Today I will thoroughly explain the proper modern fit. Starting with the jacket, should fit pretty close to the body with ability to be comfortable. From shoulder to waist there will be a silhouette detailing the fit of the waist. As you fit the shoulder, the seam connecting to the sleeve, should sit on the very top of the shoulder. As we proceed to the shirt, the collar should fit with two fingers in between the neck and the collar. The fit of the shirt should fit very closely to the body, without any shirt fat. The sleeves of the shirt should sit on the base of the thumb, and the jacket should be a quarter of an inch shorter than the shirt, the width of the jacket sleeve should have an allowance of a half of an inch to allow comfort. Lastly, the pants should fit very close to the leg falling to the top of the shoes, preferably with no break.

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"I will not accept an inferior position in the art world. Nor have my art called African because I have not correctly and properly given expression to my reality.

I have consistently fought against that kind of philosophy because it is bogus. European artists like Picasso, Braque and Vlaminck were influenced by African art. Everybody sees that and is not opposed to it. But when they see African artists who are influenced by their European training and technique, they expect that African to stick to their traditional forms even if he bends down to copying them.

I do not copy traditional art. I like what I see in the works of people like Giacometti but I do not copy them. I knew Giacometti personally in England, you know. I knew he was influenced by African sculptures. But I would not be influenced by Giacometti, because he was influenced by my ancestors.”

- Ben Enwonwu

October: Highlighting African Art & African Artists

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Liverano Suit, Shirt & Tie
Drake’s Wool Silk Scarf & Pocket Square
The Armoury Lapel Pin

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The Berlin Gold Hat is a Late Bronze Age artifact, made of gold leaf.

The general assumption is that the hat served as the insignia of dieties or priests in the context of a sun cult that appears to have been widespread in Central Europe at the time. Astronomical/ calendrical functions have also been suggested.

Out of the four European Bronze Age golden hats discovered, the Berlin Gold Hat is the best preserved. Each of these artifacts were rediscovered in the 19th and 20th centuries.

For those interested, Wilfried Menghin wrote an interesting segment on this artifact, The Berlin Gold Hat: A Ceremonial Head-dress of the Late Bronze Age; in Gods and Heroes of Bronze Age Europe, 2000, p. 172-175.

Courtesy & currently located at the Neues Museum, Berlin. Photo taken by Philip Pikart.

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Wei Koh Founder & Editorial Director of The Rake magazine.

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Matteo of Super Duper Hats.

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Nick Wooster Buys Stake in Atrium, NY Stores Renamed “Atrium Wooster”

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The 25 Best #Menswear Moments at New York Fashion Week

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Jewelry from the burials of the three foreign wives of King Thutmose III (ca. 1479–1425 B.C.).

The women had the non-Egyptian Semitic names Manuwai, Manhata, and Maruta (Martha), but when they were buried in a rock tomb at western Thebes, their burials were fitted out almost entirely according to Egyptian customs and beliefs. A few Near Eastern items are also among the equipment. According to the custom of the time, daughters of rulers from neighboring countries were given as wives to the Egyptian pharaoh to strengthen political ties.

Courtesy & currently located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Photos taken by Klaus Wagensonner.

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