Love him or hate him, you can’t deny Kanye’s got a way with fashion. What’s the secret to his styling? When it comes to colours, he tends to stick with neutral ones like camel, black and khaki. The real magic happens when he makes bold moves and experiments with layering, textures like leather or velour. We highlighted some of the elements that make up Kanye’s style and created three looks for you showcased in the video below. Scroll down to see the breakdown of each outfit.
Photo credit: GQ (left), Jeffery Duran (right)
One element that we see in a lot of what Kanye wears is military inspired pieces, which means lots of army green and camo print. This jacket from Zadig & Voltaire with big cargo pockets is perfect, and the key is to go up a size so it’s not too structured. The final touch is the distressed denim. It adds a roughness to the outfit to contrast the jacket.
Kanye adds a lot of character in his outfits with oversized tees and distressed detailing. His outerwear does a lot of the talking so the Scrapes & Gravel bomber really channel that. The Vitaly tee adds some texture and is sized up to create the oversized look. What completes it is the Zanerobe’s ripped denim with a drop crotch.
The last things we want to highlight are statement outerwear and layering. Kanye knows how to put these two together. When it comes to outerwear, size up and/or choose one with length. The Rains jacket is ideal because its long and lightweight which makes it comfortable when wearing layers. This is crucial because layering is the ultimate key in Kanye’s style. Look for elongated tees that are also aren’t heavy in fabrication so wearing more than one doesn’t get too bulky. Try shirts from One Meth or Faded Lifestyle which are made of bamboo and cotton.
Nestled quietly between the energetic Golden Globes and world renowned Oscars, the SAG Awards are quite often the “forgotten event of the awards season” – Huffington Post. For those of you unfamiliar, the Screen Actors Guild Awards aka SAG Awards is the only televised awards shows to exclusively honour performers. It presents thirteen awards for acting in film and television and focuses on both individual performances as well as entire ensembles. If you didn’t catch the show here’s a link to some of the key highlights from the evenings festivities.
Now that you’ve caught up, let’s focus on the things are really matter, red carpet style. This year we saw an impeccable collection of men who got it right! From hollywood legends like Michael Keaton and Matthew McConaughe to fresh faces like Jim Parsons and Eddie Redmayne- these men truly set the standard for red carpet perfection.
Here is our picks on this years Best Dressed Men At The 2015 SAG Awards.
It’s official, athletes are the new red carpet risk-takers- proven beyond a doubt by the 2014 ESPYs. For those unfamiliar with the ESPYs (short for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly), the award show is presented by the American cable television network ESPN and honours individual and team athletic achievement, as well as other sports-related performance. This year’s show which aired on July 17th, was hosted by Toronto’s very own Drake and proved a shining example of how male athletes have been stepping up their sartorial game of late. While there were plenty of notable female athletes in attendance, this year, the men undoubtably stole the show.
Here are our picks for the Best Dressed Men at the 2014 ESPY Awards.
Vanity Fair just released their Best Dressed list for 2013 and after perusing the contenders here are the people we picked as our top 5. Not only are these gentlemen at the top of their game in their respective industry they are also paving the way for a new generation of stylist me. As we do with all our “Runway To Reality” series we’ve together a cool editorial to show you how you can get some of these great celebrity looks at Gotstyle.
Men who are confident with their masculinity can get away with wearing more feminine pieces and still be sexy. Lenny Kravitz is going through a boot and scarf phase, two pieces that are usually reserved for the ladies. However, he still oozes masculine sexuality. Which explains his reputation as a rock and roll ladies’ man.
After five platinum albums, he’s got the creativity behind him to back up his totally individual and eclectic look. Even if you don’t have a platinum album you can still get his look.
If your wardrobe doesn’t have Lenny’s rocker look already, start with skinny jeans, a good leather jacket, and some basic tops including t-shirts, undershirts, and casual button-up shirts. To take it further, add some neutral scarves, aviator sunglasses and simple accessories like dog tags, rings, or a really nice pair of leather boots.
Over the years, Kravitz has reinvented his style many times. he’s tried everything from fur, dreadlocks, leather, heeled boots, and lots of rocker blacks. Even if you don’t like his current style, he shows us that men don’t have to be afraid to make mistakes and try things out.
He’s had his questionable fashion moments, like the time he wore these leather boots with a wedge heel. He’s not the first rocker to use shoes to gain height, though.
Is there any guy who does modern American fashion as well as Kanye West?
Last week, we saw Sergio Pizzorno use style to express his creativity. This week, Kanye uses style to express his attitude by wearing fur, leather, bright colours, and stand-out trends to garner attention and show his confidence.
If nothing, every man can learn one important lesson from Kayne: fusion. Mix trendy leather pants with a classic fur coat. And why can’t you wear tuxedo jackets with high tops? Kanye does a great job of combining urban youthful pieces with luxury. The result is youthful, cool, and confident.
Ease into a Kanye-inspired look with some edgy eyewear like these Michael Kors eyeglasses.
In his own words, he says to “dress like you’re coming from somewhere, and you’ve got some place to go.” So tonight, when you’re getting ready for New Year’s Eve, keep this in mind.
His keen personal style has led him to a shoe collaboration with Louis Vuitton, eyewear collection with Ksubi, and an accessory collaboration with M/M Paris.
Dressing like ‘Nye requires confidence and self-assuredness. If you’ve got those, then all you need to do is dress with fusion and attitude.
For formal events, he generally keeps it traditional with a Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo and bow tie. Of course, the gold safety pin adds a touch of attitude and quirkiness to the look.