Today we share part 2 of our #TBT Style Salute Series in which we highlight Harry Belafonte.
In a time where a man’s basic wardrobe consisted of a tailored suit and separates, the “King of Calypso” Harry Belafonte pushed all limits. His accolades are astounding and even in his late years, he is still making moves. Belafonte has six Grammys, a few coming from his international hits “The Banana Boat” and “Jump in line.” He is also first African-American to win an Emmy.
Belafonte’s happy, upbeat music transcends into his style. The iconic open silk button down with linen pants was the star’s relaxed yet ready look. And when he was in action fighting for Civil Rights, Belafonte looked and meant business.
Over the years you can see Belafonte’s influence on men’s fashion and music.Today, many male artists can be seen emulating his style and actions. Harry Belafonte is a National Treasure and a true Renaissance Man. We salute you!
Written by: Ronny Oppong @IRonTheWorld