This is a post I've been wanting to share with you all for a very long time, why? Simply because I think it's the coolest shoot I've ever done! This shoot involved everything I love, leather jackets, suede jackets, leather trousers and the ultimate sense of rock'n roll! It was also another shoot I got to do with my beautiful girlfriend, we both got the opportunity to shoot with the French brand, Mounir Ghazi Paris. Mounir Ghazi (the main man behind the brand is an independent designer, who uses his name to front the extraordinary business. Having being massively influenced by rock’n roll and motorcycle culture, Mounir wanted our shoot to reflect exactly that. This is why the whole campaign was photographed in black and white. I mean, I couldn't of imagined a shoot anymore up my street if I'd tried!

I'll start off by showing you my favourite jacket of the day. I'm going to put it out there and say this jacket is the best biker jacket I've EVER had the pleasure to wear! The cut, style and fit of this particular jacket is like nothing I've ever worn before! It really does blow all the jackets I own away, and in my opinion, even beats the likes of Saint Laurent on looks and quality! Each individual leather skin has been sourced from only the finest producers in Europe including France, Spain and Italy, with each piece being exclusively manufactured in Paris.

Mounir, is one super cool guy and was in London on business, however made the journey up to Manchester, just to shoot with myself, CJ and Adam our amazing photographer on this particular project! The shoot was actually organised in just one day, but as they say, some of the best things come around without a plan! We had four of five outfit changes during the very short time Mo was in Manchester, and these are the shots I want to share with you all.

Another look I absolutely adore is this one, yes I realise I am wearing double leather, but who cares, look how bloody good it looks! This was actually my first look of the day and the outfit I had to get changed into whilst at Foundation coffee. Nothing says confidence like strutting around a coffee shop dressed in a full leather outfit but come on, you've got to agree it looks killer! The brands tag line is ‘look as good as Jim Morrison, be flamboyant like Keith Richards and be conscious like Bob Dylan’ and that's exactly how I felt when dressed in Mounir's creations.

The photograph above was the only one we got together with Mo, as you can see he's sporting one of his own handmade pieces, which looks awesome on him. He mentioned to me he had been working non-stop over the past four years, perfecting his leather jackets to the highest possible standard. I can tell you all now, he's definitely gone and done that! Also I think you'd all agree with me on how amazing CJ looked on this shoot, as always but I think her photographs look like something from a magazine! Mounir's goal is to bring back the original rock’n roll influence to the 21st century, his clothes will allow you to look like the most bad ass guy or girl in the room!

This jacket which both CJ and I wore, comes in a smooth lambs leather and suede. It's your classic trucker style but made with such care, using the best materials around, it just looks drop dead cool. The details on this jacket are awesome too. The rounded engraved silver buttons, down to the stitching of the jacket, if you want a leather jacket M.G.P is simply the best around. Fact.

The last look of the day for me was an outfit of leather, even down to a leather vest! I know even I can't get away with this, but still I know if I wore these pieces mixed into my everyday outfits, they'd look unreal! I loved the photographs from this shoot and the day in general, it was such good fun, especially meeting Mo himself, I wish him all the luck in the future, when the brand officially launches in early 2019! If you're after THE LEATHER JACKET to beat all others, you're never going to find one better than Mounir Ghazi Paris.

Mounir Ghazi Paris website
Photographs: Adam Mane Photography


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