I haven’t got a clue what’s going on in the music world, so while this is a homage to the sartorial efforts of Post Malone, we’re just going to skim over his musical talents and focus on his style. Since I scrolled over Vogue’s Tweet about him the other day, hailing him as ‘Menswear’s Most Underrated Star’ I have been a tad obsessed. I mean, usually if Vogue labelled someone as an up-and-coming style icon, I’d not think much of it, and yeah, I know – it’s Vogue, but you can’t agree with everything they say all the time. But catching a glimpse of a frizzy haired, grinning buffoon in a suit made me stop long enough to check out their article before plunging headfirst down a Post Malone rabbit-hole.
Sure, this is someone who got their rap name by typing their name into a ‘rap name generator’ online, but it’s also someone who looks bloody good in a suit. His style is the epitomy of everything I’d dream of in an outfit; it’s that knack of stopping a look from being too polished – yeah, it’s a suit, but the collar is undone and it’s accessorised with a Bud Light and a fag at all times. You see, it’s not just about the suit, it’s the attitude – he’s confident enough to wear bold prints and colours but he’s unkempt enough to be Just Like Us! It’s that element of being undone that differentiates someone from being a fashion victim or just plain cool.
Just a brief scroll down his Instagram feed and you’ll see suits in Beetlejuice stripes, metallics, clashing colours and prints. If you fancy mimicking his style, you’re in luck, as there’s a lot of brightly coloured suits on the highstreet and on ASOS but what you really need is the following:
Jesus, relax! You’re too chill to care about A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G! Or at least, that’s what you want people to think.
2. Cigarette and a Bud Light.
OK – these probably aren’t to everyone’s tastes, but they will help with point 1.
3. Filthy grin (grills optional).
Hell, got train tracks? A capped tooth? Now is your time to shine.
Braids, pig tails or banish the hair brush – whatever best reflects point 1, but we don’t want any slick hair or chignons here, thanks.
Give those temporary tattoos to your niece. Go big, or go home.