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”.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

SHOTS FROM THE 6 WITH DARREL CHIRUME

I had the opportunity to work with one of Toronto’s best photographers not too long ago. It was a great time. This wasn’t really planned but it came out dope so i decided to post pictures up here. Perhaps give u guys an idea of how to put together a suit look that stands out. Below are some of the best pictures.

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For me when i wear suits i like to pair them up with accessories to make them stand out. A closer look below.

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I held my pant with a suspender. Trust me it feels more comfortable than a belt and it doesn’t conflict with the outfit. I mean you won’t see it unless i take the jacket off.

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Lol that tea was really hot. I’l post where i got all my accessories from in the style breakdown section. More pictures below.

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STYLE BREAKDOWN & QUICK TIPS

Suit : Topman

Shoes : H&M (They sometimes have good shoes)

Shirt/Suspenders/Hat : H&M

Lapel Flower, Rose : Suitedman (Suitedman.com)

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

Coat : Le Chateau

Tie/Pocket Square : Le Chateau

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

CREDITS

Photos By : Darrel Chirume

Instagram : @kingofthelights

Please check him out and book with him.