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Style Guide: How to Dress Like Kanye West | Man of Many
Kanye West regularly experiments with different hairstyles, including a tiger-striped haircut, rainbow hair, a number two haircut, and even a noughties-era mohawk. However, one of our favourites is Kanye’s 2017 platinum blonde hair.
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Kanye has a few tattoos, however, these seem to serve more of a sentimental purpose as opposed to a style statement. West has the Roman Numerals XI.XV.XIII and VII.XII.XLIX inked on his right and left wrist respectively, representing his daughter North West and his mother Donda West’s birthdates.
Kanye’s Tattoos
When layering, the rule of thumb is to layer heavier longer pieces over lighter shorter items e.g. a thigh length or knee-skimming coat over a simple t-shirt or oxford shirt. However typical rules do not apply to Mr West who favours longline t-shirts, worn under shorter sweatshirts or sweaters. Some of Kanye’s best reverse layering looks include a monochromatic grey t-shirt under a grey hoodie and a loose-knit COMME des GARÇONS sweater worn over a longline white tee and baggy camouflage trousers.
Experiment with Atypical Layering
Not only did Kanye completely ignore the “camp” theme of the 2019 Met Gala (typical), he opted for a surprisingly accessible, somewhat out-of-character choice of attire. In lieu of a conventional choice – Moschino, Brandon Maxwell, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton were among the most worn designers of the night – West wore a workwear-inspired look consisting of black chinos, a white t-shirt, Yeezy desert boots, and a black Dickies Eisenhower jacket, which retails for less than $50.
Play with Socioeconomic Sartorial Juxtaposition
A proponent of athleisure on the red carpet, Kanye West is a master at elevating casual elements into a sleek, put together look. West donned an Adidas velour tracksuit in a burgundy hue to attend the 2015 Grammys. To avoid looking like he’d stepped out for a spot of grocery shopping, West coordinated his tracksuit with a longline black t-shirt worn underneath, taupe Yeezy 750 Boost high-tops, and accessorized with a simple gold chain for a relaxed yet appropriate Grammys audience look.
Elevated Casual
One of Kanye’s biggest supporters is Kanye; the rapper and designer regularly wears his own creations out and about as well as on the red carpet. Kanye West teamed an outsized Yeezy black and grey shearling coat with a black and white sweater, slim-fitting black track pants, and Adidas Yeezy Calabasas sneakers; essentially a walking Yeezy ad.
Take Cues from the Kanye West Fashion Line
Kanye has been pulling off double denim since the naughties, regularly pairing jeans with denim jackets. Key Kanye looks include a light wash denim jacket and jeans over taupe boots, a light blue denim jacket over a t-shirt teamed with grey jeans and Yeezys, and a light blue denim shirt over blue denim jeans paired with tan Chelsea boots (pre-Yeezy Kanye was regularly spotted wearing Chelsea boots).
Don’t be Afraid of Double Denim
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