THE REPUBLICANZ

IMG_6896Last week my favorite spot in the city celebrated their anniversary with a well deserved bang. The bang came in a slew of good live music, good people and drinks for the memorable. I didn’t plan on staying too long but the music held me hostage till dawn.I didn’t start taking pictures till later in the night when my favorite act(EFYA)took to the stage, so excuse the shabby photo cover. Happy Monday everyone

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THAT WASN’T VERY VERSACE OF YOU

IMG_7220 I keep hammering on the fact that I purchase tie on how visually pleasing they are and how they were made. I have never made branding an issue till this purchase. This purchase was a slap in the face because I hate Versace and everything the brand stands for. I’ll never hesitate to put Versace at the helm of the reason why I dislike the world of fashion.

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DITA’S PIECE

IMG_6100For a while now, I have been convincing Dita to play around with Ankara fabrics, but my rants usually lead her to the deeper end of her honest dislike for the fabric, which has had a really popular run around the world. I used to share the same affection with this fabric, but I have grown to appreciate it with time. I have always had a problem with the motifs on most of the fabrics that flood the market,

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TOP BOSS, TOP BUTTON.

tumblr_n5epvz6f4S1rf1jvro1_1280 I recently discovered this photo of a 1982 gentleman wearing five buttoned jacket with just the top button done up and I instantly caught some fresh dose of inspiration behind my desk. Without color it’s pretty much easy to stare at this photo on end just of the sheer execution of fit and the very infectious sense of character.

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A LITTLE OVER THE EDGE, JUST A BIT .

allen coleman style I am always encouraging people to play Around with their wardrobe but it seems I never do. Coming from a t-shirt and pair of jeans background, stepping to a more sartorial plane sort of convinced me there was little room to play about without running into another  rule of thumb. Lately without too much thought  I have been trying to incorporate a little edge from my street wear days into my wardrobe, and these gum soled wallabees from Clarks couldn’t have picked a better time to make a comeback on my shoe rack.

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RACING GREEN.

racing green ties vintage ties

 yes i am back again, showing off my new finds but this time with new friend, Thomas  shellstagger. Thomas speaks spanish and a little bit of german, plus he loves the smell of new ties, especially the ones that come in earthy colors.This tie holds the favorite title in my tie rack right with the most minimal wear, why? i don’t want everyone getting use to it so pull it out during on the eve of game of thrones finales, now thats a schedule.

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REAL LIFE SMILEY FEAT THIS P.Y.T

street photography in africaI realized very early in my project to spread smiley faces across the world that the task of letting my audience and especially my subjects to trust and understand my vision was inevitable .I Learnt firsthand how difficult that was in the case of doing that in minutes of meeting a stranger. I saw this lady right after listening session from one of my favorite street jazz band, as soon as saw her the visual printed of her smiling in my head was instant.

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THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WALKING

russel and bromleyAfter I picked up a suede desert boot from Russell and bromley last year ignorantly thought I had exhausted any space for boots in my wardrobe till I came across this beautiful pair of brown leather chukka boots during one of my trips to the thrift store.

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