This week's Profile is Jamele Ransom of West Philadelphia. Philly Fashion guru Sabir Peele tells us why Jamele is this week's That Guy.
What I like about this look.
Jamele has put together a well-suited look that is not stuffy. By adding a striped, rep-tie to this chalked stripe wool navy suit, he has attacked an issue that most guys are afraid in mixing stripes. With such a dark suit, it’s great to see him opt for a bit of color in selecting a soft, lavender, spread collar dress shirt. Typically, I’m not a fan of men carrying tote bags; however, if you need to carry some materials around, do as he did with a solid black tote with some manly skull & cross bones adornment as a personal touch.
Where could this outfit be worn?
This look is great for work in almost any corporate, retail or business environment. With its modern fit, this suit is versatile and can be worn in formal, as well as, business settings without looking out of place.
Where can you buy this particular look?
Starting with his shoes, brands like Florsheim, Johnston & Murphy and John Varvatos carry wingtips in the long and short variety. Grab a great wool navy suit like his from brands like Bergdorf Goodman, J.Crew, Jacks Wills and Modasuite. Rep style ties have a very collegiate feel and brands like Ralph Lauren and TheTieBar.com have a large selection to fit your particular style. Lastly, a well fitted dress shirt will make your outfit look like a million bucks. Splurge on yourself and get a custom shirt made by Enzo Custom Clothier in Center City, Philadelphia or find some quality shirts off the rack at Neiman Marcus.
To add some weight to your wool pants legs, go with a cuff of one and a half to two inches like he did with this look. Wool pants have to the tendency to move at the legs and by adding cuffs there’ll be little to no movement. A wool suit like this is extremely versatile, so mix and match the pieces with other items in your wardrobe. Not only will you find a number of new outfits, you will save yourself a fair amount of money in the process.