Fashion That Flew Below my Fashionable Radar: DAPPER DAN.

Fashion That Flew Below my Fashionable Radar: DAPPER DAN.

Hello everyone out there , as always it’s good to see you…I’m back with another one. Every now and again something new hits the market that completely escapes your attention , hence the title , Fashion That Flew below my Fashionable Radar. For today’s vlog/blog the new line or collection that completely slipped below my radar comes from streetwear legend DAPPER DAN. Now if you are a fashion or streetwear enthusiast and you don’t know who DAPPER DAN is then you need to get familiar , basically do your googles then come back and finish reading and viewing this vlog/blog. Now when it comes to DAPPER DAN over the last few years he has been apart of some of the biggest fashionable collaborations to hit the market , getting started with what was basically his comeback to mainstream fashion his collabo with GUCCI, once again if you don’t know anything about this , then you should. Then there was a few more smaller collabos like the one with Pepsi , but then shortly afterward came the DAP for GAP collaboration. But the question is , what has he been up to lately ? Well I got to admit that I didn’t see this coming and that was or is DAPPER DAN x PUMA which hit the market on Jan 14 , 2023.

This collection has the look of streetwear in it’s purest form , it is unapologetically DAPPER DAN , what I mean by that is , the look of the collection is bold and logo heavy , if you have caught a glimpse of it , you couldn’t miss it if you tried. But that’s what makes it great and that is also what makes it DAPPER DAN , now let’s have a closer look…

All separate looks have been styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

So the real question is…what do do you think…??…Well as always I let you tell it. By the way did you catch the extra added bonus content in the video? I hope you did , but incase you missed it here is a little preview.

To shop the looks in today’s video and in the pictures above , log onto www.extrabutterny.com , www.mvmt.com ,www.mrporter.com , www.paperplane.shop , www.puma.com and www.adidas.com . Just as a reminder this is a fashion/style channel or vlog/blog , intended to help you to both enhance your wardrobe and personal style. If you are still not sure how , then contact me and we can talk about it ( johncm43@verizon.net ) or (johncm43@gmail.com ). Well there it is , we have just reached the end of yet another vlog/blog post , as always I hop you have enjoyed reading and viewing it as much as I have enjoyed presenting it to you. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been Fashion that Flew Below my Fashionable Radar: DAPPER DAN. That’s it for now , so until the next time…I’M GONE…!!!…

Dressing Up Your Spring/Summer Style: Pt. 1: Menswear: RALPH LAUREN.

Dressing Up Your Spring/Summer Style:Pt 1:Menswear: RALPH LAUREN.

Hello everyone out there , as always it’s good to see you , I’m back with another one. By the way for those not to familiar with myself , I AM JMADDD STYLES and you have just logged on in time for my latest blog/vlog post Dressing Up Your Spring Summer Style: Pt 1. To kick off part one of this annual series , today I’m going to zero in on menswear , utilizing one of my personal favorite designers and brands RALPH LAUREN , with pieces from his Spring / Summer collection. Why RALPH LAUREN you may ask ? Well in my fashionable opinion , when it comes to timeless style and perfect fit with classic pieces that never go out of style , that can pretty much make just about anyone look good when it comes to enhancing your personal style, there are few that can compete with the likes of RALPH LAUREN. That goes for both men’s and womenswear , which just incase you are wondering Pt 2 will cover womenswear also using pieces from RALPH LAUREN. For today’s blog/vlog I’m working with muted tones and neutrals , because that color pallet just spells Spring/Summer , and those muted tones and neutrals easily flow or mix and match with bolder more bright colors , which we will explore more of in future parts of this annual series of helping you with your Spring/Summer style.

All looks in this video have been styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks have been styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

Just as a reminder, this is a Fashion/Style Channel and Vlog/Blog , intended to help you to both enhance your wardrobe and personal style. If you are still not sure how to do so, then contact me and we can talk about it (johncm43@verizon.net) or (johncm43@gmail.com). To shop the looks in the video , log onto www.RALPHLAUREN.com , www.bananarepublic.com and www.cazal-eyewear.com .

Extra added bonus content in video.

Well there it is , we have just reached the end of yet another blog/vlog post , I hope you have enjoyed reading and viewing it , as much as I enjoyed presenting it to you. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been Dressing Up Your Spring / Summer Style: Pt.1:Menswear:RALPH LAUREN. That’s it for now, so until the next time…I’M GONE…!!!

