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Daily Fashion 164

Going To 'J.Crew U' Was Certainly A Culture Shock

Daily Fashion Illustration 164. Friday, April 18. 2014

Style submitted by Destin Grayson. -instagram @Carpe_DMG, twitter @CarpeDMG
'My style is inspired by my encounters over the years. I really started to become more detailed in what I wore my senior year of high school rising to my freshman year in college (I attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio otherwise known as J. Crew U). I was raised in an urban environment and going to Miami was certainly a culture shock. I learned to embrace the preppy lifestyle and put my own personal spin to it. I began digging into numerous blogs and sites for inspiration until I saw what I liked, disliked, and could pull off. Style is an ongoing process that is forever changing or being enhanced which may explain my fascination with it.

I may not be the best looking man in the room but you can damn sure bet I will be one of the best dressed.'

Daily Fashion Illustration 164, Destin Grayson



Daily Fashion 163

I Make My Own Velvour Jackets And Tops, I Love Waistcoats And Am A Massive Fan Of Bright Vintage Ties

Daily Fashion Illustration 163. Thursday, April 17. 2014

Style submitted by Umar Farooq. -instagram @justmymemoreez
'My style is pretty unique I'd say. I love 'mixing and matching' and adding a bit of Middle- Eastern fashion into what I wear. I love lapel pins and shoes. I make my own Velvour jackets and tops, I love waistcoats and am a massive fan of bright vintage ties. I went through a phase after my weightloss experience. Before that, fashion meant nothing to me. Having to find X large tops and sweatpants was not exciting. Having weighed over 15 stones, I was frightened to even think about trying on a pair of jeans let alone anything else. The thought of wearing a bright yellow shirt scared me.

Things have changed now. I now own several pairs of jeans, every colour- you name it! :)   I'm just an average 20 year old student who dresses to express not impress. I often wear waistcoats that I make myself or Tshirts I advertise and sell on my site/twitter page TeeAmouage. In all honesty there's one man I believe inspired me and still does with his daily outstanding updates on mens fashion. Many must know him (insta- That_dapper_chap). My "Passion for Fashion" grew when I was asked at a party full of over 300 guests, where I got my shirt from. As strange as it sounds it was exciting/scary that someone would actually take notice!

Daily Fashion Illustartion 163, Umar Farooq

So I left this lovely gentleman my email address and ended up making him the exact
same 'sheer black silk' shirt! This for a student my age is VERY exciting! So I got into it, every half term I sat at my Nan's making T-shirts and waistcoats, often using materials I've purchased from Dubai. I'm one of those people who was afraid to buy shirts other 'slim' boys would, because I was large. I was petrified of getting noticed, no matter what I wore. So I often design and made T-shirts only Large and Xlarge and it's been my 'target market' as it's something I could personally relate to.

I use lace, leather and animal print materials and suede too. I believe everyone should be comfortable with who they are and show it in what they wear and be PROUD and not frightened of what others would say/think. I believe wearing a little bit of colour, be it a red tie or a bright yellow bracelet. Make it 'you', make it fun, bright, colourful, and give people a reason to be inspired and want to try what you're wearing.'



Daily Fashion 150

Her Comment Confirmed That My Style Is Not Just A Style

Daily Fashion Illustration 150. Monday, March 31. 2014

Style submitted by Doron Bond. -instagram @doronbond, twitter @doronbond, tumblr DoronBond
'My Mother, who passed away last year, once told me as she was looking at a few images from a photo-shoot that I was showing her, " are very photogenic!"

Her comment confirmed that my style is not just a "style", but my calling: a calling that I must exhibit in remembrance of her, and in honor to God. Her comment confirmed that my style is apart of my calling, my being. I recall telling a woman years ago at church that I wanted to go to a more "fitted" look. A couple days later at church she gave me a garbage bag full of "fitted" tops that someone gave her when she was housecleaning their residence. More confirmation that my style is a calling that I must exhibit.'

Daily Fashion Illustration 150, Doron Bond