“Something Old, Something New: How Modern Day Style Mavens Wear Vintage” featuring Jaymz Nylon, aka “Eco Hustler.”
Something Old, Something New: Jaymz Nylon
I’ve known Jaymz since New York Fashion Week, September 2009. My editor introduced us because, at the time, he had just launched a new fashion label, called Everlasting Hope—I covered the line for Discovery, here.
We’ve stayed in touch since and he’s been a great supporter of my work. Here’s Jaymz:
My name is Jaymz Nylon, aka “Eco Hustler.” I am a DJ, producer, owner of Nylon Recordings and the founder of EcoHookups, an international social hybrid community that brings together social networking with purpose and helping sustainability become second nature, multicultural, fun, sexy and cool.
My inspiration has always been and will continue to be my father; he has such amazing style.
At 75-years of age, he still spends a couple days at the gym and refuses to hand down anything, making it perfectly clear that he’s not going anywhere.
My best style advice is to shop less.
But when you do shop, be very aware of how your money is spent and realize that you can be eco-friendly, stylish, tasteful and modern all at the same time. Stay away from trend-based shopping and buy quality products that will transcend trends and stay out of landfills.
As spring slowly creeps in on us Brooklynites I thought a lil’ spring-inspired look was fitting for a day of neighborhood errands with my girls.
Every gentleman needs a good chambray shirt for spring/summer; I am wearing a vintage Brooks Brothers shirt ($62) made of Irish linen, from my go-to vintage spot, Olaf, here in Brooklyn, New York. The Italian khaki blazer ($95) is vintage and also from Olaf.
My jeans ($100) and bandana, which were free with the jeans, are both Good Society and made of organic cotton. The hat is made of recycled jute coffee bean bags and the shoes are Common Project and worth the money as I can re-sole them for life.
The glasses are Tom Ford and will eventually become a family heirloom. The hemp belt is by Truth and the vegan satchel is made with cotton canvas and faux leather, and finally, the watch is Citizen Eco-Drive.
Photo credit: Ria Giuliano-Thomas
This post is part of an ongoing series, “Something Old, Something New,” that looks at how people with amazing personal style incorporate vintage and heirloom pieces into their everyday wardrobes. Through a series of personal anecdotes and images, I’ll show how when it comes to dressing there’s more than meets the eye and share the story — behind the outfit — with you here.
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