Gucci Spring 2009
As I watched the show, eager to report the best outfits, I became disappointed. I felt like the male stars dressed to go to the mall rather than an award show- everyone was so extra-ordinarily regular! Though the immense-style that I had hoped to see was absent, there were still a decent amount of men who managed to “clean-up nicely.”
John Legend, David Banner, Eric Benet, and Kirk Franklin were among the best dress:
-brown/khaki colored suits
-black high-top sneakers
-white pocket squares
-brown Gucci shades
hmmm, maybe it’s just the way he’s posing
Andre Benjamin can often be found looking Morehouse Fresh, showing that you don’t have to attend Morehouse to dress the part. His new fashion line, Benjamin Bixby, is perfectly Morehouse Fresh. Check out some of his pieces:
Wanna be Morehouse Fresh?
Well, the best way to get the look is to make sure you own 2 or more of these items:
- unique classic blazer (ex. brown jacket w/ navy elbow patches)
- vest (button and sweater)
- bow-tie or classic-colored tie
- quality oxford shoes
- a designer accessory (Armani shades, Gucci belt, LV computer case, etc)
- glasses (they can be fake. . . you can get some from Urban Outfitters, this is optional)
- Ralph Lauren
- Brooks Brothers
- Heritage 1981
- High-End Thrift Stores
(these can easily be dresses up or down)
*Note that not all Morehouse men dress “Morehouse Fresh”
First off, every store has graphic tees now- the basics: Old Navy & Urban Outfitters. But I have searched the internet far and wide to discover the best places for particular graphic tees at a pretty decent price:
Best Prices: Heritage 1981
This is my number 1 pick, they have unique modern tees for around $16. (Heritage 1981 is sort of like the male version of forever 21)
Best Phrases: Tshirthub.com and Snorgtees.com
T-Shirt Hub has really funny t-shirts with phrase like “Save me JEBUS” and they’re only $10.
Snorg Tees are well known for their weekly new funny t-shirts. Prices are usually around $17
Okay, I hope that list is helpful. . . peruse these websites and I’ll add more to the list later.
Hands down without a doubt, one of my favorite rappers is Lupe Fiasco, he’s just one cool dude. I remember being backstage at one of his concerts in Atlanta:
His crew was really interesting especially Gemstones- he was quite the character. Everyone was stylish in their own way. . . they seemed a bit rushed and stressed, so the hospitality wasn’t at its best, but that comes with the territory.
While being backstage I had a chance to not only meet Mr.Cool, but to also analyze his style.And I must say- it’s pretty simple. The formula to getting the “Lupe Look” is . . .
t-shirt + designer jeans + fly superbadAss unique sneakers = Lupe Look
Common Lupe Fiasco accessories: studded belt, coin wallet w/chain attachment, arab scarf, aviator shades, book-bag, and he always has on a gold watch.
For those of you who didn’t catch it. . .
And for those who don’t know, according to certain sources Lupe Fiasco will be throwing in the towel for music:
Well, I can’t wait for his final LP LupEND- it’s sure to be hot.