From Kanye and his shutter shades to Allen Iverson and Carmelo Anthony’s assorted color coded sweatbands and arm sleeves, black people love making fashion statements. Black people can make a fashion statement out of anything, and look good doing it too.
When walking into a bar or night club the best dressed people there will undoubtedly be black. Examples of these fashion statements include but are not limited to; a very fashionable pin stripe suit coat, a baseball cap in colors not belonging to the team they are supporting, a sweatshirt with real money tucked into clear sleeves, a button up shirt that supports not 1, not 2, but every team in the MLB, or some sort of accessory like Kanye’s glasses, or perhaps a “crunk cup.”
Making fashion statements is so important to black people that it is almost a certainty that if you are black and famous, you have a clothing line, or at least a shoe named or created for/by you. Oprah, Sean “P Diddy” Combs, Curtis Jackson (50 Cent), Usher, and Pharrell Williams are just a few of the many BRF’s (black, rich, and famous) that have contributed to fashion beyond making statements.
If you see a black person out with a a fashionable look, you don’t have to say anything, they already know they look good. If you aren’t black, do not assume you look as good in these “fashion statements” as the black person in the room wearing the same thing. Black people will always look better in making these statements. Think separate but equal, in reverse.