NC Around Town | Stephen Anthony Davids, Artist
STEPHEN ANTHONY DAVIS, LYBRO SPLIT BLK/NVY HOODED CHORE JACKET.
For our second outing of NC Around Town we caught up with artist and original Londoner Stephen Anthony Davids (SAD) at his studio on the canal in the Olympic Park, East London.
Known for his distinctive bold and vibrant style Stephen captures masculinity, race, class, social history and humorous views of the world and observations of daily life. Working in paint, pen and sculpture on a diverse range of canvases including found wooden objects, glass and Victorian ledgers, it’s this spontaneous and vibrancy that we love.
“A good garment it is all in the detailing as much as it is in the ‘hang’. I like the jacket but I love the blue hood. The cut looks great and the detailing again is second to none.”
Stephen describes his personal style as simple but classic and is a self-professed lover of navy blue, a nice cut shirt and a good shoe. He comes into his own at this time of year style wise as the autumn/winter season gives him the opportunity to wear his favorite sweaters and layers. He admits to living mostly in his oil paint covered Diesel Jeans usually paired with a Champion reverse weave sweat and battered RM Williams Chelsea boots of which, he has two pairs, one to lounge in and one for street.
He styled his everyday look with Nigel’s Lybro Hooded Chore Jacket – navy blue of course – a real work wear piece with its roots in US Navy gear. Aside from the colour it was the hood, details and mix of fabrics that drew him to it – one of those garments that will wear well and look better with age.