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RyanKenny

Founded by record execs Ryan Glover, Derek Dudley, and Kenny Burns, this Atlanta-based company is known for distinctively stitched, hand-painted shirts. Fans include Jay-Z and Usher (right), who says of the RyanKenny threads he wore to March's Soul Train awards, ''Only a real man can [keep] his manly persona and still wear peach.''

Originally posted Apr 23, 2004 Published in issue #761 Apr 23, 2004 Order article reprints