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#HowTheyDoDapper: Brandon Hood

by Priya Pappu |

Brandon wears the June kerchief and Silken lapel pins

We are so excited to be back with our #HowTheyDoDapper series, and we can't think of anyone better suited to bring in 2022 with a bang! Everyone, meet Brandon. Brandon is a brilliantly talented artist across several mediums - acting, interior design, art direction, wardrobe design, and those are just the ones he's specifically shared with us! Basically, if it has an aesthetic, Brandon's magic touch is guaranteed to make it look better. He's just got an eye! One quick look at his Instagram showcases his daring editorial concepts and vivid styling. We were so intrigued by the C+L items he picked out to style, and couldn't wait to see the finished looks. Brandon boldly took the Stella tie and June kerchief into a completely new direction - and we are obsessed with the results!

Read on to get acquainted with our multi-talented friend, Brandon. 


Name, pronouns: Brandon Hood, he/they

Find them looking dapper in: Nashville, TN and soon Los Angeles, CA!

Tell us a little bit about the story you're writing in your Clifton+Leopold: 

An ever changing chameleon, exploring my creativity. Allowing myself the freedom to express my ideas, desires, emotions and creativity - whatever it may be on my journey and without the approval or permission of anyone else. I’ve always wanted to experience as much as possible. To explore, to play, to use all the colors in the box. To promote freedom of expression and beauty in all forms. To envision something beautiful and have it materialize in front of me and release it out into the world so that it can bring joy, empowerment, inspiration - that’s like a superpower and that’s the legacy I want to leave. 

Complete this sentence: I love the C + L ___________ because _________: 

I love the C + L aesthetic because it’s quirky, versatile and confident. 

What is currently atop your C + L wishlist? 
Presently finding different ways to wear the lapel pins and may need all of them. Seriously, they’re like Pokémon, gotta catch ‘em all. 

It's a Saturday! What are you doing?

Weekends are normally for catching up on auditions and creative content prep…but mostly naps

Your ultimate dapper icon: 

It’s so varied from day to day. From Harry Styles and Jeff Goldblum all the way back to Cary Grant

It's quitting time on any given day. What are you sipping on? All the water I forgot to drink that day

A dance party is not complete without (song or artist): 80s and 90s hits (and don’t be stingy with the Britney)

Tell us, what makes you feel dapper?

Expressing emotion and creativity through fashion and feeling confident and free in that creation. The human form is just another canvas and we are all free to cover it in whatever speaks to us. 

Where can we find you on the internet?

Insta @brandonhoodofficial


Brandon, we are so honored to call you a friend of Clifton+Leopold! Thank you for living unapologetically as yourself and infusing so much beauty into this world. We love what you said about your goal to explore, to play, to use all the colors in the box. Let's all adopt that mantra as we commit to making 2022 a beautiful year! 


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