Percival Profiles | Yung Filly

Behind the scenes with the all-conquering face of our new AW21 collection

“Being well-dressed is my kind of happiness”

…said Yung Filly on Instagram recently. We’re not going to disagree with that. Especially considering he’s pictured here dressed head to toe in the first drop from Percival’s AW21 collection. Wears it well, doesn’t he?

YouTuber, musician, comedian, presenter. With 100m people watching him, it’s no wonder Yung Filly does it all with a smile. Not to mention style, modesty, charisma… In fact, if we didn’t like him so much, we’d have to hate his guts. 

We met Yung Filly in Brydges Place, a private members dining and social club. Established as ‘Two Brydges’ in August 1982, a stone’s throw from Trafalgar Square in the heart of London’s theatreland, this place is steeped in old-school, offline glamour. Big red carpets and thick velvet curtains. It was the world before YouTube.

Yung Filly wears The Watcher Check Sherlock jacket

Yung Filly on Social Media

Today’s social club is, of course, social media where Yung Filly is a platinum member. He has millions of followers who tune in for his music, his personality and his perspective. He’s the embodiment of the modern entertainer, his success on YouTube and other platforms leading to more opportunities in TV, on radio and beyond. 

As well as releasing his own music, he’s presented his own shows, looked after the global launch of a FIFA game and even played (and scored) for England in this year’s Soccer Aid. Not under Gareth Southgate but hey, you can’t have everything.

It’s all the more impressive when you understand that success didn’t come easily. Yung Filly was born in Columbia and moved to the UK as a refugee when he was a child (“It makes you appreciate all the lit stuff a lot more,” he said in a recent video).

He’s also refreshingly honest about more recent struggles. He has spoken of his experience with anxiety and the panic attacks that came as a result of being catapulted into the public eye. Yung Filly is also philosophical about the double-edged sword of social media. “There’s beautiful sides to it, but then there’s mad negative sides to it,” he said in a recent interview.

Yung Filly Style

We couldn’t think of anyone better to show off our latest drop. We like to think the AW21 collection has a bit of understated glamour about it. It’s still all about modern wardrobe staples that you can wear for anything, but the palette’s rich and so are the fabrics.

Filly wears our ever popular Sherlock jacket, this season realised in a limited edition checkered Italian wool blend. It’s at home in the refined surroundings of Brydges Place, but yes, you can absolutely wear it to the pub.

He’s also wearing the flannel workshirt in navy and tan check. Based on our classic outershirt with a slightly longer body, it’s made from a heavyweight Italian wool and features two neat welt pockets and breast pockets. Plus, like Percival and Yung Filly himself, it’s manufactured right here in London.

Like what you see? Shop all of Yung Filly’s looks below.