LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Flat Billed and Apparently Preppy

Don’t let Flava Flav fool you, the urban rap style is not something that calls for a clock necklace, and, no, it doesn’t call for feathered Cee Lo Green-esque onesie either. Now that you’re probably confused, it’s time to realize how to rock the urban rap style with undeniable class. Besides Miley Cyrus’s “Hoe Down Throw Down,” what is the last thing you think of when you think hip-hop? Well, since this is not an actual conversation, I am just going to guess that you said, “Conservative Prep!” Mixing two seemingly opposite things, if done the right way, can create a unique style that will have people looking at your outfit in a different way.

Time for a lesson. Take a look at this stylin’ dude. He does a perfect job of finding the balance between urban and conservative. His lightly faded grey jeans and light blue button down are normal things you would find in most people’s wardrobes. Now check out his jacket. The combination of the deep blue and brown corduroy collar add that classic prep look a lot of students on campus have going for them. What really sets him apart from the rest is his thick-rimmed glasses, black flat billed hat, and electric blue shoes. By adding unique and urban touches like these to a conservative outfit, your look is immediately transformed into something that deserves a double take.

For some shoes like these, check out what Vans has to offer. If you’re looking for a hat and/or glasses like his, Urban Outfitters is a really good place to start. It’s affordable, and they virtually have everything in every color.

Looking classic doesn’t mean you have to conform to the basic look a lot of people settle for. Venture out into something more fun. Having a look like this doesn’t mean you have to be the best hip-hop artist, it just means you have to be better than Miley Cyrus.

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