Dissecting Dave Chappelle's Style...What He Should Be Wearing
Over the weekend I got around to catching up on the latest Netflix release of Dave Chappelle's Special "Sticks & Stones". This Summer has been filled with a ton of travel between USA & Mexico for me so it's nice to be still at home for a little while. It also helps me think deeper when I'm not travelling as often. As important as it is to travel it's equally as important to not be distracted by your surrounding and stay still. With that all being said now that I have my deep thinking cap on.. here is what we're covering this week on Metal Mouth Style:
1. Why do people with all the money/access in the world still dress like assholes?
2. Why Dave Chappelle is clearly not an asshole but still dresses like one?
3. How Dave Chappelle should be dressing at a quarter of the price?
4. My favorite personal style moments from the week featuring California (my puppy)
|California & I 9/22/2020|
My second possible suggestion is that these people who have the means to dress well and simply do not actually think that they look good! With a total disregard for tailoring and fit these people are actually so diluted they think that wearing things that do not fit/compliment their shape actually looks good. Totally and utterly diluted.
This brings me to why Dave Chappelle is not an asshole but clearly dresses like one.
|Why Dave? A One Piece Janitor Suit? Whyyyyyyyy?|
In my mind I want to think that Dave Chappelle is the nice guy in Comedy not the asshole. Which is why I'm only ripping him on his wardrobe today because his latest special really slayed it for me. I give Sticks & Stones a solid 10/10/. Some of Dave's best work. I did not find it defensive at all unlike it's scathing reviews online.
Let's get into the style portion of this post today shall we! Behold friends & followers the Douchebag/dress/shirt below.
|The dude with the palm down prayer hand pose.. twice... Bro|
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This over-sized bullshit cotton dress in disguise as a T-shirt for men has bothered me since it became mainstream in 2015. At that time I was living in Toronto and downtown Queen Street on a Friday night was a sea of these. So was the Thompson Hotel. Here we are 5 years later, far past the trend and it just will not fucking DIE. Case in point Dave Chappelle's Netflix promo poster for his stand up special in 2019 below.
|If you have a stylist Dave..Fire them!|
|Total Look Cost: $53.86|
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Let's move onto his "Casual night out on the town with my ever so important overly hyped celebrity friends" look shall we? I will be happy if I never saw a photo of Dave Chappelle and anyone whose overly famous and we're already sick of seeing ever again.
|80's Dad footwear that costs $500+ a pair? Whyyyy Dave? Whyyy?|
|Total Look Cost: $67.16|
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I cleaned this casual look up quickly just by tossing those disgusting Yeezy's out the window and went for a thick white soled black leather sneaker. Comfort and streamlined style. We burned the Douchebag/dress/shirt this time to ensure it cannot be resurrected. Then replaced it with a fitted cap sleeve tee. Since Dave clearly seems to like being a bit flamboyant I chose the one with text to add some flair. The pants where not horrible but they weren't great either. That's why I upped the ante with a more tailored straight leg jean. Instead of the bulky grey oversized jacket let's go for slightly destroyed denim jacket in white to add a more fitted edge.
Last but not least Dave's SNL appearance earlier this year. It was a great skit no doubt. However, this denim almost military style didn't hit the mark for me. It just felt boxy and ill fitted. Do we really need the patch to know your last name? I'd say you can safely leave all name tags at home moving forward Dave. We know your special.
Total Look Cost: $90.52
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Structure equals style for all. If Dave wanted to stay in the monochromatic sphere with the all blue hues he could go for the blue long sleeve or maroon. Both would compliment his skin tone impeccably. I wanted to get rid of the endless waves in his denim pant legs with a more slim/slightly skinnier fit. Get out of the bulky jacket and get into this nicely fitted denim jacket with fleece lining. It will actually keep you warm as a layer and not just cover your body. Function and fashion baby. This lends nicely into a pair of proper biker boots to finish the look off. Military esque style, no name tag required to look like an authority of your own style.
Less of this Dave 2019...
More of this Dave 2014...
Clean lines and proper fits is all we need to look good. Not millions/thousands/hundreds. Not name brands. Not how everyone else is dressing. I cannot stress this enough. It's the entire reason I started Metal Mouth Style in the first place. To show you each and every week week how you can get the look for less. No matter where you live there's a deal right around the corner if your willing to look for it. If not then hop online and there's plenty to be found. If your still stumped/lack energy/time you can get my advice here.
Whew! My work dissecting Dave Chappell's style is now done. To end the post here's a look back at my 2 favorite looks from last week that I wore around Tijuana. Puppy training is kicking my ass right now but I know it will be well worth it in one year when I have the most obedient dog in Baja California. Which actually won't be much of feat in this region as most dogs are un-trained, off leash, and neglected. That's why I rescued California in the first place.
|Saturday Grocery Shopping 9/21/2019|
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Jumpsuit TJ Strip Mall: $10
Bag TJ Flea Market: $4
Hat Nine West: $10
Total Look Cost: $39
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Dress Guess TJ Flea Market: $3
Flats Creations of Lily: $3
Total Look Cost: $13
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