MEANWHILE IN BEIGE ISLAND,

MENSWEAR AFRICA Beige is slowly taking over my wardrobe, this three button hopsack jacket from racing green is the third beige jacket I have picked up this year, and it just happens to be my favorite one for obvious reasons ; soft tailoring, unconstructed and very flattering silhouette makes it hard to go through the weekend without this jacket.

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CHASE, KAFTAN & SNEAKERS

chase recording artist street style R&b recording artist Chase, knows how to put a note or two into his personal style. Since I have known this gentleman his take on modern style has always been refreshing. Stemming from street wear myself, I find it very inspiring to see the culture morphing into a platform where personal style is becoming so easy to incorporate.

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THE GREEN TIED BANDIT

menswear tiesWith the slew of weddings lined up, I am glad I picked this candy green tie from the iconic brooks brothers. I have quite a number of green ties but none as loud as this , which I think is  perfect for showboating at an event like a wedding. Choosing ties with which part of your wardrobe it will fit in definitely helps, be it formal or casual it helps you avoid picking up ties you might never get to wear, utility is key .

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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.

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 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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WEEKEND CRUSADER

allen coleman stylist africa menswearIn comparison to workwear my casual wardrobe has been a difficult one to build. Coming from a Sneakers and t shirt background it has taken me quite a while to firmly place my feet down when it comes to dressing down when I am off work. I haven’t done too bad and on days when I get to pull out my one of my favorite weekend jacket from Tommy Hilfiger I can almost feel the finish line coming on.People tend to think wearing jackets on a weekend is too dressy but I think the pivot rests on how it’s worn.  I love wearing jackets on the weekend, aside from looking well put together it easily. Sails through any occasion from lunch to late night meetings.

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