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)

Qwerty woes

I am not as determined as I thought to write on my laptop every day, this is quite the effort, I am certain writing on paper every day is at least 10 times easier because it is of course pen and paper there isn’t the same type of love you get in writing on a laptop… Wait. Macbook Pro.

The cold shell and the hard (non-clicking) keys leave something to be desired in terms of aesthetic, Macs are beautiful and everything but what I’m saying is in general terms of how I dictate my words to be written, mostly because as an artist I’m automatically romantic but making up or backing up the idea, I write more words per minute on paper than I do with my Mac, so it would be so much more practical however  you couldn’t possibly give in a handwritten script or book to your agent so really there is no point in complaining. Who else feels this way

I guess that is that this was really just a warm-up of my mind needing to get into the flow of things, I don’t know how many other writers need to do this but I find it therapeutic being random like this when I know I’m about to write a whole bunch of things non-stop. My ability to write what I’m thinking without a qualm giving still gives me a laugh. Well, I guess that is it for me hope you didn’t find this boring I’m off to spin the yarn as the phrase goes and try to make it epic for you.

 

Till then this has been

Not Your Typical

Owning Your Own Ship – OYOS 3 Part Play 1/3

We Go Again,

What would you do if you could do anything? This is quite literally the question I asked myself when I cauterized the hemorrhage – Dropped out of uni – My Mindset for what I could achieve was at an all time high, I had just finished my last assignment, became an early periscope influence and became a top t-shirt salesman in my town to small businesses. Utilizing skills I developed on my own I felt invigorated to do it again and again and again.

The first part of getting a job. Get a job, and what’s the best job. Yourself! Wise words from a phenomenal mentor. I will write another blog about how I became “Not so Typical.” I was able to really bolster myself even in the face of massive losses and adversity. This is the story of me getting a Job called “Owning my Own Ship.”All because I did not feel like waiting.

Let me set the scene, I was in such a great place mentally after selling the way I did giving items to customers I saw myself doing this Long term. No matter what I will always want to deliver phenomenal products to a client, no matter how much blood sweat and tears it takes – I promised it I can’t be in the place to make excuses you deserve a great product – And namely I do not lie cheat or steal from anyone, this did not hold well at all in some cases.

This However is the story of how I “won” at a Car company. One I have been to a couple of other times as a customer, laughable now I know just as a preface. That year I came there maybe twice (Not so important). What is though is me telling my parents I will not be completing my course. They threw one hell of a conniption, to say the least, they are no excuses type of people. I didn’t want to move back home and I had roots in my city. In my mind I was not going anywhere, this was my problem my business partner had left uni for home. So I was out of work and soon out of money and poverty& homelessness did not smell well. I was somewhat desperate but I was as confident as I could be.

As the guy that was always spouting “nonsense” about never giving up and following your dreams as a 20SMTHNG on periscope I put my money where my mouth was, bet. My job was me. I was going to work it. I put on my best dressed, looked up my companies and put myself out there.

Strutting into BMW with my chest out my feathers primed I was ready to get a job. walk into the “Gatekeepers”

Me:
I heard you have jobs for a used car salesman can I speak to… Please

Let’s call him Richard as the shorthand for Richard is Dick

Gatekeeper:
They aren’t here you can call this number and come back with an appointment

I laughed in my head because I could tell she was lying, even though this is Not a Typical thing, and it was so on brand. I was still shaking in my wingtips. Regardless, what I did I still regard as one of the coolest things I’ve done till this day.

I called her bluff and called the number. Yep as I was walking out I swiftly called the number and as she picked up I turned around and said. ‘Oh is this Richards office’ and looked her dead in the eyes, She was stumped and I was told to take a seat at the back, the other gatekeeper got me a coffee and that was that for 5 minutes.

Not taking no for an answer and beating down doors I got routed and re-routed, my tenacity was at an all time high and my self-effacing nature took no prisoners. Well done me, I found him. Knocking down the door I went in blind and assessed nothing. I looked him dead in the eyes stayed at the door and said bluntly

Me:
I’m here for a job

Richard:
drop me a CV like everyone else

A few more words were exchanged and I looked him in the face and knew he wasn’t ready for the type of energy I would bring to the table at the time. I fell flat on my face.  The day had just begun, I felt the sub was a take for me to understand the flow and pacing of what needed to be said I couldn’t stop someone from feeling a certain type of way about me and I was once told I am steadfast and self-affirming to let most things get in my way… With this in mind, I knew it was just the beginning of the day and that car dealership was not my only stop. On to the next one, even more, Zealous than before. Time to change the tempo and feed off the  momentum of the day

Whatever Moves Your Dial

Damilare. Not Your Typical

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