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osi sitting on tailgate of vintage ford truck in vintage two-piece suit.

stylin' on a c-note with osi

osi holding coffee cup in front of wall with 'berry', 'fresh coffee', 'quality ny goods', 'local food' signage.

for blogger osi nothing is more interesting than thrifting. the poops (products of our past) showcases his style; an individual homage to the swagger of the late 80s and 90s. we gave him the challenge of putting together a complete look from beacon's for under $100. he executed the task brilliantly with his effortless, yet polished aesthetic.

osi sitting on counter in vintage suit and snakeskin boots with machinery and mural wall background. 

how would you describe your style right now?

my style is a fusion of different elements. from vintage to street and urban, it really depends on my mood. a lot of times i do the corporate look with a suit and tie. i am nigerian and we have our traditional wears, i infuse that into my style in a modernized way.

osi on bench outside good store with 'farewell' and 'built not bought' stickers.

how did you first get interested in clothes?

my interest in clothes developed when i knew that i could standout and leave a good impression without saying a word.

osi holding coffee cup underneath 'enjoy coca-cola', 'bar' sign.

what or who is currently influencing your style?

i am influenced by the 80's and 90's era of fashion. i add in my own creativity, sometimes it's something i think about like an idea, i visualize it in my mind and create a look from there. fashion and styling for me is to create, it's emotional, every outfit and style i put out is always based on my feelings and mood.

osi sitting on vintage truck tailgate with 'ford' text and 'tennessee' license plate.

what is your strategy when shopping at beacon's?

nothing for me is more interesting than going thrifting. shopping at beacon's is a task, and i mean that in the best possible way. i go into beacon's without looking for anything in particular - at the same time i know that i'll leave with the coolest threads. i mostly lookout for anything vintage, i love shoes a lot, i always lookout for vintage sneakers and dress shoes.

osi wears: vintage suit - $44.95, asos turtleneck - $10.95, stacey adams boot - $34.95, black scarf - $6.95. total spent: $97.80

"beacon's literally changed my closet. beacon's closet provided me a chance to fill my closet with not just affordable clothing, but also luxury designer brands."


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photographer: nicholas wilkie

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