Men's Fashion Illustration Portrait of Jose Barbour

Joseph Barbour
Instagram: josebarbour_

Where is home for you? 
Home for me is currently Norfolk Virginia

If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? 
Easily New York City

If you could only have one pair of shoes, what color would they be? 
If I could only have one color of shoes it would be a dark cognac

Podcasts or audiobooks?

Extroverted or Introverted? 
Extremely Extroverted

If you were a dragon, what would you hoard?
Shoes for sure


Has one piece of art, literature or music helped shape who you are today?

When I was about 16 years old I developed a liking for those classic crooner tunes like those by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, and even modern artists like Michael Bublé. These musicians and the music they made held my attention for years until my liking of their music grew into an intrigue of the lifestyle surrounding it. This inspired me in both my dress and hobbies during my free time. From my more classic menswear-inspired wardrobe, to my love of cigars and fine spirits. Their music did and continues to influence my life every day.

What does your favorite article of clothing say about you?

My favorite piece of clothing is something that makes it into every single one of my outfits every single day. It is my signet ring, worn on my right hand's ring finger. It is sterling silver with a black onyx at its center, and was a gift from my mother years ago. As far as what it says about me, aside from being an incredibly dope looking ring, it reminds anyone who knows me about how much my mother and by extension, my family mean to me. Growing up I learned from my mother that family is one of the most important things in this life, and I am reminded of that each time I put on my ring in the morning. This ring says that above almost all else I am very family oriented at heart and take things of that matter very seriously.

Photo of the Sunflowerman men's fashion illustration sketchbook