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Make an Impression

"Make an Impression"

Nothing makes an impression more than bold prints–and nothing’s more timeless than Aztec-inspired designs that, well, says you’re fine with standing out in a crowd.

For this back to school post, Jeremy is wearing a couple of things bought from Zalora Philippines–the v-neck and the colored chinos. His canvas shoes are from a boutique in Greenhills, and the steel leaf accessory is a necklace from the collection of Outkast Paradigm.

"Make an Impression"

"Make an Impression"

What we’re focusing on here though is the rucksack from Time-Lined.

A rucksack is a bag where you can throw anything in, and still be sure that you have space for more. Which is why it’s important that a rucksack be dependable and of quality-make.

"Make an Impression"

Time-Lined’s bags seem to be that way. The materials are sturdy. But we do have a problem with the actual make. This particular bag seems to have missed the mark in the sewing of one of the leather straps. But we don’t blame Time-Lined so much as we do ourselves for not checking the bag after receiving it. (That’s a lesson in shopping. Always check what you’ve bought so you can have it replaced if it’s not to your liking–or if there’s a defect.)

"Make an Impression"

"Make an Impression"

"Make an Impression"

Knitted V-Neck: Collection.com (Zalora.PH); Colored Pants: Charlie (Zalora.PH); Shoes: Spunk (Greenhills Shopping Center); Steel Leaf Accessory: Outkast Paradigm; Rucksack: Time-Lined.

Jeremy Zafra works for a customer-oriented company based in Ortigas.

Art Direction: Mikoy Custoya.

Photographer: Jason John Lim.

Sky High

"Sky High"

We’ve featured a shirt from AMS Shirts before— and we liked how it looked so much that we got a couple more shirts from them. One of which became a Tumblr Exclusive post.

"Sky High"

This outfit was conceived as a back-to-school look–provided you’re allowed to wear shorts in your school. But it works as a casual get-up too–especially now that school years are being adjusted to start later in the year.

"Sky High"

"Sky High"

The clouds shirt AMS Shirts feature heavily in this post, but we would also like to bring to front the paisley-lined shorts we got from Zalora.PH.

Zalora.PH, if you have been living under a rock for the past couple of years, is a Pinoy offshoot of an online shopping center that’s already big in Singapore and Malaysia. It makes shopping for clothes (and gifts) very convenient for people who don’t really have time to go to the mall. And they’ve got quite the collection.

And, if you’re already familiar with the online shopping site, do visit again. You’ll notice that they’re carrying more Pinoy brands these days: brands like Straightforward Clothing, (our favorite) Timothy Scotch, and more. They tend to be a little more expensive than the imported clothes by resellers, but they’re made by our fellow Pinoys.

"Sky High"

"Sky High"

"Sky High"

Button-Down: AMS Shirts; Paisley Shorts: 24:01 (Zalora.PH); Shoes: Milano (Greenhills Shopping Center).

Jeremy Zafra works for a customer-oriented company based in Ortigas.

Art Direction: Mikoy Custoya.

Photographer: Jason John Lim.

FYI: This post is not sponsored by Zalora.PH.

Keep Calm

"Keep Calm"

We’re going casual again this Friday, with a simple pairing of a graphic tee and colored jeans. See, jeans don’t just come in black, blue and grey. There’s a variety of them to choose from, and it doesn’t hurt to branch out into other colors. You just need to make sure that you can pull off the confidence, because without it, even if the colored jeans look good on you, you’re going to be uncomfortable.

"Keep Calm"

We went safe with a khaki colored pair of jeans though.

"Keep Calm"

"Keep Calm"

"Keep Calm"

T-Shirt: H&H Manila; Colored Jeans: Bench; Shoes: Spunk (Greenhills Shopping Center).

Jeremy Zafra works for a customer-oriented company based in Ortigas.

Photographer: Jason John Lim.

Whatever the Weather

"Whatever the Weather"

What do you do when the weather’s some times hot, some times cold, and some times just right? Find the right outfit to fit the unreliable weather, of course!

"Whatever the Weather"

Simplicity goes a long way–so long as it’s also the right fit. For example, in this ensemble, Jeremy is wearing a Bench Body tee without any designs. It’s just blue. But because the shirt size is just right for his body type, it doesn’t matter that there are no statements emblazoned across the tee. What matters is that Jeremy is comfortable with the shirt.

"Whatever the Weather"

"Whatever the Weather"

"Whatever the Weather"

"Whatever the Weather"

We make up for the simplicity of the shirt with a bit of pomp on the shorts though. We found this pair of ‘Aztec Shorts’ at a bazaar at Eton Centris from a brand called Third Street Clothing. And they have it in many colors. Which you can find on their Facebook page, alongside the snapbacks they’re also selling.

As Summer comes to its end, we’re going to start featuring back-to-the-grind outfits again. But before we do, we want to know what looks worked best for you this Summer!

T-Shirt: Bench Body; Aztec Shorts: 3rd Street Clothing; Shoes: Milano (Greenhills Shopping Center).

Jeremy Zafra works for a customer-oriented company based in Ortigas.

Photographer: Jason John Lim.

Embracing Summer

"Embracing Summer"

Just because you’re heading for a swim doesn’t mean you automatically have to be in your bathing suit… Or that you have to be covered by an over-sized tee.

"Embracing Summer"

"Embracing Summer"

For a day out under the sun, Naomi is decked out in a Penshoppe button-down tied mid-riff, over a pair of walking shorts we’ve featured last year. It’s an outfit that’s easy to whip off to reveal a bathing suit underneath once you’re ready to swim, or an outfit you can wear while lounging with friends, or for going to beach parties.

"Embracing Summer"

"Embracing Summer"

"Embracing Summer"

What about you, guys? What’s your standard beach look?

Button-down Top: Penshoppe; Walking Shorts: Landmark Department Store.

Naomi Pitargue is currently a graduate student in the University of the Philippines, taking up her Master’s Degree in Education.

Photographer: Jihan Estrella.

Take Two

"Take Two"

We Pinoys aren’t really the type of people to have one-offs–clothes that you wear once, and then completely forget about. Which is why when we feature clothes here, we’re also thinking about how else it can be worn–

Case in point, this Coco Republic long-sleeved button down we featured a few weeks back, when we went full citrus. This time, Mikoy is wearing it with the pair of chambray shorts we featured by the bay. Read the rest of this page »

Icy Summer

"Icy Summer"

You must be getting tired of how we keep bemoaning the fact that it’s hot. Well, we did something about it. We went ice skating. In SM Megamall. No, we didn’t travel back in time. Yes, there’s a new skating rink. It’s in the fifth floor of the mall’s new building. And no, SM did not pay us to write about the new skating rink.

It’s just how we’re introducing our piece for the day. I say piece because we’re just highlighting Penshoppe’s sweater in this post.

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