Predicting Kanye West’s Fashion Future

“Jesus Fucking Christ, another Kanye headline. Fuck these thirsty ass Kanye Stan bitchass fuccbois. Damn, I can’t wait to write that in the comments, this is going to be good” is probably one hunid percent what you thought when clicking on this post. It’s okay to admit that, like your last girlfriend said, you are an asshole who spends way too much time and money on the Internet. Welcome to the club. If it weren’t literally my job to write about relevant menswear happenings every single day then maybe I would be salty about the unrelenting Yeezy coverage too. But more importantly, HEY! LOOK! You clicked—thank you by the way—you’re here and you’re still alive! Granted, it’s impossible to OD on Yeezus on the Interwebz. He is evergreen, like weed, Twinkies or that old guy at the car wash who has flirted with your mom since you were 8.

What isn’t evergreen, however, is the man’s style. Kanye has earned entire entries dedicated to his style evolution and has gone on record stating that his old clothing choices have induced levels of self-hatred that can only be articulated by the need to “kill self." Aggressive, sure, but honest. Like his music, Kanye’s fashion choices look towards the future in a blatant effort to one-up the competition. More often than not, this sends the entire landscape of hip-hop wears in a completely new direction whether for better or for worse (an entire generation of struggle rappers in leather pants is pretty unforgivable). The fact is, when it comes to a lot of things in hip-hop culture, what Yeezus says, goes, and right now he is most definitely in a transitional period in terms of his personal style. Kanye's leathers and blacks are appearing less and less frequently, while olives, browns and natural hues are being pushed to the forefront. We are on the ground floor, people, so pay attention and settle into the reality that your favorite YouTube rapper's favorite YouTube rapper will be wearing the same shit soon.

Instead of dwelling on the negative, let's try express ourselves by listening to Nothing Was The Same while drunk Facebook messaging girls who bloomed early at Jewish summer camp. Or, it might be quite enjoyable to try and guess what brands Yeezy will flock to in the years to come, based largely in part on the shit he’s been wearing recently and also largely in part to a few absolute shots in the dark because if and when we’re right, we can’t fucking wait to call #influence on you nerds. Without further delay, here are the brands we think Kanye West will be repping heavily in the next few years.

  • john

    that’s not an acronym jacket……….. just when i thought jake woolf couldn’t get any more retarded…

    • Jake Woolf

      Yeah dude, we figured you were going to get salty like you did last time people thought his Gov Ball jacket was Acronym (see below). And yet again, you provide no alternative. When you decide to bless us with your wisdom, we’ll be here.

      • john

        O_O
        THE Jake Woolf replied to MY post!!! i’m starstruck!!!!!!!

        • Sir

          you still look stupid bruh bruh dont change the subject

          • john

            at least i wasn’t wrong.

      • andre

        while we’re at it.. it’s not a noragi he’s wearing, it’s a lhamo. had to

  • jack

    this was a waste
    can we get something real around here

    • Sir

      fuck off

      • jack

        feels caught
        jake woolf’s got a boyfriend

    • See C

      you need to chill, cus jsadbasdbaskGOOSERIGHTNOW

  • MO

    You’ve forgotten to include the obvious–robes. He’s displayed in his performance wears his love for the layered, draped up garb that gives an air of timeless monumentality that makes the loose uniform of sneakers-jeans-talltee-outerwear look like a fucking greek antiquity. He doesn’t go too far from contemporary streetwear, or what ‘rappers’ have always worn in essence. It’s just a different interpretation. He will most likely continue to juxtapose street-culture with high-culture. As far as his future of dress goes, I’d place my money on natural fabrics in neutral colors, possibly matching-more fabric, more drape, more movement. Think chaperons, or mimicking the habit of a trappist monk. Dude stepping out in a robe is inevitable at this point.

    • WAVY

      *pause*

    • Sir

      we need more kanye posts

  • Cotton

    No, let’s not listen to Nothing Was the same, it’s not been released yet! GASH

  • musicalmafia

    UEG is all about Ye Future. Im 100% sure he will wear that shit.

  • SNOWBEACH

    If any of this becomes true, Kanye will be dressing like most of us have for the last 5 years.

  • Rob

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsrPpEvWJqA That’s what meth has to say bout it

  • michael jordan

    why does this webzone talk so much shit on red wing

  • Carver Low

    I know I can just google it, but links to brand sites would’ve been cool. Unless you only do those for $$$, in which case, fine.

  • Adam Fischer

    Kanye x Jnco comin’ soon…