YEAR OF THE GENTLEMAN FINALE!!!

This year has been full of ups and downs, and A lot of these things are beyond our control. Then again life itself is full of ups and downs but no matter what happens we have to keep moving, and like my father would say never stay stagnant always keep moving. So 2017 will be a year of movements for me.

With all that being said I want to welcome you guys to my “YEAR OF THE GENTLEMAN FINALE”

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First of all, the two pictures above are my two favourite pictures from the shoot so lets start with them.

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There are only two people that have appeared on my blog more than once. Seyi Aka MrSeyi is one of them and Dami Aka SirDarkskin is the other. It’s always good vibes when these guys are around, so they will continue to make appearances on my blog as long as fashion is a thing. Thanks for always having my back guys.

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Lets talk about the outfit before this post gets too long. This is a wedding/Special event inspired outfit. You can’t dress like this to work, it’ll be too flashy.

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If you want to dress to impress for a major events, this is your go-to outfit. I like to add my gold accessories to make the outfit stand out, without them my suits will be plain and boring.

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Speaking of weddings. Please I am accepting wedding invitations this year so I can come and turn up with my guys like this.

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Our shoe game isn’t bad at all take a look.

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Below are a few honourable mentions from this shoot.

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I want to also take this opportunity to thank “ENEM ODEH” for shooting most of the looks for my year of the gentleman series. She’s honestly one of the best and most patient photographers i’ve ever worked with. Thanks girl. I appreciate you.

HAPPY NEW YEAR LADIES AND GENTLEMAN!!!

STYLE BREAKDOWN AND QUICK TIPS

SUIT FROM: Le Chateau

CREDITS

FEATURES: Dami Gbenga-Alade: Follow him on Instagram @dami.alade

     Seyi Adesola: Follow him on Instagram @mrseyi_

PHOTO/EDIT BY : Enem Odeh // Blue Clouds Photography

Follow her on Instagram @bluecloudsphotos // @enemodeh

Also visit her website : bluecloudsphotography.tumblr.com

Feel free to contact me for more inquiries and don’t forget “Fashion Is Confidence”.

 

YEAR OF THE GENTLEMAN: SEASON 2

Hello People!!!

I’ve been so excited to blog this look which was suppose to be season 3. But then season 2 is taking a while to get ready so I had to make this look season 2. I just had to do it.

Lets get to it. “Year Of The Gentleman: Season 2”. Probably my most anticipated shoot to date.

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I had the opportunity to work with a whole new set of very talented individuals on this shoot. I had no idea what to expect but in the end everything turned out great. If you ask me even way better than I thought.

This time I just followed them around and they told me what to do, they found location etc. It was just great working with them. Their information and social media accounts will be posted under “credits” section at the end of the post.

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This has been my favourite pair of suit for a long time but I never blogged it. But there was no way it wouldn’t make an appearance on my “Year Of The Gentleman” series. It was almost automatic. As for details I tried to be as minimal as possible. I had to dig up my trademark pin from where it was buried. Pictures showing outfit details will be posted below.

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No extra funny story to tell for this shoot but we did a lot of exploring for this. We had to park far away from shoot location, we even found a dope vintage store during the shoot. I didn’t care much though but Tega and Emilia did. I was just busy admiring myself in front of the mirrors. Oh, Tega and Emilia are the Creative director and Photographer respectively. We took the picture below at the vintage store. I just have a thing for mirrors.

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There were so many good pictures that came from this shoot. I’ll post the rest of them below.

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STYLE BREAKDOWN AND QUICK TIPS

Suit : Le Chateau

Tie : Suited Man

Shoes/Hat : H&M

CREDITS

PHOTO/EDIT BY : Emilia Zibaei

Follow her on Instagram @emilia.zibaei

Also visit her website : http://www.emiliazibaei.com

CREATIVE DIRECTOR : Tega Okotete

Follow him on Instagram @O.tega

Feel free to contact me for more inquiries and don’t forget “Fashion Is Confidence”.

