I remember saying in a previous blog post that one should only dress as you wish to be addressed. I personally believe that your style is a little window to what’s going on on the inside of you. I also happen to believe that in a world where you are more likely to be judged or compartmentalised by your appearance, one aught to be sure of what image you want to portray through the way you dress.
About a month ago, I did a collaboration with the Japanese car company Mazda on a piece that is part of a series called Sprezzatura. Sprezzatura celebrate the art of individual style involved fashion industry insiders such as stylist, designers, curators and bloggers. “Sprezzatura is the attitude to your own style where you are relaxed in taking a slightly different approach to the perceived norm” as expressed by the movement.
This expression perfectly suits my style as a fashion and lifestyle consultant. I usually say to people, there is no point in trying to look like everyone else. Why be a copy of someone else when you have the luxury to be your authentic self through style?
You might be thinking what has a car got to do with personal style and fashion. Well I encourage you to head over to the Sprezzatura website to see what design director Kevin Rice and his team are doing. “KODO is about capturing dynamic energy just before the moment it is released, and because we at Mazda are moved by a passion for unique design and beauty in all fields, we’re inspired to see what extraordinary new creations are possible” said Kevin Rice.
Anyway, let me not bore you anymore with too much talk but please take a look at the video where I talk about one of my favourite piece of garment, the blazer, which should be an essential part of every modern stylish man’s wardrobe. The blue blazer i have on is my statement piece in that look and if you are someone who follows my work, then you would know I embrace colour in all it forms, all year round.
Blazer – Suitsupply
Tie – Suitsupply
Pocketsquare – Suitsupply
Shirt – T.M Lewin
Cufflinks – Portobello road market
Trouser – Suitsupply
Socks – Pauls smith
Shoes – Paul Smith