Finding Harlem Street Style: Rodney


The weather getting nicer, and the men are looking more dapper. I stopped this young Harlemite at Red Rooster one eventful evening. He was on his way out with a suitcase. I learned it was his birthday, and he was going to visit some friends, then catch a flight in the early morning.  I stopped him to ask if he dresses this way often. He responded, “Almost every day.” I knew I had to feature him in this series. I’m happy I ran into him again weeks later. Of course I gave him no other option, and he agreed to be featured.


Name: Rodney Wilkins || Instagram: @rodwilkins

Occupation: Filmmaker

Origin: New York City (Born in Brooklyn)

Interesting fact about you: I’m a really good poker player.

Favorite thing about Harlem: I love the restaurants.

Describe your style: My style is vintage, old-school. Kind of collegiate, but preppy. Very vintage Harlem basically.

Pants/braces/suspenders: Rugby by Ralph Lauren; Hat: thrift shop; Shirt: H&M; Watch: Michael Kors; Penny Loafers: Tommy Hilfiger; Tie: Rugby by Ralph Lauren; Tie pin:; Glasses: Vintage Oliver Peoples; Bag: Ralph Lauren

7 Comments on Finding Harlem Street Style: Rodney

  1. Tashur Raquel
    May 2, 2014 at 10:29 am (2 years ago)

    That first photo looks like a photo out of a magazine! Great shots

  2. Anna Stange
    April 27, 2014 at 5:23 pm (2 years ago)

    He’s fantastic! Adorable! You meet the most exotic interesting people!

  3. Anonymous
    April 25, 2014 at 1:25 pm (2 years ago)

    Good stuff!

  4. Rod
    April 25, 2014 at 12:40 pm (2 years ago)


  5. d. tafakari
    April 25, 2014 at 10:02 am (2 years ago)

    where do you *find* these dudes?!?! :)

    • findingpaola
      April 25, 2014 at 10:06 am (2 years ago)

      AHHHHHHHH! In Harlem! I say, “Psssssst c’mere! Let me take YO picture!” Haha, kidding. but seriously, it’s pretty much like that without the “pssstttt…”

      • d. tafakari
        April 25, 2014 at 10:26 am (2 years ago)

        It must be a talent! I think if I ran up on somebody asking to take their picture, they’d run from me, like, “CREEP!” I shall try your “psssttt” method at the Natural Hair Show this weekend. lol :)


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