A timeless wardrobe is the name of the game in fashion. