CurT@!n$ is a New Yorker with a great sense of style. Just ask Kanye, who happened to call the Brooklyn rapper a "fashion genius" in our 2007 April/May issue. We asked CurT@!n$ to contribute to the Style channel with a 7-day cookbook. Peep what he has to say about what he wears and why he wears it. This is Day 4…
Day 4: This is the atypical "Curtains" look. Black leather perfecto, ripped T-shirt, black jeans, and black boots. This is my signature look. Today, I was just feeling like me.
Marc Jacobs Leather Jacket: This jacket was actually in the Marc Jacobs campaigns for Fall '10. I fell in love with the shoulder detailing instantly. The jacket is made of the finest leather on the market: horse leather. Horse is very strong and durable, and when it breaks-in from constant wear, it is magic. I can't lie, this jacket cost a pretty penny, but it was worth every bit of it. The perfecto style jacket was made famous by Marlon Brando in the movie, "The Wild One" and has been an iconic American staple ever since. Popularly referred to as a "motorcycle jacket," the perfecto has seen a drastic re-emergence in pop culture in the last 2 or so years, with everyone from Lady Gaga to Kid Cudi donning the iconic jacket.
J. Crew T-Shirt: Hand-knit tees are the best. This color is amazing though, it gives a real weathered white effect. I like to personally break all my T-shirts in and give 'em their own life.
Dior Homme Jeans: I really hate the term "tight jeans." It's so demeaning. These jeans aren't tight, they actually fit my frame. I am skinny so the jeans fit me slim. If a dude 50 pounds heavier and a few inches taller bought the same jeans in his size, they would fit his frame. Baggy jeans are not meant for everyone, nor are fitted jeans. Go with what works for your body type and always remember the key to buying jeans is fit first. Dior Homme just so happens to make the best fitting jeans to fit my body type. I stick to what works.
Bottega Veneta Boots: At this point, you shouldn't have to ask. I can't lie, when I first got 'em, not only did it hurt my pocket but having been a sneaker guy forever, I wasn't used to boots, they hurt my feet like crazy. The day I got 'em, I actually had a show and I performed in pain. Since then we've made nice and I wear these just about everyday.
American Apparel Sunglasses: I'm not a big shades person. I am, but I stick to the same style of frames. I bought these frames maybe a year or so ago and I haven't found a frame that fits me better yet. I've had these fixed countless times, for I doubt I would ever find a frame that fits my face this well. Sidenote: American Apparel has an awesome collection of vintage frames.