Held at Landmark event centre over the weekend,The GTBank Weeknd was filled with so much glitz and glamour. The event was purposed on consumer exposition on the rapidly growing fashion industry in Nigeria.From master classes to the shopping sprees from promising African designers and exquisite runway shows featuring diverse fashion designers and models, the weekend was extremely eventful and the audience with loads of social media positive feedback have proven that they too had a fashion forward experience.

Photographer, Niyi Okeowo focused his lens backstage showing images of the models in their elements. Wearing styles from Laquan Smith amongst others. Niyi Okeowo’s monochrome photos from behind the scenes of the event present an undeniable depth and show the true emotions of the happenings behind the scenes. Niyi being the talented photographer that he is, yet again delivered adequately. Check out our favs from Day 1 and Day 2 of the event

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Words : Adaobi Ajegbo

Photography & Featured Image: Niyi Okeowo

Hey guys, hope we’re doing great?
Today I’d like for us to talk about one of the timeless pieces in men’s fashion, none other than the double breasted blazer!

In recent times there has been a whole lot of diversity in men’s tailoring, especially with blazers. We’ve been seeing designers like Gieves & Hawkes, Tom Ford, Dunhill, and our own Ohimai Atafo SS15 bringing back fashion from the times before like tweed, check patterns, florals, polka dots, double breasted blazers among many others.


The double breasted cut is timeless and the double breasted blazer is one of my favorite types of blazers. It’s designed to make a confident statement and it stands out more than the single breasted blazers. It allows for a lot of styling options, the absolute dapper, the smart casual, dressed down with jeans in a laid back manner, and it’s appropriate for almost everything that you can use a single breast blazer for as well.


The double breasted cut is also very well appreciated in waistcoats and tuxedos.
Some things you should know about the double breasted cut and few tips for wearing them are;
As always, Fit is King, so it’s very important to get the fitting right.


There are different button styles, the 6 buttons style, the 4 buttons time and recently, the two buttons style, 6 more appropraite for proper suiting actually, 2 and 4 are preferable for smart casual.
You can choose to leave the bottom button undone or not as well.



Double breasted jackets look the best with peaked lapels, attention paid to every detail.
The double breasted blazers are already a statement on their own so there’s no need to go overboard with the styling, keep it simple, use plain or printed details and keep the inner shirt solid.



So be confident enough to give double breasted a go and step out in style!

Photography by Tunde Mason
Blazer – Obedclothiers || Jeans – Asos || Shoes – Infamous by Glenn Judo