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I love going on about my business –as one often does in these fashioning streets- and suddenly realise the awesomeness of my surrounding, which will of course propel me to take full advantage of a situation. Stuff a stylopolitan’s dreams are made of.  I had a moment with my JanSport® backpack, just the other day.

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These pics below are an upshot of yet another one of my preferred Sunday afternoon drives with an aim to meet whatever links day to dusk so speedily. Cheesy? Methinks not.  If anything, this could very well match some other pretty cool well-run camo stories; coming together to handsomely juxtapose my street style reality. I mean, one can’t help but think about the print’s history, its utilitarian relevance and the rendering feature of a backpack stunning as it is practical.

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I could have completely clashed and contrasted this print against any-and-everything to claim a heavily spirited vibe or even muted it down alongside a single tint. Instead, I thought it a good idea to step up to my JanSport® bagpack and coordinate a look that is mono-tonal in intent and not running short of details that articulate the brand’s authentic and Iconic status.

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My vibe. Completely.

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Remember when Breezy sang on the Friday night anthem that was beautiful people? When he went on about seeing…erm, beautiful people everywhere he went?  I too am on the same vibe but everywhere I go, I see CAMO!! I can only imagine a wasp of blasphemous stuff murmured in unison by fellow fashion people as they read this. Dismally failing to deal with the fact that a trend’s success can sometimes (if not only) be measured by the enormity of retail wave. *claps once*. Anyway, I do see camouflage EVERYWHERE I go and instead of arousing unnecessary heart problems, chokes and redding eyes.  The only sweat I drop when I see anything in olive green is due to the amount of work and walks and and some more work that goes into finding clever styling tricks. As you can probably tell from these images, I am going all kinds of insane for Kwena’s kick-ass styling. Using this common trend to her advantage she managed to tick all trend boxes. in this look alone I see utilitarian androgyny coming through in top line fits, vintage elements featuring via the tan turban and blue leather handle bag and of course, the chic, street, ladylike lengths. One can’t possibly be mad at those suede lace-up shoes. I don’t mind seeing camo everywhere I go, as long as it is carried with a bit of personality.