We are now in the second month of the year. I know what you’re thinking, the first month is already u? Irrespective of who is paying attention, time just rolls on doesn’t it? Talking about attention, year on year, trends get ours because they are usually formed from what people give attention to. Just like a little kid whose attention span is just as short as the amount of time MMM promises you a return on your investment (if we can call it that) they are gone before you are even aware they have started. Just like I said in 2015, by pointing out my style misconceptions of the previous year, men have the opportunity to put it right if they wish to.
If you have a friend, co-worker, loved one or even just a treat for yourself, give the gift of style.
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As the festive season packed with lots of weddings you have to attend approaches, looking your best will keep you in good stead at these events which usually turn out to be re-unions and networking opportunities. What better season than this to have a tailor you can trust in your arsenal.
A shacket also known as overshirt is basically a mash-up of a shirt and a jacket but without the weight, rigidity and warmth you get from a tailored jacket. Living in the tropics is hot enough for the average Nigerian man hence the need to own a piece of this versatile overshirt in your wardrobe for casual or semi-business casual occasions.
This freshsqollar selfie contest is a call to engage in an expression and style challenge.
As you might have noticed, I have an affinity with black and white pictures particularly because of the timelessness and soulfulness they portray. “When you photograph people in colour you see their clothes, but when you photograph people in black and white, you see their souls” is a good quote by Ted Grant to put this in perspective. Monochrome, as we know it, is a well-established fashion lingo focused on minimalism, usually with the combination of black and white. If you’ve been to law school in West Africa, you’ll remember that appearing unique from others was an uphill task because you’re required to wear a white shirt and black pants.
You don’t need a vast amount of clothes to be well dressed for work, formal occasions and your everyday casual activities. The important thing is to rotate your clothes, shoes and accessories on a daily basis to allow your clothes to rest between wearing. The number of items quoted on the basic wardrobe checklist infographic below is the minimum requirement to ensure you are well dressed at all times.
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.
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.