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The Look: Bondesque



Kelechi Odu @ The Zebra Ball

We literally cannot count the number of people that have ‘requested’ that this look be featured. I’ve actually had people call me and say ‘Oh I love the new feature, why haven’t you featured that guy from the Zebra Ball…the one with the bow tie…’. So your wish is my command. I actually agree. This is a very dashing look. There’s just something about it that is very 21st century James Bond! The melange of white jacket with the black bowtie with skinny jeans and smart black shoes (funny, even the wineglass in his hand, adds to that Bond appeal). Not for everyone but definately spot on!


  1. Nma

    January 19, 2009 at 12:22 pm


  2. Dami

    January 19, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    ummm…hell yeah! very sexy

  3. Fola

    January 19, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Agree with Nma..this is a big no.. a huge fashion mistake!!!
    white jacket with skinny jeans??

  4. cee cee

    January 19, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    I was one of the people who emaled Bella to feature this look!!! It is so Hot!!What is Fola On? The reason why it is so liked is that it takes a real stylish person to put an unsual combination together and make it work. This is not the basic jeans and shirt…This is a risk and it payed off big time. Love it Mr. Odu!!!

  5. jo

    January 19, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    LOVE IT!!

  6. Lords Host

    January 19, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    cool an elegant,

  7. Dee

    January 20, 2009 at 2:00 am

    I get the look he is going for, but i think the jeans are a tad bit too tight. Still i think the bottom half and the top half are mistmatched. How about an unbuttoned blazer and no tie. Like Bella said, not for everyone

  8. Dorah

    January 20, 2009 at 3:55 am

    Nah…The jeans are WAY too tight. But I’m glad that he knew that dark jeans would be best. He took a risk and that’s cool.

  9. Dorah

    January 20, 2009 at 3:56 am

    He should have worn black jeans instead.

  10. Nma

    January 20, 2009 at 5:16 am

    like i sed; “umm….NO!”…i too know wot look he’s tryn to go for…but the pants at way too tight for one, makes it look like he’s wearing flappers/canoe on his feet. It’s just a no-no…the color of the jeans do not compliment the top half either…a looser fitted black or grey jeans would’ve worked better….this one is jess to urklish for me.

  11. Nma

    January 20, 2009 at 5:19 am

    like i sed; “umm….NO!”…i too know wot look he’s tryn to go for…but the pants are way too tight for one; makes it look like he’s wearing flappers/canoe on his feet.…the color of the jeans do not compliment the top half either…a looser fitted black or grey jeans would’ve worked better….this one is jess too urkle-ish for me.

  12. fahioneesta

    January 20, 2009 at 5:40 am

    Err…whats not to like? skinny jeans..yup, mismatched top and bottom…yup,…blazer and cute bow tie..double yup…a body that shows the style off..yup..yup..yup i frigging love it!!! Love it more bcoz he aint like the other boring nija guys that “play it safe” and make my eyes bleed while doing that…plus he sooo pulled it off!!! kudos to you Mr…:-)

  13. Chika Moses

    January 20, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Bow tie with skinny jeans are a NO NO! Fashion faux pas! And to wear pointed toe shoes with skinny jeans are only okay on chics. When guys wear skinny jeans, it’s perfect to pair it up with a knit t-shirt, sports coat, and trendy flats or skechers! Please! Keep it dressy casual!

  14. temigeorge

    January 20, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    totally love his outfit. i agree with fashioneesta…although it seems some nija babes on here have no clue..just like the nija guys that make our eyes to his own mennnnn

  15. Nnamdi Patrick

    January 21, 2009 at 3:11 am

    SMH @ all those who are too scared to dress outta their comfort zones…whats not to love about his outfit?
    Just cos you dont think you can pull it off yourself, it doesnt mean others can’t….
    Go and search and find the whole idea behind MOD, this outfit with the skinnies and pointies are totally mod and only for the brave….


  16. jomo

    January 21, 2009 at 3:32 am

    the jeans are too tight …nnamdi biko…d ting tight

  17. jomo

    January 21, 2009 at 3:32 am

    and NO to d pointed shoes

  18. NG

    January 21, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    I like the clean and sophisticated look but the skinny jeans bit, kind of, ruins the whole thing.

  19. Nma

    January 21, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    it seems like u’re so stuck on following trends (ie..u referring to us looking up the idea behind MOD)…and biko, there is absolutely nothing “brave” about this outfit. It has steve urkel written all over it…u shoulda completed it with the dorky To each his own sha…u love it, some of us don’t so don’t get mad cos we refuse to “understand” ur taste.
    The outfit is jess wrong in my POV period..i cannot get over the super skinnies paired with those pointy do u sha.

