Think Baker boy caps; think Trilby hats, baggy jeans, tight trousers, polished shoes or converse sneakers. To our Man of the week Mos Def it really doesn’t matter because the American rapper/actor looks good in just about everything.
If the word swagger had a full time owner then Inhale Fashion’s man of the week Mos Def could easily stake a claim to the copyright ownership. The thing that makes Mos Def’s style so attractive is that it represents the feeling of effortless. Fashion Journalist Colin McDowell once quoted “Style is about looking effortlessly right. The look you are presenting to the world is meant to be as spontaneous as slipping into a bathrobe when you step out of the shower.”
Mos Def’s style is a reflection of his artistic nature and personality. Inhale Fashion respects individuals who promote versatility and Style icon Mos Def certainly does that.
There is a sense about Mos Def that he could mix within any crowd and look good. His style has flavour. His style has relevance and is completely timeless. He is what we often strive for when we are trying to mix sartorial elegance with casual chic. There are many men that push their fashion boundaries to the point where they have overloaded and exploded with too many combinations, colours and accessories. Any individual fearing that they may be heading down this route should slow down and take a few tips from Mos Def. The man loves his accessories but he knows exactly how to balance them out and put the right combinations together. When analysing Mr Def’s style it is always evident that one item will purposely grab your attention. Whether we are drawn to a pattern on a cap, or to the colour and material of a pocket square, we can feel the attention to detail.
There are some men who narrow down their creative freedom within fashion by placing themselves, or allowing for themselves to be placed in a restrictive box that sees them dressing the same way for all eternity. There is nothing wrong with being happy with one style but we also must take into account different styles and wider options. We are likely to see Mos Def dress differently seven days in a row but still look good. Good choices in regards to purchasing clothes leads to greater success in the style department. Do not be dictated to by the sales assistant. Mos Def is dictated to by his own understanding of what looks good on him and what does not.
One of the great things about Mos Def, and one of the main reasons why he is seen as an ambassador of style, and why he is man of the week, is his ability to appeal to a wider than normal demographic. Hip-Hop kids can look at Mos Def and take tips on how to dress up an urban style, while the dandies amongst you can also see how he mixes classic looks and adds his own twists. Whether it is denim or knitwear, trilby’s or snapbacks, Mos knows exactly what he is doing.