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Elevating your style isn’t just about aesthetics - Olamide Adereti ‍

In the world of fashion, where trends come and go, there are individuals who stand out not just for their sartorial choices, but also for their unique perspectives on life. Olamide Adereti, a member of the “Elevate Your Style” community, embodies this blend of style and substance. In our conversation with Olamide, we delve into his thoughts on essence of fatherhood, personal style, and the impact of his own father.

May 20, 2024


I’d never forget the day my dad gave me sex education as a teenager - Samuel Adewoye

In the world of fashion, there's more than meets the eye. Beyond the latest trends and seasonal must-haves, lies a deeper narrative shaped by the experiences of fatherhood. today we share our conversation with Samuel, A first time attendee of elevate your style. Yet to be a father, Fatherhood to Samuel, embodies mentorship, sacrifice, and love. We asked Samuel what he will be doing differently as a father, his response is to be more expressive, ensuring his children feel heard, valued, and loved every step of the way.

May 12, 2024


Celebrating Fatherhood and Style: A Conversation with Kurtis Mpundu

Kurtis is among the distinguished gentlemen who recently graced Elevate Your Style, themed "Celebrating Fatherhood: Stories of Strength, Sacrifice, and Love." As a first-time attendee, Kurtis brought a fresh perspective to the event, shedding light on his journey as a father and its impact on his sense of style. A father himself, Kurtis, an entrepreneur and business owner, shared profound insights into the essence of fatherhood. For him, fatherhood embodies strength, guidance, protection, and provision. It's not merely a title but a commitment to embodying core values, putting the needs of others above one's own.

June 7, 2024


Elevate Your Style: Fashion as a Catalyst for Community Empowerment‍

On March 23rd, 2024, the streets of South Kensington, London witnessed a stylish disruption as a group of diverse men gathered at the iconic Royal Albert Hall. This congregation wasn't just about fashion; it was a statement, a community effort organized by Elevate Your Style powered by Twelve19styles

February 5, 2024


Style Meets Substance : Andrews Carter’s Advocacy for Men’s Mental Well-being

Andrews Kennedy known as Andrews Carter, born in France with a rich Ghanaian heritage, encapsulates a unique blend of cultures that has shaped his worldview. Growing up, he absorbed the essence of his African roots, but it was living in France that exposed him to the expressive nature of the French people, instilling in him the confidence to make a statement through his style.

February 6, 2024


Elevate Your Style Episode 2: A Vibrant Brotherhood in London

In the heart of London, amidst a rainy and bustling Sunday, twelve19styles hosted a distinctive gathering of diverse men in Episode 2 of “Elevate Your Style” – a celebration of men of colors coming together in style and unity. Episode 2 of “Elevate Your Style” surpassed its predecessor, drawing an even larger crowd of gentlemen eager to showcase their A-game despite the weather.

January 30, 2024


Elevate Your Graduation Style with Twelve19styles: A Guide to Sartorial Success

Congratulations, graduates! As you embark on the exciting journey of post-exam life, one crucial aspect awaits your attention—the perfect graduation outfit. Fear not, for we've compiled a comprehensive guide to ensure your sartorial success on this momentous occasion.

December 10, 2023


Weaving Threads of Legacy and Empowerment with Jamel Higgins

November 10, 2023


Stitching Narratives: Twelve19styles’ Fashion and Purpose Beyond the Black History Month

Black History Month, an annual observance rooted in the United States, has evolved into a global celebration of the rich heritage and contributions of the African diaspora. In the United Kingdom, this commemoration unfolds every October, offering a platform to recognize and appreciate the profound impact of black culture and history.Dating back to its inception in 1987, Black History Month in the UK has grown beyond its initial purpose of remembering pivotal figures and events in the African diaspora. It has become a cultural and political event, shedding light on the historical and contemporary contributions of black Britons. This year’s observance holds special significance as it coincides with the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush passengers in the UK.

Elevating Your Evening Wedding Groom Attire

As the world rekindles its love for opulence, grooms are now presented with a plethora of choices when it comes to evening wedding attire. This season, we've curated some of the most exquisite looks for your groomsmen.

September 5, 2023


Coordinating your wedding party wardrobe

‍Coordinating the wardrobe for a wedding party is crucial. It involves considering not only the groom's attire but also that of the bride, best man, and bridal train to ensure everything looks cohesive. It's essential to take this aspect seriously, as you want to be satisfied with your wedding pictures for years to come. This is your special day, and you want to get it right. When choosing your outfit for a wedding party, it's important to consider different aspects of the wardrobe that affect each other. The pieces don't have to match exactly, but they should be cohesive and complementary to create a synergistic effect.

Essential Checklist: 10 Must-Have Items Every Groom Needs on His Wedding Day

Your wedding day is an extraordinary occasion, a day that marks the beginning of a lifelong journey with your partner. As the groom, ensuring that everything runs seamlessly is paramount, and proper preparation is key to achieving just that. While you might feel confident in your plans, unexpected changes can arise on the big day. To help you navigate any potential mishaps


When it comes to transforming a good men’s suit into a truly outstanding ensemble, the secret lies in the perfect fit. Whether you lean towards the sleek lines of a slim fit, the timeless elegance of a tailored fit, or the classic comfort of a regular fit, the fit of your suit can elevate your appearance to new heights.

