December 30, 2011
The leather blazer gets a bad rap. I’ve never really seen a leather blazer that is to my taste; often they’re unflatteringly cut, poorly made, and just plain unimaginative. But my Hisham Oumlil blazer in the butteriest burgundy lambskin, cut sharp but still swingy, half-zipped and vaguely detailed like a perfecto, is an impeccable rendition of the infamous jacket.
Number Nine sunglasses, Hisham Oumlil leather blazer, Brook & Lyn harness, DIY-overdyed Alexander Wang top, sifr band pants, Number Nine shoes
Brook & Lyn’s silk rope and Brazilian agate harness is deceptively wearable. Not wearable for me are clothes in olive green and brown, the colors that my top and trousers originally came in. Both natural/synthetic blends, I dyed them in both Jacquard iDye and iDye poly, both in black, and they’re now in my daily rotation.
ring of my own design, Cartier Chronoscaph 21 watch
photographs by Mikee Tuason