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Highsnobiety’s Fitmas Calendar is a recap of 2019’s best celebrity style. Throughout the month of December, we’ll be looking back at one fit each day, diving deeper into why it worked and how you can achieve the look.

Who: Kanye West

The outfit he’s wearing: A long-sleeve tee depicting Laura Dern’s character from 1986 David Lynch neo-noir movie, Blue Velvet, paired with billowing white pants and YEEZY desert boots.

Where and when: Calabasas, CA, in early August

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Editor’s notes: Kanye West is someone whose outfits turn heads more often than not. This year, however, one of Ye’s best fits was his predominantly white getup from early August, when he paired a Raf Simons long-sleeve T-shirt with baggy pants and his own YEEZY military boots.

The amorphous, oversized outline of the ‘fit evoked the kind of silhouette that West has been pushing since YEEZY season 1, which he rounded off with a heavy gold chain. Intriguingly, West had grown a beard — which was a surprising but welcome change from his usual, more clean-shaven look.

The graphic on the long-sleeve T-shirt was taken from a film considered by many to be one of Lynch’s best, achieving cult status and cementing the director’s status as a master of surrealism.

In a 2014 interview with The GuardianLynch revealed he met Kanye and discussed directing the music video for Yeezus track “Blood On The Leaves.” Sadly, the project never materialized as Lynch admitted he failed to “come up with any [good] ideas.”

Recreate the look

Long-sleeved T-shirt

Raf Simons

$495
Buy at 24sevres

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Military Boot Rock

YEEZY

$510
Buy at stockx

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Words by Max Grobe
Associate Fashion Editor