Is Tinie Tempah the new style icon?

Rapper Tinie Tempah has been getting recognised more and more for his fashion style rather than his music. The Nigerian born musician spent the best part of 2010 dominating the UK singles and album charts before storming into 2011 with four Brit nominations. His music is a mix between old school sounds and more modern arrangements just as his style is.

Tinie quickly became known for his original street-meets-geek chic style. 2012 saw him crowned GQ’s ‘best dressed male of 2012’, with an original and playful look, mixing preppy and urban to perfection. The rapper has become involved in fashion himself, launching his label, ‘Disturbing London’ in Selfridges last April. The brand mixes a street wear and high-end fashion aesthetic. Tinie also designed the popular Disturbing London x Blazer for Nike; becoming the only British rapper to ever design a shoe for the Nike brand.

Recreating Tinie’s style is easy and can be done on a budget on the high street. Tinie is often pictures wearing a plain white or denim shirt in a slim fit. He usually likes to experiment with different colours and patterns when it comes to suits so anything bright and cold will do the trick. A popular accessory which Tinie has made his own is the bow tie, its sleek and gives that British dandy look. Tinie is always wearing good designer shoes for men, whether its loafers or trainers they are always clean and pristine. He also likes to wear a pair of black thick rimmed glasses which gives him the ever so popular ‘geek’ look.

If you’re a man who likes to experiment with fashion and isn’t afraid to stand out or be a little different, then the Tinie Tempah style is for you. There is no wonder this rapper has made a huge impact on the fashion world, his style is fresh and unique.

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