Drake & Future Star on GQ’s ‘Most Stylish Men’ 2016 Cover
They delivered many moments the past 12 months including a No. 1 album, and now Drake and Future have been picked some of the most stylish men today. The OVO and Freebandz rappers star on the cover of GQ’s “The Most Stylish Men Alive” issue.
Drake is tagged as “The Coziest Baller,” while first-time cover star Future is named “Lord of the Brim” for setting trends this past year for his wide-brimmed hats. Harry Styles, Diplo, Ryan Reynolds, and Aziz Ansari are some of the others named on the list that can be viewed here.
“For a certain type of rich guy, luxury means comfort. It means clothes that fit loose, so as not to constrict the swag. Clothes that look appropriate for watching, or even playing, sports. Dressing this way is a power move. It says: I can get in anywhere without so much as a collared shirt, because I am me. Drake plays this look to the hilt. He likes it so much that he started his own line—OVO, full of cotton tees, fleece sweatshirts, and sporty jackets—seemingly just so he’d have more stuff to wear himself.”
“Wide-brimmed hats are to the slurring, swerving Atlanta rapper born Nayvadius Wilburn what white suits are to Tom Wolfe: an instantly recognizable daily uniform. Look above and you’ll notice they’re the same basic style. They’ve got the teardrop crown of a traditional fedora, and the brims have an Outback flair. “They were definitely considered an old guy’s hat until Future started wearing them,” says Marc Williamson, proprietor of FlameKeepers Hat Club in Harlem. “Now we get plenty of calls from guys wanting the ‘Future hat.’ ” That’s because context is everything. Future wears his geezer hats like a hipster, turning them into streetwear. “It’s a look that’s enhanced by just a leather jacket or a T-shirt,” Williamson says. “And that’s how Future gets down.”