I’m back with another style icon feature this time we’re having a look at DJ/Producer Mark Ronson. I was racking my brain trying to think of a not so obvious style icon and unlike our last icon, Kanye West, Ronson is not as keen to hoard the limelight. However, he does share Mr West’s Hip hop background, starting out as a Hip Hop producer on the New York party scene. Ronson really catapulted to super producer status after producing the majority of Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black album, which helped him receive a grammy in 2008 for ‘Best Producer’.
To help celebrate his grammy success Mark Ronson was picture in a gold satin suit by Dolce & Gabbana, quite fitting considering is shining success.
I’m a big fan of the way Mark Ronson style’s himself and is most definitely an icon for guys wanting to move from a boyish to a more refined gentleman’s style. You can tell, just like his music he is hugely influenced by the 1960’s style with sharp tailoring and a sleek overall look. Although he admits he started out (similar to myself I may add) in jeans and hoodies while DJing, when he moved in to his twenties he realised clothes looked better when they fit well.
He was voted best dressed man by GQ in 2009 and collaborated with Gucci’s Frida Giannini this year on a limited edition collection of trainers.
So what’s Mark Ronson’s Key?
I think Mark Ronson is a good example of how well tailored clothes can really make you stand out. Ronson favours pencil slim, fitted suits that compliment his slim frame. When he wants to make a statement he’ll go for a bold colour or a contrasting shirt with a signature skinny tie and tie clip. For a more relaxed look he’ll team fitted trousers with casual knits. He’s championing high street fashion too, you can see him in his latest music video sporting a Topman double breasted skinny fit suit in a bold yellow. He is a good example that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a polished look and that well fitting clothes are absolutely vital to good style.
If you want to keep up to date with the latest trends or check out our latest how-to’s, guides and top tips why not subscribe? You can subscribe by RSS here or subscribe by email by filling in your email address in subscription box in the sidebar.
Here are a couple of pictures I’ve found showing off his style.