THE SINGLE MONK STRAP

IMG_1747Ever since the double monk strap became the best thing since the Internet in menswear world, the single monk strap has quietly established itself as the official shoe for the “real bad boys only” club. The single monk strap is conservative yet it’s subtle touch of edge does not go unnoticed. I picked this single monk strap out for a female client who adores menswear inspired shoes ( we will be stocking a few of these gems on the blog’s store once it goes live). These iconic beauties have done what all the classic menswear staples have achieved with ease, crossing the gender barrier and validating their obvious appeal in both wardrobes. The single monk strap; bad boys and girls only. (photo : allen coleman for a WOODEN MEMORY STORE )

VINTAGE FRIDAY, TWICE AS DAPPER

scan0002 On my quest to document style during the 50′s in Africa with focus on Ghana pre and post independence, I have unearthed a number of beautiful images that i am so excited to share with the rest of the world .These photos were sourced from  the private photo collections of certain individuals who have identified with my cause to document style in the golden 50′s.The photo above features two immaculately dressed Ghanaian gentlemen with an unsubtle appreciation for British tailoring.With Exaggerated lapels, a relaxed cut with more essence on fit, it’s very apparent our British colonial masters left traces of themselves in the wardrobe of the 50′s Ghanaian gentleman.I will be posting more photos from my research every now and then so be on the lookout, and kindly lend me your thoughts on this if you have any.thank you

VINTAGE HERMES TIE

IMG_1281If you frequent thrift shops then you know coming across vintage gems like this Hermes silk tie comes with patience and an eagle eye for the ‘’good good’’.  .Just as we promised , Till the online thrift store opens we are going to give you a sneak peek into  our stock of the  ‘’good good’’ just to make you get a tad bit anxious for what’s in store . We take pride in the selected items that have been carefully curated with a heavy sartorial approach. Every feature will also be featured on our Face book page with more product photos. The vintage silk ties will be retailing for 40-50 USD, any update on the pricing will be made known. Thank you for all the support.

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VINTAGE SATURDAY ♣ THE THREE BUTTON SUIT

cool-si-05-11-1959-097-M5Every times sift through my collection of 50′s ads I wonder where the three button suit went . I am gonna confess that I am slowly falling in love with his classic staple . I have a feeling it will compliment a much taller person , and the mysterious feel of  the cool that overcomes one who buttons it up properly with ease is very tempting . ♣

STREET STYLE AFRICA ♣ LOVE IN BOOTS

IMG_0635♣  If you have been a fan of the blog for a hot minute then this face shouldn’t be new to you . Running into ms Lowry is like running into jungle box head first , you will never know  what is going to come out from her magic  bag of style . I have probably mentioned how much I love women in over sized men’s shirts about a Million times on here . I haven’t even gotten over women in Jordan’s and here come the ones in chukka boots .

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VINTAGE FRIDAY ♣ A MAN’S WORLD

Annex - Cagney, James (One, Two, Three)_01 “It is said that man has never looked as good as he did in the 50′s . When I browse through street style photos from Pitti Uomo I am tempted to disagree , but I simply cannot imagine anything as dreamy as the 50′s era when men didn’t need a  reason to look like they woke up to conquer to world “

VINTAGE FRIDAY ♣ WHEN IT ROAMED

A MILLION YESTERDAYS AGO, THE GLOSSY PAGES OF MAGAZINE PUBLICATIONS WERE JUST THE BACKYARD OF ELEGANCE. LIKE A BEACON OF REVERED TRUTH, IT ROAMED EVERY CORNER WITH DISTINCT GRACE AND SHEER AUTHORITY. IT EXISTED UNIQUELY WITH NO TIES TO OPULENCE THAT IS ASSOCIATED WITH IT TODAY. THROUGH TIME, THE WALKING SPACE OF ELEGANCE HAS BEEN KNOCKED TO THE 8.25” X 11.375” MEASUREMENT OF MAGAZINES PAGES, CATAPULTED BY THE INTENT TO SELL A FORCE THAT ONCE ROAMED THESE STREETS FREELY. ♣

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