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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DOUBLE BREASTED JACKET + CHINOS

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I never in a million years thought a pair of beige chinos would go on to be one of the most worn items in my wardrobe. I practically lived through high school in a pair, I couldn’t wait to go out into real world and Ditch them for good, little did I know I was going to fall right back in love with them. I have gone on to love  these beige chinos so much my casual wardrobe has pretty much built itself around it. One thing I love about menswear is that the bread crumbs will never lead you astray, the said classics have a way of proving themselves.

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BRITISH INTELLIGENCE

Allen coleman stylistBefore this unconstructed peak lapel seer sucker jacket I always thought of British tailoring as unbearably boring and in dire need of character, thanks to mr Hackett I might just have to do a 180 in shame. Soft shoulders, peak lapels with functioning cuffs right off the rack might just make a this brand a main stay in my wardrobe. With a fit like this right off the rack  it’s easy to understand why it’s one of Britain’s favorite menswear brands. I don’t think I have gathered enough guts to wear a full piece seer sucker suit just yet, for now I think I’ll stick to pairing them with separates and keep the ketchup off my fish and chips.

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DOUBLE BREASTED JACKET BY LORO PIANA

183027_mrp_in_xl Daydreaming about having my favorite vanilla and chocolate cookies at my Favourite cafe in this half lined cotton double breasted blazer from north of Italy’s celebrated menswear pillar is what I usually do with my downtime at work. I am not going to dive into how amazing the brand is; as far as visuals go, justice has been done, this jacket is a beauty!

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MORNING BLUES

IMG_0597 Picking out a suit, shirt and a tie is like figuring out sitting positions for a wedding; you don’t put uncle chatter box with auntie chatterbox, that’s just a recipe for destruction. The trick is to find the right mix of contrast, and trust me it doesn’t come easy, there are no coded steps to achieving the ability of keeping it simple without a sweat but a few pointers definitely make it a tad bit smoother . Personally, I copied looks off the internet till I found my own stride, mistakes led to discoveries and then, soon after, my mentors were giving me the thumbs up (that is what 30 likes on style forum mean).

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TIE PORN, THE SEVEN FOLD TIE

IMG_9154The internet has been a blessing, a about a few years ago my idea of the holy grail of ties had a picture of an artisan sewing away on the finest silk there is somewhere in Naples. By way of the internet and some resourceful books comes the seven fold tie,

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CUT OFF JACKETS & HORSE BIT LOAFERS

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Slowly I am finding my step in the casual wear section. For years I have struggled to really settle in with my casual wardrobe, it’s been quite a hassle especially from the kind of the street wear background that i got sucked in at an early age. Lately i find comfort mixing the edge i inherited from street wear into my sartorial wardrobe, personally i think the balance defines me perfectly.

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