My friend Corey Gibson, our model of the day, is an amazingly talented singer and songwriter. You like Rihanna? Well, he wrote the song “Cheers” (which is now #8 on the music charts!). He himself sings and has one of the most amazing voices I’ve ever heard in person. How do I know this? He sang during the whole photo shoot! Follow him on twitter!
If we could all afford custom designer suits and tailoring, the world would be a much more elegant place. But considering most of us aren’t willing to (let our men) spend $2,000-$5,000 on a single suit, I wanted to dedicate a post to showing you how to get that dapper look and spend only $100.
I didn’t know Corey’s exact sizing so I brought a couple options to fit him in. One was either a little too big on the shoulders or a little too short on the arms. Most men probably know this or SHOULD know this, but the shoulders on a suit jacket must fit perfectly. If they are too big or too small for the shoulders by any means, TOSS THEM! I ended up choosing the shorter arm jacket that fit well on the shoulders because at least I could take the style of the suit in a different direction….more trendy rather than traditional. We’ve seen this a lot with male celebs at the MTV Movie Awards or even the Grammy’s. They put a more casual, young twist on the conventional suit (see: converse sneakers) which I love even more somtimes (depending on the occasion).
Here’s another example of how being constricted by a budget can sometimes force you to see, experiment, and take risks in a way you wouldn’t have thought of before.
Special thanks to Kohshin Finley for the amazing photography. Check out his portfolio here!