Bally x Swizz Beatz

I love a good collaboration; John Lennon & Paul McCartney, the Wright brothers, Dr Dre & Snoop Dogg, Andy Warhole & Jean-Michel Basquiat and now Bally & Swizz Beatz.

Bally has collaborated with Swizz Beatz, the Grammy Award-winning music producer and global entrepreneur, on a limited edition collection of accessories and ready to wear. It’s bright and colourful but also has an edgy, streetwear feel to it.

For me, outerwear is the most important part of any look, and this jacket really speaks for itself. I love the design on the back (all of the artwork in the collection is created by Spanish artist Ricardo Cavolo) and varsity bombers are super cool at the moment with ‘America’ being a big theme coming through this season.

Bomber jackets are a classic shape and one of the most versatile items of clothing a man can own. Making it a varsity jacket with contrasting arms and poppers down the front gives this one a vibe that’s totally on the money.

For the above look, I’ve paired the jacket with a white t-shirt, grey trousers and camel trainers to keep it smart-casual, allowing you to go from the office to whatever you’re up to in the evening without having to go home in between.

All black everything is always cool. I’ve gone almost all black everything: I kept on the same jacket but swapped out the rest for a black t-shirt and jeans. The trainers are also black, but they make a real statement, so I’ve decided to let them do the talking.

I take a backpack most places with me. I carry my laptop, camera and writing pad basically all the time and I’m pleased to report that this one is brilliant. It’s robust and spacious and brings a burst of colour to the grey autumn days that are starting to roll in.

Ricardo Cavolo’s designs should be the focus of the outfit so I’ve put the backpack with blue jeans, a white t-shirt and a plain black jacket.

You will be seeing me in these items a lot this Autumn AND they’re available to order from 26th September on Bally.com.

Thanks for reading!

Jim

*This blog post contains paid for advertorial by Bally*