We speak to influencer @stanleydru about style, success and Netflix!

@stanleydru wearing Base London Acker Loafers

What have you learnt as an influencer that you could apply to succeeding in life? 

As an influencer you learn to deal with rejection a lot. Whether it’s content you’ve created or a brand who decides not to work with you – you’ve got to take the negativity on the chin and keep beavering on! 

I think maintaining that strength to stay driven and focused through rejection is so important in life, resilience is key. I find you get more no’s than yeses in this industry, but that just makes the yeses so much more important and satisfying! 

What tunes do you have on repeat at the moment?

I’ve got such an eclectic taste! My tunes of the moment are:

Raye- Love me again

Katy Perry – Never really over

Wild Game – Michael Calfan

Joys- Roberto Surace

Muna – I know a place


Which shows are you currently binging on Netflix?

I’m Currently binging on Euphoria, it’s one of the most shocking series I’ve seen, it’s so risqué!! My biggest obsession is ‘The Handmaids Tale’ is not on Netflix, but it’s my actual addiction! It’s one of those shows I need to prepare my evening before I watch!  I have to eat food first, then there has to be the right lighting, I need the right atmosphere and absolute silence- no toilet breaks, just the show… I buzz off it!! 

How would you describe your style?

It’s hard to describe my style, sometimes I like to be on trend, then sometimes I literally just do me. If I feel good in an outfit and its visually pleasing, then I’ll go with it! When the suns out, I’d say my style was American 70’s porn star with my tiny shorts and skinny t shirts, if there’s an excuse to get my legs out, I WILL!


What’s your number one tip for guys struggling to put an outfit together?

NEVER worry about what anyone else will think or say. When you’re putting an outfit on then you’ve got to remember, like anything else, you will never please everybody. So only please YOU! 

If you stand in front of a mirror and smile, then you’ve got this and go with it! That’s how I style any of my outfits, if I look back at myself and say YES, then I’m wearing it! 

The garment you can’t live without and why?

My cream denim overshirt/jacket has been a saviour! It was a transitional piece from SS now coming out of summer into autumn, its light weight, structured and tonal and goes with so many of my outfits! 

I also can’t live without my Reiss stripy trousers, it can be worn casual or smart, I love garments that have dual purpose and can go from day to night (with just a few tweaks) 


What is your favourite footwear style of all time and why?

For casual I love simple white sneakers, clean, tonal and minimal! For smart I love Monk shoes, there’s something so smart about a double buckle monk shoe! However, I am partial to a well-made slip on loafer, my favourites right now are the Base London Acker Burnished loafer, they literally elevate any outfit!

@stanleydru wearing Base London Acker Loafers

Where can we find you online and what do you have coming up?

You can find me on Instagram @stanleydru 😊I have a number of exciting campaigns coming up with some brilliant brands, so keep an eye on some sophisticated content I’ll be dropping soon!

@stanleydru wearing Base London Acker Loafers