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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:

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Bobby Ray and Asher Roth
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2010 Golden Globe Awards: Men’s Red Carpet Fashion

67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 
held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel
on January 17, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.
Taylor Lautner in a hidden button down shirt and bow-tie
Hidden button down dress shirts (hidden plackets) are among my favorite. They always make for a much cleaner, neater, dapper look. I usually see the younger chicer gentlemen wearing these because the style is more modern (generally speaking). Hidden button down shirts not only give a more handsome/modern look, they can also have a slimming effect on most guys. The slimming effect stems from the lack of button tension sometimes seen on regular button downs, but more notably the hidden placket creates a slimming effect because it makes the eyes focus on the dark suit rather than the shirt and suit, creating a seamless, streamlined look. Be sure to add a few hidden button down shirts to your wardrobe.

Taylor Lautner

Robin Thicke and wife Paula Patton
Robin Thicke in Burberry. (custom tailored ink tuxedo and dress shirt)
Paula Patton-Thicke in a gown by Kaufman Franco and jewelry by Neil Lane. ($274,800 worth of jewelry by Neil Lane and Cartier)

Nick Cannon and wife Mariah Carey in Herve Leger dress

Mike Tyson was there to support his movie Hangover

Mike Tyson and wife
He actually looks great, and I love his silk dress scarf. 

George Clooney and girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis
George Clooney in a Giorgio Armani two-button shawl collar tuxedo

Chace Crawford opted for slim shawl collar suit,
skinny tie, and pocket square. Very well done. 

Chace Crawford in a Dolce & Gabanna suit
More photos and last night’s winners when you continue to read….

Winners of 2010 Golden Globe Awards:

BEST FEATURE – DRAMA
WINNER: “Avatar”
“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Precious”
“Up in the Air”

BEST FEATURE – COMEDY
“(500) Days of Summer”
WINNER: “The Hangover”
“It’s Complicated”
“Julie & Julia”
“Nine”

ACTOR – DRAMA
WINNER: Jeff Bridges – “Crazy Heart”
George Clooney – “Up in the Air”
Colin Firth – “A Single Man”
Morgan Freeman – “Invictus”
Tobey Maguire – “Brothers”

ACTRESS – DRAMA
Emily Blunt – “The Young Victoria”
WINNER: Sandra Bullock – “The Blind Side”
Helen Mirren – “The Last Station”
Carey Mulligan – “An Education”
Gabourey Sidibe – “Precious”

ACTOR – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Matt Damon – “The Informant!”
Daniel Day-Lewis – “Nine”
WINNER: Robert Downey Jr. – “Sherlock Holmes”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – “500 Days of Summer”
Michael Stuhlbarg – “A Serious Man”

ACTRESS – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Sandra Bullock – “The Proposal”
Marion Cotillard – “Nine”
Julia Roberts – “Duplicity”
Meryl Streep – “It’s Complicated”
WINNER: Meryl Streep – “Julie & Julia”

DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
Kathryn Bigelow – “The Hurt Locker”
WINNER: James Cameron – “Avatar”
Clint Eastwood – “Invictus”
Jason Reitman – “Up in the Air”
Quentin Tarantino – “Inglourious Basterds”

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Matt Damon – “Invictus”
Woody Harrelson – “The Messenger”
Christopher Plummer – “The Last Station”
Stanley Tucci – “The Lovely Bones”
WINNER: Christoph Waltz – “Inglourious Basterds”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Penelope Cruz – “Nine”
Vera Farmiga – “Up in the Air”
Anna Kendrick – “Up in the Air”
WINNER: Mo’Nique – “Precious”
Julianne Moore – “A Single Man”

SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell – “District 9″
Mark Boal – “The Hurt Locker”
Nancy Meyers – “It’s Complicated”
WINNER: Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner – “Up in the Air”
Quentin Tarantino – “Inglourious Basterds”

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”
“Coraline”
“Fantastic Mr. Fox”
“The Princess and the Frog”
WINNER: “Up”

TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
“Big Love”
“Dexter”
“House”
WINNER: “Mad Men”
“True Blood”

TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
“30 Rock”
“Entourage”
WINNER: “Glee”
“Modern Family”
“The Office”

More Red Carpet Photos…

Gerard Butler in a Dolce and Gabanna tuxedo

Matthew Morrison in a Dolce and Gabanna tuxedo


Cory Monteith in Hugo Boss

Glee’s Cory Monteith

Avatar’s Sam Worthington in Burberry
(custom tailored black tuxedo, dress shirt and shoes)

Everyone tended to keep it basic and black this year. Usually there are a number of guys who may opt for suits instead of tuxedos, maybe a few in grey/brown/navy suits, some who decide to wear black on black (black dress shirt and suit), and a few who choose to wear their tux with a bright colored tie…  not this year. This year everyone wore a black tuxedo with a black tie, back to the basics I suppose.

