bomber jacket and a belt boasting a statement gold Hermès buckle.
This isn’t the first time Hadid’s bodyguard has stolen a street style moment from the paparazzi-beloved model. Hadid’s brawny sidekick sported a similar look, logo belt included, while accompanying Hadid at Heathrow Airport back in July. Despite his stellar take on casual wear, he also knows how to clean up nicely: In April, while guiding Hadid out of a restaurant, he opted for a high street look, wearing a long, tailored plaid green coat, and in March, for a Burberry after-party, he astutely paid attention to the details of his outfit, matching his red socks to the silk lining of his dinner jacket. But he isn’t the only chic member of Hadid’s muscle squad. In Paris, she’s been known to hire a sleek protector with a sleazy-chic style; one of his standout numbers was a sheeny grey suit worn over a male-cleavage-revealing black button-down.
Could celebrity bodyguards become a new source of designer inspiration? Possibly. Vetements included the profession’s cousin— the “bouncer” look—in its stereotype-themed runway lineup for the Fall 2017 collection. Maybe there is something to that polished, pec-skimming, take-no-prisoners look after all—and besides, a man who can keep bad guys at bay and look good while doing it is a man worth keeping around.