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Trend Alert: Out With The Matchy-Matchy Look!

Submitted by on September 21, 2009 – 4:06 pm9 Comments



Gone are the days where you would precisely match the shade of blue on your Nike kicks to a graphic tee and New Era fitted.

It looks very planned, and sometimes clownish.

Speaking of clownish, a perfect example is the above image of T-Pain. He’s doing too much with the patent leather kicks, matching blue tee and then the G-Shock watch to match the tee’s graphic.


Come on Lil Wayne…

Lil Wayne really didn’t need to look like a walking yellow Adidas billboard here.

While some may consider this color coordinating, I simply call it O.D. It seems there is a misconception that there’s more skill involved with hooking up an outfit like his, while it’s really quite easy (as long as you are not color blind).

What’s challenging is looking like you just threw your outfit together, while looking naturally creative and fly.

Not saying you should clash (although sometimes that works too) it’s more about being classy and subtle, adding a splash of color here and there.


Kid Cudi – that’s more like it!

As another visual example, just because you’re wearing these bright red KangaROOS kicks, it does not mean red clothing and accessories need to follow.

Classic Vintage by KangaROOS

Try this grown and sexy look instead:

Grass Roots Leather Jacket by LRG

Seeing Green Tee by LRG

Timeout Scoreboard by Flud Watches

Washington Jean by Money Clothing

To match or not match – what are your thoughts on this?

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  • B Easy says:

    thats true…its really not fly to be overly matchin. especially with loud colors. neva was fly to me…

  • SHOGUN says:

    ehhh I disagree I like matching, it shows you can coordinate colors and you actually took your time in putting your outfit together, as in just throwing a outfit together that anybody can do…

  • kevin says:

    its situation dependant to me some things call for things to match in some way. like i have a rocawear v neck with some skinny anniversary jeans and some pro keds the pro keds are teal but the rest of my outfit the v neck has black and white but i had a swag rag thats black and teal and did a black fitted cap its matching but not overly matching. I’ve done the same thing in the past with some shoes i wanted but had nothing to match perfectly so i peiced it together and made it work and pulled it off effortlessly. ive even done colors most guys wouldnt wear like i had the black and fuscia forces that came out 2 years back and matched it with a indigo red outfit the fushia in the jeans were’nt a direct match but it was close enough that it made it pop.

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  • sunny says:

    Lil Wayne was going to a LA Lakers game.
    If anyone knew weezy, you’d know that one of his fav brands is adidas and he loves the lakers with passion.
    He doesn’t dress like that everyday.

  • D-Mizzy says:

    I believe that one can do either or. It’s good to have a wardrobe filled with a plethora of colors. If you wear black with a tiny bit of red here and there, it works. If you match and you’re all purple, that works too. Just don’t be a fucking gimmick.

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