As the lovers week races towards its end, don’t be fooled into thinking that because Valentine’s day fell on a Tuesday you got away with one. Tuesday is not one of the most romantic days (any day just after Monday has to be in this bracket) I must say, so you could be forgiven if not much went down, but here comes the weekend where all your excuses get thrown out the window. All but this one, ‘Valentine’s day done pass joh, don’t worry next year I’ll blow you away with a splendid surprise’. Good luck with that.
If you have a friend, co-worker, loved one or even just a treat for yourself, give the gift of style.
I took a road trip to my home town in Enugu located south-east of Nigeria earlier this month for a customary prerequisite omenana (traditional) thing to do before marriage. It wasn’t for me but for my elder brother – it’s an Igbo thing.
To round-up the ‘becoming the well-dressed man’ series, we’ll be looking into different style personalities and help you determine your personal style. Remember, the first and most important part of becoming a well-dressed man is how your clothes fit followed by your natural colouring and what colours suit you and finally your style personality. Your personality, attitude, lifestyle, hobbies, cars and even the holidays you like to take all have an impact on the clothes that you choose. This defines your style personality otherwise known as your signature. Understanding your signature will make you realise why you like to dress in a certain way. It’ll help you look at ease in whatever you choose to wear and also make putting your wardrobe together much easier and in a cohesive manner.
This post was originally written for The Place Lagos. At The Place Night Club, the crowds come in regularly to enjoy the quality of the atmosphere and the ambience. In any bustling environment, one could easily get overwhelmed if you don’t know your way about. Experienced bar-goers will tell you that getting served a drink in a bustling environment requires you to have your wits at its best. When everyone is competing for the bartender’s attention, there are things you can do and things you shouldn’t do to get on the bartenders good side and minimise the time you spend waiting. I’m not talking about flirting with or promising the bartender anything either – I’m talking about bar etiquette.
Last weeks post was bout how we can all, starting this year, become the well dressed man going by three key element namely, fit, colour and style. We started with ‘fit’ and talked about how it’s the most important aspect of becoming a well-dressed man. This weeks post will cover the second aspect, knowing your ‘colour’.
In a few days it’s going to be a new year and there are some style misconceptions I’ve either witnessed, experienced or heard in conversations from men since I moved back to Nigeria this year – hopefully these misconceptions don’t linger on into 2016. I do hope none of this sounds arrogant or puts off men from experimenting – it’s only a pointer that we should all first master the basics. Below are the top 10 style misconceptions I’ve encountered this year – the idea is that by pointing them out more men have an idea how to put it right.
There will be a number of events going on around you this festive season and you need to ensure your look is appropriate for wherever you’re going. One of the elements of being well dressed is being appropriately dressed for every occasion, circumstance, locality and age group. There are also cultural differences you need to consider. Sometimes you may think that as long as your clothes are clean, ‘it’ll do’. But the way you put your look together will send different messages to those around you. There are occasions when a suit and tie are the only appropriate attire. Conversely, you might be regarded as overdressed in that same suit and tie when the rest of the group is casually dressed. This post provides you with general guidelines for appropriate dressing for different scenarios, smart casual and black tie to be exact. Don’t assume, nowadays, that you have to wear a suit to a wedding; likewise don’t take it for granted that you can go to a party in jeans.
There’s nothing like taking a trip anywhere, it’s great therapy. The holiday season is upon us and a lot of people will have planned trips to either be reunited with their loved ones, take a break from work with friends and family to an exciting destination or to go someplace warm with lots of sunshine. Whatever reason you have for a trip this Christmas season, a little forethought and planning will go a long way to ensure you have wardrobe essentials to serve you all through your holiday.
The just concluded Lagos fashion and design week at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos was a spectacle to behold. On display, from dapper to outrageously bizarre, there was a mix of simple classic elegance and trendy fast fashion. As with most fashion weeks that occur at the fashion capitals of the world, we experienced a good show. I’ll let you be the judge as you scroll through some of the pictures.