Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Return of the Gentleman Baba: Tulani Charlie

What influences your style?
I generally get inspired by different things each day, it could be a particular concept or just from a simple idea. What basically inspires me is expressing my creativity and love for life through clothing.
Who is your style icon?
James Brown.
what are you into at the moment?
I really love vintage, and I'm not afraid to push it also make a few mordern adjustments of course
do you dress like this day to day?
have you always dressed this way?  
Yes  I'm no stranger to the formal look,however I cannot say it is a look I'm directly known for,
what does this title "the return of the gentleman" mean to you:
It means quite alot,because now the true test in fashion also comes with the ability to conduct yourself as a gentleman, in other words men are expected to be more traditional when it comes to their dress code, not necessarily abiding to old laws but to carry a sort of minimal distinct look,I suppose.
i would style my mannequin in..
My Ideal mannequin should wear:
  • Brogues, I think they are cool preferably a deep maroonish brown.
  •  secret socks (not visible to mankind)
  • Cream vanilla skinny jeans or tailored fit trousers 
  • slim fit linen shirt skyblue
  • champagne gold pigment leather suspenders not
  • sunglasses are cool weather its "john lennons" or "wayferers" nothing over the top.
  • Did I mention a navy top hat for hint of drama
  • a cool vintage watch

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Sunglass Hut meets Mr Price

So i just noticed i made a small appearance on the Mr Price Blog. They snapped me at the Sunglass Hut event wearing their Project Limited photographic shift dress. isn't it amazing. you can get it here

The Return of the Gentleman Baba: Shaun Tshandu

If you are a regular visitor of Mannequin Blog you will know that i have started a segment called "The Return of the gentlemen Baba!" Dedicated to the stylish brothers out there.
What i am trying to say is this is not a blog for skirts only, but the suits are welcome too :)

I bumped into two young men a while ago while scouting for great street style. they caught my eye immediately and i had to showcase them on mannequin. I am all about the everyday person that sticks out. and these two guys looked dapper. i will introduce yall to the second guy Thulani in my next post, but for now meet Shaun..

describe your style:  
 I'd like to think my of my style as contemporary meets retro , I'd like to own vintage items too but due to a limited budget I don't own any vintage yet

What influences your style? 

What influences my style has to be my personality hey , I'm a very ambitious and well spoken young man and I hope I portray that in my clothes

Who is your style icon?
 My style icon has to Ozwald Boateng , the reason I chose him is because the suits her designs are amazing and are tailored to perfection and I love that , it symbolises how much detail goes into his clothes and I appreciate that


what are you into at the moment?  

I really don't believe in 'in things' , for example when I buy clothes I buy items that I feel are timeless and can be worn in the future as well but to answer your question , I'd have to say loafer's are an essential for every man this summer

do you dress like this day to day?
Yes I do , I believe my clothes or style should represent who and what I am

have you always dressed this way?
No I haven't always dressed this way but as I grew older I have a new appreciation for clothes and I am a man now so the way I dress should show that too

what does this title "the return of the gentleman" mean to you:
This title to me means that elegance has returned to the mans style and that men should no longer just put on clothes but be conscious of what they are wearing and have an elegant touch to their style

I would style my mannequin in..
* Black suede loafer
* Bronze skinny leg trouser
* Brown skinny belt
* Light blue fitted shirt
* Navy blazer