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”

img_0357-copy

img_0324

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

img_0431-copy

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.

img_0450-copy

img_0353

img_0735-copy

img_0402-copy

img_0408-copy

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.

img_0351-copy

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.

img_0342-copy

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

img_0696

img_0587-copy

img_0592

img_0591-copy

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

img_0750-copy

Below are a few honourable mentions from this shoot.

img_0619

img_0575-copy

img_0744-copy

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: HOUSE OF TRXBE

This Blazer right here is one of the best Blazers I’ve owned in a long time. This is the blazer I said stopped traffic in my previous post. During the shoot for this look too many people asked me where I got it from. I’ll have to get more for anyone who wants.

img_1939

Or maybe the black and white picture is better for the intro.

img_2005

The pattern and design on this blazer is lovely. Look

img_1922

img_8388-copy

This is the type of look you rock to a wedding or a dinner party and as soon as you walk in I promise you people will stop whatever they’re doing to check you out.

Here is a closer look and a little bit of detail. My gold watch and bracelet are always my go to accessories.

img_8501-copy

You have to wear this blazer with anything black or white or it’ll be extremely hard to pull off. Below is a picture we took with a downtown Toronto view behind. The city really needs to hire and pay me for this. Haha Jk..

img_8482

img_8493-copy

It’s not just about the look but about the pictures taken during the shoot. Enem does a really great job.

img_8344-copy

img_8400-copy

For those who have also been asking, the blazer was delivered to me by a friend of mine. He owns a clothing company called “House Of TRXBE” in Nigeria. Their Instagram and other contact information will be in the CREDIT section once i’m done.

Here are more pictures.

img_2171

img_2149

STYLE BREAKDOWN AND QUICK TIPS

BLAZER: House of TRXBE

PANTS/DRESS SHIRT: Le Chateau

CREDITS

BLAZER BY : HOUSE OF TRXBE

Follow the designer, a friend of mine Alex Ehanire on Instagram @HrhKingAlex

and House Of TRXBE @houseoftrxbe

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 4

OMG its been a while. I always seem to take a really long break before posting but this time I have real excuses. First of all there’s work, then events, then even more events, then you have catering and then you have sleep. Technically all these excuses shouldn’t stop me from blogging because it should only take a few minutes to put words together. So I think the real reason I took so long is because all my photographers abandoned me. So there it is, the cat is out of bag.

With all that being said nothing can really stop me from doing fashion. Well, except from Nigerian economy but even that can only last for so long.

img_7063

Let us talk “Year Of The Gentleman”. Have you ever had that work outfit that makes you feel like you can close any deal that comes your way? That suit that makes you feel like you’re on top of the world? I don’t feel like i’m there yet but i was pretty damn close with this outfit.

img_6797

In this outfit I was at the level of confidence where I could approach anyone on the street, I felt like I could even talk to Rihanna and she would listen. Okay maybe I’m pushing it but this is how I want you to feel everyday when you dress up for work.

I just kinda switched things up a little. I felt like this outfit would stand out more if the pieces came from two different suits and I was right.

img_6971-copy

This is the perfect outfit for work, an interview, a conference etc. It’s an everyday look for a perfect gentleman. In season 5 i’ll put together something that should stop traffic so stay tuned.

img_7016-copy

img_7013

Shooting this look was really nice. It was the first time working with “Enem” the photographer and she was amazing. My pants even ripped during the shoot. And yeah before I forget, the suit you wear for your everyday cooperate activity should be really comfortable but it doesn’t mean you should be Van dame or Jet Li while in them. So long story short, I thought I was Jackie Chan so my pants ripped.

img_6917-copy

img_6852-copy

img_6875-copy

Above are some of the best pictures from that day. I’ve always tried to mix my two most loved activities together and the pictures above are the best representations of who I am and the things I love to do.

