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DJ Khaled: ‘I’m not scared to wear anything!’

Published 16/10/2016

DJ Khaled
DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled will never get rid of his Timberland boots and would wear them with anything – even a suit!

DJ Khaled gets braver with fashion the older he gets.

The 40-year-old musician, real name Khaled Mohamed Khaled, is a huge fan of pushing the boat out when it comes to his sartorial choices.

However, he admits that working with his stylist Terrell Jones and his maturing years have led to him experimenting more with his wardrobe.

“Sometimes I might want to throw on a Versace shirt with some Timbs (Timberland boots) or some Js (Nike Air Jordan sneakers). It depends on the vibe. There are so many flavours,” he told Footwear News.

“Me, I wear suits, I wear jumpsuits, I wear jeans, I wear T-shirts - I wear it all. The older I get, the braver I get. I love fashion, and I’m excited to try something new because I know inside I’m beautiful.”

One thing that will never go from Khaled’s wardrobe is his Timberland boots. The star admits he has multiple versions of the favourite footwear, and would wear them for literally any occasion.

“Today I wore a little black-and-gray vibe and threw on Timberlands, but I like wearing Timberlands with cargo pants or some jeans or camouflage,” he explained. “I wore Timberlands with a suit before. It’s how bold you are. Me, I’m not scared to wear nothin’.”

Khaled’s wardrobe also includes a vast collection of sneakers, with Air Jordan retros among his favourite choices. However, the DJ was left devastated when a fire in his tour bus a few years ago led to his prized collection getting destroyed.

But, after calling in a few favours, Khaled was able to piece together his range once again.

“My tour bus blew up, and a lot of my sneakers got burned up. I called every Flight Club (store), every Shoe Gallery — I even called Jordan’s team,” he remembered. “Other artists were offering Jordans to me because they felt my pain. But we got everything replaced. I couldn’t believe it. It got replaced in a week!”

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