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The Style of B.o.B and Bobby Ray.

I think this is going to be Bobby Ray Day over here at The Urban Gentleman– it’s the least I can do for a fellow Eastsider and friend. All the new album info is on the previous post, and as discussed we’re all copping it for $7.99 at Amazon. Now, we’re going to focus on the style of B.o.B aka Bobby Ray.
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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.

“Jock it, Love it, Own it.
Check out BoB’s vs Bobby Ray’s style below…
The Style of B.o.B

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“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.

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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.

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Get the Look:

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The Style of Bobby Ray

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“B dot O dot B was the name, I ain’t like Bobby Ray, cuz I was ashamed, but you can call me Bobby Ray from this day forth and I could give a damn about the fame and fortune…” Now Bobby Ray, the artist, from Atlanta, the eastside of Atlanta, yeah, well he can’t be put into a box. He’s some type of southern mosaic of indie alternative country rock&roll hip-hop pop… basically alot of stuff in one. And his style reflects just that.

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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.

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Get the Look:

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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.

Bobby Ray Accessories & Fedoras:

Fedoras:

More BoBby Ray
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Bobby Ray and Asher Roth
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B.o.B presents The Adventures of Bobby Ray.

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He’s given us 3 of the hottest mixtapes around for $0.00, with hot songs like Generation Lost, Mellow Fellow, Satellite, No Man’s Land, Put Me On, Champion, I Bet I Bust, Nothing on You, and my personal favorite Surprise Me (“Geee whitakers batman holy satellites”, lol)…. so with 3 (free) albums and sooooo many amazing songs, we Have to buy his new album “The Adventures of Bobby Ray“…. so go ahead and head over to iTunes and purchase it, or Amazon and purchase it, or to your local record store and purchase it. But I suggest just getting it right now for 8 bucks on Amazon. The album features one of my other BoB favorites Lovelier Than You. Oh, and if you’re a true-to-heart music head then you can buy the vinyl here.

Check out more Bobby Ray aka BoB HERE.

Midnight Snack: BoB aka Bobby Ray, No Man’s Land

One of the hottest artist in the country right now is from Atlanta, Georgia
His name? Bobby Ray aka BoB.
(eastside (of atlanta)……. (represent). lol.)
He can sing, rap, produce, play the guitar, piano, cello, etc etc etc.


From his mixtape “B.O.B vs Bobby Ray”.
Get more BoB here.

B.o.B – Put Me On (Reebok Classic Remix ’09)

When I wake up from a full night of sleep
I put my best foot forward indeed
And as the colors begin to sing
They seem to say to me “Come On”
You gotta put me on (4x)

Ever since I first arrived here
I’ve been on the run like an eye tear
And it took me a while to get my life steered
But now I’m in the moment, while I reside here
Yup, that’s why I coordinate with my gear
So you can feel the feng shui as soon as I’m near
Yeah, and people have the nerve to say that I’m weird
But you just in a box, so get your mind cleared
Yeah, yeah, that good music man we got it here
So we can get the vibe high like a light gear
Or maybe, fly high like five deer
Call me Santa Claus, when I come through I gotta put ‘em on

When I wake up from a full night of sleep
I put my best foot forward indeed
And as the colors begin to sing
They seem to say to me “Come On”
You gotta put me on (4x)

Well ever since I was eleven
I have found heaven in my self expression
Huh, no, my childhood I never left it
Yes, I’m still a big kid though I never stress it
Yet, memory is evanescent
So I make moves with a special method
That allow my dreams to be manifested
So you’re past the promised land, no I can’t accept it
This life I live is a very blessed one
So, that’s why fans have many questions
Yet, I still leave many guessing
I’m an artist, so I gotta have a bad collection
I put ‘em on

When I wake up from a full night of sleep
I put my best foot forward indeed
And as the colors begin to sing
They seem to say to me “Come On”
You gotta put me on (4x)

Behind the Scenes of the Video:

Reebok did good with this one. Whoever it was that chose to remake A Tribe Called Quest’s Bonita Applebum with B.O.B as the artist should get a raise…. because the video actually makes me want to buy a pair :-) Two Thumbs up Reebok.
Don’t you just love how this song makes you feel so relaxed, great music for a Friday. As I listen to the song I keep thinking “Bonita Applebum you gotta put me on, bonita applebum I said you gotta put me on, Bonita Applebum you gotta put me on, bonita applebum I said you gotta put me on bonita bonita bonita bonita”. lol- gotta love late 80s/early 90s hip hop… and I think A Tribe Called Quest sampled this song from Stevie Wonder, not sure which song though.

