Finally got around to looking through the "Best Dressed Men" issue, and they have some pretty safe choices, IMO, and also some more...interesting choices. Â Your Jude Laws, your Kofi Annans, your Tom Fords, pretty hard to quibble with. Â Andre 3000 topping the list seems a bit of a stretch, but I do admire the way his personality seems to come through his threads. Â He's hip-hop without the oversize athletic jerseys and the overt bling. Â His clothes just seem kind of "happy" to me, if that makes sense, and he comes across in most interviews and Outkast videos that I have seen as a really happy guy. Â Jeez that sounds corny, but I don't know how else to put it. Â So many other artists try to scowl, or come across as so "hard", and I get the vibe from him that he just likes making music, he really enjoys himself. Â What I don't really get is the extreme over-the-topness of his style. Â If he could tone it down by just 10% even, I think he could get an even better result. Â I know it's got to be big to be seen on stage, and certainly he has this persona that he has created (as said, a likeable one for me), and that is his way of standing out. Â You gotta take a guy with a number as part of his name with a grain of salt, I guess. Â But man, some of the red carpet and other ensembles I've seen him in...well...they seem too much even for Andre. Â So has anybody else seen this issue? Â Comments on Andre (I believe he's been discussed here before) or any of the other selections?
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8/24/04 at 1:10pm