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Andre 3000: "Just Because You Like to Dress Well ... That Don't Mean You're Gay!"

"People feel like, just because you like to dress well ... that don't mean you're gay! I don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)

"Don't know the trade." A Street expression used whenever one party lacks knowledge of a trade or receives conflicting instructions from the other party.
 where that came from!" said Andre Benjamin, a.k.a. Andre 3000 of Outkast, at the launch of his men's clothing line at Barneys last night. He wore some of the line, called Benjamin Bixby, himself: a red polo shirt with a big white "X" on the front, loose-fitting jeans held up by suspenders, wide-brimmed fedora (think George Clooney George Timothy Clooney (May 6, 1961) is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter who gained fame as the lead doctor in the long-running television drama, ER  in the recent flop Leatherheads). "My thing is the 1930s," explained Mr. Benjamin, who was besieged be·siege  
tr.v. be·sieged, be·sieg·ing, be·sieg·es
1. To surround with hostile forces.

2. To crowd around; hem in.

 by admirers near a railing overlooking the women's floor below and guarded by a publicist. "You had rough guys who played football, but they were impeccably dressed. So now, if a guy wants to wash his face, they call him a metrosexual Metrosexual is a neologism generally applied to heterosexual men with a strong concern for their appearance, and who display many of the lifestyle tendencies of stereotypical gay men.  or whatever. So my thing is, cut all that out. You know? It's clothes!"

Charlize Theron and her boyfriend, Stuart Townsend Stuart Townsend (born on December 15, 1972 in Howth, County Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish actor. He was hired to play the part of Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings, but was released after production had already started. Viggo Mortensen took over the role on two days' notice. , the event's hosts, arrived. (Mr. Benjamin and Ms. Theron both star in Mr. Townsend's directorial debut, Battle in Seattle, set for a Sept. 19 release). Ms. Theron stuck her chest out and posed for the cameras near mannequins dressed in Benjamin Bixby.

Enough about clothes; tell us about Charlize! "To be honest, I didn't work with Charlize, because we were on different scenes different days," said Mr. Benjamin.
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Author:Meredith Bryan
Publication:The New York Observer
Date:Sep 5, 2008
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