Adnan, who earns his money selling fruit in the centre of Erbil, is really into dressing sharp. In his free time he likes to go shopping, pose in a suit, tie and pocket square, and upload his shots on social media. There has been a movement of guys dressing like British gentlemen or Italian fashionistas in Kurdistan for a while already. Some are organising and publicising gentlemen gatherings under the name “Mister Erbil”, which even drew international media coverage in early 2017. Among many local young men, Mr. Erbil seems to have found an enthusiastic following, and Adnan said that he loved their style.