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Within an industry where most men were limited to fitted caps, oversized jeans, bomber jackets, jerseys & heavy chains, Kanye West brought an individuality that influenced menswear and men’s style forever.
From the College Dropout days of knit sweaters, polos and denim jeans came a hip hop artist very different from the rest. His style was a bit more polished and little bit smarter than the competition. As the years have gone by, we’ve seen some of the greatest collaborations and fashion moments all surrounding the very influential style icon Kanye West. Here are 10 ways that Kanye has single-handedly influenced menswear today.
Unless you are living under a rock, you are well aware of the obsession of sneakers by hip hop legends. Kanye decided to take this obsession a bit further collaborating with the legendary brand Louis Vuitton. This marked a moment for fashion insiders and sneaker heads alike. Where designers would die to be apart of the Louis Vuitton design team, Kanye eased in and dominated, selling out before the market knew what happened.
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Just when you were beginning to feel comfortable with your personal street style, Kanye West rolls up to rain on your parade. The rapper took to social media to start yet another twitter rant over the weekend, this time expressing fashion that he “hates” to see. But is the kilt-wearing rapper’s style advice valid? We’re leaving it up to you to decide, StyleBlazers.
Check out the seven fashion don’t-ever’s that Yeezy taught us at StyleBlazer.com
Do you agree with Kanye’s fashion advice or is he trippin’?
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Trinidad native and Brooklyn-raised rapper, Theophilus London, has been putting in WORK when it comes to the fashion world. The Marvin Gaye and Prince influenced rapper’s music game is tight, but apparently his style game is tighter. On his current single, “I Stand Alone,” Theophilus croons, ”The clothes don’t make the man, it’s the man that makes the clothes.” This statement could not be more true. Not one to shy away from funky hats, bold jewelry or tight trousers, this early icon has reinvented typical male attire. He also plans to debut a jewelry and clothing line in the near future.
The eccentric MC has caught the attention of BlackBook magazine, GQ and Vogue simultaneously as he has been featured in their November issues. BlackBook provides him with a platform to illustrate his ’70s influenced style. GQ taps him to showcase the return of the stylish camel coat, and in Vogue, he models the designs of Carlos Campos, one of 10 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists (finalist Joseph Altuzarra won the grand prize).
Click through the slideshow to view photos from his Vogue, GQ and BlackBook photoshoots, and to get a peep at his style moves.
I’ve never been one to put men’s fashion in narrow boxes of “too feminine” or “manly enough”, but a few recent trends just look bad all around. We at MN are asking our gentleman friends to avoid the following faux pas this fall and all the subsequent seasons to follow. Just say ‘no’, seriously.
Once upon a time, not too long ago, urban fashion lines were nearly non-existent. Today, they represent a large part of the fashion marketplace. Live Mechanics is one of the fashion lines which responded to a market demand for more culturally-creative men’s fashion. Established in 1999 by Osa Odiase, the Los-Angeles based line prides itself on reflecting a fusion of politics, music and street fashion. TAP correspondent Brandi Fowler got to sit down with Odiase to discuss the inspiration and business of his 12-year-old brand.
The men on this list fly in private planes, throw parties at the Hamptons, and have millions, literally millions, in the bank. While your man might not have all that (pat yourself on the back if he does!), doesn’t mean he can’t dress like these G.Q. brothas. They are the best dressed black male celebrities in Hollywood–well, according to moi. After a few glances over their stylish photographs, I’m sure you’ll agree. If not, let us know who you’d like to add to the list, or unapologetically delete.
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