Last Friday, I traveled upstate with some of my boys Jeremy and Joekenneth to visit the Watchtower Educational Center in Patterson N.Y. After the experience, we purposely got lost and found ourselves on an empty road while the sun was approaching the golden hour. We stopped the engine, grabbed the camera and snapped away. Sometimes the spontaneity of shooting gives images the best result because you never know what you'll end up with.

 

Jeremy is wearing: overcoat, shirt and tie Jcew, Blazer and Pants Uniqlo, shoes Cole Haan

Joekenneth is wearing: suit Club Monaco, RL tie, Suitsupply shirt, vintage pocket Square and hat, J. Crew overcoat

Lou is wearing overcoat Banana Republic, suit Express, belt and gloves vintage, shoes Cole Haan, shirt Lands end, hat New York Hat Co        

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AuthorLougè Delcy

We are back! I've been thinking about revamping the site for quite some time now but glad the change finally came. My graphic designer Paige Simpson did an amazing job helping me restructure things to give the site a more clean and organized look. I've also switch from Blogger to Square Space so if you have any issues with following along let us know. The site has almost been around for 5 years and interesting enough my interest has expanded into culture, lifestyle, art, travel and more. Thank you for following the journey and welcome to the New Dapper Lou.

 

Shot by J.Mitch

Wingate Park, Brooklyn

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Shot by Julien Boudet

During my last week in Europe, I met up with a photo friend Julien Boudet for a photo session. He mentioned how amazing the staircase in the building was on Boulevard Richard LeNoir.  But said the best time to shoot was at noon because the light was perfect. So I followed his strict instructions and got dressed in an African Print Dent de Man jacket, black HM shorts, brown Paul Smith loafers, and my usual fedora Borsalino hat. I made to the building at noon on the dot and we took the tiny elevator to the top floor. Everything in Paris seems to be tiny. Julien started shooting me from sixth floor and I walked down to the  fifth then forth but it felt awkward to look up, so I'm faceless in most of the shots. Hence the French title of the shoot, "L'Homme Sans Visage" which means The Man Without a Face. 

-Dapper 

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I had to make a decision between Taronga Zoo or Bondi Beach and it's quite obvious what I picked. Some of the locals raved about the zoo, so I wanted to see for myself what the hype was about. Yang-Yi-Goh of Sharp Magazine accompanied me on this little zoo adventure. It was literally a journey because the only way to get to the zoo is by boat. Upon arrival, the first thing I noticed was the gondola. Normally, I associate a gondola with skiing so it was an unexpected surprise at the zoo. We spend half the day looking at animals then realized the zoo is actually a depressing place. Kinda like jail for animals, but the worst part is having people stare and photograph you all day. Poor animals! But other then that random thought, Taronga Zoo is a great spot to visit. I love Sydney.

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This outfit is kinda bold for me but I figured why not, since I was at NoLa Jazz Fest. Took me a while to figure out where to wear this Borsalino hat because it's such a special number. Paired the fedora with a plaid blazers and silk scarves because those are my favorite things to wear. This particular jacket is by Tommy Hilfiger (cargo pants too), my tank is from a discount store and is probably like 99 cent, suspenders and scarf are from a vintage store (btw that's the best place to get accessories). The watch is Brera and shoes are Converse. 

TIPS:

  • When putting an outfit together, mix high and low brands because it gives the look character. 
  • Pair vintage and new pieces to give the look balance. 
  • Try not to wear one brand from head to toe because it usually reads as boring, lazy and is normally pretty obvious. 

Remember, fashion is about experimenting but also staying with your boundaries.

Shot by Karen Blanchard at Jazz Fest

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Tonight is the eve of highly anticipated film The Great Gatsby. So I put together an outfit inspired by the movie trailers and styling I've seen in magazines. Gatsby takes place during the roaring twenties, a time of jazz music, flapper culture, bootlegging an other activities I won't mention. But the era is  especially known for it's elegance and style. So I asked photographer Benjamin Rosser to snap my style interpretation of Gatsby at the Tiffany & Co store on 5th Avenue.

In the photo set, I'm wearing a plaid jacket by Mr. Brown by Duckie Brown for Rothmans, a white waistcoat, slim trousers, a pair of Paul Smith shoes, a white french cuff made-to -measure shirt, a rose gold watch and a micro check tan tie.

Enjoy the film and your weekend. 

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