Okay lets talk accessories for a second. As a gentleman, you need your tie perfectly held in place, You need a briefcase and you need a holster from LDWest (These guys seriously need to endorse me).

img_6786

img_7103-copy

img_6791

Okay we have reached the end of this catch up session, Now seat back and sip some tea and stay tuned until my next post.

img_7031-copy

STYLE BREAKDOWN AND QUICK TIPS

Suit : Le Chateau

Tie : Suited Man

Shoes/Hat : H&M

CREDITS

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: RENEYFRESH X MELISSA FALCONER

This is the first project of its kind that i’ve been involved in. I know most of you have seen and watched the video on Facebook or Youtube but not on Reneyfresh.com

Here I’ll post the pictures that came from the collaboration and also give you guys a breakdown of my outfit the most fashionable way possible.

The video and the painting are from Melissa Falconer’s point of view. This blog post is my point of view. For those who haven’t seen the video it’ll be at the end of this post.

Processed with VSCO with m5 preset

The main point of this outfit was to show case my new LDWEST Holster. Way too many people have asked me where I got it from so I decided to tell them the best way possible.

Processed with VSCO with m5 preset

The painting that came from this shoot was a visual representation of the collaboration between Melissa and I. In our part of the world Fashion meets Art and there was an explosion!!!!

The painting below is the result of the explosion and the video was just to showcase what happened behind the scenes.

Processed with VSCO with m5 preset

IMG_0003

This Holster is my favourite accessory at the moment. I wear it to work mostly just because it takes my phone and wallet away from my pockets. Makes it hard for me to misplace them and also easy to reach. It serves different purposes to different people.

below are also some pictures from the shoot I haven’t posted anywhere.

Processed with VSCO with m5 preset

Processed with VSCO with m5 preset

Processed with VSCO with m5 preset

Processed with VSCO with m5 preset

IMG_9736

Here is the video from the shoot. Enjoy, Like and Subscribe to her channel. Thank you guys for stopping by and expect more from me. “Year Of The Gentleman” isn’t over yet.

STYLE BREAKDOWN AND QUICK TIPS

Holster: LDWEST

Shop Here: http://www.ldwest.com

Turtleneck: Asos.com

Pants: Le Chateau

CREDITS

Artist Feature: Melissa Falconer

Visit her website: http://www.mfalconer.com

She’s Amazing, thank me later.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Jay Parson (Studio J Photography)

YEAR OF THE GENTLEMAN: SEASON 1

This is the first post from my “Year Of The Gentleman” series. In this season, I featured one of my best dressed friends “Dotun Adeseun”. I’ve been so busy with everything else, like trying to find a job, planning events and starting a personal business, that’s why I haven’t posted anything in a while. But I have more projects coming up after this. The year is long and I am dedicating my time this year to show you guys the many ways to look classy, to look dapper, and to look like a gentleman. So stay with me and stay tuned. Now lets get started with season 1.

IMG_9544

The focus for this season is the “waist coat”. I like to wear waist coats when I want to go with a more casual look while Dotun for example, likes to go with the complete set.

IMG_0572-3

I know I already spoke about the poutine he’s eating in the picture above but i’ll talk about it again just because i’m still hurt. Dude ate the entire poutine alone, Stingy boy. Anyways, I opted for turtlenecks because they’re less cliche compared to dress shirt and tie plus i’m trying to save that for the next series.

IMG_0582-2

IMG_0581-2

Turtlenecks are more comfortable to be honest. The next look is probably going to be a complete suit. So be sure to come back

IMG_0527-3

IMG_0488-2

We had trench coats too because cold!!. Yh it was a bit cold the day of the shoot.

IMG_9506

IMG_0671

IMG_0700

It was fun to be back shooting with one of my favourite people with the camera, it’s been a while. We’ll probably link up again. This is just an introduction to my “Year Of The Gentleman” series so stay tuned to what I still have coming. A closer look at our outfits below.

IMG_0547-2

IMG_0361-2

IMG_0358-2

IMG_0356-2

IMG_0355-2

Some of the better shots from the shoot are below. I’m suppose to be the playful one oh. The dress pants that I have on are probably the best dress pants you’ll ever find. Its super comfortable, Its stretchy too, It came in the perfect length and size that I didn’t have to take it to my tailor. Finding pants this perfect is as hard as finding a good barber. If you know you know.

IMG_0690

The two pictures below are my favourites from the shoot. I’ll put the details of the outfits after the two pictures. Thank you guys for your patience, I’m back like I never left and like I said stay tuned!!!! ( And from now on if you’re reading my blog please put some “respeck” on it )….. hahaha

IMG_0843

IMG_0838-2

STYLE BREAKDOWN AND QUICK TIPS

MINE : Turtlenecks : Asos.com

Pants/Coat/Waist Coat : Le Chateau

DOTUN : Suit and Turtleneck :

CREDITS

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

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

WINTER 200

Welcome back to Reneyfresh.com your number 1 fashion destination. I know y’all missed me. This is my first blog post of 2016, yeah I know it’s been a while but I have so much going on. I called this post “WINTER 200” first of all because my blog is in it’s second year, and since I did WINTER 101,102 AND 103 last year it’s only right to continue the trend. Secondly I hope to take you through a full undergrad tutorial on how to pair things up in a sub-zero cold environment. So lets get to it.

IMG_8158-Edit

IMG_8134

This is what the outfit looks like. Winter is all about layers. Once you know how to pair things up and layer them properly winter will not be so much of a problem to you. Winter doesn’t really respect swag, so if you want to stay warm you better throw your swag away and cover up.

One thing though, I know I shouldn’t have worn the ripped jeans for this shoot because my legs were freezing. So don’t try this at home. Wear something that’s covered 100%.

IMG_8177-Edit

IMG_8178-Edit

IMG_8179-Edit-Edit

Also dress comfortable enough to be able to run and jump. For me, I don’t think anything looks good if you’re not comfortable in it.

IMG_8172

Details matter a lot. Forget those pants, i’m never ever wearing them in the cold again unless i’m driving or being driven.

IMG_8183-Edit

This is the hat I have on for this shoot. Everyone’s in love with this hat. They always assume it’s expensive but it’s just the opposite. It’s all about packaging.

IMG_8202-Edit

IMG_8116-Edit

I love my winter jacket so much. If you live in a cold country, the best thing you can do for yourself is to invest in a proper winter jacket. You will not regret it. I’ll put all the outfit details at the end of the post.

IMG_8282-Edit-Edit

IMG_8296-Edit

IMG_8288-Edit

My friend decided to do some edits and I love them.

STYLE BREAKDOWN AND QUICK TIPS

Shoes : Nike Air Force 1

Pants : H&M

Inner Black Turtleneck : Asos.com

Hoodie/Hat : H&M

Winter jacket : Mackage

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

CREDITS

Pictures were taken by Chinonso Obodoechi (City Lens)

Follow his work on Instagram @city_lens and personally @chinonso.o

OTTAWA NIGHTS

Before I start writing this post I want to wish everyone a happy new year in advance and I hope that everyone had a great christmas break. I wanted this to be my last post of 2015, just so I can start 2016 fresh and clean with new goals and new materials.

This is Ottawa nights featuring one of the best fashion stylists out there “Optimus Tee”. I just want to thank him for making an appearance here on Reneyfresh.com

CE9A7492

CE9A7523

CE9A7538

The pictures tell a story thanks to Chris. This is the kind of look you would rock to close a major deal, meet up with friends or even do dinner with your significant other. It’s just classy.

CE9A7570

CE9A7574

CE9A7579

CE9A7581

CE9A7583

I hope you’re following the process yes? yes…

CE9A7586

CE9A7589

CE9A7590

This is my first time doing a night shoot. I almost gave up on this look judging from how dark Optimus and I are but trust Chris to pull it off. Dude just straight up did his thing.

