When it comes to the fashionable Lagos scene, men’s fashion and style enthusiast Denola Adepetun always puts his best foot forward. So it goes without saying that he knows a thing or two about dressing not just fashionably, but fashionably well.
So today, Denola who recently launched his blog – DenolaGrey.com – will be guiding our male fashion lovers (and females who would love to see their men dress a little more fashionably) on some tips when it comes to menswear.
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While it could be easy to jump right in and tell men what they should not wear, it is imperative that I understand the target.
Nigerian men like to be as stylish as they can in the least ‘look-at- me ‘ way possible. However, everyone needs a little pick-me-up or in this case; advice, as some cannot easily express themselves with clothing as seamlessly as others .
So guys, here are a few things I can humbly suggest that we can take into consideration when dressing up, or shopping.
Try and stay away from dark , dull colors like grey or coffee brown. Nobody likes an overly conspicuous ‘peacock,’ but a little color never hurt nobody. Guys, mint, pale pink, light blue and light purple (lilac) are your friends. Black is always a safe option.
2. Say No To Unfortunate Pants
“U.P”s as I like to call them. I know for a fact that one thing girls look at is how well guys’ clothes fit. I am not a voltron for the ‘skinny trousers agenda’ but I do agree that well tailored pants, be it jeans or smart trousers’ go a long way in defining the line between ‘suave gentleman’ and ‘clumsy unkempt fellow’.
3. Running Shoes and Jeans DO NOT Equate
4. The “I-Swear Shoe”
5. White Shirt Galore
It’s a general staple. Have at least five crisp, quality-fabric , white shirts in your wardrobe, they go with anything and automatically make you look like you have your life together. You’re welcome!
Alright guys, I’m ready to see us get out there and put in more effort. You have the right to personal style too. The girls don’t have to get all the applause.
Watch Denola’s Introduction video!
Photo Credit: Toyosi Faridah Kekere-Ekun
About Denola Grey
Denola Grey is a media content generator. Denola Grey started his blog, www.denolagrey.com in June 2014. It consists of his thoughts, personal experiences, and style choices as he navigates his way through life. Denola has worked at PR Consulting New York and a fashion journalist for Genevieve. Denola alternates between working on his blog and other freelance projects.