The buzz all over town is palpable. Next weekend the Seahawks are playing in the Super Bowl and last weekend Macklemore and Ryan Lewis cleaned up at the Grammys! By taking home four awards (Best New Artist; Best Rap Album; Best Rap Performance; and Best Rap Song), the duo bested legendary rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West. The local pair, Macklemore, nee Ben Haggerty hailing from Seattle, and Lewis, a Spokane native, have skyrocketed to the top. They were the first duo to have two consecutive number one hits without the backing of a record label. Along the way, these underdogs have charmed us all with their powerful messages for social justice, fresh new sound, and of course their amazing style! Take their Grammy outfits, they own the look by infusing their outfits with trademark thrift store chic mixed with lots of swagger, resulting in a look that is enviably and effortlessly cool. The local whispers are that they are super nice and loyal to the people who came up with them. Hometown proud. 206 represent. Below are a few of my favorite looks they've donned in the last couple of years.
- Andrew Fox