He Doesn’t Pop Molly, He Rocks Theory

Check out Hov's new favorite shirt from Theory. I feel like I always see Jay-Z rocking the same shit multiple times. For a rapper and straight up 500 millionaire this is fucking mindbogglingly. Do some light Googling and, would you look at that, Mr. Carter also loves him the same pair of Baldwin camo pants. He wore those joints on at least 4 separate occasions. FOUR OCCASIONS? DO YOU GUYS REMEMBER WHEN DAME DASH WOULD WEAR A BRAND NEW PAIR OF SOCKS EVERY DAY? EVERY DAY! Look, there’s nothing wrong with having a personal uniform. Or wearing the same item of clothing more than once. But we're not talking about you and me. We're talking about motherfucking Jay-Z. Sure, he kinda has wack style, but we're only hard on him because dude is in his 40's, rocking Yeezy’s and camo like he's in his 14's. And if he is going to insist on wearing the same shit all the time, it needs to be befitting of the dude that laid out the blueprint. Like, if homie cut a neckhole in an original Basquiat and wore that shit like a poncho for a week straight, that would make sense. But the "Feynold Wealth Shirt" from Theory? There is absolutely nothing wealthy about a shirt that costs $185 at Nordstrom. When Jay-Z starts shopping at the mall you know Hip-Hop is dead. Somebody chirp Nas and tell him he was only seven years late.

Okay, so Jay's style isn’t terrible, it just reminds us all of the inevitability that there will be years in our lives when giant gold chains and white shirts with an air tie will make us look lame instead of awesome. JIGGA IS A PURE REFLECTION OF OUR AGING PROCESS, YOU GUYS. I always assumed that being disgustingly rich would somehow subvert the inevitable corniness of middle age, but if Hovito can’t escape it, how will we with our regular ass salaries and non-popstar wives?

Lead image courtesy of GQ.

  • Scott

    Like, if homie cut a neckhole in an original Basquiat and wore that shit
    like a poncho for a week straight, that would make sense.

    That line made my day. thank you Jon Moy.

  • WAVY

    His Audemars though…

  • SK

    This Is Awesome, Iiterally LOL at my desk! Great Read!

  • broadwayallday

    he dresses like an old head hustler. old head hustlers at times wear the same shit for days, with fresh cash in pocket. but how would any of you know that

  • Barry Hudson

    Great read Jon. TMZ worthy… I feel sorry to whoever has to write your cheques

  • jay

    u are garbage, u cnt touch jay, his so real ,money dnt change real gees #chuheardd

  • MrWayKay

    Get his money then do whatever the fuck you want.

  • Rik

    $185 for a damn shirt? He should wear it everyday. These Complex articles are getting lame.

  • Antimus Prime

    I could nolonger take you serious once you said “rocking Yeezy’s and camo like he’s in his 14’s. ” 14’s really? Or When Jay-Z starts shopping at the mall you know Hip-Hop is dead. We can deal with songs with no substance, or originality but that Jay- Z and his Nordstrom’s $185 Feynold Wealth shirt is all the conformation we need,Good one Complex.

  • nedux

    The man likes that shirt, maybe he’s got his best memories in it and feels great when he wears it. Let’s not criticize Jay-z for that, we’ve got no idea what goes in his mind in that outfit probably he even has more of the same like Steve Jobs.

    • Kyle Littleton

      I doubt he has just that one. Just imagine Jay with a close full of the same outfit like he’s Doug Funnie or Bart Simpson.

  • Prince Gumball

    Yeah once thee ALLCAPSRAGE started, I stopped taking this seriously.

  • enidzee

    I am amazed at the stuff white style magazines pick up on to write about in regards to hip hop. It shows an astonishing level of envy. I really think there are too many writers out here without much to add to the conversation on style. The echo chamber is to tightly sealed you can only hear yourselves and your clique. Sorry man this hip hop man we don’t give a fuck about your style opinion. Hov will still be here when you’re long forgotten. Get a life.

  • Mohn Joy

    You’ve really run out of things to talk about. Think of another top 25 list. FAST

    • Lawrence

      And apparently you’ve run out of remotely witty usernames.

  • Dave s

    He wore those on at least 4 occasions? A quick goog shows that the mfer sleeps in ’em, gets up, takes a piss, wipes the dribbles off on ’em , goes back to sleep, eats his Cheerios in ’em , uses ’em as a napkin, unzips the fly , fucks Beyonce in ’em , takes a shit in ’em , wipes his ass wit ’em, then does a fucking concert in ’em after leaving the studio in them. Poor fucking camos!