Most of us would probably prefer to never revisit the stuff we wore as kids. I'm perfectly happy to leave my cargo shorts and Etnies in the past, thanks! And, yet, here's A$AP Rocky wearing almost exactly the same thing that he wore as a five-year-old and looking damn cool doing it.

Personally, I'm all too happy to leave my childhood fling with cargo shorts and tactical shades in the past, where they belong.

On the other hand, it's been funny to see the ultra-uncool stuff that our moms bought for us as kids becoming genuinely trendy.

Jorts (denim shorts), tech-y sunglasses, and puffy flip-flops are all inexplicably en vogue and with hardly any irony.

As Highsnobiety's Morgan Smith joked, "Let me go through my baby pics for outfit inspo."

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

That brings us to A$AP Rocky, who can seemingly make anything look good.

Furry beanie? Check. Leather skirt? Child's play.

Even in the case of Rocky's motorcycle jersey and Tripp-style pant date-night look, he's got the confidence necessary to look effortlessly cool.

But pay special attention to the above outfit, which Rocky wore on the evening of August 22 in New York. It looks pretty ordinary at first blush but compare it to this photo of Rocky on his fifth birthday in 1993.

It's uncanny.

Intentionally or not, Rocky recreated an outfit he wore nearly 30 years ago, down to the DIY jewelry.

Of course, he's wearing a SS19 Prada necklace instead of a soda tab chain and a Supreme T-shirt rather than any ol' white tee but the similarity is still pretty striking.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

Note that the photo isn't confirmed to specifically be from Rocky's fifth birthday — it's actually a real pain to try to even find where this photo was originally sourced from — but, either way, young Rocky would be proud.

The takeaway here is obviously that Rocky has been stylish literally since the day he was born.

Shame he doesn't also still have those tiny shades but, then again, it was pretty late and it's better to put the sunglasses away once the sun sets unless you're fending off paparazzi flash bulbs, I suppose.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Twitter post.

This remarkable outfit recreation follows a string of future-classic A$AP Rocky Outfits that've set Rocky 'n Rihanna fan pages ablaze over the past few weeks.

Rocky's effortlessly cool dad-style outfit and deliciously baggy denim look — the first time we saw that Prada necklace — are, arguably, not even in the top tier of Rocky 'fits but they do demonstrate the direction that Rocky's wardrobe is heading in: retro graphic layers, baggy trousers, and sport-y sneakers.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

These outfits are also the only tidings we've received from Rocky recently, aside from a brief feature he contributed to Black Thought and Danger Mouse's Cheat Codes.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

Perhaps this recent visit to the studio is a sign that Rocky's cooking up some new music.

It's at least giving him something to do beyond shopping, though it is cutting into the time Rocky could be spending with Rihanna and their child in their hotel room.

Maybe he's just trying to get away from the ketchup makeup.

We Recommend
  • A$AP Rocky's Uniform: Pearls, Bottega Timbs & 4 Pairs of Underwear
    • Style
  • Ayo Edebiri, Bottega Muse
    • Style
  • Dadcore King A$AP Rocky Goes Grandpa (No Shoes Needed)
    • Style
  • You Can't Just Read Our A$AP Rocky Cover Story, You Can Shop It Too
    • Style
  • Rocky vs Rihanna: Who Wore LOEWE's $1,250 Track Jacket Better?
    • Style
What To Read Next
  • Mercedes' First Electric G-Wagon Is Too Damn Beautiful
    • Culture
  • Marc Jacobs, Master of Marc-eting
    • Style
  • In Praise of COS, the Affordable Fashion Brand of the Moment
    • Style
  • The Star of Stüssy's Levi's Collab Isn't Denim!
    • Style
  • New Balance's Techy Loafer Is Shockingly Suave in Suede
    • Sneakers
  • Travis Scott's Rage-Ready Jordan Sneakers Make Their Big Leap
    • Sneakers
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titel Media GmbH (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titel Media GmbH strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titel Media GmbH tests, remediates and maintains the Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.