This week's Profile is Jamele Ransome of West Philadelphia. Philly Fashion guru Sabir Peele tells us why Jamele is this week's That Guy.
Photo Credit: Reuben Harley of www.StreetGazing.com "Philly Daily News".
What I like about this look?
When we first met Jamele he was fully suited and ready for a dapper day of work. Today, we find him out walking his "exotic puppies" while looking casually dapper. There are three things that really stand out about his outfit that I really like. The attention to detail in terms of a tailored-fit is impeccable, even with casual pieces like denim jeans and a military style jacket. The wash of his jeans really shows that they have had some great wear over the years. Proving that like fine wine, denim gets better with age. Lastly, pairing this look with a well-worn in pair of chestnut colored, Oxford wingtip shoes brings in the "grown-man" style factor.
Where could this outfit be worn?
This look is great for the guy on-the-go with lots of errands to run in his day. As you can see from this picture, this outfit is great for taking your dogs for a stroll through Center City, Philly. If by chance he wants to pop into a nice bistro for lunch, the hostess will not give him a second look about meeting "dress codes" because of his gentlemanly choice in footwear.
Where can you buy this particular look?
Starting with eyewear, this summer you will definitely need to add a sleek pair of shades to your wardrobe. Brands like Oliver Peoples, Ray-ban and Randolph Engineering all carry aviator style sunglasses in varying sizes. For those sometimes chilly late spring days and nights, an unlined military-style jacket will bring a bit of manliness out of your look. Brands like H&M, Brunello Cucinelli and Michael Kors are where you want to start your search for a military/safari style jacket. A pair of well-fitting jeans with a worn in wash comes with time, but, if you want to find a great pair that are tailored made for you try INDI Custom. You will be able to design a pair of jeans to your own measurements and washes by going with INDI Custom. Lastly, for a pair of Oxford wingtip shoes, try brands like Johnston & Murphy, Allen Edmonds and Florsheim.
Depending on your shoe preference, go with a sand colored Italian suede rather than leather if you want to go for a summery feel to your footwear. Take a tip from him by adding complementary accessories like his aviators, which really mixes well with his military inspired jacket. Also, if you have two really cool dogs, be sure to have them on hand because someone may snap your photo.