Hello everyone out there, as always it’s good to see you. I AM JMADDD STYLES and I would like to welcome you to my latest blog post : The JMADDD STYLES September Issue. For those of you out there that may not be too familiar with this website, you may be asking, what is the JMADDD STYLES September Issue?
This is the time of year when the season is about to change, and all the various fashion periodicals and websites begin showing you the latest looks and trends for the upcoming season, to help you get your look and image together for men’s and women’s fashion but usually not at the same time in magazines or websites. So what I tend to do every season is take some of the more stand out trends and put the looks together for both men’s and women’s wear . So with that said , let’s get started. First up let’s get into some menswear .
Menswear : this season in menswear, there are a few trends that are noteworthy, but none in my fashionable opinion that standout more then the one that we are about to get into. So what is that you may ask. This season you are going to see the resurgence of the men’s suit. For some of us the suit never went away. It has always been a major staple , a great go to when you want to stand out at an event or possibly for an appearance . This season there are lots of designers that are doing great things with the men’s suit, but im going to show you looks that I have put together from three standout highend designers that all put their own personal touch on the men’s suit. Those designers would be Tom Ford , Gucci and Dior , first let’s get started with one of my favorite designers in the game right now.
When it comes to a Tom Ford suit , he sticks to all the traditional values of a great fit suit that is built to make you look your absolute best and if you have ever listened to him give an interview or read an interview with him he lets you know that a good break on the shoe is important and im going to agree it is. Although over the last few years the traditional cuff has become less seen, even I stopped wearing it as much when getting my suits tailored cause I felt like it made me look a little taller with out my pants cuffed. However Tom Ford recommends a good cuff to bring out the best look for the fit of certain suits and that may well be true depending on the weight of the suit. Basically Tom Ford doesn’t try to modernize the suit by changing the way it looks , he just makes a great suit without trying to reinvent the wheel.
It’s all in the detailing, when it comes to a Tom Ford suit , both are grey suits , but one is more of a window pain pattern and the other is a Glenn plaid pattern. Both suits display the same wide lapel and signature double pockets. I styled them both with a spread collar dress shirt but changed up the style of shoe from boot to classic double monk strap.
For the next suit , it’s the same format of a suit but giving you a different colorway. Amazingly enough the different colorway makes it look like a different suit all together. Then to show you the versatility of Tom Ford pieces I went with his signature velvet blazer and paired it with his dark denim jeans for more of a dressy casual look that could easily go from the office to a night out.
Over at Gucci when it comes to the great suit revival , they take a traditional approach and a not so traditional approach and bring the two styles together. Gucci finds a way to cater to different style and taste levels.
These are two versions of a non traditional approach to the suit that Gucci is doing for the upcoming fall season. The first is not far from being traditional but take a good look at the pants. You will notice that there is a draw string , no belt loops and no front fasteners almost like joggers with a dressy feel. At first I was a bit skeptical on this design until I tried on a pair by Banana Republic, and I will say I haven’t tried on pants this comfortable that move with you since I was kid. This is truly going to put the most non suit wearing individual into a suit or at least pants. To keep the look more dressy , styled the look with Gucci’s new semi spread collar dress shirt , the all new scale watch and finishing the look with Gucci’s fall suede men’s ankle dress boot. The next look is truly a way to casualize a suit and make it short of a seat suit. Up top you have a double breasted jacket, but then the pants are on a whole other level with gathered bottoms at the ankle truly like a pair of joggers. This look is really for the individual that wants to wear a suit but doesn’t really want to dress up. The look is styled to keep it casual with a signature Gucci t-shirt and the latest sneaker/shoe giving you both a casual sneaker and shoe all in one.
When it comes to the men’s suit Gucci has covered all style basis and needs, the next two looks are more on the line of a traditional suit , the classic tailored pinstripe and another classic, the houndstooth pattern. The top look is styled for the individual that likes and knows how to wear a suit , the second is once again another casual approach to the traditional suit. Third look takes a non traditional approach to the double suit but its being done in one of the hottest colors of the season with a bold double G, print.
The last two looks are much like the last Tom Ford look , both styled to give you a more dressy casual feel , one with a classic styled loafer and the other a dress boot although the looks are similar , they both capture to individual styles.
Over at Dior this season, they aren’t going as bold with the variety of mens suit , but are adding their own individual spin to the classic men’s suit.
This is basically the same suit done in two different color ways. One blue and the return of the the black suit as well , but if you look closely, you will see the signature touch that Dior adds to their suits. That little detail is a double breasted suit made like a single breasted suit. Notice the one button detailing, whereas most double breasted suits offer six buttons on the jacket. The black suit has been styled in two ways , the first is for the true suit wearer with a classic white shirt and single strap cap toe dress shoe. The next look takes the casual approach with Dior’s latest sneaker and polo shirt. Then last , the navy blue suit styled to be a little more on the fashionably bold side with a boldly printed spread collar dress shirt from Axxess. One of my personal favorite shirt brands. Well we have just reached the end of part one of the JMADDD STYLES, covering one of the biggest trends of the season, the resurgence or return of the men’s suit. Each of these looks can be shopped online at http://www.dior.com , http://www.gucci.com and http://www.tomford.com .
Now it’s time for the next half of The JMADDD STYLES September Issue. In this half we are going to take a look at womenswear and one or two of the hottest trends of the fall / winter season , also what’s coming up that’s new for womenswear like a major fashionable collaboration that will be introduced for the fall season.
Two of the biggest trends that stood out to me for the fall season is the importance of Sustainability when buying fashion and the idea that quality is always better than quantity.
