When I feature someone for my Model Behavior weekly series, I typically never mention them again. I just realized this recently. So silly on my part. To correct this grave wrong, I’m going to start updating you on some of my favorite previously featured male models from the past when I came across new fashion spreads. The second I saw this one, I just had to share it with you.
Ryan Bertroche was a Model Behavior selection back in March 2011. I forgot how sexy his lips were. Since then, his star has only risen in the fashion industry, booking fashion editorial after another. Snapped by photographer Doug Inglish, Ryan appears in a fashion story, titled “Doheny Drive“, for the fall/winter 2012 issue of Numéro Homme China. Styled by Tim Lim, Bertroche is captured wearing pieces from Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Levis to name a few.
When I first saw the black and white images, two references came to mind. The pompadour hair he sports reminds me of James Dean circa A Rebel Without A Cause era. With the abundance of leather goods, ranging from suspenders and pants, I’m reminded of those gay graphic illustrations by Tom of Finland. All you homos out there know what I’m talking about. If not, Google it. Check out the images below and see if you get the same kinky vibe.
What do you think of the photos? My personal favorite is the one of Ryan sitting with his left ball sneaking a peek out of those leather booty shorts. How about you? For more photos from Ryan Betroche’s spread in Numero Homme China, click here.