So glad to be back to normal schedule programming. The give-away items have all been got in the right sizes and are on they are on their way to the winners. Congratulations once more and thank you to everyone that participated.
Quite a number of our male readers have asked for a male feature, so I have come around to getting one and this week, still in line with what we represent, Work Fashion. “A gent on his grind”. Whoop, we are going down testosterone lane!!!!!
Occupation: Stylist, Personal Shopper and Blogger
Interests: Fashion, Movies and Travelling.
#1 – Business Meeting
According to JS, when dressing up for a meeting, a formal one at that, you should avoid T-shirts or jeans, make sure you get stuff that suits you to enable you exude confidence and enhance attractiveness. Lastly, no flashy colours or uncomfortable shoes.
Above, the striped blue/grey tie matches the blue shirt and handkerchief..if you pay attention to detail, you’d notice the same blue colour can be seen on the socks.
Style – Corporate
Inspiration – A business meeting
#2 – Summer Time Fly
He was going to have drinks at the pub with his mates today.
Summer inspired clothes basically. Light blue blazer, purple floral shirt, coloured handkerchief and a pair of white trousers. Matched with, all black accessories; loafers, belt and wrist-watch for some degree of co-ordination.
Style – Urban Dandy
Inspiration – The season, summer.
#3 – Burgundy
This look is simply a how-to-rock-a-burgundy-suit one.
Due to the fact that burgundy is sort of a loud colour, the accessories should tone id down a notch. Here, he chose black and white.
Accessories are like spice to an outfit, so they should be used to either sober up a look, or turn it up.
Style – Risky Corporate
Inspiration – Colour.
#4 – Social Butterfly
Off to a social gathering but still want to be taken seriously? This is totally an inspiration on how to. JS has a fashion show to attend today so he is spotted in this number.
Here again, he has co-ordinated his jacket, (brown) to the handkerchief, (brown as well) which has little burgundy patterns.
Style – Urban Commando
Inspiration – Yesterday’s look.
#5 – Styleesh
This look above is an education from JS on how to look really sophisticated which I would summarize. Lol.
– Try to look effortlessly put together
– Don’t let your colours or textures compete too much with each other
– Take risks, add some colour to your wardrobe, even if just with the accessories; brown, grey, black are too safe. To test the colour-risky waters, start with neutrals and pastels like camel. teal, the light version of primary colours.
– You do not have to keep up with trends, just stick to pieces and looks that hide your flaws and exaggerate your ‘selling points’.
Style – Sophisticated
Inspiration – Coffee
#6 – Night Owl
One needs to dapper up even on night outs so as to not to be insulted by arrogant bouncers at places you probably haven’t been to or aren’t known.
A stylish blazer, some jewellery and well ironed clothes would make a difference.
Style – Summer Nights
Inspiration – Club hopping
#7 – Keeping it Kasual
This is not the average casual outfit but clearly our feature does love a touch of seriousness to his looks which he does so good with blazers. He also sure does love him some burgundy.
I really love the fabric of the jacket, the jacket unbuttoned, them tassels on his shoes and the face of his wrist-watch.
Style – Smart Casual
Inspiration – A date
#8 – Bow-Tie Bang
Here, the bow-tie and trousers are colour-matched, belt and shoes are colour-matched, then the tassels on the shoes link to the seater/jumper. A white shirt can’t ever get you in the wrong lane.
Almost same co-ordination done here, but the bow-tie matched both pants and sweater.
Style – Metrogypsie
Inspiration – A wedding I am styling soon.
#9 – Boy About Town
This is more like casual right? Compared to #7, I thought so too.
This should be pretty much easy to understand. A lot of brown shades, the leather jacket and trousers both black.
This look is necessary when one’s comfort is totally imperative.
Style – Casual
Inspiration – House party.
#10 – Blue Loafers?
I decided to include this look as blue footwear are really popular these days. This is merely an example of how to style them.
#11 – Dapper Dude
Earlier today, our feature had some personal shopping to do for a client of his. He must have really loved the previous bow-tie looks as he decided to rock one again.
The white blazer in this look takes it up a million notches. He sure loves his shoes with tassels.
Style – Retro gent
Inspiration – Today’s client.
So guys, there it goes from Mr Style Figure. He runs a lovely mens fashion blog (here). Also, styles for events and shops for businesses and individuals alike. For more information or to get through to him, you can contact me.
He also has an open slot for a paid fashion intern who has to reside in London so yeah.. holla at me as well via email/comments.
After my shoot with him, I came up with an idea to do a his/hers work-fashion feature. A guy and girl in one picture with an item linking most preferably, colour or pattern wise. For example;
Yeah, so if you have something really nice you don’t mind sharing, email me.
Thanks for your time guys, my email as always: email@example.com.
Do have a splendid week.
“I spent two weeks prancing around a studio in Queens in my underwear with nine other guys. They were long days. But what the hell, it was Calvin Klein,” – Michael Bergin.