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Something Meaningful

by Bobby R., Wanderer from Guelph, Canada

92 comments · 9 · March 31, 2013


Bobby Raffin - Levi's® 501 Original Black Jeans - Something Meaningful
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I wanted to focus this contest entree photo on #style.
As much as I love DIY projects, I was really up for the challenge: to create a well thought out styled outfit that had a meaningful concept behind it. This outfit is very special because everything that I’m wearing was found secondhand. To me, that is one of the greatest challenges: looking polished with an affordable price. I don’t come from the most fortunate family so the only places I can afford to shop at are thrift shops, and even then some of those stores are becoming overpriced and well over my shopping budget. In fact, I spent the entire day searching for some items for this specific look. I had traveled to 3 different thrift stores to find the perfect vintage 501’s, which were honestly 5 sizes too big!! (I’m size 29 and they were 34) Even though there was only one 501 available I had purchased them because I wanted an obstacle, and to tailor them in myself. Though this photo is technically a DIY creation, I’m trying to focus solely on my style. My concept is to focus this look on the Levi’s brand while only adding nameless brands to my outfit. I wanted to keep the color story very “matched”, while wearing a camouflage shirt and matching tapers. The rest of my outfit is all black with a little hint of denim under my jacket. I wanted to photograph this look riding my vintage bike, which had been handed down to me from my great grandmother. Sometimes the older things are, the more meaning they have behind them, and most of all, an even greater value that comes from memories. I hope that you like my concept because I always enjoy a great challenge! Sincerely, Bobby If you want to check out more photos of this look visit my blog #lookbookparty #501 #saopaolo

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Otto Holm
Another stylish and great look Bobby!! Love that it's secondhand!
Bobby Raffin
thanks for your heart and for reading it! means a lot <3
Eszter K.
you look soo adorable while you are sitting behind the sewing machine. aww! (to be honest.. you look adorable all the time)
Bobby Raffin
omg you saw!! ahah ^_^ you're too sweet!! btw Happy Easter!!
Maroo Arandilla
Read the description of the look on your blog, I SALUTE YOU BOBBY! Creativity and style at its best!
Bobby Raffin
thanks for reading my description!!! aww ily <3
Adrian G.
simple but great! could walk every day around like that - great as always!
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Joe S
Awesome look! As a fellow skinny guy, i feel your pain finding jeans (especially second hand). Home tailoring has served me well too though. I'm really digging the denim hoodie and that cool as hell vintage bike.
Bobby Raffin
Hey Joe, thanks for the sincere comment! I really enjoyed it! =]
hope everything is well with you!
Virgit Canaz
Hope u win dear I so love the picture u look so cool love those Levi's pants I love vintage
Bobby Raffin
awww thank you soo much for the love!! You're honestly the best!!!! love ya!! <3
Stella Marie Ong
You are so good in matching clothes!
Good luck in the contest Bobby! I really hope you win it. :)
Bobby Raffin
aww thanks so much Stella!!!!! you're so sweet!!! *hugs*
Minda K
Bobby, you are, as always; so inspiring! Thank you for bringing not just style but joy into fashion and lookbook :) Love this edgy look on you

Hope you're having fun!
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