Continuing to track Dallas’ most stylish confessions, today, DFW Style Daily reveals DJ Blake Ward’s latest fashion fixation.
A social media and search engine marketing expert by day, Ward’s nighttime gig as one of the city’s most sought-after DJs has cemented his status as a trendsetter. Known for helming Beauty Bar’s weekly Glamorama bash, where he spins a curated mix of indie and house tunes, you might also recognize Ward from his Friday evening performances at The Dram.
The combination of these passions – music and creative marketing – has established Ward as a go-to source for businesses seeking to tap into what’s now and what’s next. Both edgy and classically tailored, his obsession reflects this double life.
The Obsession: Ward collects sartorially stylish jackets, building upon an enduring addiction to “stand out” outerwear
The Confession: “I like to keep my aesthetic fairly monochromatic and minimalist,” Ward notes. “Next to impeccable tailoring, it’s my opinion that a really cool jacket is the simplest way to add an interesting element to basics.”
The Rationalization: Citing a favorite excuse of the truly design-obsessed, Ward elaborates that unique jackets make “the best investments in your personal style.”
The Collection: “Last year, my winter obsession was an Alexander Wang leather and wool jacket,” our expert recalls (pictured right). “This year, I’m lusting over Balenciaga’s paneled leather biker jacket (pictured left).”
Shop It: Ward adores Balenciaga’s multi-media approach to the asymmetrical motorcycle jacket, which combines leather and cotton canvas for an “interesting texture.” Fellow fans can snag his top pick online via Mr. Porter. And since its $2,950 price tag isn’t for the faint of heart, we also recommend Bar III’s less expensive version, available at Macy’s for $119.50 (pictured).
(Photo credits, from top: Lead image via Facebook.com, 1. Blake Ward, 2. MrPorter.com and HighSnobiety.com, 3. FSGLuxury.com)