Esquire Names Andre 3000 ‘World’s Best Dressed Man’

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

the world.

“We scanned

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.

"They’re kind

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


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