SLB CHAPTER 2 : DENIM ON DENIM

Its been a while since my first summer look book post but you know what they say “better late than never”. I had so much going on, I completed my final term as an undergrad, hosted a very successful comedy show with my team, and so much more. But never to worry I am finally back. Before the summer runs out i’ll try to make up for lost time. This denim on denim look has been a major trend over the years, it just keeps coming back. I decided to give u guys my own version which I know you’ll all like.

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I Stopped being a fan of denim pants but had to get back on it. It felt right for the summer. I had to mix the outfit up with a long split-side oversized shirt. And you can’t go wrong with Jordans especially the futures for a pair of shoe. Better look in the picture below.

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Better look of the full outfit is in the picture below.

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I put pins on the denim shirt to make it look better and a bit more stylish. Using the pin is a matter of preference because you can totally pull off the shirt without the pins.

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I had so much fun at the shoot and we came up with so many dope pictures. Purchase details will be posted in the style breakdown section until then enjoy more of the pictures.

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I want to thank those who have been visiting this site and those who have waited this long for me to post something. Your support means a lot to me and will be the reason i’ll keep going.

STYLE BREAKDOWN & QUICK TIPS

Shirts : Asos.com

Pants : Topshop

Shoes : House Of Hoops

Backpack : Marcwenn.com

Feel free to contact me for more inquiries and don’t forget “Fashion Is Confidence”.

CREDITS

Photos By : Obi Samuel, OS Photography : Instagram @OBISAMUEL

He’s also a very good graphic designer so feel free to contact him for work.

TURTLENECK SEASON FINALE!

Its been a while people but I’m back. I’ve been sleeping on this look but the weather the past few days reminded me of how relevant it is. With that being said, i’d like to welcome you guys to “TURTLENECK SEASON FINALE” Featuring the beautiful Miss Toni Olaoye.

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Haha I went crazy there, we just had too many good pictures. There is a lot to talk about in this post but don’t worry i’ll try to make them as short as possible. There are two main focus points for this look, the turtleneck and then the coats. I’ll start with my look first just because it’s the least complicated one. I dressed all black so the jacket can stand out.

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Notice the way I folded the pants? It gives people a chance to actually appreciate the shoes, It makes the look much better, and it helps if the pant isn’t normally skinny. Below is another way to wear the coat.

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Its looks a bit too serious though. But it works depending on the occasion or weather.

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For those who follow my blog, you know there’s always a story. So the man in this picture above approached me during the shoot in Streetsville, shook my hand and told me he loves his black brothers. I was like okay!? then he said the race thing going on in the U.S.A is really bad, that there will be a race war real soon. He told me to stay out of trouble and stay safe. Deep down I’m saying to myself but I’m in Canada though Unless there is something I should be scared of right now. Mind you Toni, Marcus and I were the only black people around at this point. I was smiling on the outside but deep down I was scared.

Moving on, Toni’s look is amazing. A bit more complicated, hopefully the ladies will get it. Below is a breakdown of her look from different angles.

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In case you didn’t notice she also has tights as well.

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Beast mode reunited!! Haha in the picture above we were doing our team chant in a beer pong game at a cottage get away during the winter season. It was so much fun. One of my favourite pictures from the shoot. I’ll post more pictures below then the style breakdown and credits. If you actually read the whole post. Thank you!!

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It was a Kim and Kanye kind of day.

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STYLE BREAKDOWN & QUICK TIPS

MINE : Shoes : Heel Boy

Pants/Hat : H&M

Turtleneck : Le Chateau

Coat : Zara

TONI’S : Shoes : Just Fab

Tights : H&M

Skirt : Alexandra Wang X H&M

Turtleneck : Old Navy

Coat : Costa Blanca

Bag : Louis Vuitton

Accessories : Aldo

Feel free to contact me for more inquiries and don’t forget “Fashion Is Confidence”.

CREDITS

Photos By : Marcus : 42Sttom Photography : Instagram @42stomm_photography

Feature : Toni Olaoye : Instagram @toniolaoye1

STREET CHIEF

 I had the opportunity to work with JESSE the CEO of Street Chief.

