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  • Sammy Davis Jr.
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Malcolm X
  • Bob Marley
  • Martin Luther King
  • Teddy Pendergrass
  • Billy Dee Williams
  • Gordon Parks
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Andre Leon Talley

Malcolm X

The brow-line glasses alone left a lasting impression on the fashion world. El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, bka Malcolm X, was not only one of the most influential freedom fighters of the 20th century, but a style pioneer revered for his conservative black suit and skinny tie combo, a look entertainers today so graciously embrace.   

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