A$AP Mob in 'GQ.'
With its lively history and growing creative network, Harlem is hot right now. For the July issue, GQ decided to highlight the neighborhood using locals who may know a thing or two about it—enter A$AP Mob and Cam'ron.
The A$AP Mob, who were a natural fit for the feature not only because they've curated a book on the topic but also because they've added to Harlem's fashion-forward legacy, brought their A-game (heh) to the shoot. Posted up at the Apollo, Rocky, Ferg, and the rest of their crew make suits styled with T-shirts seem like an easy look to pull off. Rocky wears a suit by Balenciaga with a Billionaire Boys Club hoodie, and checkered Vans, meanwhile Ferg reps Boss and pairs his suit with a Bellerose T-shirt, Borsalino hat, and jewelry by David Yurman. Rocky also broke down his style for GQ, saying, "Harlem has always been known for its swagger and pizzazz. I get my high-end look downtown, but my street style comes from uptown." It's definitely working for you, dude—keep that combo going.
Thanks to PacSun, your local mall is about to be cooler than it’s ever been. The mass retailer has been making serious strides in their offerings lately, from stocking their shelves with Yeezus tour merch to partnering up with streetwear brands Diamond Supply Co. and Been Trill. Now, come June 10, you’ll be able to cop the A$AP Mob’s style at any of their stores. While we’re still waiting for their debut studio album, you can at least shop their capsule collection.
A$AP Mob could wear your designs.
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If you're a budding designer and/or a big fan of A$AP Mob, today is your lucky day. The group, including A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, and more, is looking for "new and unique" designs for their new merch, as well as their fall clothing line. The guidelines are minimal—your design should stick within their already established aesthetic and adhere to the monochrome palette that's typical of their merch. The good news is if you're really into color and can't imagine winning the competition without it, you can use color, just be reserved about it. No one likes a colorful showoff, OK?