Within an industry where most men were limited to fitted caps, oversized jeans, bomber jackets, jerseys & heavy chains, Kanye West brought an individuality that influenced menswear and men’s style forever. From the College Dropout days of knit sweaters, polos and denim jeans came a hip hop artist very different from the rest. His style was a bit more polished and little bit smarter than the competition. As the years have gone by, we’ve seen some of the greatest collaborations and fashion moments all surrounding the very influential style icon Kanye West. Here are 10 ways that Kanye has single-handedly influenced menswear today.
Unless you are living under a rock, you are well aware of the obsession of sneakers by hip hop legends. Kanye decided to take this obsession a bit further collaborating with the legendary brand Louis Vuitton. This marked a moment for fashion insiders and sneaker heads alike. Where designers would die to be apart of the Louis Vuitton design team, Kanye eased in and dominated, selling out before the market knew what happened.