Hey guyss 😊 .. Happy Sunday! How are we doing? Hope the rain hasn’t been too harsh on us .. and hope the weekend has been great as well 😊 .. Trust it has!
It’s been an interesting week for me and I am very thankful to God for it .. Remember the sartorial Irony editorial from a few posts? It got featured on VOGUE ITALIA!!! We’re doing something right Lol
So today’s editorial, Lol yeah I know, cheeky title right? What is Akin’s business with the navy, you’re right! Nothing 😂 But just read 😋
A navy blue Double breasted suit is versatile enough to enter your everyday rotation. But with the shape, sheen and sharp peak lapels, it’s also got a bit of swagger about it for those times you need to wear a suit but don’t want to look like you came straight from the office – e.g. ‘cocktail attire’ invitations and weddings. Just make sure the cut is trim and not too long in the jacket.
Also, for the fashion forward Afrocentrism enthusiast (Like me 😉), you might also want to switch it up, make it even more interesting, infuse some ‘AFRICAN’ into it, just like was done in this outfit with the aso-oke detailing, on the pockets of the jacket and the lining of the pants .. Remember the jacket I used for Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2016? This is the full suit and yup, it’s all nave blue 😊
But today, I want us to pay more attention to the shoes! From the most plain and simple shoes cut from a single piece of smooth leather, to intricately detailed shoes featuring fancy stitching, perforations, and edging, a man’s got a lot of options when it comes to dress shoes. The variety can really be a bit overwhelming, especially when it comes to knowing which is which and what shoes to wear with what get-ups.
Whenever you picture a dress shoe, chances are you picture a relatively simple derby. Derby shoes, unlike oxfords, have the lacing flaps sewn directly to the upper of the shoe, and are unrestrained by any sort of line of stitching across the tops of them. This is called open lacing, and this interruption in the silhouette makes them a little less sleek, and therefore, less dressy.
These shoes have a twist to them, more artistic, in that also unlike the normal derby shoes made of plain or patent leather, this is made of snake skin leather, and that’s what makes it amazing!!
So guys, if you’re thinking about that one suit that can transcend from the office to a night out seamlessly and with just a few changes here and there, can seem like a whole new outfit, then think a Navy blue suit, and the shoes you pair with the suit, goes a long way in increasing the versatility of this already versatile piece.
Thank you for reading as always 🙏🏽 .. and see? I’m not in the Navy lol .. have a wonderful week guys and feel free to drop your comments!
Photos – @joeladu_
Shoes – @313eko
Suit – @crescenciofeirrera