• Fashion Bomber of the Day: Matthew from North Carolina

    We’re serving up today’s Fashion Bomber a bit early! Take a look at Matthew from North Carolina:
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    He had quite a lot to say! He writes, “I am currently a graduate student with the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University seeking experience and mentorship in the world of styling.”

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    ” As Yves Saint Laurent once stated, “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” I could not agree more. Fueled by my consumption of luxury goods at an early age, my interest in pursuing a career in styling has grown exponentially over the last several years.”

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    “The path that has led me to my infatuation with styling was nothing short of divine intervention. My father was a college basketball coach, and while he was away during the season, I developed a habitual shopping habit- greatly influenced by my mother.”

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    ” One might think that this scenario is not that bad, but taking into consideration the fact I started dressing myself at the age of three, the picture becomes a little clearer. By the age of fourteen, my love for style had become unconditional. I remember once making a deal with my mother for a pair of Gucci sunglasses from Tom Ford’s 2004 collection in exchange for my services painting rooms in our home.”

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    ” I was hooked, but I wasn’t satisfied. This was due to the fact that I couldn’t pinpoint what caused the feeling that pulled at my heart. During my undergraduate studies, I was involved in just about every activity on campus at NC A&T. Due to the fact that I was on athletic scholarship; I was unable to hold a job. However, during my sophomore year I found a channel through which I could express my passion for styling- dressing my friends for the NXLEVEL parties.”
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    ” It started off as a challenge by one of my friends to give her a makeover, but by the end of my senior year, I was dressing upward of ten people for the White Party, All Black Affair, and Lovers & Friends; I had found my calling.”

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    “I would describe my personal style as being the hybrid love child of Coco Chanel, Patricia Field, Tom Ford, Yves Saint Laurent, and Andre Leon Talley.”

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    ” I have an affirmation for classic tailoring with a modern twist and/or a splash of color. Growing up as an overweight African American male in the south I was never the popular kid in school, but I made it a point that NOBODY will ever beat my outfit. So naturally I hated rules.”

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    ” Growing up I wore white before Memorial Day, wore horizontal strips even though I was over 250 pounds, and always tried to mix media! However, the best thing to ever happen to my style was a tailored suit. I love tailoring, and I find that every person in the world should have a tailored suit because a good tailored suit makes ANYBODY look good (man or woman). On the flip side of that I feel that people should always construct outfits with the high/low philosophy.”

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    “At this point in my life, I feel I am ready to face the challenges that lie ahead. Determined to pursue a career in styling, I have created a website with the hopes to better brand myself. There you can find styling projects I have worked on in the past, in addition to insights into my personal style. I hope that you will find that this brief profile, in combination with the attached website describes a passionate “Fashion Bomber of the Day”. Once again thank you for your time and consideration.”

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    Your passion for fashion shines through! Fresh and well dressed. You’re a Bomber with a bright future ahead of you.
    Follow Matthew on Instagram @_socialassassin and on his website, MatthewChristian.squarespace.com.

    Fashion Bomber of the Day is a feature showcasing the singular style of male Fashion Bomb Readers. Send your name, location, a description of your style, and 5-8 picture(s) to thefashionbomb@gmail.com. PLEASE: no collages. No filters. Images submitted may be featured on Facebook or Twitter. Comments can be harsh, so bring your A game!


    Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style magazine in the world.

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