When Toronto-born crooner Glenn Lewis stepped on the scene back in 2001 with his R&B smash hit “Don’t You Forget It,” it was his silky vocal prowess – a striking blend of classic soul and contemporary sensibility – that brought him international acclaim. The single hit the Top 40 on the Billboard pop charts and went to #10 on the R&B charts.
On the heels of the runaway success of the single, Glenn went on a successful US tour with Alicia Keys and saw his debut Epic Records album World Outside My Window skyrocket to #4 on the pop charts – further cementing him as one of R&B’s newest rising stars.
The evolution of his impeccable penchant for style over the years has also caught the attention of his fan base and media outlets alike. Back with his new album Moment Of Truth on Ruffhouse/ Capitol Records, Glenn ups the ante with a stunning new look that puts a fresh spin on the classic and the contemporary. Shedding the bohemian, rootsy look synonymous with the neo-soul movement of yesteryear, Glenn reemerges with a chic and sexy new aesthetic accented by designers like Alexander McQueen, Rick Owens, and Kenneth Cole.
As of late, Glenn has also developed a penchant for putting a unique spin on the semi formal look with pieces by UK designer Paul Smith. In addition, the singer is showcasing a knack for mixing textures and fabrics – exemplified in pieces by Gucci and the Toronto-based, internationally feted line Dsquared. While the ladies have been known to swoon at his ruggedly handsome looks and close cropped curls, his advancement in style is sure to up the sex appeal quotient. Flaunting an adept balance of the daring and the dapper, Glenn’s new look is sure to keep the competition on their toes.
How to Emulate Glenn Lewis’ Look
Shirts – He tends to favor close silhouettes and solids over prints. As of late, he’s also been experimenting with layering and more fashion forward styles.
- Shades – It’s all about wide retro frames.
- Pants– Typically slim fit jeans or slacks with varied checkered prints.
- Bow ties – Solid colors tend to suit his personal style.
- Hats – While he doesn’t particularly favor hats, he has been known to sport an occasional fedora.
- Colors – Classic black, white and grey are his colors of choice.
While it’s well know that celebrities rely on stylists for various photo shoots and special events, Glenn has quite a keen eye for fashion. “For day to day wear, I like certain labels,” he says. G-Star Raw and Diesel are two of his favorite ready-to-wear brands. In advancing his sense of style, he has developed quite an affinity for accessories. “I love a nice pair of shades,” he admits. “But when it comes to hats, I’m very picky. I’ll pass on it if I don’t feel like it suits my face. No matter how stylish it is.”
What you wear is an outer expression of what you think about yourself
This meticulous attention to detail exemplifies Glenn’s approach to his elevated sense of style. Eschewing vacillating trends and rigid fashion norms for a more tailor made aesthetic, Glenn is bound to be named one of the year’s best dressed in the R&B world. When it comes to his music, every note must be perfectly in place. And his fashion sense follows a similar decree. It’s key to what has continued to make Glenn Lewis a distinct artist within the realm of R&B. “What you wear is an outer expression of what you think about yourself,” he says. “I like to think of my wardrobe as a reflection of who I am. I like to make sure everything is on point before I present myself to the pubic. If the slightest thing is out of place, it affects my whole zone.”
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