Fashion Editor Rhys Marcus Jay in conversation with Devonte, otherwise known as @lustforluxury, about what’s in his 2021 shopping list! Devonte breathes life through his IG handle very effortlessly; each piece of content he threads through his feed is nothing short of a premium standard we can assure you.
Have a read through our exchange below!
Has your style mantra and spending habits changed due to the current circumstances we face?
I’m definitely more into comfy wear, which is why I thought to create a hoodie and sweatpants. They’ll be available to the public soon! You’ll definitely catch me these days wearing cosy loose-fitting clothing, but then I have my days where I’ll wear a pair of denim jeans – all depends. As far as spending, maaaan, ever since stores opened back up, nothing has changed!
What constitutes your style?
I always go by the saying “less is more”. With that being said, my style constitutes clothing that mainly focuses on silhouette with minimal logos. The only exception to that is a good vintage tee, which I wear a lot. For the shoes, if I’m feeling lazy I’ll throw on a foam runner or some LV trainers from Virgil that I’ve been wearing all year. If it’s fairly nice outside, I might do a little more. Overall, It’s all about the aesthetic. Simplicity and coordinating tones will always win.
Why have you chosen the below pieces?
I chose these pieces because they embody everything that I’m into right now. I made sure to cover all angles and include things that not only look cool, but would be an illustration of my mood board. From the Bottega Veneta boots to the Santal 33.
“Arguably one of the most detailed hoodies you’ve seen in a while with quality and comfort… oh, and I made it.”
“This is first because if you don’t have a few white tees in your closet on standby, you’re wrong.”
“This one is such a versatile piece. The whole collection was on another level quality wise.”
LEATHER CURB TRAINERS
“Every time I wear this shoe it gets all the attention. Future archive sneaker”
VISVIM FBT LHMAO-FOLK
“I can’t begin to tell you how comfy these are”
BOTTEGA TIRE BOOTS
“Daniel Lee is doing great things at the house right now”
KANYE VISION HOODIE
“Probably the thickest hoodie I’ve ever owned. Could easily pass as a jacket”
VISVIM CHRISTO SHAMAN FOLK
“The Japanese version of a fashionable Nike slide”
MAISON MARGIELA CLASSIC TSHIRT
“Each tone of this pack gives me a different vibe. 5 stars, highly recommend”
NEW BALANCE 990V5
“One of the most comfortable shoes I ever put on my feet that blends effortlessly with other outfits”
“Perhaps the most sought after sweatpants of 2021 with timeless design.“
TEDDY IN COURDROY
“This jacket to me is like the updated version of the SLP Teddy. Hedi never disappoints”
“A good cozy piece with details and subtle branding”
KAPITAL PATCHWORK JACKET
“Japanese engineering at its finest. A unique piece for the fall/winter season.”
PRADA CUTLERY SET
“Came across these and couldn’t leave without em. Eating in style doesn’t sound like a bad idea”
JAMES PERSE TRUCKER HAT
“I probably wore this hat a year straight. Not an outfit I can’t wear this with”
LE LABO SANTAL
“Originally didn’t wanna put everyone on game, but here you go. Brace yourself for compliments”
VISVIM EIGER SANCTION PANTS
“A good olive green pair of pants is an essential”
BOTTEGA VENETA PUDDLE BOOT
“Again, this brand won 2020. This shoe was very well executed”
GREG LAUREN SHIRT
“Greg always pays attention to detail, a personal favorite of mine”
Can you summarise what constitutes of your style?
I always go by the saying “less is more”. With that being said, my style constitutes of clothing that mainly focuses on silhouette with minimal logos. The only exception to that is a good vintage tee, which I wear a lot. For the shoes, if I’m feeling lazy I’ll throw on a foam runner or some LV trainers from Virgil that I’ve been wearing all year. If it’s fairly nice outside, I might do a little more. Overall, It’s all about the aesthetic. Simplicity and coordinating tones will always win.
What are your personal favourite style moments?
I have a few but I’ll narrow down to three.
One was the outfit that I wore with my heather grey soifdeluxe sweatpant. It was generally simple, but each piece complimented each other. From the details on the vintage tee, to the frays and exposed seams on the pant, finalized with the “grunge” that a Rick Owens shoe adds to any outfit… a perfect balance.
Another moment was when I wore my grey JJJJound New Balance 992’s and went full Mocha with Uniqlo tee and Uniqlo x Jil Sander pants. You can never go wrong pairing earth tones.
My last I’d have to say was most recently on my birthday when wore what I feel are two of the best pieces from the Fear of God x Zegna collection – the Taupe double-breasted wool coat and the Natural coloured Henley.