So to do that as the main overall trend that im going to cover , right along with a few mini trends that im going to slide in along the way , I am going to style looks once again from three designers that in my Fashionable opinion always do a great job of creating sustainable clothing in womenswear. That would Chloe’ , Etro and Ralph Lauren.
First off just incase you are not sure , sustainable clothing is clothing that stands the test of time in both style and quality. Meaning that the garment is both well made and you will not mind wearing it the following year and the year after that once you invested in the piece or pieces.
For this season Chloe’ is amongst the brands this season that one always creates sustainable pieces that stand the test of time but are what you call investment pieces, they also are one of the companies this year that is doing the Romantic blouse. The Romantic blouse much like a good blouse never goes out of style but happens to be one of the top trends in women’s fashion for the fall season. In pic one the Romantic blouse is styled on a casual level with dark denim from Chloe’ and another trend for the season the pegged heel ankle boot also from Chloe’ , finishing the look with Chloe’s signature round lensed sunglasses. Look two does not show a romantic blouse but still another blouse from Chloe’. Basically blouses are back bigger than ever this year not that they ever faded. The look is done in monochromatic beige with a cashmere wool jacket , matching color dress pant and this season’s hot pegged heal boot calf length to finish the look , all from Chloe’ .
The next look , has another sustainable yet on trend piece. Yes it is styled with the Romantic blouse , but the item that im referring to is the classic rap skirt the blouse is styled with. The rap skirt has never gone anywhere, but this season is back in a major way making it both a sustainable piece and on trend. Finishing the look with the ever stylish knee high boot with this season’s pegged heel all from Chloe’ , with the exception of the Michele watch. The next look is styled to give you the on trend but never out of style menswear inspired womenswear look. Done in a more equestrian style. The pantsuit from Chloe’ is done with a bold gold print , styled with a classic white traditional blouse , round lensed sunglasses and calf high boot all from Chloe’ .
When it comes to Etro, the pieces are always bold and have an exotic feel and look to them. This season Etro is still bold and extremely eye catching a big push on men’s inspired women’s wear , also on trend for this upcoming fall season.
Specializing in rich well made materials and bold patterns. Following the trend of sustainable fashion with it’s quality. As can be seen with this velvet pants suit , styled with tuxedo styled blouse or dress shirt. Gold heels and oversized belt.
This season much like the pantsuit the women’s blazer is also a major must have staple for your fall wardrobe. These two looks were both styled showing the bold prints in Etro’s blazers , both looks also styled with the ever hot knee high boot , but the top look is giving you a look at the new Starwars for Etro line.
Then for the last two looks , they are both styled to give you different ways to style an Etro blouse , still staying on trend , but the second look is also styled to highlight Etro ‘s full length skirt , another item you will see lots of this season. The look finished off with black fedora and ankle boot.
Ralph Lauren , what can you say ? This season celebrating 50 + years in the business. Basically he never gets it wrong and if he did you really couldn’t tell. The true meaning of Classic American Style and Tailoring. When it comes to creating sustainable fashion , truly timeless and classic pieces very few do it better than Ralph Lauren.
This season we will be seeing classic pieces in this collection that are on trend and truly sustainable . The first two looks here are styled to give you the true meaning of dressy casual. The first look gives you trendy classics. From the old orange blazer to the romantic style vest and the ever classic leather pants and trendy knee high boots to finish the look off. That goes the same for the second look. The full length cardigan is a major must gave , styled with a classic tie top denim shirt blouse. Finishing the look with suede pants a classic strappy heel.
The next look gives you a rich suede full body dress , creating a perfect body silhouette, once again such a timeless piece . I styled the dress with classic fedora , the new Ralph Lauren denim blazer and a pair of RL heels.
When it comes to Ralph Lauren style , there are so many options and combinations that you could come up with. Something that fits every personality. So to round out this segment of The JMADDD STYLES September Issue, I wanted to take you out with some RL denim for the fall season. If you didn’t know RL makes some of the best denim in the market , be it a dress or jeans. To shop pieces from any of the above looks , go to http://www.chloe.com , http://www.etro.com , and http://www.ralphlauren.com
New and Fashionably Noteworthy :
Rita Ora x Escada .
Rita Ora always manages to secure the perfect fashionable collabo at the right time. Usually it seems at the beginning and end of each season. Basically always securing that fashionable bag. Towards the beginning of the Spring/Summer season, she did a shoe collection with Giuseppe Zanotti .
Now she is back with her latest collection or collabo , Rita Ora x Escada
A limited edition capsul collection of highend quality with fashion giant Escada . To get an even better look at the collection go to http://www.escada.com .
If you had the chance to read any of my previous September issues , then you know I always have to give you the latest and greatest in Streetwear. For this season I got one new brand and one brand collaboration.
Puma released it’s long awaited collection with the late great Nipsey Hussle. The name of the collection is TMC ( The Marathon Continues) . The collection was an instant sell out , but you can try and shop it at http://www.puma.com .
When it comes to streetwear, one thing that I always like to see is someone that has a new brand that stands out from the rest. Luxury streetwear designer Devvlin Braswell has that brand. The name of the brand is SIA Collective ( Somewhere in America) .
The brand covers all bases from sneakers , watches , to a very well designed clothing collection . You can shop the look at http://www.siacollective.com . Well there it is , we have just reached the end of another September Issue , and blog post . I hope you have enjoyed it . I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been , The JMADDD STYLES September Issue. That’s it for now , so until the next time… IM GONE…!!!