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The 'Gentlemen's Guide': Style Icons Through The Years (PHOTOS)

Sidney Poitier

Huffington Post   First Posted: 03/ 1/2012 11:00 am Updated: 03/ 1/2012 1:28 pm

Attention fellas--for the next two months Black Voices is dedicating an entire section to you: The "Gentlemen's Guide"

We have rounded up an impressive group of experts, tastemakers and celebs to share their sage advice when it comes to being a man of style and substance. Even a few impressive ladies will be offering their two cents.

In March we'll explore the hottest style trends, wardrobe essentials, grooming pointers and wellness tips. But a nice outfit, fresh haircut and killer abs are just a piece of the total package.

In April we'll delve into the amazing work, contributions and influence that black men are offering their communities and the world.

It's all about living your best life and we're here to offer a helping hand.

To kick things off, here's a look at style icons--from Harry Belafonte to Kanye West--who have mesmerized us with their unique personal styles through the years.

Black Style Icons: Through The Years
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Andre Benjamin arrives at the New Line premiere of "Semi-Pro" held at the Mann Village Theater on Feb. 19, 2008 in Los Angeles. (Mark Mainz, Getty Images)