10 years ago I would not have rated Sean Combs very high on a list of well dressed men. Today, I find his modern approach to classic style not only refreshing but original and enduring enough to rank him in the company of fashion gurus such as Ralf Lauren and Jean Lacoste.
A recent article quoted him as saying
“I can’t live without a fine tailored suit. That’s what will separate me in the end. I want to be timeless and elegant. I want my picture in the books next to Sinatra and Quincy Jones. I can do the ghetto thing all day. I can be on a yacht in the South of France with my shirt off wearing a big diamond chain, you know what I mean? I definitely know how to do that! But at the end of the day I feel most relaxed in a custom-tailored tux.”
Although Sean Combs claims that his goals in the men’s fashion world have been achieved, I feel there is still so much work to be done when it comes to the average man understanding proper fit, classic style, and the right fabrics for his complexion. Most men today walk through their lives in clothing that neither compliments nor enhances any part of their natural style….. which although a shame, does give a leg up to the man who takes the time to realize his appearance is just as important as his education/achievements. You doubt this? As open minded as we try to be in this modern age, we still judge people by their looks.
I would love to see Sean Combs immortalize himself with some literature focusing on classic style with a modern American twist…..something to connect the classic styles of yesterday with the modern ideas of fashion.