So it has been a while since I’ve done a post and I apologize for that. I’ve been crazy busy this year with projects I’ve been working that I will love to share. Soooo with that said… GREAT NEWS FAMILY!! Kjohnlasoul.com will be under construction with a whole new look. I PROMISE to post more when it’s up lol. So just stay tuned and keep checking me out…
So the year is coming to an end and I figured why not shoot with one of the best people I met this year…JESSIE of Jessieadore.com!!! We shot together in her area in Harlem and it just so happened we had on plaid jackets (great minds think alike aha). I found my coat at one of my go to thrift stores here in NYC. I almost had to fight a fellow thrifter because we both picked up the coat at the same time! The suede shoulder patch was the key factor in why I needed it so I was not going to give up the battle that easy lol. See more photos on Jessie’s blog at JessieAdore.com.
Fit Kjohn-Coat:Vintage, Shirt:Thrifted, Shoes:Tommy Hilfiger….Jessie-Coat-Vintage, Skirt-Zara, Tights-Hue, Shoes-Deena & Ozzy
I’ve been on the search for the right fur collar for a while now and I finally found this rabbit piece a few days ago. I was not sure how to pull it off but I knew I needed one for this winter. Then I remembered my duffle coat that I wore so much last year and just threw it over my shoulder. Then, BOOM I had a new coat lol! It’s something about a fur collar that adds a certain luxury and wow factor to any fit you put together. I plan to put a lot of wear to this one. Now if only I can find a good black fur….
Bags have become more of a statement piece for guys. Probably because our pants have become more fitted where we can only fit our metro-card and wallet in them lol. My good friend Terrence of the Korean Brand Iise Accessories just began designing bags and I went crazy when I saw this one called the Monk Bag. What sets Iise’s bag apart from all others is that they are organically hand-dyed fabrics using traditional Korean techniques. The dying process is usually a month long, making each bag very different from each other. Click HERE to see their other products.
The world is soooo small…ESPECIALLY NEW YORK CITY! A few days ago Nicole and I decided to hang out for a bit in the city. During our time roaming Soho streets we bumped into Josh on Broadway. A couple blocks later we ran into my boy Olu. I’ve known Olu since our days at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx. Encounters like this that are never planned are always amazing. We spent our time just lounging around snapping our lives away. Here are some shots that Nicole and I took.
My fit- Hoodie-Diesel, Shirt-L.L Bean, Bag-Acne
When I’m asked who my favorite designers are, it’s first instinct for me to reply Paul Smith. His play on different colors and styles of suites and men’s clothes in general is just amazing. He also does a lot of great prints, which I’m very keen on. So when I came across this old vintage sweater by this great man it took everything out of me not to run around the store and jump for joy. The colors and different patches of wool is what I’m all about wearing for fall. But what makes this sweater really dope is obviously how overly huge it is! Perfect for layering and mos def perfect for this new change of weather.
For some odd reason it’s like natural instinct for us New Yorkers to wear dark colors when fall comes through with its chilly air. I’ve caught myself wearing a lot of grays and neutral color tones this past week. I’m usually referred to as the “printed joint” among some friends because of all my printed shirts that I normally wear lol. However, with the cloudy skies and cooler breezes, wearing dark colors just feels right…for the moment.