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Star Trek in Auckland

I was sent these pictures a long time ago, and kept forgetting to post them. (not any longer).

Actors Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, and John Cho on the sky deck at the Premier of Star Trek at Sky City on April 9, 2009 in Auckland, New Zealand.

(alot more pictures after the jump)

2009 was definitely the year of slim fitting suits. While 2008 made slim fit an option, 2009 made slim fit  a must.

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Mr. Louboutin: Pharrell Williams… upgrade from Vans to Louboutins.

Throughout the fall/winter, BBC king Pharrell Williams has been seen sporting Christian Louboutin studded shoes instead of his usual comfy Vans. Known for their high-end stilettos with the signature red bottoms, often worn by the likes of Victoria Beckham and Rihanna, the folks at Louboutin are really upping the ante on men’s shoes. Kanye once proclaimed himself Louis Vuitton Don… is Pharrell the new Louboutin Don? Nah, that sounds too corny.  Check out Pharrell Williams rocking not one, not two, but three different kicks from Christian Louboutin’s SS2010 shoe collection for men:

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shoe cost: $1200

Christian Louboutin studded Louis sneakers
in 2 colorways, white and black.

(chuckles) You gotta love that Pharrell stays true to his simple tee and jeans look. Here he’s wearing washed embroidered helmet jeans from his Billionaire Boys Club label ($385). The louis sneakers look good with his usual slight v-neck and jeans, but the freddy flats don’t quite coordinate, but he’s Pharrell so we’ll let it slide… this time.

Freddy Flat ‘Las Vegas’ shoes
(patent leather with spikes and signature red bottom).
One of the first, if not THE first official Christian Louboutin men’s shoe,
in a Leopard print high-top nonetheless (April 2009). 
So I guess it’s official guys, men’s shoes are expanding… and during a recession at that!

Celebrity Style Update: Kanye West, Zac Efron, Q-Tip, Adam Lambert, Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, George Clooney, Brad Pitt and more

A few recent photos of celebrity style from the past week, month, etc…
George Clooney in Toronta, Canada
Clooney always manages to portray such effortless easy style. If he’s not attending a black tie event you can count on him to leave 1 or 2 buttons open on his shirt to show a little chest hair, after all– it’s a man world.


Robin Thicke and wife Paula Patton
at Roger Vivier Boutique Opening Party in Miami


Zac Efron at the David Letterman Show
in New York City sporting perfectly polished ankle boots.

When it comes to dress shoes most men opt for the lace-up oxford, some go for the slip-on loafer, but if you’re a truly stylish guy and in need of new dress shoes, look into purchasing a pair of dress boots. Robert Wayne carries some of the best styles at reasonable prices.

Everything he wears fits exactly how it is supposed to for his body type– the cut of the suit, the break in his pants, Mr. Efron is definitely leading in style these days.


Gabrielle Union and Matthew Morrison
at the 2009 GQ Man of the Year Event

More pics from the GQ Event:


Drake and Wale


Tom Ford


Gerard Butler


Q-Tip, Michael Kyser, and super model Jessica White (far right), and Jessica’s friend at a recent Knicks game

Both Q-Tip and Kyser look fresh. Kyser keeps it classic with black Adidas shell-toes while Q-Tip sports a pair of Nike Dunks High Premium East Edition


Diddy’s 40th Birthday Party in New York
Tyrese Gibson, Sean “Diddy” Combs and rapper Baby


I may not care for his attitude, but Sean Combs is a mean dresser.
No one does cocktail attire quite like Diddy.


Nelly


Adam Lambert on CBS’s The Early Show

Believe it or not, I’m loving this look. I don’t think I’m a usual fan of Adam’s style, but the styling on this ensemble, atleast from the waist up, is pretty great. Obviously I’m not saying this look is for everyone, but if you’re going to do goth– do it like this. I think it’s the hair, the placement of the scarf, and the gloves that really bring it all together… hmm, I don’t even mind the metallic finger nail polish.

