The rapper turned actor turned fashion designer talks about the inspiration for men
Outkast fans can expect to see more of member Andre 3000 in the upcoming months. Besides prepping for a solo album and starring in the new film Battle in Seattle, the Atlanta native is working on his clothing line Benjamin Bixby [click to read].
The name comes from an episode of MTV's Punk'd where Andre was duped at the scene of a bogus car accident. When asked his name by the Maybach salesman, he quickly fabricated "Bixby," the last name of the actor who starred in the television version of The Incredible Hulk.
Andre debuted his line of men's wear this past February at New York Fashion Week. Inspired by early Ivy League athletics, the collection includes plus fours (trousers associated with the golf attire of the late 1800s) and club sweaters with leather elbow patches. Different from clothing lines like Rocawear, Phat Farm, and Sean John, which ultimately target Hip Hop consumers, Benjamin Bixby seems to be designed for a whole other era.
"For an African-American guy to be a prep, that