HomeStyleMale Style IconsTinie Tempah – Rapper and Fashion Style Icon Emily Bradbury June 24, 2013 Male Style Icons 8 Comments The picture says it all. Tinie Tempah – Style Icon Tinie Tempah, real name Patrick Junior Chukwuem Okogwu, is a South London-born rapper, increasingly known for his cool and sophisticated style since making it big in 2010. The star’s first single ‘Pass Out’ was released in February 2010 and went straight to number one. Just three months later Tinie Tempah was supporting Rihanna on tour and performed his single with Snoop Dogg at Glastonbury, and his first album went to number one later that year. 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. As in his music, Tinie Tempah likes to mix a huge variety of influences to find something new and fresh. 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. How to emulate Tinie Tempah’s Look Read our handy guide Shirts – Tinie’s casual style tends to include a plaid or denim shirt in a slim fit. Glasses - Channels geek chic with thick rimmed, black glasses from Cutler & Gross. Suits – Experiments with different colours and styles. Bow ties – Popular accessory for black tie occasions, taking inspiration from the British dandy look. Trainers – Retro style trainers are a favourite, and are worn with casual and smart outfits. Gilet – He often layers with a slim-fit gilet for a casual look. Loafers – Cool leather loafers add an edge to Tinie’s suits. Bright prints –Tinie experiments with tribal prints, African prints, tie-dye and more, for an individual look. Tinie Tempah is above all master of the suit, showing other young people that it needn’t be a stuffy or overly-formal choice. He wears a t-shirt and chooses a fabric to make the look more casual, or rocks a tuxedo style and bow-tie when he is attending a red-carpet event. Tom Ford is the star’s designer of choice. He likes to be playful and opt for a stand-out look – as with the bright red suit he recently wore at GQ’s London Collections Men Celebration. The key to Tinie Tempah’s style is a willingness to take risks and have fun with his clothes. Tailored layers and bursts of bright colours help this star stand out from the crowd, and his trademark glasses, trainers and sharp suits make his look distinguishable. On my instruction they acted themselves. Men don’t pose. This was LCM in January Collage products: Bruin Vintage trainer, Nike, exclusive to Size, £65 Glasses, Cutler and Gross, £295 Red suit, Paul Smith, £895 Gilet, Jack & Jones at House of Fraser, £55 Plaid shirt, Barbour, £80 Leather Alarias loafers, Ted Baker at ASOS, £77 J.Crew cashmere scarf, £100 Watch, Piaget Bow Tie, Duchamp at House of Fraser, £52 Image Credits: Maria Scard 8 Responses Men's Dinner Suits - Ditch the Traditional Tux - Men Style Fashion April 3, 2013 [...] tuxedo. That boring, black, repetitively worn evening suit is no longer needed. Thanks to Usher, Tinie Tempah and Tom Ford, we are seeing a new trend emerging from designers in regards dinner suits or [...] Reply Men Style Fashion | Opera and Fashion - How To Stop the Decline - Men Style Fashion May 12, 2013 [...] it because it is just that, outdated. There is no one out there who would remotely be called the Tinie Tempah’s of this music genre. The uniform is the same old boring white and black tuxedo. The state of what [...] Reply Men Style Fashion | White Suits for Men - Practicality Versus Style - Men Style Fashion May 13, 2013 [...] clear loud message that you are a person of power, fame, and wealth. Yep as you can see below, from Tinie Tempah to Jonny Depp, the white suit belongs on the stage. Let’s face it even if you’re not, I [...] Reply Gracie Opulanza May 13, 2013 good comment Reply Darry October 1, 2013 Tinnie always on point! Y’all need to see this!! http://www.plushstyles.co.uk Reply Geovane M October 25, 2013 I find his style to be kinda pretentious.. Just looks like he tries too hard to look that good, he probably takes 3 hours to put an outfit together but not knocking his game. Reply London Collections Men - Where Do The Catwalks Take Place - Men Style Fashion December 6, 2013 […] been said before and better by the likes of David Gandy and Tinie Tempah that now is a golden time for British Menswear. And we’re so proud to be here at the heart of […] Reply Tinie Tempah - Interview - Your Image Counts - Men Style Fashion January 7, 2014 […] lots of times the third time we are lucky. This was my third encounter with rapper and style icon Tinie Tempah and this time he was ready to be interviewed by me. As one of the ambassadors of London […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.