  20. belle

    January 21, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    bella, this is not a bondesque look.
    you lot need to sort out your team and find more looks.
    theres nothing wrong with a pair of skinnies, but with a bow tie….oh hell no…..
    Please do your fashion research before you cll something THE LOOK…
    that aint not look sweetie…

  21. temigeorge

    January 22, 2009 at 5:09 am

    @ Nnamdi patrick..preach on brother…
    Nma pls allow the dude to express his own style. if it doesnt work for you then so be it. dont come here and start telling us what u think should go and what doesnt..abi u be fashion consultant? pls each to his own…is it until someone wears matching outfit that they’d look good? abeg jo…

    @ belle: come, dont be dissing bella naija’s style team.. u dont have to be so rude
    “you lot need to sort out your team and find more looks…Please do your fashion research before you call something THE LOOK…”…..maybe you should have ur own website and do ur own “LOOK”..instead of coming on here to yarn dust. maybe you should send ur own pic and show us wat “the look” should look like…

    @ bella….wear ur hater blockers maynne…those that love wat you do love it to bits…good job dear..xoxo

  22. adunni

    January 22, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Interesting,in as much as we are all entitled to our opinion,i would beg to differ on this “look”.
    I would equate it to a lady wearing a COCKTAIL DRESS,AND NIKE TRAINERS”-
    now please do tell me..HOW does THAT look work?
    would we now look for a trendy name to attach to it and force it to “work”?

    I can be all for edgy and different and quirky and creating your own style,but common,atimes some just cross that fiiine line and don’t quite get it right.And in my humble view,THIS is just one of those times.

    But hey-ho as i say,WHATEVER floats each persons boat really,if his bottom half want to look like russel brand on his way to a comedy gig,while the top half wants to look like bond on the way to the bartenders to ask for a “shaken, not stiiirrreddd”,
    then all well and good.
    it makes the dude happy,i’m happy,at least no be me wear am.

  23. Blowjob

    January 22, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    The people who remain on fashion’s highway the longest and get pasted in it’s hall of fame are those with the boldest sense of style. They can conquer runways just with a strut of their latest trend and get away with the worst color riot offences . This look here rocks. and if u say it’s not bondisque, buy original dvds of the james bond movies so you would see clearly beyond the pixels… and then don’t sulk cos dude here’s rocking some steez u’ll never rock cos even if u win the lotteries… your liver’s still stuck in an artery somewhere in your brain ! No wonder it got there in the first place.

  24. Kpakpando

    January 22, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Am I the only one who thinks this dude is kinda sexy? But only if his voice is on point sha…

  25. belle

    January 22, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    dude no one is being rude.
    everyone is entitiled to an opinon.
    if your in the public eye, your more or less agreeing to some sort of scrutiny or criticism…so dont get all emotional.
    okay hun.? good….xxx

  26. Nma

    January 23, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    dont tell u wot should go and shouldn’t? yet u r ranting bcos i dont like the look? rn’t u the biggest hypocrite of them all. Bellanaija is an interactive site, and is therefore open to the opinions of her readers (however different) to be shared…u think he looks bondesque, i think the fit and color of the tight skinny jeans doesn’t compliment the look and made the shoes look like flappers.
    And yes, i am a fashion consultant….and no, i do not suffer from chronic match-match syndrome; has never been my thing….but i am not the type to loose myself and taste into trends all in the name of fashion….Bella put up that pic to get pple’s opinion about the look wich is y there is a post icon at the bottom of the page so drop ur own 2 cents and keep it moving.

  27. Pedagogist

    January 23, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    If YOU’RE going to criticize others, biko, make sure you are on point in all ways, grammar included. (Evil grin)

    That said, sooooooooo not a fan of super skinny jeans on guys. So Booby Trendyish. Urgh!

  28. KeiiArz

    January 24, 2009 at 5:48 am

    It’s not that the look isn’t one to go for, it’s just…he doesn’t quite pull it off. Trust me, I’ve seen better. And reaaally guys, your bow ties CANNOT afford to be crooked! Sheesh! It’s sloppy!

  29. KeiiArz

    January 24, 2009 at 5:55 am

    I mean, I get where he coming from but man!!! HE wayyyy off! His lower section really threw me off. Even if he wanted to wear skinnies and pointies, he coulda gone for different ones. They so so not go with his upper section. The colour of the jeans is wayyyy offf and those shoessss. Those shoes? Well… He just looks like a hot mess. And that bow tie. That bow tie. Why is it crooked!!!

  30. KeiiArz

    January 24, 2009 at 6:05 am

    He coulda gone for white or black plimsoles if he sooooo badly wanted to wear skinnies and pointies. That would really have softened the whole look instead of wearing those boxy flipper shoes. And those blue jeans are just dumb! I mean really homie, who wears blue jeans with a white tux? Nuhn uhn!! The only other option he has left since he copped a black tie( hoping my eye sight ain’t failing) is to wear black or white pants depending on the shoes. I’d go with black though but yea, only black or white.

  31. Effe

    January 25, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    I don’t think he pulled it off o. The jeans and shoes dont quite work for me, although I get what he’s trying to do. Only a few people would pull this off (Andre 3000) maybe, but this brother doesnt from the waist down. The jeans are a funny shade of blue and the shoes look bogus. Just my opinion, this is not hot.

  32. plomo

    January 26, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    men..Temi george why thus thou try so hard!

  33. BT

    January 29, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Hey, whatever happened to “The Look”, I miss that Bella 🙁

  34. Tessy

    January 30, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    At least this guy is getting a lot of comments which means he must be on the cutting edge with his style. Both sides make goo arguments, ie. those who did it without personal attacks..

  35. Bee

    September 28, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    love the look..i think its perfect…no criticism its my opinion

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