For better or worse, Drake is dressing like ’90s Michael Jordan. Simple as. Them’s the facts. What’s interesting is that this represents at least a little bit of a stylistic upgrade over the usual Drake look.
Drake was seen wearing his Jordan cosplay out late in New York on November 14, where he dined alone at fancy restaurant Torrisi. Perhaps he was merely recreating the Take Care album cover, perhaps he just had a hankering for fancy Italian food but it’s inherently odd that Drake would be out on his lonesome, as he’s usually surrounded by friends or women, sometimes both.
What’s doubly intriguing is that Drake was wearing
This time, the coat was leather and the shoes were black but otherwise we’re talking a one-for-one match in terms of Drake clobber.
I actually like the look overall, as its a step up from his
At first, I was getting ’80s-era Ralph Lauren or Armani from Drake’s new style, what with the slim glasses, thigh-length coats, and textured, if droopy, pants over dressy shoes. But as some helpful Twitter commenters pointed out, Drake is going full-on ’90s Michael Jordan.
From the refrigerator-shaped coats to the gargantuan pants that dribble far beyond the length of the wearer’s leg, Drake is indeed affecting the
It’s more than just the huge silhouette tying Drake’s outfit to MJ’s old wardrobe: it’s the leather coat, it’s the tiny little shoes poking out from a mountain of fabric.
There’s also Drake being on his own at the restuarant… perhaps reflective of the own go-my-own-way ‘tude that Jordan displayed on the court. Or maybe that’s a stretch.
Still, I love it. This is a more sophisticated, if untailored, Drake and it retains his fascination
Like, Drake affects a nice oversized fit in a way that Jordan never achieved — helps that six-foot-tall Drake is a half-foot shorter than MJ — which in turns gives his outfit debonair flow.
He could certainly get the same feel without stepping all over his giant pants but this is Drake we’re talking about. Like Jordan, he does as he pleases.