Todays guest post on style icons brings us the musings of one of the sharpest style bloggers out there, Robert I. Brown. The sixteen year old blogger extraordinaire is taking the style world by storm with his fabulous blog (that you must check out!) and his regular guest post at Details Magazine. I could go on all day about Robert and his blog but my simple words can not do either justice, so click on any of the links found above (or in the favorite blogs link in the sidebar) to be taken to his blog.
Young gentlemen like Robert restore my faith that all is not lost with the younger generation when it comes to style, manners, and the art of elegant living. We are beyond honoured that he found the time to tell us a little bit about his style icon, Andre '3000' Benjamin.
Thank you so very much Robert!
The creative gentleman from Atlanta is simply the best-dressed man of our time. Why do I say this? Mr. Benjamin is an innovator of style.
During his early rapping career, I must admit I was confused with his choice of wardrobe. He favored loose trousers, crazy tops, and even wigs. I remember one image of the style rebel dressed with football shoulder-pads apart of his ensemble. Sure, Mr. Benjamin may have looked eccentric in his own way, but I do believe the message he sent through his earlier dress was meaningful: he dressed the way he wanted without thinking about what the next man had to say about it. This was all that truly mattered.