Three or four years ago, Wale bought these horrible, horrible shoes. Now, he’s featured in this month’s Esquire as one of the best-dressed real men in America. the lesson? You, too can train to become a champion.
It’s been 90+ degrees here in Los Angeles, and I’ve been hiding under a table in my non-air-conditioned apartment, wearing nothing but a cold washcloth. Our friend Wale, though, is out in Philadelphia, looking like a million bucks. And guess what? He just finished taking the bar. Congrats, Wale!
Besides that, both Wale and another regular on the blog, Rob from Brooklyn, are finalists for Esquire’s Best Dressed Real Man award. Congrats to both - check them out at Esquire’s site.
“Americans have grown too accustomed to being comfortable. I find a different kind of comfort when I know I look good.”— Tom Ford, quoted in a call to arms on Less.Gentle.Men
Our man Wale graduated from law school last week, and he did it looking like a million dollars. (Which is roughly what he now owes his creditors, one presumes.) There is no shame in a bit of dishevelment at the end of a long day; it keeps you from looking too fussy.
And by the way: he’s in the final round of the “fan favorite” category in Esquire’s Best Dressed Real Man competition, so vote for him.
So I checked the world famous firstname.lastname@example.org mailbox, and what did I see? An email from an old acquaintance, Wale Oyejide. Wale was a guest on my old music radio show, The New Sound of Soul, six or seven years ago when he was recording instrumental hip-hop as “Science Fiction.” He also cut an excellent Afrobeat-influenced album under his birth name (he’s Nigerian-American, if I recall correctly).
Turns out one thing he’s up to these days is style blogging, and I really enjoyed checking out his blog Less.Gentle.Men.of.Meager.Means, aka LessGentleMen. Recommended!