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Thread started 12/10/17 3:46pm

LaurenceNoonan

Best Prince Look/Era

1999.
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Reply #1 posted 12/10/17 4:05pm

donnyenglish

I'm a dude, but 2004-2012. He was clean cut and dressed to the 9's and looked very healthy. Things changed suddenly in 2013.
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Reply #2 posted 12/10/17 4:07pm

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The Rave era. His image and dress was very striking and distinctive.
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Reply #3 posted 12/10/17 4:26pm

PeteSilas

personal fave was 1999/pr era, closely followed by Parade era but most of his looks were great. Rave not being one in my mind, his hairdresser said something about calling him buckwheat with the braids. After a certain point to be honest, his imagery didn't matter anymore to me.

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Reply #4 posted 12/10/17 5:08pm

LaurenceNoonan

donnyenglish said:

I'm a dude, but 2004-2012. He was clean cut and dressed to the 9's and looked very healthy. Things changed suddenly in 2013.

Yeah from "Musicology" - "Welcome 2" tour he looked like he hadn't aged. "3rd Eyed Girl" and the Afro came back he looked older
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Reply #5 posted 12/10/17 5:10pm

LaurenceNoonan

OperatingThetan said:

The Rave era. His image and dress was very striking and distinctive.

Yeah!!! The Blue suit, Purple Symbol Guitar, The straightish hair! He looked awesome!
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Reply #6 posted 12/10/17 5:12pm

LaurenceNoonan

PeteSilas said:

personal fave was 1999/pr era, closely followed by Parade era but most of his looks were great. Rave not being one in my mind, his hairdresser said something about calling him buckwheat with the braids. After a certain point to be honest, his imagery didn't matter anymore to me.


1999 (82 - 83) he looked his coolest...
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Reply #7 posted 12/10/17 5:40pm

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I first fell in love with his 2006 “Fury” SNL look.
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Reply #8 posted 12/10/17 6:14pm

kingricefan

I liked the Diamonds and Pearls 'Typhoon' hair with the finger waves on the side of his head. He was sharp then! With the yellow outfits.

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Reply #9 posted 12/10/17 7:04pm

TheGloved1

The Dirty Mind Tour Peter Pan lok was cool, really his look in1981 was daring and contemporary.

Parade matador getup was cool too, in it's various colors. Lovesexy era fashion was a high point, actually better than the music of the time period imo.

So a tie between 1981 and 86-87 I'd say. 84 of course was so cool

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Reply #10 posted 12/10/17 7:18pm

PeteSilas

i don't know how he found time for all that damned grooming, as a musician myself, i hate wasting time that i don't have to, i used to do more to my hair but it's so much simpler to chop the shit off. and dressing up is a hassle too, ties, dress shoes, jesus, the man was remarkable in so many ways. How many times did we see the man not looking like a million bucks?

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Reply #11 posted 12/10/17 9:50pm

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'81-'82 (Controversy, 1999) bow love drooling

'04-'13 (Musicology - AOA) I even liked the baby 'fro look i.e. Rock n Roll Love Affair music video faint heart

The year 2017 was a lot of things, but at least it wasn't "the year Prince died".
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Reply #12 posted 12/11/17 2:36am

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I'd say the early 90s NPG slightly dirty style. Like in the Sacrifice of Victor / live at Bagleys video or the santana medley video with the top hat and symbol guitar.

Proper rockstar cool.

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Reply #13 posted 12/11/17 3:07am

dance4me3121

He always looked cool.But my favorite looks of his are the emancipation era look.When he cut his hair short.He looked so cute on the Oprah show.Even when he appeared on Rosie o donnel show,she said he was looked very cute.I might be in the minority but I love his look in 2014 when he brought back the fro.He looked his most masculine to me.
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Reply #14 posted 12/11/17 3:19am

TweetyV6

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Best look EVAH





Parade era, especially this yellow suit.

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Reply #15 posted 12/11/17 3:29am

PeteSilas

TweetyV6 said:

Best look EVAH





Parade era, especially this yellow suit.

physically he was in terrific shape then too, by the end of the PR tour he looked very muscular and that carried on to UTCM where he looked like a bodybuilder.

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Reply #16 posted 12/11/17 4:00am

anangellooksdo
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TweetyV6 said:

Best look EVAH





Parade era, especially this yellow suit.



yes
I love our young Prince in this suit.
Also love the way he moved in it. Hands in pockets during songs while dancing and singing. He showed he could be e everything, including a conservative respectful young man.
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Reply #17 posted 12/11/17 4:02am

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I think Prince was his very sexiest and most beautiful in the last year of his life. As an overall package. 💜
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Reply #18 posted 12/11/17 4:16am

67Cadillac

The yellow Parade suit is my favorite - it's simple yet totally befitting Prince's charisma.

After that, I have to agree from 2004 to 2012 Prince looked great. He was older, but didn't seem older, his outfits were mature and elegant and he just seemed happy. Those Chicago 2012 shows in many ways seem like an end of an era for me.

He still looked great in early 2013; I dug the baby fro and wish he kept that length. He looked awesome at SXSW. By Montreux, he seemed to suddenly look older, though not necessarily frail or unhealthy.

I have to wonder if Prince progressively growing out his afro more and more was some sign of depression in retrospect - like he had given up on reinventing his appearance.

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Reply #19 posted 12/11/17 4:56am

endiadj

SOTT/Lovesexy era. Very androgynous, sensual, playful time. Loved the hairstyles, clothes, personality.
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Reply #20 posted 12/11/17 8:09am

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donnyenglish said:

I'm a dude, but 2004-2012. He was clean cut and dressed to the 9's and looked very healthy. Things changed suddenly in 2013.

This and Lovesexy/ Batman for me heart

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Reply #21 posted 12/11/17 10:25am

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Reply #22 posted 12/11/17 11:26am

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EYE <3 ME SOME OF HIS DIRTY MIND/CONTROVERSY BUT EYE STILL <3 THE CLASSIC PURPLE RAIN

RANKED IN ORDER IT WOULD BE

1) PURPLE RAIN AND 1999

2) SIGN O THE TIMES

3) DIRTYMIND/CONTROVERSY

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Reply #23 posted 12/11/17 12:24pm

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1994-1995... his clothes from this era were amazing and so creative!
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Reply #24 posted 12/11/17 1:24pm

Wlcm2thdwn3

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80's biggrin

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Reply #25 posted 12/11/17 1:34pm

Genesia

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Wlcm2thdwn3 said:

80's biggrin


Uhhh...care to narrow it down, at all? Prince released nine albums in the 80s - and had a different look for each one.

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #26 posted 12/11/17 1:36pm

Genesia

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I just watched Under the Cherry Moon yesterday (for the first time in ages) and was just astounded at how beautiful he looked. I mean...I've seen a zillion pictures of him (obvi)...but I don't think he ever looked better.

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #27 posted 12/12/17 12:28pm

lynx

donnyenglish said:

I'm a dude, but 2004-2012. He was clean cut and dressed to the 9's and looked very healthy. Things changed suddenly in 2013.

Exactly this. Especially the dates.

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Reply #28 posted 12/12/17 12:31pm

ThatWhiteDude

I like the Dirty Mind and PR era, he looks like a badass there!

"Like books and BLACK LIVES, Albums still MATTER."
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Reply #29 posted 12/12/17 2:54pm

Dogsinthetrees

1987-1988

I'm just saying...
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