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The Iconic Style of Mr Andre 3000

So. You have bought new shoes, picked the right shirt, and found trousers that fit. You what to wear a blazer, but you have come unstuck. How does one find a blazer that fits properly and looks good?

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Suit blazers
Governments may not be able to decide how to rectify the global recession, but it is universal law that your suit blazer cannot be your Smart-Casual blazer. This is because your suit comes as a pair. The shape and cut of your suit blazer differs from a stand alone blazer. Also, if you wear your suit blazer out often, the colour will begin to change, and your suit will be two different shades. This is not a good look.

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Fit
Make sure your blazer fits properly. Too loose, it looks like you’re turning up for your day in court wearing your dad’s clothing. Too tight, movement will be restricted, and the material will strain, which looks odd. A blazer should fit comfortably, with not too much space in the body. The arms should be about wrist length. If you are an odd size, it pays well to get the blazer altered to fit you properly.

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Material
A good blazer should last you a while, so it’s an excuse to invest in a statement piece. Herringbone and Tweed have had a resurgence, as men strive to emulate the English gentleman look. Velvet blazers work particularly well for evening events.

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The highstreet is full of blazers, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different colours and materials.

Happy shopping.

Words: @MasterNat

Formally named Andre Lauren Benjamin, he has for a long time now been heavily known among the territories as American solo rap artist, one half of infamous hip hop duo OutKast, music producer, actor as well as apart of our generations best dressed men of entertainment to present and deeply dwell in his own well developed significant signature sense of style. Whilst many do well to swap their street wear for suit and ties this man goes above to baffles the majority who misunderstand the essences of style to be full out senseless yet inspirational. Men’s magazine Esquire named him ‘Best dressed Man in the World’ and GQ placed him top ten ‘Most Stylish Musicians of All Time’. Andre 3000 aka Three Stacks is hands down, rightfully recognized within the fields of men’s fashion world as simply outstanding!

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Andre 3000 is also spokesperson for Gilette since 2012

Judging from a series of photos, Andre has grown a progression of wild trails and errors of themes and outfits, even he himself admitting many were terrible. But who would learn what looks good if never experiencing what looks bad? Ultimately we’ve seen the charming character of Andre 3000 evolve into a genuine style success.

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Today he appears as a bold collaborative collection of Vintage British classics, often in polished wing tip shoes, pastel coloured shirts, waistcoats, tweed materials and tartan patterns it’s a less hyperactive attitude. The Well-groomed Sweet Aristocrat, similar to the previous look  however its daring to be more fun, more expressive alternatives in powerful prints, taking care of the finer details in accessories altogether confidence with flair. Then the Southern Funkadelic Farm Boy is a twist to everything, many times spotted in wide brim hats particularly his straw hats. Fond of bow ties, suspenders, light materials and vibrant colours, notice the change of colours tones through mixing textures and patterns. There really is so much to take in from what he’s doing just with his outfits that overall embodies the element of fun in dressing up.

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Maybe it is because he’s an artist that he can firstly consider pushing such boundaries, let alone takes the risk of pulling together such a fusion of looks nevertheless achieving the same thing is not impossible; it is the same quality of individuality that everyone has to express themselves the way that stylizes character that Andre 3000 has also.

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Words: Abisola

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