Imagine it's 2015. A$AP Rocky has just performed with 21 Pilots at the VMA awards wearing a Gosha Rubchinsky tracksuit layered under a plaid shirt — an outfit that all of Instagram agrees is fire.
Since that mid-2010s style moment, wearing a flannel shirt and a hoodie has transcended from being a weird styling choice to one that we wouldn't think twice about doing. And Rocky has continued to show us how it's done.
Worn in the music video for Tony Tone and L$D, at the launch event for his Guess Originals collaboration, or while doing some charity work, it has kind of become one of his style trademarks. And his latest masterclass in matching a flannel shirt with a hoodie came from a date night with Rihanna.
For his latest pairing, the A$AP Mob frontman opted for a hoodie from one of his favorite designers, Raf Simons. The green hoodie comes from one of the Belgian designer's most lauded shows, his FW2001 collection dubbed "riot riot riot". Yeah, the show where the infamous camo bomber jacket came from.
Partially hiding this Raf grail was a blue, red, and yellow flannel shirt that was layered on top of it. Of course, any outfit that includes a flannel shirt is likely to warrant a Kurt Cobain comparison and the ripped wide-leg jeans that Rocky opted for only added a further grunge element.
The early 2010s are set for a comeback this year as a development of the Y2K trend that has been rife in fashion and it looks like Rocky is joining us in reminiscing over the era that he introduced us to pairing hoodies and flannel shirts. Could we even go as far as saying this latest look is a little bit indie sleaze?
While none of us are ever going to rock a flannel shirt and hoodie as well as the A$AP Mob frontman, we are going to give it a go with the combinations below.
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