Hello beautiful ones of the Most High! I hope and trust you are all doing well and had a fabulous weekend. My weekend was great! Work was part of it but no complaints there. After work I went home and tried to rest but lol that didn’t happen. It was still good being home nonetheless. I had a rather busy but productive week and I am pleased to say MoreGraca Finds has new stock. Make sure you keep your eyes glued to the Instagram page (@more_graca_finds) so you don’t miss anything. There are some real gems coming soon. On Sunday as usual I was in church – you should know how this makes me feel by now. So much peace. Amazing.
Without wasting anymore time let’s get to know about our Male Feature for this week, shall we?
Hi Male Feature …..tell us something about yourself
My name is Leslie Chakanaka Rodney Zimbeva (my model name is Chak). I’m Zimbabwean by birth but I have lived in England since the age of 6. I’m currently a full time model signed to Nemesis models based in Manchester.
Ah, nice! How would you describe your style?
My style has to be diverse. I believe a good fashion sense is one that is versatile and daring. One day I can be wearing a nice plaid formal suit with brogues, the next I’m wearing ripped spray on skinny jeans and a pair of vans. Just being able to switch up your colour palette with the change of season will speak on high volumes about all around style.
What or who inspires or influences your style?
My style inspiration is drawn and infused from so many sources. I have to pay homage to GQ magazines. For any man wanting to have style, improve or revamp it, for me that is fashion style bible. They have many great philosophies and guidelines on how to have style. But of course it’s completely acceptable to bend the rules and add your own personal flare and touch to your style; which is when I then draw other inspirations. For my formal style I get many ideas from blogger Sergio Ines Who has the blog “What My Boyfriend Wore”. Overall style influences are David Beckham and A$AP Rocky. Whether they are featuring at a fashion show or going to the mall, they always dressed to impress. Working in the fashion industry I am influenced by some of my model friends. When we go for certain jobs and castings there will be a group of us but everyone will have their own style that’s completely different to the next model. Lastly, I can’t forget to mention Instagram and Pinterest.
The one thing every man should have….
Every man should have one tailored suit, it’s not even up for debate. The amount of confidence you have when you are wearing a well fitted suit is indescribable.
What are some of your closet favourites?
My closet staples are : One tailored suit/made to measure suit. 3 formal white shirts (especially with formal wear you can’t go wrong with a white shirt, they compliment any suit. And when you have three, they will have different details such as collar type, stitching and overall fit Brogues, a pair vans, a good denim jacket and spray on skinny jeans.
Another stylish, wonderful Monday Male feature, I hope you enjoyed that. If you’d like to see more of Leslie’s style check him out on Instagram: chakisleslie. Keep following to be inspired by more male features…Goodbye!