Meet me back here for my next upcoming blog post.

Fashion Between The Panels: M:I-4: GHOST PROTOCOL.

Fashion Between The Panels: M:I-4:GHOST PROTOCOL.

Hello everyone out there , as always it’s good to see you , im back with another one. By the way for those not too familiar with myself , I AM JMADDD STYLES and you are about to be styled by me. Welcome to my latest blog/vlog post , Fashion Between The Panels:M:I-4:GHOST PROTOCOL. Today Im revisiting my ongoing blog/vlog series , Fashion Between The Panels , as I often like to say…Fashionable Inspiration is Everywhere , including in between the panels of your favorite movie. This isn’t the first time that I have used Mission Impossible as the back drop for one of my blog/vlogs to pull fashionably inspired looks from. If you scroll down the timeline here or on my YouTube channel you can see how I broke down the fashion from M:I-2. The reason why I decided to revisit this classic movie again to break down the fashion is because The Mission Impossible movies are always filled with great fashion and timeless looks , that are good for inspiring new looks or recapturing the looks that you saw on screen. So im picking up where I left off going between the movie panels and pulling out the fashion , styling new inspired looks that range from streetwear to formal clothing all based around the style of the main characters in this classic piece of film cinema. With that said , it’s now time to go between the panels……

All looks in this video have been styled & arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks have been styled & arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

To shop the looks in this video , log onto www.mrporter.com , www.farfetch.com , www.shopstyle.com , www.Nike.com , www.suitsupply.com & www.TomFord.com . Just as a reminder , this is a Fashion/Style channel , intended to help you both enhance your personal style and wardrobe. If you are still not sure how , contact me and we can talk about it ( johncm43@verizon.net ) and ( johncm43@gmail.com ).

All looks have been styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

Well there it is , we have just reached the end of yet another blog/vlog post , I hope you have enjoyed reading and viewing it as much as I did presenting it. This has been Fashion Between The Panels:M:I-4: GHOST PROTOCOL , and I AM JMADDD STYLES. That’s it for now , so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!

Meet me back here for my next upcoming blog/vlog post.

Styling Japanese Fashion Brands: Pt6: BEAMS.

Styling Japanese Fashion Brands:Pt6:BEAMS.

Hello everyone out there, as always it’s good to see you. I’m back with another one, by the way I AM JMADDD STYLES, and you are about to be styled by me. Welcome to my latest vlog/blog post Styling Japanese Fashion Brands: Pt6: BEAMS. Today I’m picking back up ,where I left off a few months ago speaking on and showing you how to style various Japanese fashion brands and bring awareness to these brands that a lot are not familiar with unless you are a true fashion brand enthusiast , that is well versed in various brands from all over. IF you have not had the chance to see parts 1-5 , be sure to give a quick scroll down so you can get caught up, or take a look at my YouTube channel where you can see all five videos. Today im talking BEAMS , this Japanese fashion brand is probably one of the most cohesive that I have seen in a very long time . It’s almost as though each designed piece was produced with the last piece in mind before it. This brand has all the needed essentials that make for a complete clothing line, nothing to outlandish or non relatable but everything that can be used to build an essential wardrobe that almost everyone can wear. By my observation this line gives you the best quality of goods when it comes to materials, for the given price point which falls under the bracket of moderate , so you won’t have to break the bank to own a piece of this international brand. Basically out of all the Japanese Fashion brands that I have covered this one is by far my personal favorite next to NEEDLES. But as always , I can show you better than I can tell you.

All looks in the video have been styled & arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks have been styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

Be sure that you watch the video all the way through for the extra added bonus content. If you would like to shop the looks in the video and above, be sure to log onto, www.shopstyle.com , www.ralphlauren.com , www.farfetch.com and www.beams.co.jp . This is a style/ Fashion channel or vlog/blog , intended to help you to both enhance your personal style and wardrobe. If you are not still sure how to do so, then feel free to contact me @ johncm43@verizon.net or johncm43@gmail.com.

Extra added bonus content.
Extra added bonus content.

Well there it is , looks like we have just reached the end of yet another blog post. As always , I hope you have enjoyed reading and viewing it , as much as I enjoyed presenting it to you. This has been Styling Japanese Fashion Brands : Pt 6 : BEAMS , and I AM JMADDD STYLES. That’s it for now, so until the next time…IM GONE.

Be sure to meet me back here , for my next upcoming blog post.

