photo: allen a coleman
what-i-wore \ Shirt by Ralph lauren. Shorts by dickies.Loafers by GH BASS.Tote bag by Coach
Mixing classic menswear items with street wear is where I call my second home. Growing up I was knee deep in street wear, so deep I never thought I would be able to even rock a shirt let alone a tie, now I find my myself at my best mixing my first love (street wear) with what I have grown to love. A lot of guys are not comfortable with the idea of a suit a pair of sneakers, I don’t blame them, and mastering the suit itself is a journey let alone mixing it something as edgy as street wear so I understand why most men steer away. Pairing pair of sneakers and a suit simply boils down to the old bone in the book of menswear; proportions. If you are thinking of trying out the look I would advise you bank on sneakers with slimmer silhouettes that will compliment a nicely tailored suit, bulky looking sneakers will definitely throw your proportions off the scale. Keep the contrast clean, the solid navy sneakers definitely stands its ground against the less distracting double breasted suit.
Suit by Canali ,pocket square by J. Crew,sneakers by NEW BALANCE/ JOHN LOBB , glasses by cutler and gross
I love sleepers; that’s what we call sneakers that very one and their mum don’t queue around the block for but still pack a punch. These 100% leather upper with contracting rubber soles are just about clean enough for that sunny Saturday, I am personally in love with the white number, pairing them with a pair of distressed light wash denim wouldn’t hurt at all. Shop here
I am totally in love with these Denim high top sneakers with vulcanized rubber sole in red from Diesel. The red vulcanized rubber sole definitely contracts perfectly with the jean- themed detailing denim upper. As a big fan of distressed denim the fade on these sneakers makes them an ultimate favorite, at $170 this baby might just make its way into my recently revived collection of sneakers
I have started buying sneakers again , I have also saved my Sunday afternoon 4pm slot as ‘’time with the girls(shoes)’’, my religious habit of wearing oxford shirts on Saturday is still in church mode and I really need to know others seem to think pairing them with a bow tie is too dressy for the weekend , I think can’t stop listening to Sam smith’s Latched because it reminds me of Dita’s smile, I love how my beard is growing, I feel scruffy but kept at the same time, strange? I know
All photos : Allen A. Coleman
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The highlight of our weekend ; we got the chance to ransack the new @blossomWednesday Vintage shop a day before it opened its doors to the public, we are pretty excited about this shop, it’s been quite a journey seeing this brand grow from a ‘’phone shop’’ to a ground store in just under two years. Aside that, Dita and I were up to our usual no good, sampling night market foods and scoping out new hang out spots. I got to take my new unconstructed three button blazer from Ralph Lauren for quick spin and it turned into a two day affair, it felt like second skin so I wore through out the weekend, blame me?
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