Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sugar and Spikes.

I'm wearing:

1. Gray sweater with spikes on shoulders, from Zara.
2. Super skinny jeans in black, from Asos.
3. Space boots, from Adidas Originals.
4. Enlarged watch frame necklace, Maison Martin Margiela for H&M.
5. Rings and bracelets, from H&M.
Get this look for $81+ on Lookastic: Charcoal Crew-neck Sweater, Black Skinny Jeans, and Charcoal High Top Sneakers
I truly believe customization is the future of fast-fashion. We live in a world full of stores like Zara, H&M, Forever 21 and so on. Don't get me wrong, I love those brands, I love affordable pieces, but sometimes it's frustrating to see a bunch of other guys wearing the same stuff that you do (and it's even worse when clothes look better on someone else, it happens).

With that in mind, I decided to customize a simple gray sweater that I had from a long time ago and add some spikes on the shoulders. I think it looks really cool and, best of all, nobody can have the exact same sweater. Truth is, I modify my clothes very often, making the fit of my jeans skinnier, creating necklaces with brooches, removing bits from t-shirts, all sorts of stuff... Well, my mom does it, but it still counts as me modifying, right? Haha.

This look is a complete black and gray combo. I like when my outfits match and I really don't like to throw more than 4-5 colors in  the mix; I'm simple like that. Even my hair fits into that, the lilac fades out in shades of gray before disappearing and I really love that. Much nicer than blue that turns green and then yellow, don't you think? Let me know if you have customized any of your pieces; I'd love to hear some fashion tips.

// En serio creo que la personalización es el futuro del fast-fashion. Vivimos en un mundo lleno de tiendas como Zara, H&M, Forever 21 y del estilo. No me malentiendan, amo esas marcas, amo piezas que se pueden pagar con poco presupuesto, pero a veces me arde cuando veo a muchos otros tipos con la misma ropa que yo (y es peor cuando a ellos se les ve mejor. Sí pasa).

Con eso en mente, decidí personalizar un sweater gris bastante simple que tenía desde hace mucho y le puse picos en los hombros. Creo que se ve buena onda y, lo mejor de todo, nadie más puede tener el mismo sweater. La verdad es que modifico mi ropa muy seguido, entubo pantalones, hago collares con broches, le quito partes a las playeras, todo tipo de cosas... Bueno, mi mamá lo hace, pero aún cuenta como yo modificando ¿no? Jaja.

Este atuendo es un combo total de negro y gris. Me gusta cuando lo que uso combina y no me encanta usar más de 4-5 colores en cada cosa; soy así de simple. Hasta mi cabello queda en eso, el lila deslava en tonos de gris andes de desaparecer y amo eso. Mucho más padre que el azul que se vuelve verde y luego amarillo, ¿no lo creen? Cuéntenme si han personalizado alguna de sus piezas; me encantaría escuchar un par de consejos.
Love always,
Henry.

Photographed by me.


2 comments:

  1. I know that feeling when someone looked better than me in the same garment i was wearing, it's the worst. I love ur look for the day, mate, especially the watch framed necklace, it's so unique and makes the look more playful. Customisation is so fun 2 do cause it opens 2 us more choices to improve our style; me and my friend are so excited in planning a fashion project for our own collection using clothes from charity or vintage stores and redesign them.

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    1. Wow, Lenny! That project sounds amazing! There's a brand in the Chictopia Shop called DriveStore that's doing just that, and it's awesome (only womenswear tho); I would love to see your take on that note.

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