Fab or Fail: Rappers in Prints

Fab or Fail: Rappers in Prints

Were these animal and floral pieces a good look?

Published March 24, 2011

Not everyone can pull off a print, and they can be especially tricky in menswear. Take the Spring 2011 collection Tom Ford tuxedo jacket that Swizz Beatz tweeted himself wearing behind the scenes on the set of his latest video, “Coolin” featuring Eve. The black-and-white creation walked the line of Hawaiian vacation purchase, though he dressed it up with his signature bowtie.


Drake has been taking a walk on the wild side with animal-print shirts that are a stretch from his usual style. He first wore a leopard shirt to an IMP Entertainment party in Hollywood, then sported a Supreme zebra jacket to the Clinton Convention that looked even more wild thanks to his recent scruffy beard.

Kanye West wore a leopard bomber from Givenchy’s Spring/Summer 2011 along with jeans and loafers when he attended the Maison Martin Margiela fashion show in Paris. The statement-making jacket looked tame compared to some of Kanye's other fashion risks; few style choices are schocking with this rapper as of late.  

Did the guys pull it off? How would you style menswear print pieces? 



(Photos, from top:  Twitpic, RD/Orchon/Retna Digital, Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)


Written by Nakisha Williams


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