CE9A7596

CE9A7600

CE9A7620

CE9A7664

Optimus is wearing a dress shirt, waist coat, pants and off course a trench coat. I decided to spice things up a little by wearing a sweater on top of my dress shirt and tie then added my trench coat. This look works for colder nights so layering is essential.

CE9A7713

CE9A7716

CE9A7725

If you pay attention some of the pictures show the accessories and details of how everything is put together.

CE9A7734

CE9A7749

CE9A7928

This is one of my longest posts and if you followed the entire story then you’re a real MVP. I also want to use this opportunity to thank everyone who has followed and supported me all through 2015. Its been a year of accomplishment for me, a year that has taught me so much. I’ve been able to set new goals and in 2016 I look to achieve them all. I want to again wish you all the best year ahead and God bless you all.

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

CREDITS

STYLE FEATURE : Teye “Optimus Tee”

Follow him on Instagram Optimus_tee

Also visit http://www.optimustee.com

PHOTOGRAPHY BY

Christopher Afolabi

Follow him on Instagram @Afvlabi and @Krstopha

 

BOMBER SEASON

It’s been a year since I launched this blog and ever since then its been great. I want to thank everyone who supported me and will continue to support me. I won’t stop here, I can’t stop here. I launched Reneyfresh.com on my birthday last year and I just  celebrated my birthday as well. Haha…don’t even think about asking me how old I am and feel free to wish me happy belated anytime.

So after all that I had to get back to work. This time around i’m bringing you a major trend that is “bomber jackets”. In this blog post I featured A friend of mine, his name is “Matt Skullz” Yeah.. don’t ask.

IMG_0965

All I need to say is that these Bomber jackets are a must have. The first time I saw this jacket I knew I had to own it. They come in the long and short version. I prefer the long one just because it’s different and in black you can’t go wrong.

IMG_1011

IMG_1075

Matt is wearing the short version while i’m wearing the long version. There are two sets of pictures taken with this look from two different photographers. One during the day and the other at night. One with Matt Skullz and the other is just me. Lets talk about me for a second here just because Vanity…

EK_j_SMiL_loSVtfz5nnL5HBO3gX5ywKZm7I3U4nn7s,UXtM-d3CgFORU9dvwV9IZtU54qTRJw12-4p3fuqyWRY,QTl9HAfdBYEY5pGr4x3w6Q_ctkIihAumIdApWLx7bwc

Well it’s no news that Canada is a cold place, especially at this time of the year. So I had to layer up. Like in the picture above, I have on a white shirt, A sweater on top before the jacket.

MGJft0lL75Al74L3HIu2Nrn2gQqSOsijafkw7h1MWt4,7ucAaWBFTtB5f6i1ixRaqV-cQXMVUUg7HV7s_tLCStA

Y0amETGTjxQr-_npSRDWM5Dm6McgjJlOs5-DLnUxgQk,gGjphGEZUeTV7EayJ2NGw5atONuF_20d9Hx-5zz9pUQ,atrK-Y8dpAYKYkoOuciLT5sQrHU5hSDU1p097PrDhfM

S6WbF-5j6k8Ul2qi1czIAtSwGwynuzsZ3ljO48Q48hc,JmMzcwAv_rE6GxehD03a0Qx3MG-7QfFqKBYZoq9svKk

I was chilling, Don’t know about you.

OqQrKC_C2Oolh2vANGJmg5w5bffpKou98Q9Z1jAhDh8,ZQGX7U9EID81NF3qq1DgAPb3tBIYy1uVhKtzbu6bhZ0

All I was singing in this picture was  “Jumpman Jumpman Jumpman”

The pant I have on is a sweat pant from Zara. It’s comfortable and also I had to tailor it a bit so it might not fit the same way if you buy it. A closer look below.

