Footaction’s “Style Means” documentary series has released a second installment featuring the artist, Hit-Boy. The 2:50 short documentary goes in depth with the artist to find out his views on Men’s Style and it doesn’t disappoint. Hit-Boy says during the piece that artists have to be on-point with what they wear at every moment because of social media and there celebrity status has a greater affect because people who see what they wear will want to buy the items. The young artist is aware that his music, his style of wardrobe and approach to his business encapsulate an entire “brand” that people will identify with and their success will rise or fall from that. He says “I go with how I’m feelin that day and depending on if I have anything specific to do, I put that together for that.” Another style factor he talked about is the ability to adjust from style mistakes, where when he began, he tried to wear too many items and also did too much with his music. This speaks to Men’s style where men, differing from women, speak more with their manners, character/approach to life and social activities and classic wardrobe staples help (Less is more) than constant trends or accessories. Hit-Boy speaks from the point of view that as his confidence grew as a person and an artist, he realized the type of dress that would make him feel comfortable and successful.
Footaction through their “Style Means” documentary series has taken current artists who are affecting the music business and opening up a side to them that fans can’t see usually. Men who follow these artists can then take pieces of what they say that make sense to them to apply it to their own style development. The “Style Means” documentary is a vehicle that can give men the confidence to explore and develop their style outside of current stigmas–casual friday work wear, khakis, dress shirts and shoes, jeans and a shirt social outfit. It is alright for a man to go into a Footaction store and spend an hour trying on clothes and shoes for different occassions to see what feels the best. Hit-Boy (Chauncey Hollis) got his start in October 2003, producing records for various artists (JLo, Eminem, Mariah Carey), songwriting, making beats and now rapping. He has worked hard and understood his affect at every level of the music industry saying he hasn’t reached his peak yet. That journey defines his style as it should every man. See the Style Means youtube video and listen to Hit-Boy’s music label HS87 here: