Archive for August, 2009

The rolled hem jeans look.

Posted in MEN with tags , on August 31, 2009 by Jaiye Gesinde

About a year ago, Sarah Jessica Parker seemed to be re-introducing the Elvis era rolled hem jeans look. Then Katie Holmes was spotted walking around New York with the same look.

Now it seems Ralph Lauren is adopting the same look in a few of his men’s fall looks. Observe:




Just so you know, I don’t agree with the way the hems are rolled up. If you’re going to roll up the hem of your jeans, I think they should be neatly done, and not rolled up more than three times.

As for rolling up the sleeves or your t-shirts, that should stay in the past. But then again, I guess it also depends on your personality, lifestyle and style.


Billionaire Boys Club Fall/Winter 2009 Collection.

Posted in CELEBRITY WATCH, MEN with tags on August 31, 2009 by Jaiye Gesinde

Black Suit Blues.

Posted in MEN with tags , , on August 31, 2009 by Jaiye Gesinde

George clooney in a Black suit

      For those who don’t know, I run a small business making tailored siuts. I take the client’s measurement, buy the material and give them to a tailor to sew according to my design. Which brings me to the topic at hand.

 A while ago, a client of mine asked me to make him another pair of slacks, as the one that came with the suit had faded to a lighter hue than the jacket.(He wore and washed the pants alone alot more than he wore the complete suit, but the pants were still very wearable). On getting to the store where I had purchased the material, I was told the original material was finished. In my search to get the exact material as the original, I realised that black is a surprisingly hard colour to match, even in the same weave.

 After some research, I found out the reason is that black dyes come in a surprising range of hues — some have a slight brown tinge, others green, some bluish. So the seemingly best option is either getting a hue as close as possible, or a contrasting pair of pants all together.

 My suggetion for a contrasting pair of slacks to a black jacket, would be to try mid-gray or charcoal.

Long story short, he insisted on black, but luckily for us we were able to get the next hue to the one dat was originally used. And we all lived happily ever after.