Carlos Costa never fails to inspire us with his effortless rock n roll get ups that combine tailored Farah pieces with his trademark tattoos and impressive beard. Find out else inspires him,what he is looking forward to in 2017 and his favourite AW16 Farah pieces as we got to know his ‘Farah Essentials’.

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NAME: CARLOS COSTA

OCCUPATION: SOCIAL INFLUENCER / MODEL

LOCATION: BOURNEMOUTH

Songs this year… The Black Keys – Lonely Boy, First Aid kit – My Silver lining, Rival Sons – Electric Man

Places to take a date… Eiffel Tower, Venice, SXSW Festival

Films/ Series… Stranger Things, Vikings, Game of Thrones

Clubs/ Bars… I don’t drink so would have to be music venues – Brixton o2 academy. The Roundhouse. 60 million postcards – Bournemouth for the smaller band scene!

Albums, ever… Nirvana – unplugged in New York, Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Blood Sugar sex and Magik, The National – Trouble will find me

Life influences… Music, My partner, Positivity

Gadgets… My Cameras (digital and manual) Espresso coffee machine (absolute coffee addict) Phone – I’d be jobless without it!

Places to travel… Bali Portugal Austin, Texas

Friends you’d like to shout out… My best friend and my partner Jenna (@leneed) My brother from another mother (and soon to be best man) Telmo (@telbonnie) My good friend and tutor Eric Bandholdz (@ericbandholz)

Goals for 2017… Become the best husband I can be (wedding August 2017!) Road trip South / West coast America Improve my photography skills further Words you’d like to end this with… All you need is love. No matter what, love one another.

Favourite AW16 Farah pieces and why?

THE KELSHALL CABLE KNIT JUMPER

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THE OTLEY JACKET

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THE OTLEY JACKET CAMEL

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All of this 3 pieces are iconic items and I think every man should have them in their wardrobe. Earth tones and shearling collars are my favourite, which are also the key colours and fabric for this autumn/winter.