Niyi Look 2

May 20th, 2013

2. Like A Chief


“Another unstructured jacket, different pattern. This plaid fabric is actually lightweight cotton shirting – it’s very hollow and quite airy.

The plaid is strong, so I usually pair it with different shades of blue. At one time in my life I obsessed over that color. It was the foundation on which I built my wardrobe.”


“This is an Igbo ceremonial Chief hat from Nigeria. Most of my Igbo friends might want to hang me for wearing one since I am neither Igbo nor a chief.

That being said, it is one of the coolest hats I own. Besides, with 250+ ethnic groups in the country we are bound to appropriate cultural ideas from one another.”


article 2-05 is a traditional Japanese dot print canvas that disguises its irregular dots in true Japanese fashion. It doesn’t take too much attention away from the jacket, but then again what can?”