UPDATE: So after a few request, I found a similarly shaped jacket, it’s now available in our store check it out here.


Question: Where art thou Yeezy?
Answer: In Paris!!!!

The paps finally found our beloved gent, in Paris, doing a little retail therapy at Cavalli and Marney. I’m so glad he’s laying low, chilling, and just generally getting his ish together. Let’s hope he comes back revitalized, humbled, and more creative than ever. And remember Ye’ no more turning hoes into housewives, lol.


Kanye West indulging in retail therapy

Ye’s in mourning… maybe that’s what the all black is about. Both he and Rihanna have been sporting ALOT of black over the past few months– and both of them have been through some pretty traumatic situations. Either way it goes the black looks good on them both, but I’m sure once they’re inwardly happy again we’ll start to see more color in their day to day ensembles. (he’s wearing Acne House VPatch SB shirt,  Martin Margiela regular painted pants, and Hermes crocodile hi-tops)


Brad Pitt at the San Sebastian Film Festival
to promote Inglorious Bastards


Kid Cudi and Drake


Pharrell Williams at a Miami Art Basel event

I love how he ONLY rocks BBC jeans, which only makes sense. If you have a clothing line you should wear you own clothes, otherwise it will send a clear message that you’re not passionate about the line and you’re solely doing it for profit. (wearing black Christian Louboutin sneakers from their SS2010 collections)

Pharrell performing on the North American college arena tour. He’s sporting a Billionaire’s Boys Club heart and mind zip hoodie, BBC jeans, and classic New Balances.


Actors Christian McKay and Zac Efron
at the “Me and Orson Welles” plaque unveiling
at the original site of Mercury Theater


Christian McKay and Zac Efron
I likee Christians’s scarf and Zac’s blazer
A heather grey blazer is a must for men and women
this year, and next, and just in general.


Fonzworth Bentley at a Gillette Fusion Event in DC


Jay-Z at the opening of Fela! on Broadway


Que from Day 26 at a Gillette Fusion event

Que definitely has the best style in group Day 26,
he loves to rock the hoodie and leather jacket look.


Drake dressed up at the 2009 American Music Awards


singer Brian McKnight and son hit the AMAs red carpet


50 cents


Sooo, this is Pete Wentz

Yea, I didn’t recognize him either when I first saw the photo. I’m loving his new look, seriously, whoever is styling him- keep up the good work.


Pete Wentz
The profile is so sick… the jacket, the boots, the overall swag.


Day 26


Tristan Wilds


Columbus Short at Planet Hollywood promoting movie Armored

Now I hate to do this, because Columbus is a good-looking guy and he’s buddies with one of my close friends, but gentlemen this is a perfect example of how not to dress. Okok, let me back up, there are great components in his outfit– the pea coat, white slight v-neck tee, grey trousers, textured grey scarf, but the fit the FIT is sooo off and he looks sloppy.


Jay-Z hosts a Yankee 2009 World Series Victory party 40/20 club


Kid Cudi at the 40/40 club


NY Yankee Maverick Caryer celebrating
at Jay-Z’s 2009 World Series Victory party


Alex Rodriguez, Donald Faison, Spike Lee, and Reggie Miller kick it court side at the Knicks vs Lakers game in Los Angeles


Blast from the Past
Grammy-winning band Boyz II Men on the trading floor at the NYSE
Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, and Shawn Stockman

… and speaking of Grammys, Maxwell received 6 nominations– very well deserved. What’s the deal with his shirt? Looks to be an upscale re-invention of the “tie-shirt”. Hmmm, it could just be fabric on the placket, but I have a feeling if he buttoned the shirt up it would look like a skinny tie.


Record exec Jimmy Lovine and Jay-Z at a Lakers game
Mr. Carter looks nice, he loves himself a velvet bow-tie


Trey Songz celebrating his 25th birthday at the M2 Ultra Lounge in NYC
I love his textured damask print jacket.


photo cred:
getty images, theybf, just jared

That was alot of celebrity style to take in in huh?

The one thing that they all had in common was color– everyone was wearing black or grey with a little blue here and there. But that’s mainly because its winter and blacks, greys, and navys are the most popular colors for wintery clothing.

So whose recent style do you like, dislike, sorta kinda like….

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