Inspired by the late 70’s sartorialist gentlemen who fiercely expressed their individuality through European inspired attire, the attitude was subsequently adopted by younger generations of fashionable South Africans. Now, they are beautifully creating a movement of expression and some degree of identity. And I love how the architectural hair blends well with his outfit.
The dungaree first made its debut in the United States sometime in the 1920’s as a form of blue collar workwear. It has since evolved over the years and is currently one of thee fashion staples one needs in their wardrobe. It’s all about being daring, fun and absolutely comfortable.
He cleverly made the dungaree look “masculine and grown-up” by mixing it with a crisp white shirt, a sophisticated tie, a tan jacket and the safari-inspired hat (often called a pith helmet). The hat is reminiscent of the 19th century era explorers who came to Africa in search of awesome discoveries. He reinterpreted the look as a 21st century urban fashion explorer.
This look will be one of the inspirations for Spring and ideally comforting to those who don’t like too much colour. Fashionable folk will want to bring their individuality forth through vintage-inspired pieces. Consignors who sell vintage items, to retro wear will be working overnight to meet the demand for these oversized pieces – that might be worn with skinnies, leggings and meggings. It will be fun to observe the streets once Spring kicks in.
I love how she effortlessly made over the top knit, with heavy persian graphics, cool and easy to wear. She paired it with some “invisible” shorts and oversized white shirt to make the graphics stand out and shine.
Dear reader: street style is always cool and appreciated when done properly. Don’t forget to catch my next episode of “Stylish Folk spotted on the streets”.
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Graphics by: Bongani Mokhine