Today we have a special Fashion Bomber treat!
We’re featuring the endlessly dapper artist Jidenna from Brooklyn:
His hit song ‘Classic Man’ is the bomb, and his look is just as intriguing as his music. He writes, “My style is heavily inspired by the Harlem Renaissance with hints of traditional West African design. The marriage of European and African aesthetics is a direct expression of my heritage.”
” I always appreciate a clean contrast in pattern, color, and culture.”
” More importantly, I enjoy when outfits make specific statements in the context in which they are worn.”
” I didn’t invent the suit, but in my pocket of the industry, 3-piece suits are rare. Ironically, it is now more conservative to wear a snapback, t-shirt, and jeans than it is to wear a high collar and waistcoat. Therefore, wearing a suit is a somewhat rebellious statement.”
” Although I am breaking the rules of hip-hop culture by wearing a suit, I’m not too cool to sweat in it. I’m more concerned with the fit than fitting in.”
I like it! Dapper indeed. Be sure to send in more pix when you get a chance;)
Follow Jidenna on IG @Jidenna and check out a behind the scenes of this video for Classic Man here:
What do you think?
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