Thursday, August 28

Oswald Boateng the fashion inspiration for man

Hi guys, read about this guy Ozwald Boateng and get inspired!

Ozwald Boateng

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Ozwald Boateng is widely credited with introducing Savile Row tailoring to a new generation. He was the first tailor to stage a catwalk show in Paris. Among Boateng's many clients we find Laurence Fishburne, Samuel L. Jackson, Keanu Reeves and Mick Jagger.

While studying computing at Southwark College, he was introduced to cutting and designing clothes by his girlfriend at the time. Using his mother's old sewing machine, he started designing and selling clothes to his fellow students. At sixteen he sold his first collection to a menswear shop in Covent Garden, and by the time he was twenty-three he had set himself up full time in business.

Keen to learn the best of traditional tailoring, he would find out who best stitched buttonholes, who set sleeves the best way, who made the best linings and so on, at the same time developing his own style and look.

Ozwald sees himself as more than a tailor, and more than a designer, so he coined the term 'bespoke couturier'. He was the first Savile Row designer to open an American store when he opens his Madison Avenue boutique.

Check out some of his designs as he worked with Givenchy

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love Oswald´s designs. He has beautiful clothes

Stani said...

He is truly inspirational. I am out for Oswald look - cool, savvy and fresh!

Chi-Chi said...

I love his eye for men's style. He has that irresistible swagger too. -sigh!-

ShonaVixen said...

i am an Ozwald fan..i so love him, his love for colours et al..for last Xmas got Mr Man an Ozwald B shirt..i was in male heaven when i was shopping for it!!!

Emilia said...

I totally agree with you all. I love OzB he has style
Stani you got his style right no better way to say it
@Chi-chi:It´s rare for straight guys to be able to out something as OzB right... He does have style
#Shona Vixen# What can I say it´s bliss to shop for my Mr, even if its a tie or socks! I can´t imagine when you bought the OZB shirt I just cant imagine! how did he take it? how did it look on him?
I hope more man start to dress this classy...

Lotsa Luv

Anonymous said...

i really like Oswald collection..Can somebody telle me where i can buy Oswalds clothes?

Tks

Anonymous said...

can buy oswald's clothes in sweden especially...tx for tips...

Kenny said...

Every man need to have at least one tailored suit to be yourself!Euro Tailors

Euro Tailors said...

Just be yourself and influence the world!

Michael Boateng said...

I am Michael Boateng.... I love Oswald's design in fact he is an embodiment of fashion in the men's world.. his ability to blend colours is exceptional.