Style Sense: DJ Franki Jaye

. January 10, 2017.
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Name: DJ Franki Jaye
Age: 40
Owner of Shenanigans Photos and Entertainment

When you think of a club DJ’s style, the first thought that may come to mind is probably a guy with a pair of headphones, a t-shirt, jeans and a pair of tennis shoes. Franki Jaye sees that as a common misconception about most professionals in his field. He selects his wardrobe with as much focus as his tunes.

Name an individual that ‘represents’ the quintessential fashion icon:

DJ Rob Sample is a person who represents style and has influenced my fashion sense. He is the first guy that broke the barrier of the perception of DJs in Toledo. One day, when he was DJing at the casino, he was wearing a bow tie that matched with his shirt and socks.

You have a lot of ink work done. How many tattoos do you have?

I have lost count! I’m tatted from the waist up. You get to a point where you stop counting tatts and focus on how much space that you have left. My most iconic tattoo is the kiss lips on my left cheek. It is actually my wife, Tia’s, real lip prints, tatted on my face.

Your footwear is eye-catching! Where do you shop for shoes?

My favorite places to go for my gator skins are Diamond’s Men’s Shop and Jack’s Mens Wear. When looking for tennis shoes, I go a more affordable route, getting my Nikes from Shoe Carnival, they have the best deals.

In two words describe your personal style:

“Business Classic.” I’m a huge fan of the Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin era. In my business, I deal with a lot of corporate clients, so I’m able to showcase my professionalism with a unique style. While manning the DJ booth, lighting or photobooth at a corporate event, rest assured that I will bring the panache to match.