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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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”.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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I was chilling, Don’t know about you.

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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.

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

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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.

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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

 

TURTLENECK SEASON 1 : THE THREE MUSKETEERS

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LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!! Good day and welcome to “Turtleneck Season” here on “Reneyfresh.com”. In the Blue corner weighing 178 pounds we have Seyi Adesola popularly known as “MrSeyi”. In the Black corner weighing 165 pounds, a man who doesn’t like to wear socks we have Dami “Alinko” Gbenga-Alade. And In the Grey corner you have me. Now lets get to it in…

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See what i did there? Anyways i got inspired by the style in the new James Bond Movie “Spectre”. I realized a lot of people don’t like to wear turtlenecks inside of a suit. In comparison to a dress shirt and tie a light turtleneck like the one me and the guys have on is much more comfortable. It lets you move around easily for those who drive and do other activities in a suit. And when paired with the right accessories it can be really stylish. Check out the pictures below..

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In terms of footwear, any dress shoe will go depending on the type of pant your suit comes with or just what you prefer. Me personally I like chelsea shoes because I don’t like to expose my ankles, its a different case for Dami though. Like I said it depends. You can see our shoes better in the pictures below.

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Ok, so I promised u guys a story. Take a look at this picture below.

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See how i’m the only one standing on the fence? We would have gotten a better picture if these two spineless ducks climbed up with me but they were both too scared of falling over. I did take the risk alone clearly but ended up ripping my pant 😦 But the shoot continued as planned.

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I also realized that it’s better to go with suspenders over belts for your suit. Haha see how I tried to pull a drake in this picture below…..

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Details of the suits and accessories will be in the style breakdown section before then enjoy more pictures.

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STYLE BREAKDOWN & QUICK TIPS

ME/SEYI/DAMI

Turtleneck : Le Chateau/Topman/Topman

Suit : Topman/Topman/Topman

Shoes : H&M/Aldo/Aldo

JUST ME

Suspenders : H&M

Lapel Flower, Rose : Suitedman (Suitedman.com)

Matte Black Deer Lapel Pin : Gentsmode (www.gentsmode.com)

Tie/Pocket Square : Le Chateau

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

CREDITS

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

Features : Seyi Adesola : Instagram @mrseyi_

Dami Gbenga-Alade : Instagram @mralinko