break in the leather with a dope floral patterned shirt, skinny Selvedge naked & famous black denim, and the classic golden coast vans.
- ThingsWentAwRy Hoodie
- Gap Black Denim Jacket with PinTrill and Louis Vuitton Pins
- Mifland Leather Rucksack
- J Crew Red Wool Beanie
- Air Jordan 1’s (Banned/Breds)
- Nudie Lean Dean Raw Italian Selvedge
- Commes Des Garçon Natural Chuck Taylor
- Sony a6000 Camera
- Jo Malone Hazelnut Oak Cologne
- Kiehl’s Men’s Facial Fuel Moisterizer
- Movado Classic Museum Watch
- Gucci Black Leather Card Case
- Reuzel Pomade
my essentials listed above are the items I use pretty much on a weekly if not daily basis, specifically the jeans, wallet, and mifland bag. I also make it a point to write and play around with my camera daily; it helps keep me balanced and helps me with expressing and creating ideas. Take a look and tell me what you think, that Jo Malone scent is a winner, and I never give cologne advice (lol, i’m usually super tight lipped ). What are some of your daily essentials?
All black to force fall.
black naked & famous super skinny selvedge
black buck mason tee
black GAP trucker denim jacket
Gucci x Ghost necklace
forest green topman beanie
simple but dope and versatile look that can be done a few ways through the best season on the year.
new hobbies for the spring...can’t wait to learn how to use the a6000 and share what i’ve captured. I want to push a more visual blog. I’ve been losing myself with words lately and I want to change it up. hopefully, you guys will enjoy my new POV and perspective.
the coffee table...I have a few pictures on the wall. I have some cool furniture in my apartment, but my coffee table gives the most insight into my personality. Carefully curated with books I’ve picked up in my travel and from friends, it’s a strong glimpse into my personality and casual interests. Books range from, the latest monocle magazine, which discusses business, travel and fashion from a global perspective, to taschen books spanning the history of the Eiffel, Paris in pictures and 36 hours in Europe. Clearly sneaker culture and Supreme are represented well, along with candles from diptyque, candlefish, and the kooples(because you gotta relax).
LA...my beautiful mistress. It’s one of the most vibrant and colorful places to visit. A little pretentious at times, but the creative and free vibe it always leaves me with is priceless. I actually didn’t take a ton of pictures because I was genuinely taking it all in. Hollywood, We-Ho, DTLA, Silver Lake, Koreatown, Inglewood...thank you for the experience. I’ll be back soon...
Suit: Suit Supply (pinstripe double breast)
Tie: Suit Supply
Shirt: Suit Supply
Loafers: Suit Supply (endorse me fam!)
Happy New Year; episode 1 of rebel conversations is up as Antres invites me and a couple of other dope guests to recap all the beautiful moments in black culture from 2017. I’ll drop more episodes as they are posted. Currently in talks to do a fashion related podcast with the same studio and I have some other guest spots coming up on other shows too. 2018 will be a great one; I sacrificed a lot and sat still in 2017 to take some chances and progress in a lot of ways. I wish you all the best on another incredible year; do good, be safe, take care of yourself, and invest in yourself(and keep traveling).
Fate and faith play a big part in our lives. Sometimes “right time, right place” presents you with an opportunity that was meant just for you, the rest is on you. I FINALLY filmed the last parts of my guest appearances on Rebel Conversations (dropping in January) and while at the studio, there was a photo shoot going on down the hall. I invited myself in, because I heard it was an up and coming brand shooting a lookbook (Why wouldn’t I?). I was fortunate enough to meet Phillip who, with his team, have brought the world GRAIL.
GRAIL is a collective of designers, Erin and Phillip, who each have been designing for over ten years. Erin focuses mainly on the women’s side and Phillip the men’s. They’ve honed their craft and it shows with all the intricacies of their pieces. Their latest offering for F/W features some of best detail I’ve seen. The focus of this collection was a strong update on the staple bomber jacket. They do a great contemporary take on the classic for men and women. This collection of bombers features pieces that Mix satin and suede for contrasting textures, adding a mock collar(for one of their men’s bombers) and piping down the sleeves; it creates the right aesthetic for a new modern classic. GRAIL has also fought hard to create their own distinction as a brand by offering gold zippers on all of their pieces.
I’d like to personally take time out to acknowledge my favorite piece in the collection. The men’s suede trimmed jacket. It’s a beautiful work that intertwines luxe vibes with staple sensibilities. The Gold tone is rich enough to catch your eye and make a statement without coming off as loud or over the top. The mock collar gives a nice touch and reminds you of the season. It’s a perfect price tag at $200 for quality craftsmanship and a piece you’ll keep breaking out for years to come.
Phillip and Erin were nothing short of amazing and with their brand’s quality and craftsmanship, you should give their beautiful line a look. They’ve assembled this amazing collection and they’ve only been technically doing this together as a team for a year. Go to www.grailatl.com to shop or just get more info. I’d like to thank them for their time and energy in helping me share their story with my audience and I look forward to working with them in the future; I know there are big things ahead.
I’ve been THE ADVOCATE for a navy suit and white shirt. It’s the foundation of your closet. I’ve been in love with going formal and keeping a clean tie and more crisp button up to engagement lately(preferably spread collar and cutaways for a more traditional look). The challenge for me at this particular party was to dress down a little more than typical. It was a day party for an engagement and the dress code didn’t require the stuffier fit I’ve been into lately. So we adapt. Going with the A.P.C button up, that I’ve faithfully endorsed with my Navy Suit Supply Lazio was a dream pairing. The sleeves were a little longer on the casual shirt, but not enough to bother me or make it look too crazy. The look was perfect because the collar was a classic that worked well when unbuttoned. Taking advantage of Atlanta’s “late fall”, going unbuttoned (two buttons down)made it look more fun and gave a touch of confidence.
Topped off with a washed navy paisley pocket square and gold lapel pin from The Debonair Club, the fit worked seamless and effortlessly with my Suit Supply Brown Leathr Tassel Loafers.
explore these options and let me know what oubthink of the look.
Suit: Suit Supply, Lazio
Shoes: Suit Supply Tassel Lafers
longest day ever...with the day ones and had an excellent time with my GSU Family.
green, off white, peach washed logo tee from Residence ATL
Congrats to my bro Calvin Green and the collective at Residence ATL for a super dope pop up experience in Atlanta last weekend. Not only did they have tough product, I copped the off white logo tee, but they also provided an after hours experience, that could rival Kinfolk’s lit environment in Williamsburg. I can’t wait to see what they do next here in Atlanta and will keep you posted on events forthcoming. Congrats again guys.
Still crashing weddings because that’s all I’m good for these days. Congrats to CJ and Dominique on your wedding; I’m thankful you had me. I also want to thank my homie from high school, Whitney, for the invite. I went with my favorite all purpose Navy Suit Supply Lazio Suit, with the slim spread collar and college stripe tie. I feel like this jacket fits more amazing every time I wear it. Tapered the trousers and wore my favorite cap toe Ferragamo Fantino lace ups. When in doubt, a classic well cut navy suit will fit any occasion.