Last year, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc celebrated 100 years of brotherhood in the name of service and scholarship.
Last year, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc celebrated 100 years of brotherhood in the name of service and scholarship. Phi Beta Sigma’s motto since it’s inception has been “Culture For Service and Service For Humanity”. The brothers of the fraternity, widely known as Sigmas, now span an international network that include some of the most prominent leaders in politics, business and entertainment.
For the Bevel // Brotherhood grooming and style guide, stylist Apuje Kalu anchored the look in the signature Sigma “Pure White” while building the rest of the outfit around luxe textures and fabrics.
“For Sigma, I went with a shearling collar Moto jacket, a long t-shirt with zippers on the side, and black wax jeans. To finish the look I brought the loafers in to still keep the dressed up element, and the t-shirt to still have that cool relaxed feeling whether you’re on the yard or a brother coming back on the yard.” -Apuje Kalu, Stylist
My fraternity molded me into the man I am today.</h4>
“I came from the inner city and before I got to school and crossed over I had never been a part or around Black men that were about business. My fraternity showed me brotherhood. They showed me I could be anything that I wanted to be. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life.” -John Wallace, Phi Beta Sigma
“My personal style is urban chic and gentleman style. I have my own clothing line, so I try to embody everything within my clothing. I like to exude confidence within my clothing. Even if I’m just going outside to the grocery store like I still like to look nice. When you step out the door that’s your image, that’s who you are to the world. I like to be on my A-Game every time I go out.
When it comes to my cut, I always keep my part. In a barber, I look for time management. I like a barber that takes his time and give you experience. And actually takes the haircut seriously and takes his time to give me the best cut.” -John Wallace, Phi Beta Sigma
Greek: Jody Jacobs (Kappa Alpha Psi)
Photos by Elton Anderson (Alpha Phi Alpha)
Styling by Apuje Kalu (Alpha Phi Alpha)
Barbering by Raphae’l Thompson
Words by Cassidy Blackwell
Film by Creative Debut