MADCAP BOATING BLAZER





Evening, what a sexy blazer I have for you all tonight! I've longed for a boating blazer for years now and finally I have one in my wardrobe, I have to say a big thanks to Madcap for sending me this killer piece! Right, let's get talking, as you can see I've also included some colour photographs too (makes a change) so you guys get to see how bloody amazing this vintage inspired jacket really is! You could say this is more of a Mod-inspired piece and you'll be right, however I've styled it in my own individual way and made it a little more rock n' roll.







The boating blazer has been around since the 1800's, yet only hit the mainstream fashion scene over here in the swinging sixties. The striped boating blazer was a staple item for any mod and still is to this day. However, I've noticed a lot of sporting and club blazers been reinterpreted by brands such as Saint Laurent in 2016, this is when I first became interested in the style. I love the colour palette of this particular jacket, especially the mixture of the two thicker blue stripes in contrast with a thinner yellow retro shade which separates them. Not to mention this blazer fits like a dream!







I originally asked for the blazer in a 38 however, Madcap recommended a 36 as they stated the style was slightly oversized. I decided on the smaller size and I can tell you now it fits me perfectly, it really is one of the best fitting blazers I've ever owned. The shoulders sit exactly where they should, plus the sleeve length feels like its been tailored especially for me! It's oversized curved collar line is the big statement of this jacket, with its killer double breasted button up front, it looks like its come straight out the sixties!




Madcap offer the same style in a more traditional three button style blazer, they also stock some equally killer suit jackets to suit any style for you vintage lovers. I can't wait to wear this out when the summer finally returns to the U.K, this vintage style regatta blazer really will look sweet on a warm summers evening, maybe with an added shirt underneath too!








To shop this blazer click below -
Madcap Boating Blazer
You can also catch my YouTube where you can take a closer look at this sexy blazer, plus a small catch up with myself.


Cheers,



THE UNIDENTIFIED ROCKER JACKET






It's been a few weeks since I featured this jacket across on my YouTube, and even further back since I painted it. This was pretty much my first little project of lockdown. I posted a photograph of this leather once I'd finished the lettering on my instagram but since then, I still haven't gotten around to actually wearing it, that's until now.

I've not worn this particular biker for a good ol' while, if I'm telling you the truth, I've sort of gone off it. Hence the makeover, if you don't like something, improve it until you do, that's my new motto, so with my newly painted white lettering, it felt good to finally throw this biker back over my shoulders, especially knowing my name was on the back!






I sketched out the font design in a white pencil first, so I knew exactly where each letter would sit on the back of my leather, there's nothing worse than getting to the end, then realising you've ran out of space, so a little pre-planning is crucial! It took me three coats of special leather paint (which I got from eBay) to make the white pop on the smooth black leather. If you can remember way back, I was undecided whether or not to include a hat to the design on the back of my leather, but after my instagram poll I decided to loose the hat design underneath the lettering to go for more of a "less is more" look.






I love the way the biker has turned out and I can't wait to wear it again and again. Nothing beats a jet black leather biker and now since I've personalised this one, I love it a whole lot more! I'm pretty proud of myself that I've kept up my creativity in lockdown, somedays it hard, but constantly thinking of new ideas and new films and projects is getting me through each day, if it wasn't for my creativity I'd be in a bad place for sure!






I hope you're all still doing well and keeping your minds busy and positive. As always thanks for checking in.

Cheers for reading,








GOOD MORNING KEITH - DYLAN POLKA DOT SHIRT






Evening guys, how are you all? Tonight I'm back talking about one of my favourite smaller brands - Good Morning Keith. You may remember seeing some of their pieces I've been lucky enough to have been given over the years, including t-shirts, bandanna's and a handful of detail scarfs, which I have absolutely adore and have all been amazing, oozing that 70's style! This is the first shirt I've been given from the G.M.K and I can tell you it feels as looks as good as everything else they create!







I just love the over size polka-dot motif of the Dylan shirt, it's a killer twist on the standard smaller dots your normally would find with the pattern. I think the shirt looks undeniably & effortlessly cool, I love the cut and feel of the shirt not to mention that slightly over exaggerated collar, a nod to the seventies era and styling.

A lot of Good Morning Keith's materials are recycled and are sourced from big Parisian fashion houses. This material is dead stock which means that it's either unwanted or would go unused. This is until G.M.K step in and save the material to create amazing garments from this high standard textile.







I also styled the shirt with a vintage leather I found recently, I think these two items really complement one another, both looking as if they've come straight out the seventies themselves! If you head across to my instagram -@theunidentifiedrocker you'll be able to watch a small video I also filmed while shooting, which also captured a sweet vibe!






You can check out my other posts about G.M.K here - The Love T-Shirt, plus an introduction to Good Morning Keith where you can find out a little more about the brand, visit their website here - Good Morning Keith. Check out this weeks YouTube where I chat a little more about the brand and give you a closer look at the sexy Dylan Shirt.

Cheers,