NEIGHBORHOOD FALL/WINTER 14

17-09-2014_neighborhood_1947baseballtee_navy_1 Totally digging Japanese brand Neighborhood’s fall/winter 14 collection, I have a few favorites from the collection but I decided to show ones that top my list. The retro baseball t shirt is just pure genius, I don’t know why I didn’t see this coming with street wear’s recent love affair with baseball apparel. The color work and font is so reminiscent of retro baseball jerseys. These are great pieces I would love to repeat from season to season.
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EYES #6, THE WATCHER

IMG_164n3 Eyes are the organs of vision. As basic as that sounds i find the eyes to be open of the intriguing and complex part of the human body. In portrait photography it’s encouraged to focus on the eyes, simply because it usually forms the focal point of the image, an eye in an eye.Over the years I have pretty become very obsessed with the human eye, especially in captured images. The eye authenticates emotion displayed in images, for example, it’s easy to spot a manufactured smile from a real one from the subject’s eye. I find the eye more intriguing when the subject has a blank expression, it automatically becomes a blank canvas with which you can paint any thought or emotion for the subject. I will be featuring 50 photographs under the theme project named EYEs, 20 of which will be available for sale upon request when the project is completed. Thank you. 

OSEI-DURO X FRESHWALLSTREET

IMG_9933 This is sneak peek of an upcoming feature on the lovely duo behind the brand OSEI-DURO and a preview of their latest collection for an online publication that i can’t name just yet.Dita and i had tons of fun with the duo on the shoot which was in their lovely home studio, i can’t wait to show you guys what we ended up shooting after goofing about all afternoon.I am going to let you guys in on the feature when it goes up. I want to thank everyone who made this happen. PEACE! IMG_9751Featured garment in first photo by OSEI-DURO, Print pants in second photo by OSEI-DURO ( photo by Allen Coleman )

CURATED METALS, WITH MR. TJ LETSA

IMG_0257 I love jewelry, but unfortunately it falls under the category of things that come to life on everyone else apart from me. Meet fellow photographer Mr letsa (pronounced le•tcher), I bumped into him the other day and I wasn’t about to let him slide without getting a shot of his well curated metals.Men tend to over do jewelry, yet its quite surprising how Mr. Letsa pulls his off without coming off gaudy. I love the brass and the anchored rope bracelet very much, makes me want to start sacking up bracelets again. I really fancy pinky rings, but for some unknown reason every ring wants to come off my finger after 5 seconds flat.I guess it won’t hurt  sticking  to the appreciation chair till I gather up guts, enjoy.

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TAILORED DENIM + DOUBLE BREASTED BAZER

allen coleman creative menswearLast week, I was looking forward to the weekend, just so I could test drive my new and old light wash denim pants. I have been obsessing about scoring a pair for years, yes, for years; my picky self won’t settle for anything less than perfect when it comes to the big bad washed denim. I came across this pair on one of my thrift rendezvous and just by the wash and the little details I knew I had found it. The denim pants were a little generous in the waist and length, but the distressed patch that settled right on my knee and the little coffee stains made it hard for me not to chance my arm on it. After a couple of days I picked the denim pants up from my tailor’s and they were just as I had imagined them, perfect. I love the look of tailored denim pants, they look cleaner with no break and it definitely helps not to walk around like I scored it from the dad jeans section.

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TASSEL ESPADRILLES BY AXEL ARIGATO.

natural-1 A few summers ago when espadrilles popped back unto popularity, I  tried gravitating towards them but the force field wasn’t having it, and maybe my wardrobe was too busy getting acquainted with all the new things classic menswear had to offer in my early days, never the less the universe didn’t give up on my struggle with summer’s staple choice of footwear. A few years down and I back here all in gratitude to Axel arigato’s beautiful take on the espadrilles. I can completely see my self four pairs deep in these full vamp tassel loafer inspired espadrilles courtsey the man who set out to conquer the world of menswear at the age of 13. I am particularly fond of the neutral color ways of the upper and the contrast pop of the tassels, true genius.

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