3f945jH9GZ2Ci2bepncFuThSA9vYTmlgQAqWE_Ak2rA,GVGIYeBoSk1kf9y5ms9x_q6sKBp0q6XHwUtvZSdpxcE,s2SJkiI463sIvBv2PA8EeT7YSlpA5lth1xYg7ylCvfo

I always wear socks with it to blend the pants with the shoe and also to stay warm. More pictures below

C6lH1aYelH1jBI-lNKEJipn1UT3YJBnVGqs0p5T_t3I,HxCrRHBsMP42q0Xo8MN5q8SR_qNi9dePHq8VRbw85pM,xDRMWhT6P5oIbmF54sdRmFlA3tHopWmFu1BCaraV0C4,EpsjOu1pTMZviAiABJBZ6sD7T46bJBLqTXh5tTtacX0,S-MJfwajUvRCSNkcOkEhRObWuMmTDLw-uLv7DrPGzZs

A8X162OjWm6vkzw5x6cbgx86bCyATLDzDukQf-61kpY,Wzb4PX9sdVQfG-XX2u3OqsgAs7hHwI25NyFG2Da4T2o

iY27Y-4oQGBsfLnbm9EkL2KlMRh-xgzz8Q9Fkm0uXd0,QNcbL6ea_tV14xDrq0ufd_Lbi1sjB4KGpA_nZsD8NV8,RWkg6Ob5ygtIB1CIcvzxmlPA_SxmlYAY3d7bnZIDclg

Shout out to Matt Skullz one more time for coming through. We took our pictures at night so in the pictures it’s just two black guys chilling in the alley.

IMG_1043

IMG_1044

Thanks for stopping by and happy anniversary to Reneyfresh.com One more time.

STYLE BREAKDOWN AND QUICK TIPS

Bomber jackets (Both Long And Short) : Zara

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

CREDITS

Night Pictures were taken by Chris Afolabi

Follow his work on Instagram @afvlabi and personally @krstopha

Day/Personal Pictures were taken by Chinonso Obodoechi

Follow his work on Instagram @city_lens and personally @chinonso.o

STYLE FEATURE

In the pictures with me is “Matt Skullz” who is also a stylist.

Follow him on Instagram as well @mat_tskullz

 

THE CLASSIC MAN

It’s been a long time coming but “The Classic Man” is finally here. I was waiting for more pictures but i’ll have to make do with these ones. This look is inspired by Jidenna, his classic man song and my granddad. I just had to do it. The most classic thing about this look to me is the walking stick. It belonged to my granddad who passed away a few years ago, may his soul rest in peace. So yeah if you are reading this the walking stick might be older than you.

IMG_7464

IMG_7476
IMG_7473

It’s very rare to see anyone wearing suit with shorts these days but it was summer and I didn’t want to be bothered by pants. Shorts add the classic touch to it and all you need is confidence to pull it off.

IMG_7475

Lol only colonial masters actually wore suits with shorts. I think it’s dope and it was summer so why not. Take a closer look at some of the accessories below. A nice Fedora hat, Shoes that stand out and I decided not to go with the cliche bow/long tie.

IMG_7472

IMG_7466

IMG_7467

IMG_7477

If you are going to dress classy in the summer try as much as possible to reduce the things that’ll make you sweat. Instead of a tie wear Collar Pins, Instead of a dress shirt with Long sleeves try one with short sleeves and instead of pants wear shorts. Got it? good!. One last picture before I bless you guys with purchase details.

IMG_7474

Next time you’ll hear from me i’ll be doing a fall look book. I just want to say thanks to you guys for being patient with me all summer long. Fall is here and Winter is coming. See y’all in a bit.

STYLE BREAKDOWN & QUICK TIPS

Hat : Fedora Hat from ASOS.com

Blazer/Short : H&M

Waist Coat/Dress Shirt : Le Chateau

Shoes : Heel Boy

Walking Stick : Grandpa’s

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

CREDITS

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

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.

IMG_7219IMG_7223

IMG_7225IMG_7224

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.

IMG_7216IMG_7215

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

IMG_7221

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.

IMG_7217

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.

IMG_7214

IMG_7213

IMG_7210

IMG_7208

IMG_7212

IMG_7206

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.