Esquire magazine recognized
the fashion sense of rapper Andre 3000 of Outkast by naming him 2004’s “World’s
Best Dressed Man.”
The list was gathered
by top fashion experts and this year is the first to include people from around
every square mile of the globe, from the tip of Africa to the beaches of Mexico,"
Esquire editors wrote of the search for the best dressed man. “What we
found was a group of men who take getting dressed in the morning to another
level, their individuality made manifest in everything from a luxurious bespoke
suit to a basic pair of jeans. We can learn something about style from each
of them, especially the one man who landed at the top of our list.”
Andre beat out
Prince Felipe of Spain, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Pharrell Williams,
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and others.
In the September
issue of Esquire, Andre reveals that he is inspired by period flicks like “The
Great Gatsby” and older men from his neighborhood.
of like a uniform, which I’ve always been into," he says. "To me,
that’s real style, anything that feels comfortable and expresses your personality
and makes you stand a little taller."
Last month, Andre’s
keen sense of fashion landed him the title of “World’s Sexiest Vegetarian.”
isn’t about clothes making a man," says Esquire’s new fashion director,
Nick Sullivan. "It’s about finding your own way to dress and making it