George Lewis Jr.

The song and dance man behind Twin Shadow shows us his best outfits; we show you how to get the look.

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  • "My first pair of Calvins, I love them," says Lewis about his Calvin Klein jeans. The blue shirt is from H&M.

  • "The blazer was made by a friend who is a great designer, Anjia Jalac. She told me, 'I wanna make a short-sleeve blazer for you, it'll look great.' I didn't believe her...but it does look great."

  • "The shoes are from Topshop, they're falling apart but are the only sneaks I'll wear."

  • "The rabbit-foot necklace was made for me by a designer named Erin Best. I had mentioned how much I love rabbits' feet, and she came up with the triple-luck necklace."

  • "I get my hair done at a Dominican salon in Bushwick---not sure what it's called in all the years I've been going---just some nice Dominican women who serve me boxed wine while they do my hair."

  • "This was my first winter jacket that I picked up in Boston when I moved from Florida when I was 18. I was too scared to wear it for the first two years for fear of looking like I was 'trying too hard.'"

  • "This shirt is from American Apparel, I actually stole it from my older sister after the realization that my chest hair is just as important to show as her cleavage."

  • "The oxfords were given as a gift to me by a girlfriend living in Denmark..."

  • "...she also bought me the Casio gold calculator watch. Good birthday gifts: shoes and timepieces."

  • "These are my favorite jeans, bought at the Levi's store in Union Square three years ago. They just get more and more disgusting and still look good."

  • The gold star ring is a copy of one Lewis got from a 25-cent machine as a teenager.

  • "I think my mom made this jean jacket for my father in the '70s from several of his old jeans."

  • Lewis bought the boots on eBay for $15.

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"My first pair of Calvins, I love them," says Lewis about his Calvin Klein jeans. The blue shirt is from H&M.

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Photographs: Jolie Ruben

26, musician (myspace.com/thetwinshadow), Bushwick, Brooklyn

His personal style: “James Dean in Bollywood in the late ’80s”

His inspirations: “Classic American films like Motor Psycho, The Wild One, East of Eden and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Favorite stores: “Houndstooth (which I just heard closed) because I think more places need to be inviting to young men who want to look good. And Marc Jacobs—I always see something I really want but can’t afford (yet).”

His signature piece: “My good-luck triple-rabbit-foot braided voodoo necklace”

Favorite designers: “[I’m] not savvy in this department just yet; I’m trying to get better about knowing who does what I like. I would never talk about wine with winos until I’ve studied good and hard.”

How he’d describe New York style: “Circulating evolution”

How his style has evolved over the last two decades: “Well, my income pretty much dictates the evolution of my style: If I’m ballin’ you’ll see me in wool blazers and light cotton shirts, and if I’m hurtin’ for bread, you’ll see me tryin’ to work out some polyester or rayon. I change my clothes according to how much money is in my pocket or bank accounts. Well...I no longer sew my jeans myself with dental floss as thread, but the pants are still pretty tight.”

Think you’ve got better style than Lewis? Prove it. E-mail pics to style@timeoutny.com and you could be in TONY!

See George jam! He will be performing at Cake Shop (152 Ludlow St between Rivington and Stanton Sts; 212-253-0036, cake-shop.com) on July 22 at 9pm.

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