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Crossed Lines - Dapper x Banana Republic

It didn't occur to me how much I liked plaid until American retailer Banana Republic released their plaid shop. The brand commissioned me to document how the tartan print fits into my lifestyle, which is easier said then done.  Finding all the elements that make a shoot possible is challenging yet exciting because you want to follow the theme, while securing a space and meeting deadlines. My photo team and I enjoyed creating the visuals because we got to throw around different ideas and concepts. Hope you enjoy the video and thanks again BR for the opportunity.

Credits:

Location | The Chatwal Hotel in the Stamford White Studio

Photographer | Julien Boudet

Photo Assistant | Raphael Capel 

Photo Assistant |  Jeremy J Mitchell  

#OpenforJoy

-Dapper


Woodwork...Hellman Chang Studio, Bushwich, Brooklyn

Woodwork...Hellman Chang Studio, Bushwich, Brooklyn

Part of a Hypebeast x Converse styling project

Wearing | Coat Victor & Rolf, Shirt - Vintage YSL, Tie - Friday TieDay, Tie Clip - Flat Fitty, Waistcoat - Hawkins Mc Grill, Belt - Vintage, Jeans - Standard Cloth, Bracelet - Adriano Goldschmied, Watch - Guess, Sunglasses Mykita, Backpack Officine Creative, Shoes - Converse

Location | Hellman-Chang Studio, Bushwich Brooklyn 

Model | Eliezer Infante of North of Man


@7FAM + Dapper Lou

Shot by Benjamin Rosser in Dumbo, Brooklyn

I was recently commissioned by @7Fam to test out their new Denim line called "Luxe Performance." Honestly, I've never owned a pair of 7's, but to my surprise the fit is pretty nice making it their best engineered men's jean's yet.  My style is normally classic so I paired the jeans with a green and cream varsity jacket, brown captoe shoes, collar shirt and leather back pack. These 7's are pretty versatile and can either be worn dressed up or down depending on the occasion.  I decided to go for the collegiate look, but these can easily be worn with a double breasted , leather jacket, or tee shirt. Clearly the options to looking effortless are endless.

These images will actually be featured in a taxi top campaign in September so I can't wait to see the outcome.  

7Fam.com

-Stay Dapper

Gucci x Dapper Lou

I'm extremely humbled and honored to share this special collaboration Gucci asked me to be apart of. This year, 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the iconic "Horsebit" loafer. To celebrating, through the month Gucci is publishing vintage photos of muses like Jodie Foster, Matt Dillon, Jane Birkin and modern style influencers like Tommy Ton, Dennie Lias, Matthew Zorpas and myself. The people they selected come from different parts of the globe so it's interesting to see how we styled the Horsebit loafers.  

 Typically, my idea of spring is all white top and pants, loafers and a fedora and that is exactly how I styled this shoot. I like sticking to what I feel comfortable in and experiment 

 gradually. In these shots, I'm wearing a classic Borsalino hat that I purchased last summer in SoHo. Varsity jacket by Leisure Life ( btw they are opening up a store in Brooklyn), white Buckler waistcoat, white Uniqlo jeans and rose goal Brera watch. The black and white scarf, white vintage belt and orange colored Horsebit loafers are all Gucci.   

When I received the shoes my buddy Ali of A Noble Savage crossed my mind because he owns an extensive vintage archive Gucci collection. Then we called Brooklyn Photographer Benjamin Rosser to shoot because he has a sick eye. Not, literally sick but you know what I mean an amazing vision.  Yes folks, three gents, about two hours of shooting and one pair horsebit loafers brings you some fresh content straight out of Crown Heights, Brooklyn.  Enjoy

Thank you Gucci for this amazing experience! See you in Milan in June (fingers crossed).  

To learn more about this special celebration click here

Shot by Benjamin Rosser

Art Direction Ali of A Noble Savage

-Dapper