Photographer: Aakomon Jones (with his iPhone6)
Dress: 1950s Vintage Dress from Maison Jadis
Whenever you are in NYC, Soho area, make sure to stop by Maison Jadis! I absolutely love this store! It’s a goldmine for beautiful dresses, frocks, jumpsuits, pants, crop tops, shoes, handbags and more from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, & 90s all in pristine condition! The only thing I loved more than the treasures in this store was the owner, Mary Ann Fusco! She’s extremely stylish, pleasant and knowledgeable about fashion – a Doll! I look forward to returning to her store and interviewing her soon to share with you all on the blog.
If you are unable to physically visit her at her amazing store stay up to date by using the following:
instagram: @maisonjadis and @Maison_Swag
Shoe: Stuart Weitzman sandals
Handbag: White basket weave Vintage cluthc with a gold clasp
Suit: Banana Republic
For Aakomon’s small waist and broad shoulders this double breasted, peak lapel navy blue linen suit is PERFECTION!
Frames: Oliver Peoples
Dress Shirt: Trashness
Shoe: Aldo “Velinia” men’s dress shoe
This rich mahogany brown leather slipper dress shoe is divine when paired with this navy suit. This style shoe is so versatile he had to have it in black too! So, shop away fellas because this beautiful shoe wont break the bank. It’s great with a suit (as shown here), a shirt & slacks, and/or worn casually with jeans.
Neck tie: Bloomingdales
Pocket Square: Peckham Rye
Lapel Pin: Bloomingdales
I love menswear… Especially when a man wears it as well as this! All of the small details really pull this look together and make it stylish, modern, cool, and oh so sexy. Paying attention to choose the perfect tones of navy blue for each element of this look makes all the difference and is important when pulling off a monochromatic look. Most importantly the fit of this suit makes it look more expensive than it’s actual cost. Proper tailoring in men’s suiting, and menswear in general, is the difference between looking like a GQ magazine cover and an ad for K&G Men’s Clothing Store (nothing against K&G… but you know what I mean).
A statement blazer is a staple piece in your closet but with an extra edge. Its both a great blazer (the fit is impeccable and the material is fine) and a couture conversation piece (it’s original and creative). I am attracted to subtle yet noticeable details in clothing… For example, His statement blazer – I love that at first glance it’s just a beautiful black blazer but the unique lapel, slightly exaggerated shoulder, and the sleek European silhouette make it sexy, stylish, and irresistible to compliment. Her statement blazer is also at first glance just a cropped black fitted blazer… but alas!… the mixing of the black silken wool with the black velvet is glamorous, the large peek lapels are divine, and the very cool wrap detail with the additional fabric that allows one to wear this blazer two different ways is just well… Crazy Good!
His: Vintage Masion Martin Margiela
Her: Tom Ford