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At some point they made me dress up like a village pineapple seller. i loved the looks though. Everything was put together by Jesse himself. I was just doing what they told me to do. IMG_5363

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 STYLE BREAKDOWN & QUICK TIPS

Be sure to visit STREET-CHIEF.COM for the clothes. I was dressed in both the Night Fall Kente Tee and the Night Fall Camo Tee. Everything else came from Jesse. Feel free to contact me or link up with him. I’ll have the contacts under the credits section.

Feel free to contact me for more inquiries and don’t forget “Fashion Is Confidence”.

CREDITS

Shoot was created and directed by @Streetchief on instagram

Photos by : Kirat Pannu

Follow him on Instagram : @Thepannu

Visit his website : http://www.thepannu.com

“The Leaf Print Pant”

The leaf print pant is one of my favourite dress pants. Sadly i’ve worn it only two times since i got it, thanks to this Canadian weather. Anyways here is the pant.

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I went for a friend of mine’s birthday dinner with this outfit and i thought it was dope. So the next day i did a shoot. Yeah i should’ve blogged it a long time ago but i had too much content so had to save the best for later. lol

Aside from what you’ve already seen here is the rest of the outfit.

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haha ha…. shout out to all the skinny dudes out there. So this is one way to rock this pant. I did more with it though and i’ll show you later in this post. Oh and people keep asking me if the thing i have on the collar of the shirt comes with the shirt, well it doesn’t. It’s a collar Chain/Tip, I tend to go with it over bowties/regular ties for a casual outing. Below is a better look of the pin

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Now the funny thing about this shoot was that i decided to take a chair to the middle of the road to sit on. All the people driving by looked at me like who does this guy think he is but my “Unlooking” game strong. I didn’t care at all. I did my thing, on my chair, in the middle of the road, like a boss.

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Any dress shoe also works with the pant. Didn’t try it with socks so i don’t know how it’ll look. Not a big fan of wearing socks with pants like this though.

Now to the other thing you can do with the outfit. I added a blazer to it which took it from 0 to 100 real quick. check it out

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The blazer was what i had but there are other ways to improve on the outfit like adding a button down sweater, a hat or even a jacket. I just worked with what i had in my wardrobe. Below are some of the pictures of the outfit i already posted on Instagram. Had to do it for the gram still.

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With just the right Accessories the outfit will come together perfectly.

QUICK BREAKDOWN & QUICK TIPS

Shoes : Aldo

Leaf Print Pant : ASOS.com

Shirt : Le Chateau

Collar Chain : ASOS.com

Blazer : Zara

Feel free to contact me for more inquiries and don’t forget “Fashion Is Confidence”.

CREDITS

Photos by : Dez Collington

 

“THE RALPHIEL”

First of all happy new year guys, I hope the holiday has been fun. Now for my first blog of the year, let me introduce you guys to “THE RALPHIEL”

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 lol I have that get out of my mentions look with this picture. Ok so when i got this shirt it was big but i had to customize it. I had to put a dart at the back and tailor it to fit. here is what i did and i’ll post a link to the actual product so you’ll see what i did to it or the difference.

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 So i asked my tailor to fit it from the back to create the dart then on the side i personally sewed the split together because it was too loose. It was summer so i wore it with shorts not pants and then completed the look with the Jordan Futures.

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If you look closely at the shirt, it looks like a dress shirt in front of it and a sweater finish at the back and sleeves. It’s a pretty dope concept if you ask me. perfect for any weather.

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I added a pocket square when i rocked it just to make it look a bit more classy.

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When i look at this picture all that goes through my head is “Shout out to all the pears”. With that being said shout out to anyone reading this post. Thank you for the support.

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STYLE BREAKDOWN & QUICK TIPS

Shirt : https://iridiumclothingco.com/shop/the-ralph/

Shorts : H&M

Pocket Square : Le Chateau

Shoes : Jordan Future from Champs

Feel free to contact me for more inquiries and don’t forget “Fashion Is Confidence”.

CREDITS

Photo by : Moyo Arewa

Follow him on Instagram @moyoarewa and on Twitter @Moyo_Arewa