OSEI-DURO X FRESHWALLSTREET

IMG_9933 This is sneak peek of an upcoming feature on the lovely duo behind the brand OSEI-DURO and a preview of their latest collection for an online publication that i can’t name just yet.Dita and i had tons of fun with the duo on the shoot which was in their lovely home studio, i can’t wait to show you guys what we ended up shooting after goofing about all afternoon.I am going to let you guys in on the feature when it goes up. I want to thank everyone who made this happen. PEACE! IMG_9751Featured garment in first photo by OSEI-DURO, Print pants in second photo by OSEI-DURO ( photo by Allen Coleman )

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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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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#CHALEWOTE-FESTIVAL ‘ 14 , DAY 1

IMG_1135 l Poetry,dance,music,paintings beautifully littered everywhere and an ant like crowd definitely woke the city up to ART. I apologize for having too much fun and not concentrating on catching everything for you guys but I hope this chips away every brick of disappointment.

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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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FRATELLI OF LINEN

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 When you live in the tropics, there are two things a man can’t turn down; a scoop of ice cream on a sunny day and a well tailored linen jacket.This linen blend jacket is beautiful, even though it’s missing a bit of it’s birthmark wrinkles,the way it drapes more than makes up for it. A suit has to have character, it’s said that it is necessary for the man to make the suit, but there is definitely nothing wrong with the suit setting the tone. This jacket has character, slipping into it almost feels like stepping into a movie role.

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