“In the Field” is a fashion editorial paying homage to our African ancestors. It’s creative direction is meant to evoke controversy, emotion and pride. These are characteristics that our African ancestors exhibited through all of their trials and tribulations. Like these ancestors, denim is a timeless garment. In the midst of much wear and tear, it still remains intact. #COTTON has taken us through HELL & HIGH WATER. African Americans owe our resilience, strength and ingenuity to the struggle.
Traditional Denim Short by Gant
Cutoff by Denim Supply
Tapered by G-Star Raw
These seven gentlemen are all headed to different worldly destinations. It’s the Last Train to Paris. But the goal for all remains the same – Travel In Style! It’s a mix of modern and vintage. This is the way that a man should travel the world—with style and swag. The uber stylish men of the ’50s wouldn’t be caught dead traveling without the proper attire. We want to bring back this travel tradition. We’re tired of seeing people on planes, trains, and in automobiles dressed like slobs. Up your travel game. Now.
Editorial Story Title: “Last Train to Paris”
Photography: M. Coleman of Savage Nature Studios – @SavageNatureStudios
Creative Director/Stylist: H. Morgan @LegendaryHandM
Luggage Provided by B4 Kizzy Evae @KizzyEvae
Models appear courtesy of ROE: The Agency – @ROETHEAGENCY
Male Models: Cameron Feldhaus by Bradford Rogne
Cameron Feldhaus by Bradford Rogne
Downtown Los Angeles, California
Model Cameron Feldhaus is beautiful, really beautiful. He has that James Dean thing going on. As male models go, he could totally pull off a baby face or a tough guy. Feldhaus was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is best known for his entrepreneurship spirit and professionalism in the entertainment industry. Cameron began modeling at the age of 19 by first signing with Jake Lang, agent and owner of Wings Model Management in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cameron was recognized for a test shoot by DXFX Photography which ultimately starting rolling the ball.
ABOUT BRADFORD ROGNE
Bradford has been working professionally as a photographer and celebrity make-up artist for over 15 years. After honing his skills in cities such as San Francisco and New York, Bradford established himself in Los Angeles in 2002, where we currently resides. As a photographer, Bradford shoots with emphasis on beauty, publicity, and apparel related work, photographing TV personalities, fitness pro’s, as well as actors just beginning in the entertainment business. His work as appeared in magazines such as OUT, Allure, Life & Style, and InStyle. Bradford’s images have also been procured by networks such as ABC Family, Lifetime, Style and Bravo for publicity. As a make-up artist, Bradford works with some of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities, making them look their best for publicity appearances, TV, red carpet events and editorial. Some recognizable faces include Christina Applegate, Paula Abdul, Charlize Theron, Will Smith, and Morgan Freeman.
The 1990’s were the best of times for the economy, but the worst of times for fashion. The world economy saw prosperity like never before, but our closets were experiencing one fashion fail after another. From shiny harem pants to oversized t-shirts—the last decade of the 20th Century contributed little to men’s fashion history. As ridiculous as the fashion of the 1990’s may seem at that time, it is making a slow yet steady resurgence. Just take a look around you on any street. The old grunge and punk styles have returned with a vengeance. Nirvana-style punk has returned in a more tailored manner with graphic t-shirts and plaid flannels around the waists of hipster guys everywhere. Even the oversized or baggy look has returned with a toned-down, modern aesthetic. This summer, however, will see the return of a look that faded away with the last millennium: “denim shorts”.
But what good is it to bring back an old style, it you haven’t improved on its look and feel. In its historic form, denim shorts were boxy, unfitting and possessed almost no functionality. For whatever reason, fashion retailers produced and distributed long legged shorts that ended up looking more like denim capris than denim shorts. I don’t know any men who would ever use the word “capri” to define any article of clothing in their closet. This for sure is an epic fail. In its current form, denim shorts are a bit more useful and simply put, looks pretty damn good. But you can run the risk of not looking masculine if you don’t make the right style choices. There is absolutely a right and a wrong way to wear denim shorts. With that being said, here’s three ways to wear short denim: