Future Deemed One Of The Most Stylish Men Alive By GQ Magazine
Peep how they summed up the way he’s transformed your grandaddy’s hat:
If you can’t read the fine print here it is:
Wide-brimmed hats are to the slurring, swerving Atlanta rapper born Nayvadius Wilburn what white suits are to Tom Wolfe: an instantly recognizable daily uniform. Look closely at these three and you’ll notice they’re all the same basic style. They’ve got the teardrop crown of a traditional fedora, and the brims have an Outback flair. “They were definitely considered an old guy’s hat until Future started wearing them,” says Marc Williamson, proprietor of FlameKeepers Hat Club in Harlem. “Now we get plenty of calls from guys wanting the ‘Future hat.’ ” That’s because context is everything. Future wears his geezer hats like a hipster, turning them into streetwear. “It’s a look that’s enhanced by just a leather jacket or a T-shirt,” Williamson says. “And that’s how Future gets down.”
Just an FYI, Future is one of only five black men who made GQ’s list this year (out of 13) hit the flip to see who the others are.
Drake made the list… Shockingly.
Here’s what GQ had to say about him:
The Coziest Baller
For a certain type of rich guy, luxury means comfort. It means clothes that fit loose, so as not to constrict the swag. Clothes that look appropriate for watching, or even playing, sports. Dressing this way is a power move. It says: I can get in anywhere without so much as a collared shirt, because I am me. Drake plays this look to the hilt. He likes it so much that he started his own line—OVO, full of cotton tees, fleece sweatshirts, and sporty jackets—seemingly just so he’d have more stuff to wear himself.
We want to veto this one, just because let’s be real… Drake doesn’t even wear his Timbs right. Then again we don’t want to lose anymore black people off this list, so nevermind.
The 007 of Style
In 2016, the platonic ideal of an alpha-male movie star does not look like Cary Grant—or, God help us, Hugh Grant. It looks like Idris, a dandy who relishes the chance to dress up, and who takes black tie as a challenge to blow everyone else away with a broody monochrome Giorgio Armani look that pretty much radiates masculinity. We’re not sure if Idris is really campaigning to be the next James Bond, but he’s damn sure been dressing the part.
Drizzy’s “bro-boo” Odell Beckham also made the cut.
The Body Artist
The rowdy Giants wideout dresses as flamboyantly as he plays, but what really sets him apart is the way he tricks out his hair and skin.
Another controversial pick on the list is Russell Westbrook, who strengthens his case this month by also landing Sports Illustrated’s cover for their Fashionable 50 issue. SMH
The Sartorial Daredevil
Yeah, the clothes themselves are precariously avant-garde. (Six feet of leather, ribbed for his pleasure.) But we love the way he commits to the look. He believes in that cowhide. And when you’re walking the fashion tightrope, there’s no half-stepping.
Aziz Ansari is obviously not black, but we wanted to let you know he made the list too — so it’s almost half and half brown people and white people.
“If you have a massive closet, you’re kinda lying to yourself. If you have a bunch of dress shirts, you know the one that’s really soft and fits you really well. So I think the goal is to build a closet where it’s just that. I try to do the thing in the book that Japanese lady wrote about paring your closet down: If you look at something and you don’t love it, get rid of it.”
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