Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store located in NYC is seen as the biggest high-end department store specializing in the sale of designer goods to high-income earners. It’s where all the high-end fashion is noticed. It’s equivalent to shopping in the upper end of Collins Street, Melbourne also known as ‘the Paris end’ of Melbourne. Amongst impressive architecture and five-star hotels, you find the Who’s Who of designer clothing, style and glamour.
I wanted the first photo shoot for Men Style Manifest to give you an indication of what is to come. Far too many men’s style / fashion blogs are about high-end fashion, suits and ties. Men Style Manifest is not all about your high-end fashion that is out of reach for most. It’s about the simplicity of urban lifestyle and making key pieces ‘pop’. I’m not saying that I wont incorporate some of the high end fashions in my articles but I don’t want it to be just about that.
‘Fuck Fifth Avenue’ by Boywolf is a way of expressing ‘You don’t need to be a high roller and spend a fortune on fashions to dress well.’
The Urban inspired outfit, I wear Boywolf’s black round neck cotton t-shirt with the slogan ‘Fuck Fifth Avenue’, G-Star cargo jeans with braces, or as some would call, suspenders. Now they can be functional but in this case I opted for their aesthetic appeal giving more of a tough look, which I think, go quite well with the Aldo leather cuff, Diesel watch and Diesel Only the Brave dog tag necklace. The shoes are denim ¾ tops by Zu and since I was having a bad hair day went for Mossimo’s Gatsby hat. The gold frame aviators from Sunglass hut are by Ray Ban and are a must have to stop squinting from the suns rays.
Gatsby hat by Mossimo
Sunglasses by Rayban, Sunglasshut
Necklace by Diesel
Cuff by Aldo
Watch by Diesel
T-Shirt by Boywolf, BlackBook tees
Pants by G-Star
Shoes by Zu
Photography by Sophie @happyschnapper
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