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#TBT Style Salute: John Legend

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The “All of Me” songbird has quickly evolved into a style icon, and delivers fashion forward looks every time he steps onto a red carpet or behind a microphone. John Legend has become a force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry. His tailored take on fashion has launched him amongst the ranks of some of fashions’ most influential style icons.

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“I grew up in a family that had a sense of the sartorial. Both my parents were part-time tailors and whenever people in the neighborhood needed anything altered, they came to our house. I always liked the cool tweed things my dad would wear.”

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“Going to church had a big influence on how we dressed. We had our Sunday best: you’d wear a three-piece suit with a tie or a bow tie.”

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“I was the prom king in my junior year. I wore a tux I rented. There’s this whole industry in the States where you hire a tux at a mall. They’re usually pretty cheesy and slightly ill-fitting. I got creative with the cummerbund and the tie: it was black and white but had a bubble/polka-dot design on it. It would be considered a bit flamboyant at this point, but I considered it pretty f***ing cool at the time.”

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