4 Of Chad Saaiman’s Signature Looks, And How To Pull Them Off

The artist gave us the lowdown on four of his signature looks as well as his style tips for men.


Thaaqib Daniels |

Chad Saaiman has been making waves in the music industry. Fans and radio stations can’t get enough of his hit ‘PLAY’ featuring YoungstaCPT, and his music continues to hit SA by storm. But that’s not all he’s known for – the man behind the mic also holds his own in the world of fashion.

The 35-year-old gave us the lowdown on four of his signature looks as well as his style tips for men.

Look #1 – Stealth Mode

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“This look works for me because it’s a contrasting denim on denim look perfect for the urban nature of the city. I was actually walking throughout the city for a few meetings on this day. Ray-Ban Shades give the look a coolness, Puma sneakers give it an edge yet comfortability.”

Sneakers: Puma Tsugi Kori – R1749 at Superbalist. Jeans: Grey Skinny Jeans – R499 at SpreeJacket: Sergeant Pepper Black Denim Jacket – R1599 at Spree. Shades: Black & Gold Ray-Ban Sunglasses – R1990 at Spree. Backpack: Herschel Little America Pack – R1199 (was R1999) at Superbalist

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Look #2 – Cool & Cosy

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“This outfit is perfect for me, as it’s extremely effortless and comfortable. This is a good look for a casual appearance as well as a soiree at a friend’s place. The track pants show character and add a nice bit of subtle attitude.”

Sneakers: Vans Old Skool ‘Off The Wall’ – R899 at Sportscene. Crew NeckStyle Republic Cotton Track Top – R399 at SpreePants: Style Republic Urban Fleece Trackpants – R379 at Spree.

Look #3 – Everyday Chill

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“Standard Spring day outfit. Print T-shirt with some grey denims and grey New Balance Sneakers. This look is good for a day at the market, with the possibility of heading for a casual drink later.”

T-shirt: Only & Sons Coca-Cola Tee –R379 at SpreeJeans: Brave Soul Rowan Black Skinny –R599 at SpreeSneakers: New Balance 574 Classic –R1399 at Archive SA.

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Look #4 – Autumn Attire

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“For those Autumn mornings when you have creative get togethers and great coffee at your favourite spot in the city. The corduroy jacket with the collar detail gives it an established and experienced feel, which creates a good balance with olive Stance socks and olive Vans.”

Jeans: Only Sons Blue Tapered –R849 at SpreeT-shirt: Brave Soul Freshere Crew Neck –R149 at Spree. Jacket: Brave Soul Tan Corduroy –R699 at Spree.

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Chad’s Signature Style

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“A pair of Ray-Bans, a black biker-style leather jacket, black t-shirt, a great pair of denims and a pair of tan Chelsea Boots or white sneakers. I like to keep my daily looks quite cool and classic. I also believe that you should attempt to get dressed once, and be ready for anything. “

Quick Tips For Every Look

Accessories

Don’t: Go overboard with overly shiny pieces.

Do: Acquire classic pieces that will stand the test of time. Use the colourful ones as statement pieces that will pop when you wear more monochrome or neutral outfits.

Using Bright Colours

Don’t: Attempt to directly replicate the often multi-coloured looks you see on the runways, chances are you won’t get it 100% right.

Do: Interpret the use of bright colours in your own way. Bright yellows, paired down with black or grey. White sneakers are a good base for adding one statement piece to an otherwise monotone outfit.

Sneaker Game

Don’t: Forget to be honest with yourself and your taste. Purchase the sneakers you love and love to wear. Unless you’re a collector or aficionado.

Do: Have fun with colours, styles and trends, however, always keep a few classic pairs on hand. And always keep your sneakers clean. Unless they’re the kind that can afford a bit of character.

Be Confident In What You Wear

Don’t: Wear something you dislike because it’s in fashion. It will show.

Do: Reimagine current fashion trends and take it to where you want it to go in order to match your personal style. Owning a look is key, and that confidence is drawn from you simultaneously loving the garments and being comfortable in them.

“Explore, research and have fun with getting dressed. Your style speaks before you do. Never budge on quality. Have a few pieces you’d pass on to your offspring someday. Become acquainted with your tailor. Your fragrance is a part of your style, choose it wisely.” – Chad Saaiman

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