Urban Gentleman Ryan Leslie’s ESSENCE Photo Shoot

Ryan Leslie is quite a dynamic musician. I could even go as far as to say that he’s what many Men of Morehouse and Morehouse Men would call a Renaissance Man, I’d say he’s atleast a Renaissance man of music. As essence.com wrote, “He plays [several] instruments, composes music, writes lyrics, produces melodies and sings songs of love. Leslie is a man’s man—a real artiste. In an exclusive photo shoot, essence.com asked Leslie to channel the Jazz Age and the swagger of John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Frank Sinatra. We captured the creative, romantic and visionary artist inside. Experience Ryan Leslie, the Music Man.”

Tuxedo and shoes by D&G Dolce & Gabbana; V-neck t-shirt by CK Calvin Klein Underwear; scarf by Brooks Brothers

Bow tie, shirt, vest and pants all by D&G Dolce & Gabbana

Shirt, vest, and pants all by Polo Ralph Lauren

My favorite picture of the bunch.

Bow tie, shirt, and suit by Prada; hat by Bailey’s Hat

Shirt, blazer, and pants by Diesel Black Gold; hat by Z Zegna

Shirt, tuxedo, and boots by Diesel Black Gold; hat by Bailey’s Hat

Bow tie, shirt, and suit by Louis Vuitton

Tuxedo and shirt by D&G Dolce & Gabbana; bow tie by Brooks Brothers

My favorite Ryan Leslie song would have to be Gibberish, here’s him making it in the studio:

Photos by. Pieter Henket for ESSENCE Magazine

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  1. Jevon ᴼᴿᴵᴳᴵᴻᴬᴸ

    He has such good style, and I love his music :D
    If you are into fashion come check out my blog sometime..
    thanks
    Keep up the good work

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