The spring flowers haven’t bloomed yet, but the weather is warming up.
“I was born in Lagos, Nigeria and moved to the U.S when I was 16 to start college. I had family in Philly and St. Louis… My dad and I flipped a coin and that’s how I ended up in Missouri. Now I live with my wife in St.Louis and work in management with one of the top super-regional banks in the country.”
1. Cornflower & Mint
“Growing up, I developed an appreciation for style from my father. He had, and still has, one of the most impeccable wardrobes I’ve ever seen.
I still remember going with him to his tailor and sitting in a corner while he got measured or had something altered. Now, my relationship with my tailor is one of my most valued ones.
I’ve also got to say that TSB has played a role in helping me refine my style even more over the last couple of years… I’ve learned to be more intentional with the pieces I buy or thrift into my wardrobe, hence the name of my blog A Curated Man.”
“One of the very first things I learned when I came on with the bank is how important the power of presence is when you’re dealing with people’s money.
From day one, even in situations where I could have gotten away with not wearing one, I always wore a suit.”
“This cornflower blue number was my first foray into non-traditional suiting.
My friends used to always comment that I only wore dark colors… So, even though I’m the last person to make an impulse buy, when I saw this I figured: what the hell?
I bought it and it hung in my closet for a year until I got to a space where I was really comfortable with color. Thanks to some minor tweaks by my tailor, it’ll be working hard this spring, both as a full suit and individual pieces.”
- Glasses by Ray-Ban
- Blue Cotton Suit by Lands End
- White shirt by Eton
- Tie by Alara
- Pocket square is a fabric swatch
- Vintage Omega Watch
- Brown Wingtips by Cole Haan