TAG:The KING Collection Featuring Robin Thicke
Talk about growing pains. In the "A Beautiful Lifeâ€ video off his debut, A Beautiful World, Robin Thicke, 30, played the part of a bike messenger wearing grubby layered Ts and baggy jeans, with wavy hair brushing his shoulders. "I had no style on the first album,â€ says the blue-eyed soul man. "I was listening to everyone around me, and they thought [the long hair] was my thing. But I never felt comfortable in it, never really felt like me.â€
Four years and a hit single later ("Lost Without Youâ€), Thicke delivers a more refined sense of style. "I'm a Johnny Cash, black-on-black kind of guy,â€ he says. "When I go out I like to wear slacks, tennis shoes, a nice button-up with a jacket. Just simple, and almost always black and white. I'll play with color in the pocket squares or a tie, but that's about it.â€
But don't be fooled by the collars, V-necks and vests: Thicke is by no means a suit. As with his music, a touch of hip-hop style creeps into his look, with a back-pocket bandanna here and a pair of white Adidas Ali sneakers there. Where does he get his signature look? In part from his delectable actress wife Paula Patton (Idlewild, DÃ©jÃ Vu), who doubles as his style adviser. "My wife is the only one I trust with everything, so any time I have a song or an outfit I always ask her opinionâ€”she's got amazing taste.â€
More photos of the styles worn by Robin Thicke featured in the June 2007 issue of KING Magazine on newsstands now!