Fashion between the panels: Boomerang

Fashion between the panels : Boomerang

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

Hello everyone out there, as always it’s good to see you. I AM JMADDD STYLES , and I would like to welcome you to another installment of Fashion between the panels. Fashion between the panels: BOOMERANG , to be exact. This time I will be taking you between the panels of yet another movie classic ( BOOMERANG ) and breaking down the fashion to come up with new inspired looks , based around and inspired by the looks in the movie. Showing you the timelessness of good fashion and how fashionably relevant this classic piece of cinema really is. I’m going to take a look at five of the major characters in the film , ( Jackie / Robin Givens ), ( Marcus Graham/ Eddie Murphy) , ( Christie / Lela Rochon ) , ( Angela / Halle Berry ) ,( Mr Jackson /John Witherspoon) , and ( Strange’/ Grace Jones ). Each of these characters were very much fashionably noteworthy in their own way in the movie. With that said let’s get started.

Christie / Lela Rochon.

Let’s start right here with Christie/ Lela Rochon , when you looked at her character, you got a vibe of pure sexy but effortless, basically she had great date night style. With the halter neck body-con dress that she wore in this scene. This look is very much timeless as in it could still be worn today. But let’s take a look at how this look would translate today to really make it on trend for right now.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

To translate this look for today , I kept the basic color of the dress being purple , with a slight pink hew. But I changed the details. The first option being a little closer to the look that was actually worn in the movie. A more sexy cocktail halter neck dress , but I added a long gold chain, a floral summer bag , a bangle bracelet with multi colored stones to highlight the dress color and the look is finished with a perfect opened toe sandal in a contrasting pink with hints of purple. The second look is also a halter neck dress , but a little more on the elegant side as the length is longer. I kept most of the accessories the same , but changed the shoes to a more elegant gold sandal to better suit the dress.

Christie/ Lela Rochon.
Jackie/ Robin Givens & Marcus Graham / Eddie Murphy.

Throughout this blog post , we are going to come back to Jackie and Marcus a few times , here I’m going to start breaking down their looks. Now keep in mind that this movie came out in the 90’s but once again the looks still translate well today.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

This is truly a timeless look , navy blue suit with a grey mock neck , this look can go a long way. To translate this look better for now , I gave you more of a tailored suit look , as the suit being worn in this scene is a little more on the unconstructed side , as a lot of clothing in the 90’s was. To complete the look I went with a blue cap-toe shoe and a matching belt. The look easily goes from the boardroom to a night out.

This look being worn by Jackie / Robin Givens , like most of the looks that she wore in the movie or all the looks she wore in the movie are truly timeless. She for the most part wore classic women’s suits , that took on the appearance of the ever on trend Channel suit. But let’s see how this look would translate today.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

Now for this look I made a few changes but still managed to keep the timelessness of the original look. I kept the look in green , but did not go with a check pattern. Instead I went with a solid patternless look. That almost has the same feel as the original. also instead of a overtly sexy shoe, I went with a more subdued pump in a neutral color and a contrasting brown cross body bag.

Jackie/ Robin Givens.
Jackie/ Robin Givens & Marcus Graham / Eddie Murphy.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
Marcus Graham / Eddie Murphy.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

The looks being captured above that are being worn by Eddie Murphy & Robin Givens, are evening wear looks. Once again when it came to the fashion that Jackie / Robin wore throughout this movie was truly timeless, it doesn’t take much tweaking, just small changes to give the looks a more fresher appeal. In this case , she’s wearing a black evening gown , that was done in a more velvety material with just a few accompanying jewelry pieces. I took this look and put it in more of a silk blend evening gown , changed up the shoes to a strappy evening sandal and kept the look of the pearl bracelet and necklace that always looks classy with a black evening wear look. Now to look at the evening wear look that Marcus / Eddie is wearing, of course being that it’s menswear from another era, that was fitted like it’s from another era , I gave you the more tailored tux with the more wide peek lapel in satin. The idea of the look is classic but not the styling or the fit. I also gave the look a shoe change and kept the bow tie in gold.

Grace Jones / Strange’
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
Grace Jones / Strange’

We couldn’t leave this classic scene of this movie without, styling a more updated version of the Strange’/ Grace Jones look. If you take a good look at this outfit , it’s to far off by today’s standards. The tights , or hot pants of yesterday are still fashion forward today just a slightly different cut. But I changed the waistcoat to a more straight styled vest of mid thigh length instead of the fishnet looking one she wore in the movie giving the look a little more of a regal appearance. I kept the black and red ankle boot but switched up the style of the boot for update purposes. I also added a gold choker to complement the cut away sleeve top , slightly changing the whole look.

Marcus Graham/ Eddie Murphy
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
Marcus Graham / Eddie Murphy .
Marcus Graham/ Eddie Murphy.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

Taking it back to Marcus Graham/ Eddie Murphy, The two looks that you are seeing above are not actually different looks. The top look is heading into the office with an overcoat, the second look is what is being worn under the overcoat once in the office. For the top look , I added a more trendy black jean. To play off the black overcoat, kept the paisley scarf slight color change , added a designer belt and a dress boot that could go a long way. The second look is the full office business casual look without the coat. The full look definitely required updating. Changed the lapeless blazer to a different version almost the same jacket with a smaller more sleeker lapel , to modernize the look , but still kept it classic with the turtleneck.

Angela / Halle Berry.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

Interesting observation about this movie , Halle Berry is easily one of the best looking women in Hollywood. But in this movie they down played her character up against Robin Givens character, making Jackie come across twice as sexy , while Angela came across more cute , fashionably speaking until the end. If you never noticed , you will see what I mean. Angela’s style in the movie was not as classic and timeless as Jackie’s, so a lot of her looks were truly 90’s. So to capture her looks , I made a few modifications. Starting with this look. I went with a classic button down dress shirt in black with a more traditional collar. For the pants , I went with a more tailored fit dress pant to play up against the shirt, and for authenticity I still added in a Kufi ( hat ) that can be pulled off if that’s the style you project. Also for authenticity added a necklace almost identical to the one Jackie had on in the original look.

Marcus Graham/Eddie Murphy & Angela / Halle Berry.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

This look on Angela could have very well been a sexy look , but it was still down played coming across as cute. But when I decided to make the look over , I went with a more sexy appeal. The dress is still made of the same type material, but it’s a little longer and a bit more form fitted. The jacket I added gives you the feel of a cropped blazer instead of looking as lounge like. Then to really add more sex appeal to the look I added in a high healed open toe sandal , to add more to the dress and jacket , then finished off the look with a noticeable yet not overwhelming bracelet.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
Marcus Graham/ Eddie Murphy & Angela/ Halle Berry.

The Marcus Graham look for this scene could have almost been classified as a new age 90’s leisure suit , I often debated was it a one piece, sweater pants combo done like a lounge jumpsuit. Either way you look at it , the look had to be changed. I still went with a pull over sweater, but opted for the zipper collar instead of the one button on the inside of the sweater. Then went with a casual black denim styled chino in black , a loafer for true Marcus Graham style , then a designer silver chain with onyx piece for a good jewelry accent and finished the look with a designer belt. Although changed still capturing the Marcus Graham look.

John Witherspoon / Mr. Jackson
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
John Witherspoon/ Mr. Jackson.

I could not leave this classic scene in the movie without showing you that I knew how to capture the look of Mr. you have to coordinate, an authentic 60’s / 70’s leisure suit look. The interesting part about capturing this look , you have vintage clothing wearers that search high and low for a leisure suit such as this one with the fly collar shirt and vintage dress boots. Giving you a touch of what is known as Geezer Style.

Jackie / Robin Givens.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
Jackie / Robin Givens

I know that I have already said this but , every look that Jackie wore translates almost seamlessly from then to now. The major changes that I made to this look , really were not major. The cut of the jacket for this suit is slightly different as it has a zipper closure instead of a double breasted button front. Also added a cream or egg shell colored hand bag with contrasting pump in the same color way. This look just screams Jackie . Wouldn’t you say ? As always I LET YOU TELL IT.

Angela / Halle Berry.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
Angela / Halle Berry.

A little earlier I made reference to the fact that throughout this movie , Angela had a more cute style as opposed to Jackie being more fashionably bold and sexy. But by the end of the film this would change and the Angela character would become more like Jackie fashionably speaking. The look here all business, from the Black dress to the gold heels , then finished off with a gold necklace to fill the open space at the cleavage line of the dress and finished off with a subtle gold earring. Taking Angela’s style to a whole different fashionable Plato , or level. Well there it is , just like that , we have reached the end of yet another blog post. I hope you have enjoyed reading it, just as much as I enjoyed presenting it. I AM JMADDD STYLES , and this has been Fashion between the panels : BOOMERANG. That’s it for now, so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!..

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