In 2017, Nigerian born trendsetter and entrepreneur Akin Asalu, opened a luxury men’s clothing store by the name of GetMeFlyLA. The store which was originally founded in Toronto, Canada by fashion designer Kai, sells menswear that is sure to turn heads on the streets and in the club without breaking the bank. Currently the store’s apparel includes jeans, t-shirts, blazers, jackets, loafers, and everything else needed to complete a classic streetwear look. All clothing and accessories range between $100-800.
Asalu’s intention behind launching GetMeFlyLA began with a yearning to share his talent and love for fashion with the world by incorporating his personal sense of style and creativity into every uniquely designed article of clothing. However, his mission was to create celebrity-like apparel for men without making them “fear for [their] credit card charges.”
“Women have a variety of clothes to wear. Men just have shirts and pants, that’s it. So what I am trying to do is here is give more flare to shirts and pants which will make men stand out a lot more,” said Asalu.
“In most cases you have maybe a couple, a man and a woman going out to dinner, a party, or clubbing. In most cases you have the woman out dress the man 99 percent of the time. It is difficult to find a man who out dresses a woman because we are limited. But what I am doing with GetMeFlyLA, [now] a man can wear an outfit from [my store] and out dress everybody!”
So what makes GetMeFlyLA different from every other designer clothing store? The unconventional materials used to design the clothing and the affordable prices.
“We mix unconventional materials with regular materials to give a different look. For example, we deal with the best Swarovski crystals you can find and we put that in the clothes and we use gold flakes on the clothes as well. So we use all these pressured materials in our clothes and that’s what makes us different,” said Asalu.
Asalu goes on to explain how GetMeFlyLA only sells ten of every item bringing a sense of exclusivity to its store which allows customers to look and feel unique.
“Fashion does not have to be extremely expensive. It just has to make you look and feel expensive and we are good at picking the right fabric and design for our clothes and accessories.”
What’s next for GetMeFlyLA? Asalu told the Sentinel that GetMeFlyLA will be launching in San Francisco and Miami and soon the store will begin offering work clothes.
GetMeFlyLA is located at 1947 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90068 Suite #103. For more information on the store or to purchase apparel online please visit www.getmeflyla.com or call (323)499-1516. Be sure to follow GetMeFlyLA on Instagram @getmeflyla for a look at their latest celebrity-like apparel.