These Poet Laureate Twin Brothers Talk Style in Delaware

Although Delaware poets laureate Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills are twins, they each possess an individual fashion sense.

Your style:

AM: Casual with a touch of art and hip-hop.

NC: Business professional—suit, dress shirt and tie.

How you differ:

AM: I have a more artistic flare. Nnamdi is classically boring, except for days when our “twin thing” kicks in, and we leave separate homes wearing the same style outfit.

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NC: I’m business suits. My brother [wears] a business-casual suit jacket with no tie and casual sneakers.

Sartorial keepsake:

AM: My Howard High School track jacket. It holds great sentimental value—shout-out to Howard High School!

NC: Light blue dress shirts—an array of shades and patterns—to go with my multitude of traditional colored suits. The light blue represents the light blue infantry shoulder cord that I earned in the Army.

AM and NC
Photography by Joe Del Tufo

Closet hogs:

AM: In this order: Eagles gear, statement T-shirts, Louboutin shoes and, lastly, ties.

NC: Shoes, suits and hoodies.

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Bringing the bling:

AM: My primary jewelry is my wedding ring. An additional classic piece would be my Cartier or Gucci watches.

NC: Classic stylish watch to complement my business suits, preferably gold or stainless steel Omega or Panerai.

Favorite fashion era:

AM: ’80s hip-hop.

NC: I loved the ’50s and ’60s, when men took pride in their attire and got dressed. I could live in this era. Their style represented their struggles to be seen as men in so many ways.

Style icon:

AM: Donny Hathaway and Yasiin Bey.

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NC: Sammy Davis Jr., Malcolm X, Sidney Poitier, Muhammad Ali. Outside of work and politics: [musician] Wise Intelligent.

Fashion regrets:

AM: 2XL Karl Kani clothing.

NC: Oversized hip-hop apparel that Al and I could have fit into together.

A well-dressed person…

AM: Is happy and comfortable in their attire.

NC: [Wears] a suit and tie with classic shoes. She’s a woman in a beautiful, classy dress.

If money were no object, you’d splurge on:

AM: Balmain—head to toe.

NC: More personally tailored suits.

The one that got away:

AM: I wish I’d never given away my leather Gucci trench coat.

NC: Willie Stargell jersey.

Must ’dos:

AM: Loc care, beard groomed.

NC: Head cleanly shaved with trimmed mustache and goatee.

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