Combing these streets for inspiration via the wardrobes of strangers is the name of the game, running into people like Andile Biyana is what I call a home run. As interesting and complex as menswear is, I find womenswear intriguing in terms of boundaries and limitless it is to experimenting. Many will quickly label Andile’s style as “vintage”, as loosely as that label is used it’s really an intricate play on pattern and drape, simplicity conveyed with a strong pinch of confidence. I love Andile’s approach to her wardrobe, and her personality doesn’t stray too far from amazing.
As soon as a brand steps out of production and design, aesthetics becomes the most important thing in terms of connecting with the consumer, and the guys over at BLKKANGAROO have executed this quite well with their spring/summer 15 collection. At first glance it’s quite easy to tell this brand easily separates itself from the its peers with a well thought out collection. The jute bag inspired over sized t shirts are sure to make a revenue splash. The statement rope sandals that I wouldn’t mind having in red is also sure to catch fire, i am a bit curious as to how they will feel on your skin after hours of wear. This Nigerian based brand left nothing to chance, every item seems to fit into the fresh African aesthetic that the brand identifies itself with. From fit to detail,
The Tuz pants from online retailers A KIND OF GUISE, is not your conventional pair of pants but you can’t deny it’s quite an interesting take on the focal point of any man’s attire. The full cut reminds of the way my dad use to wear his pants back in the day, with no sign of creases, like he went to bed with a steam iron.
Ever since I scored this three button unconstructed jacket from Tommy Hilfiger, I have been hunting for the perfect light wash denim to complement them for my advanced jay Leno look. Nothing says I am about to have a swell weekend like a pair of light wash denim. These heaven-sent denim pants are from faded glory, I know, that’s the last brand I expected this gift to come from. The weight of these denim pants are really light they feel like one of my tuxedo pants, with that I have had them tailored extra slim for a sharper feel, and I totally love the outcome.