You Are My Sunshine, Bee-Bom, One For My Baby
The 1950s were really all about conservatism. Tailored suits in shades of gray, navy, and brown were popular. A hat, pocket square, tie-clip, and cuff-links were as essential as having a belt– no man was complete without his accessories (or his cigarettes).
The style of 1960s is the style many men admire in modern times… slimmer fitting suits, fitted dress shirts, slim ties, and if you were in Hollywood, or let’s say a member of The Rat Pack a sharkskin suit was a regular in your wardrobe.
Sammy’s style was that of the times, with his own Sammy or hollywood touch like maybe an intentional loosened bow-tie and collar.
with a slim black tie. (Photographed by Milton Greene)
Like most new artist Bobby’s style isn’t quite set in stone, I’m sure he’s still dealing with contractual duties and wearing the threads that the sponsors and record label’s stylist provides. But within all of that he still manages to add his personal touch to most of the ensembles he sports.
It’s safe to say that when it comes to Bobby, there’s two dimensions, two personas, two __(fill in blank with an appropriate word)__: B.o.B and Bobby Ray… and yes they are the same person, but as made apparent by his 2nd mixtape “B.o.B vs Bobby Ray” they’re almost completely opposite, not only in sound, but in looks and overall style.
“B.o.B…. Uno is my numeral, they said that hip-hop was dead, hmph, I musta missed the funeral”. B.o.B doesn’t like to be categorized in a genre, but humbly accepts the fact that guys like him are bringing back hip-hop… making it respectable again, making it an art form, making it the feel good music it once was instead of the, well, ummm– crappiness it had become.
And with his hip-hop flavor, BoB brings the one day classic 2010-ish hip-hop style. An eye-catching graphic tee, sneakers, a cool jacket (if the season calls for it), trendy shades, and maybe an optional well thought-out tattoo or two, is all it takes to get his look down.
Fedoras, classic wayfarers, beaded alternative looking accessories (usually one necklace and one bracelet), button-ups, henleys, cardigans, basic tees worn under button-ups and cardigans, and whatever shoes fit the look– maybe classic allstars, maybe boots, maybe boat shoes, its whatever that particular moment in time calls for.
I slightly prefer Bobby Ray’s style at this point, only because his fedora collection is sick! And he manages to wear them without looking cheesy. He just looks like a really cool southern guy (georgia born and bred)… I can think of several artist that should take note, I would call names, buuuuut I won’t.
held at the Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California.
Actor Taylor Lautner wearing Dolce & Gabbana
Zac Efron wearing Calvin Klein
Super-Producer and Director Tyler Perry
Actor Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan Downey
LOTS more pictures, fashion summary, and Oscar winners below:
Actor George Clooney and girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis
Actor Samuel L. Jackson
Chris Pine wearing a Ralph Lauren Purple Label tuxedo
and Ferragamo shoes
Woody Harrelson and wife Laura Louie
wearing a custom tuxedo, shirt, and tie by Burberry.
Wearing a tuxedo, shirt, gold cufflinks,
cummerbund, bowtie, and patent leather shoes by Tom Ford.
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal
wearing a Burberry suit and Ferragamo Tramezza shoes
Actress Paula Patton and husband singer Robin Thicke
(wearing head-to-toe Burberry)
Matt Damon and wife Luciana Damonin
in head-to-toe Ferragamo
Actress Zoe Kravitz and father singer/actor Lenny Kravitz
‘Hurt Locker’ Actor Anthony Mackie in custom Burberry
Hurt Locker’s Brian Geraghty in custom Burberry
Actor Jeremy Renner wearing a 3-piece Emporio Armani
Winners for the 2010 Academy Awards:
Best Picture: The Hurt Locker
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, ‘The Hurt Locker’
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock ‘The Blind Side’
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges,’Crazy Heart’
Best Supporting Actress: Mo’nique, ‘Precious’
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, ‘Inglourious Basterds’
It’s sorta cute how he never smiles, it’s like he’s trying to emulate his dad
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