Often regarded as the most fashionable human on earth, A$AP Rocky frequently outclasses his girlfriend Rihanna – who’s fashionable in her own right, and a billionaire – by pulling off almost anything in an effortlessly stylish manner. Think back to when we wore a literal blanket to the Met Gala and made us all question our own sense of style. Lest we forget when he walked the red carpet in Los Angeles in a rosy, floral Gucci scarf tied in a Babushka Boy-style headwrap.
How to Get A$AP Rocky’s Western Tux Style
Whether he’s on stage, on the red carpet, or just walking the streets, A$AP Rocky earns his status as a style icon every time. Most recently, A$AP Rocky walked the streets of New York City wearing a dark blazer, a crisp white long-sleeve shirt and two-tone jeans that were paired with steel-toe cowboy boots – aka The Western Tuxe.
Now to get to the reason you’re reading this very piece: how do you get A$AP’s Western Tux Style? Well, it’s actually not that difficult to achieve. We’ve done some digging to bring you some affordable pieces.
Polo Ralph Lauren Polo Soft Stretch Blazer
While we can neither confirm nor deny any of the following pieces are exactly what Rocky is wearing, it’s fair to say that the Polo Ralph Lauren Soft Stretch Blazer is about as close to the ticket as you’ll find. Don’t you dare call it a sportcoat because this is a modern spin on the classic preppy-style blazer and holds enough Western flair to fit the ticket.
Like all great Ralph pieces, this one’s made from a woven fabric blend of wool and linen, and adds a hint of stretch for comfort. We particularly love the natural shoulder, half-canvassed construction and the signature embroidered coat of arms on the undercollar. About as close to the blazer ASAP Rocky is wearing in the famous ‘Western Tuxe’ outfit as you’ll find anywhere – priced at AUD$1099.
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Uniqlo Super Non-Iron Slim Fit Long Sleeve Shirt
While you might be on the lookout for something with a more aggressive collar when putting together a typical ‘Western’ outfit, Rocky chooses to go with a simple white business shirt for his take on the ‘Western Tuxe. We always fall back on the classic Uniqlo Super Non-Iron Slim Fit Shirt when it comes to plain white shirts. Made from 100% cotton (meaning a comfortable fit) we love this one for its clean, slim fit, but more so for its non-iron nature.
Do we think A$AP Rocky would ever step foot inside a Uniqlo, absolutely not. That doesn’t mean you can’t save a few pennies while picking up one of the best white business shirts on the market – priced from $59.90 AUD.
Levi’s 501 Original Jeans in Rinse
While we expect Rocky to be wearing nothing less than the latest Amiri, Saint Laurent, or Balenciaga denim, you don’t have to spend AUD$2000 on jeans to get his Western Tuxedo outfit. Enter the classic Levi’s 501 Original Jeans. We think the ‘Rinse’ colour is the closest you’ll find to that in the image, however, there are plenty of colours to choose from if you’re looking for a stylish alternative.
As always, we appreciate the 100 per cent cotton craftsmanship, and the classic straight-leg cut and iconic styling are there to boot. One of the more affordable pieces on this list, you can pick up a pair of these for AUD$129.95.
Gianni Versace Tie
Getting into the accessories and the choice of tie left us stumped. After much deliberation and forum digging, we believe the choice here is a Gianni Versace tie (or potentially another Ralph Lauren archive piece). Thankfully, all Gianni Versace ties are easily available through secondary retailers such as Vestaire Collective. They’re mostly made in Italy from 100 per cent silk, and the average measurements fall anywhere up to 9.5cm at its widest point and 148cm in total length.
Ultimately, choosing a bright ‘Scottish family crest’-style tie will get the job done if you’re looking to match A$AP Rocky’s Western Tux. Lean towards the brightest and loudest patterns to get closest to the mark. Gianni Versace ties always make a statement. you just need to figure out what that statement is. These are priced anywhere from AUD$60-160 via the link below.
Saint Laurent Leather Belt
Another tough one to pick from the Western fit, we landed on the Saint Laurent Leather Belt found here after much deliberation. Alternative pieces can be found at Chrome Hearts, but we think Rocky is past that for now. This one is crafted in Italy from black leather, with silver-tone grommets that add a tough Western style. The belt also features a coordinating silver-tone buckle with a burnished finish – priced at around AUD$679.
Dior Evidence Ankle Boots
After almost an hour of digging through the fashion blogs, we landed on the DIOR Evidence Ankle Boots as the closest one we could find to that pictured in A$AP Rocky’s Western Tuxe outfit. While it’s not the same as the one in the picture, it’s about as close as you can find, with smooth black calfskin interlaced leather that’s crafted in Italy.
While the brand thinks these are military-inspired, we think the streamlined design makes them both elegant, stylish, and very western. We particularly love the tonal buckle strap and aluminium buckle with the ‘DIOR’ signature. They feature a pull-on style and a leather sole with a non-slip rubber insert. The boots are completed and enhanced by a silver-finish metal toe detail and were first shown at the Dior Men Winter 2020-2021 fashion show – priced from around AUD$3400, they certainly cost a pretty penny.
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