Choosing the Perfect Outfit for Your Engagement Proposal

Remember, proposals are often surprises to the women involved. A key piece of advice is to subtly gather insights into how she envisions her ideal proposal. Just like you'd approach a project by understanding stakeholders' needs, understanding her preferences is crucial. This not only ensures that you're on the same page but also adds a personal touch to the moment. A simple conversation about whether she'd like others present can provide valuable guidance for planning the day's events.

Double-Breasted vs. Single-Button Suits: A Fashionable Choice for Weddings

When it comes to weddings, choosing the right suit is essential for a polished and sophisticated look. Among the various suit styles available, two popular options for grooms and groomsmen are double-breasted and single-button suits. Each style carries its own unique charm and lends itself well to different wedding themes and personal preferences. In this article, we explore the features and benefits of both double-breasted and single-button suits to help you make a fashionable choice for your special day.

August 3, 2020


Embracing Comfort and Style: How to Rock the Relaxed Trousers from ìtura

Fashion is a dynamic realm that continually evolves, and one trend making a remarkable comeback is the relaxed trouser. With memories of my father's university days, when oversized trousers were in vogue, I pondered why anyone would wear such spacious bottoms. In an era dominated by perfectly tailored, pencil-fit trousers, my quest for finding the ideal pair led me to the world of custom clothing. However, with the recent resurgence of relaxed trousers, Twelve19styles recognised the opportune moment to introduce the comfort-driven ìtura collection, offering individuals a plethora of options and variety.

July 17, 2023


Gloria wed Timi

Gloria and Timi's wedding was a stunning celebration of love and style

July 11, 2023


Tips for Selecting the Perfect Outfit for Your Pre-Wedding Shoot with Twelve19styles

A pre-wedding photoshoot is an exciting and memorable experience that allows you to capture the love and joy shared between you and your partner before tying the knot. Choosing the right outfit for this special occasion is crucial, as it sets the tone for your photos and reflects your unique style as a couple. In this article, we will provide you with some valuable tips on selecting the perfect outfit for your pre-wedding shoot with Twelve19styles, a fashion brand known for its exquisite collections. Additionally, we'll explore how playing around with color from the unisex Itura collection can be a perfect idea to enhance your shoot.

June 7, 2023


Introducing the Itura Collection: Spreading Happiness and Comfort through Colors

This realisation sparked a powerful idea: if I could bring smiles to people's faces through my personal style, why not extend this impact on a larger scale? Thus, the Itura Collection was born, with its core mission of spreading happiness, comfort, and relaxation. The collection celebrates the significance of colours, playfulness, and positive energy in our lives, emphasising their ability to uplift and inspire.However, the Itura Collection is not solely about fashion; it represents a heartfelt endeavour to make a difference in the lives of those affected by kidney disease. Having experienced firsthand the challenges of raising funds for my mother's treatment, I understand the arduous journey these patients and their families face. Some of the profits generated from the collection will be directed towards supporting these individuals, offering them a glimmer of hope during their darkest times.

June 25, 2023


From Baálè to ìtura: Unveiling Twelve19styles' Spectacular Summer Collection

As we prepare to bid farewell to the Baálè era, we are thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of our new summer collection, "ìtura." This collection embodies the essence of summer and promises to be a stunning continuation of our commitment to exceptional style and timeless elegance. We are excited to unveil "ìtura" on the 23rd of June, exclusively on our website.

June 20, 2023


Cecilia and Joshua's Journey to Elegance

In the realm of love, fate has a remarkable way of bringing two souls together. Such is the case with Cecilia and Joshua, a couple whose story is filled with romance and a shared passion for style. When Joshua, a talented wedding photographer, chose us to create his bespoke suit for their special day, we knew we were in for something extraordinary. Let's dive into their enchanting tale and the elegance that encapsulated their wedding.

June 15, 2023


Summer Styling Guide: 4 Ways to Rock a Beige Linen Suit for Men

As the temperature soars and the sunny season approaches, a wave of joyous occasions sweeps across the calendar. From weddings to birthdays and other events, it's essential to look your best without the hassle of purchasing a new outfit for every occasion. Fortunately, with a versatile beige linen suit, you can effortlessly create four distinct looks that exude class and uniqueness while staying cool and comfortable. Let's explore these style options and make a lasting impression this summer.

Elevate Your Style for Men: A Must-Have Fashion Guide for Grooms and Gentlemen

Are you tired of witnessing men struggle with the tiniest details of their appearance on their big day? Do you wish there was a comprehensive guide to help grooms-to-be and gentlemen elevate their style effortlessly? Look no further! Introducing "Elevate your style for Men," a groundbreaking fashion book that will revolutionize your approach to dressing well. In this DIY guide, we offer expert advice, address common mistakes, and provide invaluable insights for anyone seeking to navigate their wardrobe with confidence. The best part? You can download it for free!

May 26, 2023


Baálè  (Urban - Vintage Inspired )

I've always lived with the memories of the life my grandfather lived. In my opinion, his generation enjoyed life in the best way they could. They in fact lived the original soft life, they were the pioneers. Think about it this way, what didn't they exude? Class, poise, panache and a deep understanding of fashion. Thinking back to their choices of music, drinks, and all. Fun fact: We were literally handed the 'Owambe' word by them. Pure class!'

May 2, 2021


Accra Fashion Week Ghana

Showcasing at the Accra Fashion Week was emotional for me because it was a part of their annual celebration of Year of Return which is usually held in December. We showcased our Baale and Elegant collections and they are available on our website.

January 25, 2024


Pink is for Men

Pink’ is for girls and ‘Blue’ is for boys- That was the unspoken rule when we were kids and many people carried it on to adulthood. Especially men.

May 31, 2022

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