With a stench of energy drinks, musty clothes and Lynx deodorant, teenage boys’ bedrooms aren’t always the most appealing of places. But Brooklyn Beckham is not your typical teenager. With Victoria for a mum (and, frankly, David for a dad), you imagine his bedroom smells of Diptyque candles and Tom Ford cologne.
While we can’t provide Smell-O-Vision, these images of the 15-year-old for Man About Town magazine do let us peek behind the “Keep Out” sign on the door – or an imagined, 90s-themed film set of a teenage bedroom anyway. Wearing a striped vest, Brooklyn proudly shows off the new hint of adolescent armpit fuzz, headphones round his neck, with a backdrop of Eminem and Star Wars I posters. He’s also on the magazine’s cover, sporting a smart, on-trend bomber, and the serious expression of someone about to embark on a life of photoshoots.
The firstborn Beckham was always going to be a cover star. While his little brother Romeo beat him as the first to a campaign – Burberry’s, in 2012 – Brooklyn bided his time. His mum’s first fashion cover was for Pop – one which marked the beginning of her entry into fashion‘s inner circle – and Brooklyn has also gone for a niche magazine with high fashion cred.
These pictures were shot by Alasdair McLellan, who works with everyone from Vogue to the Gentlewoman, and masterminded by editor-in-chief Ben Reardon (formerly of i-D magazine and GQ Style), for his debut at the helm of Man About Town. It’s a neat move – Beckham senior was on the previous issue – but you wouldn’t expect anything less. This is just the start for the next generation of Beckhams. They are now officially a style dynasty. Harper on the cover of Vogue can only be a matter of time.