VIBE YAKA: SHORT TO THE COAT.

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This here is just another one of those posts featuring a rather lengthy sequence of images snapped totally unplanned. #TrueStory, the back-tale is set around a very regular midmorning, on a very regular Tuesday, en-route to source wardrobe for a celebrity client. Now, that bit is not very regular! Let’s just say there was a proper five-minute-thirty-seven-second long and spirited haul between   the styling partner dude (come snappographer) and I, about whether or not it is at all important that I take an entire hour out of my day to try and best capture an outfit that is most certainly not intentionally curated for either side of a camera.

No prize for guessing who “won” that round. Crazy, especially since these here photographs are not even half of what we ended up with.

If I really, truly must get into it; I suppose it is unavoidable that one of my primary themes right now in life, centres on “lines”. Be they visible to a dispassionate eye or able to pique an interest of whatever type stylopolitan, I am with lines.

Still in the business of making it my own, here I dialled up comfort first and never ever flirting with an interest to compromise on the style front. The PUMA XT1s served that aspect extremely well, worn with my other pair of tailored shorts (these I inherited –read snatched- from my young cousin when he was in boarding school, it was his uniform at some point. I threw on a skinny Banana Republic crock belt and my fast-becoming-fave flannel shirt from MRP. I cannot quite decide on which of the pieces here qualifies as the conversation piece for this look, I will however, give major props to one of my proudest and newest go-to item; this navy blue mid-length topcoat from H&M always comes in handy atop almost everything and has fast become my fail proof shield slash barricader to the random cold fronts.

Totally vibe ya ka. Translate: My Vibe.

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MARKHAM ON THE BLUE TIP.

Markham IN-DYE-GO FALL 2014

A friend of mine sent me a link to Markham’s newly lanched blog –which by the way is very fresh- and became my love at the first click-and-scroll. I could go on lengthily about great stuff on the retailer’s blog but I choose to entertain the undeniable fact that they must be on the same wave length as I am; loving all things blue. If you have been on the menswear store’s facebook page lately, you must know that their current motif is captioned IN-DYE-GO and forecasts various shades of blue as the colour scheme for the coming autumn. It is understandable that you might think I would be a little bias for supporting this stunning direction but the styling options suggested through the moodboards *check images here below* and the physical products are of a variety stretching further than my own sartorial preferences. I love that. So you have it folks finally, blue is the ultimate MUST HAVE colour right now.

Blue is #EVERYTHING

Blue is #EVERYTHING

options and suggestions

options and suggestionsFF