For more Bobby Ray aka BoB go here.

Inspire Me: Complex Magazine: Leaders of the New Cool

I don't know if it's the fact that the quality of the photos are so superb or that the clothes that these guys are rocking are so undeniably my taste OR it could be the fact that these guys are the new generation of coolAzz ultraOriginal artist, either way it goes I am so inspired by the photos taken of these "Leaders of the New Cool"…

Dear Complex Magazine… this is one of the dopest layouts I've seen in a while- the clothes, pictures, fonts, lightning, everything is cool, keep up the good work. -Cindy…. lol.
 

 

Oh my, Bobby Ray Simmons… isn't it funny when someone you've known for years is suddenly gracing the covers of magazines? Well, I remember when Bobby and his cousin Stephen used to make beats in my dorm room at Georgia Tech, lol, I still have a few of the beats and songs now. B.O.B has always been mature for his age and he looks the par in his plaid Ralph Lauren sweater. Lets face it, not all high school kids can blend in on college campuses… but B.O.B could then and from the looks of it he certainly can now.

B.OB, 19
GLASSES:
MOSCO, SWEATER: POLO RALPH LAUREN, SHIRT: WOOLRICH WOOLEN MILLS , TIE: TOMMY HILFIGER, GLOVES: CONFERENCE OF BIRDS, BAG: BILLY KIRK
JEANS: G-STAR, SHOES: SEBAGO

Now, the rest the guys seem pretty cool as well, I just don't have personal stories about them, so we'll just focus on their clothes from here on out…

Name: The Cool Kids A.K.A.: Mikey Rocks (right), 20, and Chuck Inglish, 24

(RIGHT) SUNGLASSES: RAY-BAN, BOW TIE: GANT, JACKET: SWAGGER
SHIRT: PRADA, PANTS: POLO RALPH LAUREN, SHOES: TOMMY HILFIGER ON CHUCK

(LEFT) SUNGLASSES: MOSCOT, JACKET: J. CREW, TIE: GANT, SHIRT: DKNY,
PANTS:
THEORY, SOCKS: POLO RALPH LAUREN, SHOES: SEBAGO

Name: Charles Hamilton, 20

HAT: PAUL SMITH COLLECTION, JACKET: POLO RALPH LAUREN, SHIRT: RALPH LAUREN, SWEATER: GANT, PANTS: ROCKERS NYC, SOCKS: PAUL SMITH,
SHOES:
PAUL SMITH


Name: The Knux A.K.A.: Krispy Kream (left), 26, and Rah Almillio, 24

ON KRISPY
JACKET: BARBOUR, SCARF: RALPH LAUREN, SHIRT: BROOKS BROTHERS,
GLOVES:
PAUL SMITH COLLECTION, PANTS: PHINEAS COLE, SHOES: J. CREW

ON RAH
HAT: PAUL SMITH COLLECTION, GLASSES: SUPER, TIE: TOMMY HILFIGER
SHIRT: POLO RALPH LAUREN, JEANS: PARKER, SHOES: COLE HAAN


Name: Wale, 23

JACKET: BOSS BLACK, BOW TIE: GANT, SWEATER: TOMMY HILFIGER, SHIRT: JUST CAVALLI, PANTS: GANT, SOCKS: POLO RALPH LAUREN, SHOES:SEBAGO

Okay, Okay… let's give a round of applause to this sick-o-ning photoshoot. The mix of classic American designers made me smile.

STAND OUT PIECES:
1. The J.Crew jacket that Chuck English rocks is cool.
2. I want to rock the Ralph Lauren sweater Bobby is wearing right now.
3. The purple Rockers NYC pants Charles have on should be worn by those with swagger.
4. I really appreciate Rah's entire ensemble, the tie, fedora, suspenders, pants, shirt. It may confuse some, but thats some haute ishsoooo feelin' it.
5. B.O.B's entire outfit is cool as well, I really like his gloves. I'm going to have to check out more things from Conference of Birds.
 

Gentleman, please take note of the designers worn to make these creations. You can easily recreate these or similar looks. If you're on a budget check out stores like TJ Maxx, Ross, and Century 21- they'll have the same threads for half the price. Oh, and don't forget about the outlet stores- Tommy and Polo outlet stores are everywhere!


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