I don't see what's that great about the Ikire Jones. It's pretty good, but African themes in tailoring similar to this has been fairly common in the last 5 years. I wonder if your praise is more of a cultural thing to be polite. Tassel loafers and double monk strap shoes with loud jackets isn't much of a new concept at this point?
I never said it was a new concept, but I will absolutely say that no one has done it as honestly, thoroughly, or as well as Wale has. The inspiration, research, and though put into the cuts, fabrics, and identity of the pieces (and brand) is something that you don’t see too often in today’s menswear market. I personally appreciate that.
I know you're a big fan of Soludos, and they look cool as a stand alone product. But I know that I'd never rock ("rock") a pair of Tom's, so what's the case for essentially the same shoe but with different branding?
Honestly, I think Toms are uglier, and that’s about it. They don’t look like a real espadrille, and Soludos do. The material isn’t as nice either.
It’s realy a style thing. I prefer Manebí over Soludos for the same reason (although they’re definitely more expensive).
Hey man, dope blog. I'm tryna break into the menswear Industry on the business or marketing side of things, but honestly I'd take anything. The big issue is that I'm gonna be in Philly and not New York. From beig around there do you know anywhere I could try for a job? Could be on the brand or press side, thanks!
Hey man, that’s what’s up. I’d contact my dude Craig at Commonwealth Proper. I know they were in the process of hiring. If they’re not any more, I’m sure he would be able to make a recommendation. He’s good people.