Whether I'd like to admit it or not, I'm certainly ready for spring. There's a slight excitement when each season approaches, I'm wintered out and ready to ditch the Heavy Jackets for something a bit more light and colorful. I generally dress with my mood, my body felt a little pretentious and decided to dress with a mix of spring, more so I decided to test the winds and play with my textures and layering.Read More
As we know I am a huge advocate of Menswear, I generally get asked A lot why such the preference? The detailing in menswear speaks to me and since the day I was able to walk it became a part of who I was. I remembered growing up fascinated with the suits men had on in movies. I get a little bubbled up inside when people tend to not know the difference between a Men's suit and a Women's and the difference in fit. Which will also explain my personal preference towards Men's Suits.
The parts of a suit coat are typically the same for men and women, consisting of collars, lapels, gorges (where the collar meets the lapel), pockets, vents, pleats and cuffs. The cut or "silhouette," of a man's jacket will be decidedly different from that of a woman's jacket. Men's jackets are often boxy in shape with only minor detailing through the midriff, whereas a woman's jacket will often be more fitted with princess seaming, a design element that curves in at the midriff shaping the figure.
The only standard design feature on a man's lapel is a buttonhole for a boutonnière, a place to add a decorative flower. The special design element specific to a man's suit coat are mostly hidden on the inside, where he has a host of silk pockets built into the lining to hold all his papers, accouterments and carry-on wallets, identification and other necessities.
Fabric choices also differentiate a man's suit from a female's. High twisted fabrics with draping or "hand" such as silk blends, or sometimes a "microfiber" on a more casual suit, are the main choices for men
I've always wanted to accessories more and grab staple pieces that stood out to me. Spring/Summer is one of the best times to get the accessory game up since you won't be layering as much. So I'm hoping this is only the start and I'd get the hang of this ring things a bit more. (Click on images)
Rings by Nikolai Rose ( @Nikolairose)
Watch by Rolex
Gucci has definitely stepped its game up, with their new creative director Alessandro Michele. I really love the vision he has created by Gucci. As you all know I'm obsessed with prints lol. This is the perfect statement piece for Spring. (Click on images)
Sneakers & Sandals by Gucci
Summer Eve aka Spring lol, normally prepares us for the heat wave thats about to approach us. Summer is the perfect time for BBQ's, vacations, weekend trips and hit the beach. I recently purchased this weekended bag from Res Ipa. Its roomy, durable and fits perfectly in an overhead bin.
Bag by Res Ipa (@Resipausa)
Flip Flops By Gucci
Hat by Sahle Jack (@sahle_selassie)
Who do you identify as? What do you want to be acknowledged as?
I get asked that question a lot and sometimes I do battle with it. Not because I don't know who I am but TO GIVE INTO SOCIETY'S LABEL for what they find perfect to address me as. It's difficult seeing everyone trying to fit in where they fit in. Then you wonder where do I fit in? Which group or label should I associate myself with? Why should I have to fit in a group? Why do i even have to fit in?
Photo by: Matthew Mendez
The older I get the more I'm learning quality means everything. I'm very big on researching everything I spend money on. Accessories play a major role on how I put a look together. It helps me create different looks that expresses my style. One of the best things that made my life easier is ordering through subscriptions. This leads me to discuss the subscription box I've been using.
LustBox is a monthly accessories subscription. Each month I receive 4 accessories such as socks, ties, tie bars, bow ties or pins of the hottest trends. I received a variety of products from brands such as Lord Wellington, Southern Gents, Jimmy Lion, Nic & Mel etc. Check LustBox out. You won't be disappointed!
Photo by: Joei Blount
One of my favorite color is blue, I instantly fell in love with this blazer. I felt like going out of the norm with my tuxedo shirt, sometimes we can bend the rules a little and have a little fun right? I love how well it fits with a bowtie so I felt it was only right. With a little wind blowing you could add a vest for warmth it also doesn't take away too much from the fit/blazer.