The arrogance of the bachelor – degrees of separation

We go again,

I’m really conscious and that makes me annoyed by certain things that aren’t conscious something I have to deal with. This is my therapy though, to write about things in hopes it becomes a learning experience for my peers and mentees

This is not the same for my contemporaries, some of my peers are the most educated (by schools) in their family so they have an arrogance about themselves that they align with what they think their position in my community should be.

Me being the man that I am take it seriously when people are educated and I’m proud of my brothers sister and others for making it out.

The Folly

A folly I’ve seen is they believe their “expertise” or subtle learnedness or position in a company or rank of their university is equal to status and thinking that we must listen to them. No. This is the downfall of so many educated people, the entitlement of the people just like those with wealth feel like they’re entitled to the people eat because they made some money.

The folly of my folk who believe that one degree can define their status or allow them access to conversations that don’t concern them they have no information on or only have a surface level interaction with the subject. It’s okay to say you know nothing.

The folly of the newly educated generation is to want to seem like they need to answer for everything or have the answers for subjects that their brain does not compute or relate to. It breeds pedantic behaviour, we don’t need that it’s okay to say you don’t know something.

Fear of the unknown

That’s what people are afraid of to say you are unaware when you are one of the few with a degree. A degree means you learned how to pick up specialised knowledge through a system, you can repeat that but if you haven’t took the time to relearn your specific input on that subject is unnecessary.

It makes me uncomfortable to call out my learned peers on being unlearned when that’s what they pride themselves in. It’s a must though because misinformation is a scary ethic that was used against us to make us think we were lesser so in this Renaissance we must leave it behind if we are to have a better future.


Editors Note

In life there are checks and balances that need to be taken into account when disseminating certain information. The ramifications can be dire for sharing information that’s false or malicious or besmirching so one (like me) takes steps to ensure my opinion is posed as opinion, I am fallible and my statements of facts are just that facts.

Empirical evidence I share is separate to my opinions and philosophy the two can be exclusive but they may also be mixed and I make a conscious effort to align my philosophy to evidence. Which means I do research heavily on topics and edit myself where I can and input facts where the details are needed

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What needs to be left in 2018 – Things for Your, Good Will and Red Cross pile

We go again,

I want us in 2019 like we’re not new at this. I want us to be creative and wear clothes that are for us and what we feel like. So my perception is to have an atmosphere where we wear what makes us feel comfortable and confident. It’s part of my dogma as a designer. Because I feel comfort is luxury– more about that in the blog.

Here’s a fun little list about what would be good for us to do in 2019

Racist white labels

I’m used to seeing white people not care about the lives of blacks people that will never be my issue, I will be surprised no more. But for all the hype around not supporting people that do you wrong I still find black people and other people of colour wear clothes by racist& homophobic labels. You know who they are -But it’s your body. – Whatever moves your dial

Dry Flexing Kenzo, D Squared etc…

I’m not really into this but I know so many more boys are. The uniform of the men that wanna dress flashy or swanky or “drippy” but don’t really have a path of their own. It is a starting point not a staying point, I’m not really one for supporting brands that don’t support the people either, having fashion houses as pure capitalistic endeavours.

Taking your money and not giving anything back in style or quality but only a name that isn’t even trust but is just recognised by many due to an exceptional advertising firm and not the strength of the brands artistry. It’s not snobby or snooty it’s just the facts that surround the point. You’re wearing expensive basic entry level Garms that no one really into this thing will wear.

This isn’t exclusive to d sqrd and kzn but they are just an example of what my young brothers are into, can’t even pair up with some nice ksubis. The nerve, the audacity

Stretch skinny / spray on skinny jeans

Honestly they’re too tight. Yall don’t need them I still wear mine till they’re worn out – cos broke culture – but I won’t be buying new pairs any time soon. In 2019 we will get into more creative pairs of jeans Japanese denim; creative concepts; high quality fabric and fits, that are masterfully made with premium denim to make one feel like we can sleep in them.

I will be making a blog for all the denim I’m interested in, in 2019 but that’s a blog for another day.

Hype Jacking

We all know about being a hype beast and fiening for a good drop from a highly coveted designer but I’ve noticed people get confused with Hypebeast – hypebeast is a term for entry level consumers just getting into fashion or more commonly someone that’s into all the highly coveted pieces for Jawn, fit checks flexing & other IG like purposes.

Please have some respect and leave these kids alone, I’m not necessarily a purist but I do just love the game and am welcoming to all parties. The trash some people get up to I just can’t jive with.


writers notes,

This is everything I’ve wanted to say without ranting too long in text form. This is only my opinion, it stems from a place of wanting better style for all. Doesn’t matter where you buy it from ASOS or Louis Vuitton or what have you, style is expression of your truest self – No one can take it away from you and it can’t be copied so easily. – It takes true heart to dress how you feel without worrying about what others think. Me I can spot someone who is dressing for themselves a mile off & I salute you all.

Whatever Moves Your Dial

Not Your Typical (@nytypical)