Sarah Z. Wexler

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Music's Men of Style: Leon Bridges on His Vintage Fashion Obsession -- and the Sweater That Got Away

Soul singer Leon Bridges' music is often ­likened to that of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke​ -- and his penchant for mid-century fashion would have blended right in on their album covers, too. "For inspiration, I go online and search 'Chicago 1950s' or 'New York 1950s.' I love how back then wearing a suit was the norm and the way they dressed was clean and it fit," says Bridges, 26. "Especially compared to skinny jeans."

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