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I’ve always wanted to try out an ‘African look’. I said to myself that if I was to try it out I would start off with a blazer seeing as I love blazers because they go well with any look you pick out of your wardrobe. I felt left out since every guy I know has been on the African print vibe and I didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to represent the Mother Land. It has really taken the streets by storm right now, so I would advise you, yeeees you reading this post! Get an African statement piece in your wardrobe and wear it proudly.
I am currently wearing a piece by. Shiyenze who is an African based designer currently in Kenya. The Kamba in me decided to go with this tone of fabric which complimented my skin tone 😉
I paired this look with chocolate brown pants, a milk white v-neck t-shirt and a pair of white and gold tone sneakers.
TIPS: When matching, try to find a colour on the print of the item that will match with the rest. When in doubt go for white, black or blue.
* Pair the blazer with a plain trouser. I went with a brown trouser.
*The colour print of the blazer should compliment your skin tone.
More of Shiyenze’s work on http://www.shiyenze.co.ke
Photography by Kuyoh (+254-728-750-858)
Make-Up by Joy (+254-717-744-124)
They say we are all cut from the same cloth but i beg to differ. I feel that I was cut from a different cloth and that cloth is no longer in production.
Many people may confuse this to a blazer but in actual sense it is a sport coat.They tend to be classed as smart casual as opposed to a blazer which is more formally structured with solid block colours.
I am wearing a sky blue sport jacket, paired with a chocolate brown shirt, brown checked pants a pair of black leather double monks shoes with ‘happy socks’.
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Music vibe to this look
We all know that Kambas* Ethnic community in Kenya* are quite the colorful lot thus my inspiration for my look today 🙂 :-). S/O to all my Kamba people keep showing off your colours ;-).
This kind of look deliberately features a pair of mismatched trousers and jacket/blazer – commonly described as a broken suit. The look shouldn’t have the exact texture of fabric, shade of colour or fabric but you can have different shades of colour which don’t necessarily match.
I paired my light grey checked blazer with a pair of charcoal grey trousers. Charcoal grey is a neutral colour which blends very well with either light or dark colour palette. I wore a two toned coloured shirt against the blazer which complimented it, the red tie signifies power and blends well with grey.
This look works for me on days like Tuesdays and Wednesday setting the mood right for a great weekend.
Music vibe for this look: