The Fashion follow up : SUITSUPPLY: The Reboot.

The Fashion follow up: SUITSUPPLY: The Reboot.

Hello everyone out there as always it’s good to see you . I AM JMADDD STYLES , and just incase you didn’t know, you are currently looking at my latest blog post : The Fashion follow up : SUITSUPPLY : The Reboot. The reason that I am labeling this as The Reboot , is because this is a subject or a brand that I have spoke on previously on more than one occasion, but I want to repackage this former blog post with more detail. As I have mentioned in the past , SUITSUPPLY is hands down one of the best retail experiences that you will have , be it the sales personnel that helps you from the time that you walk in the door until the time you leave , or the fit and feel of the clothes that you will not disappoint you in the least bit. Their suits in my experience fit so well that they are just short of being a bespoke or custom made suit. Now I have seen some out there , that will argue that point. But from what I have experienced , and considering that just about every time I’m there , I walk out having made a purchase or plan to make one shortly after , you will feel the same way too. Previously I have referred to it as The SUITSUPPLY Experience. Because rather you are buying off the rack or going with their custom suit service , you will be back for the experience shortly after. Now I’m going to show you how to style and ware the SUITSUPPLY look for both men’s and women’s. So please take a look at and enjoy , my next presentation below. The Fashion follow up : SUITSUPPLY: The Reboot.

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

Well there it is , we have just reached the end of yet another blog post. As always, I hope you have enjoyed reading it , as much as I enjoyed presenting it. This has been The Fashion follow up : SUITSUPPLY : The Reboot. I AM JMADDD STYLES , to shop the looks in this presentation , log onto www.suitsupply.com . 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.

The Luxury of Shinola & The practicality of MVMT.

The Luxury of Shinola & The Practicality of MVMT.

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 Luxury of Shinola & The practicality of MVMT. Today I’m talking men’s accessories, watches in particular , right now there are two watch companies that are really on my radar. The first being Shinola of Detroit , which has taken simplicity combined it with luxury and came out with a great product. A line of watches that are not over done , but scream quite style with intricate details. Then there is the other watch company that has been on my accessories radar for some time now , MVMT , whose whole niche is giving you luxury without the price tag . Basically the two watch companies share a lot of similarities the thing that separates them is the price tag and the other items that the companies make to compliment the watches, creating a whole lifestyle brand and feel. So the real question is does Shinola or MVMT fit your personal style better. But before you answer that let’s take a look at both brands starting with….

The Shinola watch brand , I first discovered this brand of watches on the Mr. Porter website , www.mrporter.com , I was putting together new menswear looks and came across these watches , looking for men’s accessories to complete the looks that I was putting together. The simple yet stylish detail really stood out to me. Jay Z said it best when he said I got the right watch , not the bright watch , and that statement fit the look of these watches perfectly.

But the price tag also caught my eye , as the price point for these watches floats between 300.00$ not so bad up to the range of 1,495.00$ . I am a firm believer in paying for a good luxury item , I think of it as an investment piece, even if the only value of the item is the fact that I personally like the brand. This company doesn’t just do watches to give a complete picture to their lifestyle brand , they make complimenting accessories. Now here is a look at some more of the watch styles Shinola offers.

As I was saying a little earlier, they also offer complimenting accessories to give a complete picture this lifestyle brand. Shinola doesn’t just make watches , they specialize in leather goods as well and a small line of jewelry also. Let’s have a look.

This is a look at some of the various accessories that Shinola makes around their line of watches creating a complete lifestyle idea. But notice they took it a step further by having even their own brand of bikes.

That’s an unexpected touch that most definitely stands out and makes you want to purchase their core item , the watches.

Ok that was the first brand that is on my men’s accessories radar , next let’s have a look at the brand that I have been tracking for some time now , MVMT.

Off the break you will notice a lot of similarities in the styling of these two watch brands. However the main difference that you will notice, is in the price point. Where as Shinola ,gives you this look or style of watch at a much higher price , MVMT has made it’s name by giving you a luxury style watch but for much less. The average price of an MVMT watch ranges from 95.00$ up to 300.00$ . A huge price difference with basically the same look. Now let’s take a look at some of the styles that MVMT has to offer.

You can clearly see the similarities between the two brands , the styling is almost identical, making both brands worth while investing in for at least one piece. The main separation is the price point. MVMT also has it’s own line of complimenting accessories as well , jewelry and eye ware . Let’s have a look.

MVMT ‘s product line isn’t is not as extensive as Shinola they are doing designer eye ware and jewelry pieces that go with the watches, they have yet to get into the leather goods or go as far having their own signature bike. But give it a little time and I’m almost certain MVMT will expand even further and find a way to do so at a better price point.

Well there it is , we have just reached the end of yet another blog post. I hope you have enjoyed reading it , as much as I enjoyed presenting it. Are you more Shinola Watches style , or MVMT Watches style ? As always I LET YOU TELL IT . To shop these looks go to www.shinola.com & www.mvmtwatches.com . I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been The Luxury of Shinola and The practicality of MVMT. That’s it for now , so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!

Fashion between the panels: The GREAT GATSBY.

Fashion between the panels: The GREAT GATSBY.

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 take this time out to welcome you to my latest blog post: Fashion between the panels: The GREAT GATSBY. I’m back once again with the latest installment of this ongoing blog series. This time not only am I taking you between the panels of this classic book and movie , to pull out the inspired fashion and creating new looks. But this time I’m whisking you off to a whole other time period as well. The roaring 20’s , 1920 to be exact , to the era where the fashion was impeccable and the style was undeniable. The style was so fashion forward that the looks from this time period still translate well today. So pull up a chair and stay awhile. Because not only are you about to be styled by JMADDD , but you are about to be styled with roaring 20’s inspired looks as I take you into the fashionable world of The GREAT GATSBY. With that said let’s get started.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

I’m taking you to a time period where style almost seemed to be the requirement, not a lack there of. Where great fashion seemed to be the norm and not just for special occasions. To recreate this look , I didn’t have to tweak the look too much , because then even the fit was well tailored and the clothes were of the best quality . Much like now for a suit to look it’s best , you want it to be tailored to you. If it’s not bespoke then you want it to be altered to look as close to bespoke as possible.

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

As the saying goes , Real men wear pink , or perhaps Salmon , or even possibly mauve. All variations of the color pink. To recreate this look I went with a single more light color variation of pink , I also didn’t do the look in pinstripes, and instead of the two toned spat I went with a more dressy cap toe cognac color shoe , and topped the look off with a proper topper , the classic men’s boater hat to give you the true authentic GREAT GATSBY feel. I also gave you the look with and without a tie, to show you the versatility of the look.

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

This next look is one of my personal favorites, and always has been. The look of a cream or off white colored suit is always classic and classy. Not to be confused with a completely white suit. This color takes on a different feel from the normal white. , but much like white there are so many different ways that the suit can be worn. The color combinations are pretty much endless as because both white and off white are both neutral colors that make almost everything look good with it.

In this movie they truly captured the essence of style and quality fashion , it wasn’t just the main character that was superbly dressed , but the supporting cast was as well. Still showing you that during this time period , people took great pride in their appearance no matter where they were going or not going.

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

These next two looks show you how earth tones, browns and olives , go a long way , when recreating these looks , I used different shades of brown and beige. In the top look I gave you a two toned spat styled shoe that recreates the feel of style from the time period of the 1920’s , then for the second look i went with a double monk strap dress boot in cognac brown , although these two looks both use muted tones , they are by no means plain or dull.

To capture this next look , I went with a double breasted suit in glen plaid , but everything in this suit is in the details. With in the glen plaid pattern you see a red/burgundy stripe that runs through the suit. I wanted to highlight that , so to accessorize the suit , I wanted to bring that stripe to the forefront. To do this I went with a two toned spat in burgundy , and kept the tie and pocket square the same color.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

This next look is as classic as it gets when it comes to men’s suiting , no matter what the time period. The navy blue suit is always a major staple that is and should be in any well dressed man’s wardrobe. To recreate this look , I started with a peek lapel navy blue suit as the base of the look , from there I kept it classic. With the two toned navy spat , then added in pops of color with the tie and pocket square.

Now it wasn’t just the men that were style stars in this classic film and during this era. The women were fashion forward and over the top stylish as well. Not sure what I mean ? Well let’s take a look.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

Now you see what I mean ? The looks and the image that the ladies of this time period in this movie capture , is pure classy and absolutely regal to say the least. To capture this look , I had to make a few changes. I still went with a halter neck evening gown, but with a more plunging neck line still capturing the feel of the look, and to capture the look even further, I went with bold jewelry accents and an evening sandal that plays off the jewelry.

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

The next two looks give you a true roaring 20’s feel , the first look is done in different shades of nude or beige. Highlighted with gold in both the shoes and the jewelry. Then the true classic piece in the whole look is the bell hat also done in nude. The second look is truly a recapturing of the above picture. Starting with the cape dress , but I changed the color pallet of the look from off white to navy , and highlighted the look with burgundy accents from the bell hat , to the ankle strap pump , and the major detailing in the watch and the cross the shoulder bag.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

To recreate this look I went with a plunging neckline gold dress, that is highlighted in black, a slight change to the original look, but keeping the true aesthetic of the look. Then to compliment the plunging neck line a gold necklace to make use of the open space, then to finish the look off , to twin pearl bracelets and a black evening sandal , the perfect way to finish this look off.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

For this look , I started with a floral print maxi-dress , done in black and pink. To highlight this look I went with pink diamond earrings, a rose gold diamond ring . Finishing the look with a strappy sandal , that has a rose attached to it , and a tiny clutch , that is done in pearls.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

For the final look , to recreate the look above , I went with the pink floral dress , that I accessorized with a silver evening sandal, a long diamond necklace, the pink laced gloves and a diamond bracelet , to play off the necklace.

Well there it is , we have just come to the end of yet another blog post. I’m going to now return you from the roaring 20’s , and back to the 2000’s . This has been Fashion between the panels : The GREAT GATSBY , and I AM JMADDD STYLES. I hope you have enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed presenting it. 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.