Thursday, March 22, 2012

Style Icon: Andre 3000

" Andre 3000 doesn't just think outside the box, he leaps outside the box."
-Michael Stewart (follow on twitter @DrStewey
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Andre Lauren Benjamin aka Andre 3000 may be a hip hop star but he's also a style icon who takes leaps and bounds when it comes to his style of dress. Esquire magazine recognized his fashion sense by naming him 2004′s “World’s Best Dressed Man.”  
Nick Sullivan, Esquire's fashion director states that "He's a complete individual. But that's really the point," Andre redefine the sound and image of hip-hop from the ground up with his music and style alone. 

Andre 3000 plays with color and fabric, mixes prints and more often than not is wearing a fedora. 
He launched his clothing line, Benjamin Bixby, in the spring of 2008, inspired by college football circa 1935. 


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~Andre 3000 "Prep style comes from mostly affluent families who just wear these cool clothes. But when you come from a background that has more struggle, your take on it will be different. There's a certain kind of rebel to it." 
 
The clothing line is described as “a little bit Benjamin Button, a tinge of Willy Wonka, with a touch of collegiate footballer thrown in for good measure.” (HipHopWired)
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Selectism - Andre 3000 talks to Guardian on Benjamin Bixby
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16 comments:

  1. I love this! Especially the 3 piece khaki suit!

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    1. Yeah, the 3 piece khaki suit looks super nice and so does the model, ha ha!

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  2. Omgosh, such a cool post, thank you for sharing it. Great picture! I found your blog from a comment you left on another blog and really love it, would you like to follow each other?
    Also, if you have facebook, I would be so grateful if you liked my page: http://www.facebook.com/newyorkdoll

    All the best,
    Aimee
    www.new-yorkdoll.blogspot.com
    xxx

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    1. You're very welcome Aimee and thank you! Of course we can follow each other. Happy blogging!

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  3. Just followed you back, thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog :) Aimee
    www.new-yorkdoll.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  4. I love his style! Gotta love a man who can put his own spin on fashion and develop a look that's all his own. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Yes, love it and thanks Chandra; you enjoy your weekednd as well!

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  5. he's definitely a style icon and now he's doing all those commercials. the hubs and i love him!

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    1. Yeah, the Master of style Gillete commercial, love it!

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  6. Love love love Andre!!! The prototype ;)

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  7. Okay, this is one inspiring post!!
    I hope we can be blog friends - following on Bloglovin!!

    Kisses,
    L.
    WLL

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    1. Thanks Lucija, we're now blog friends! We followed you on Bloglovin.

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  8. cute!!!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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