Back to list All Articles Archives Search RSS Terug naar lijst Alle artikelen Archieven Zoek RSS

“The wrong shoes can ruin your outfit”

“The wrong shoes can ruin your outfit”

Photographer:Fotograaf: Joey Roberts

Leroy Kabangu (Heerlen, 26), third-year student of Law, describes his style as casual with a twist.

Twist
That twist is always about one piece of clothing. “I follow a certain style and then I will have one thing that is just a bit different. Striking, bright coloured shoes. Or a bright red hat, like today. I get my inspiration from influencers on social media, such as Daniel Fox. I am proud of how I dress, so I like to show that off on Instagram (@lrykbng).”

The weather
“I only decide in the morning what I will wear that day, after I have looked out the window. Is it sunny? Then I will wear a lot of colour. And on a grey day like today, I wear a dark outfit. I usually start with my trousers; I either choose chinos or jeans. That is a feeling, there is no system to it. I buy trousers everywhere: H&M, Zara, Bershka, even Zeeman if I see something nice there. Coats and shirts, the same thing, it makes no difference, although I do sometimes have a weakness for shirt brands such as Marco Polo or Ralph Lauren.”

Beard
“I go to the barber’s every Friday. Mainly to have the sides tidied up. They have to be slick. I always go to Djo the barber. He is good and knows exactly how I want it. Once every two weeks, I have my beard trimmed. That is very important. Six years ago, I grew it for the first time, just to try it out. I never shaved it off after that. People wouldn't recognise me without a beard. I think I would look at least five years younger. I am the lucky one in the family. I have six brothers and none of them have as full a beard as I do. My father only has a good moustache.”

Watch
“I don't go in for accessories, although lately I have been thinking of adding watches to my outfits. I sold them for a while at Hudson’s Bay. They can really put the finishing touch to an outfit. I would purely use them as an accessory, I would most likely still use my phone to see what time it is.”

Impulsive and strategic
“When I buy clothes, I go out without a specific aim. I am an impulsive shopper. I walk into certain shops to see what they have. I am also a strategic buyer. I always go to the sale section first. If I feel something is too expensive, I ask when the sale starts. In addition, I have friends who work in a number of shops; I can get family and friend reductions through them. I often look for nice deals online, for example, buy three for the price of two.”

Sneakers
“The wrong shoes can ruin your outfit. I wear sneakers every day. I feel that brands are very important when it comes to shoes, you can't buy copycats. You have to go straight to the source. I wear Nike, Adidas, Filling Pieces, ETQ or Asics, as is the case today. I always wear ankle socks and turn my trouser legs up a little. You can see the sneaker better that way. I do have proper gentlemen shoes, but I only wear them to events like weddings or christenings."

Categories:Categorieën:

CommentsReacties

There are currently no comments.Er zijn geen reacties.

Post a Comment

Laat een reactie achter

Door een reactie te plaatsen gaat u akkoord met de verwerking van de ingevulde gegevens door Observant.
Voor meer informatie: Privacyverklaring
By responding, you agree to send the entered data to Observant.
For more info: Privacy statement

Name (required)

Email (required)