Monday, July 1, 2013
Whether it’s leather pants, jackets or shirts, Kanye West just can’t stop!
Kanye has always been one of the few rappers out there with a great fondness for haute couture, and almost every week we snap him in some sorta of leathery look. While his style has matured over the years, it seems like he’ll always have a great love for top grain cow hide.
In a recent interview with the New York Times Kanye said, “You even see the way I dress now is so super straight,” and when asked if it takes him less time to get dressed now than it did five years ago, he replied, “Hell, yeah.” When the reporter asked how he felt about his old sense of style, Yeezy said, “Yeah, kill self. That’s all I have to say. Kill self.”
Other rappers have weighed in on Kanye’s clothes, and we don’t quite disagree with Lord Jamar’s lyrics from “Lift Up Your Skirt,” which go, “He introduced the skinny jeans to the rap scene/Then he wore a f***ing skirt on the video screen/Then he wore it again at a memorial/I can’t pretend this sh*t ain’t deplorable.” (Lord Jamar is of course referring to the leather skirt Kanye infamously wore to a Hurricane Sandy benefit gig in New York in 2012.)
Click the gallery below to see some of Kanye’s best (or worst) leather looks over the years!