Kanye West recently performed at the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas earlier this month. Being Kanye, his stage outfit definitely stood out. He wore a red leather jacket with some red Balmain jeans and some red sneakers. Most likely the whole look is Balmain minus the shoes.
I like that Balmain has changed the look of their motorcycle jeans. They don’t have the pleating anymore at the thigh. They are kept smooth now. I think that gives them a cleaner look. You can click here to purchase Balmain Homme at Mr. Porter.
I seriously died when I saw these jeans. They are one of the most amazing pairs that I have seen on anyone and I’m not surprised that it was Kanye to wear them. He just has one of the best styles in the business. These jeans would probably have to be my favorite piece of clothing that he has ever owned.
He wore a pair of custom Levi’s 514s as he was caught leaving the Spring 2012 Christopher Kane show during London Fashion Week in London, England. I had a gut feeling that these were custom-made for him, by looking at the detail on them. I just had a bit of a hope that they weren’t. It looks like Kanye made them slimmer and bleached them a bit. I think these should really be reproduced. I would snatch them up in a flash. Nothing beats a pair of light washed distressed jeans.
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Kanye West was on stage alongside Katy Perry (in Atelier Versace) to accept their award at the MTV Video Music Awards for the song E.T. Kanye wore his favorite Levi’s jeans with the ombre denim shirt that looks like it can be from the 3.1 Phillip Lim Men’s 2012 Spring collection, but I am not too sure.
I think the washes of denim work really well together. That shirt is so amazing. I love the way the classic denim shirt gets reinvented each season. It looks fresh, yet it still has the vintage aesthetic that a denim shirt will never lose.
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A Beyonce-less Jay-Z was seen leaving Katsuya in Hollywood. Jay-Z and Kanye West recently released their first single under their new group, The Throne. Their album, Watch the Throne, released last week. What do you think of the two of them pairing up together?
Jay wore these jeans a little too late for our Who Wore it Best post! He wore a pair RRL jeans and a leather jacket. Ben Affleck won the poll on the Who Wore it Best post but I definitely think that Jay looks great in his!
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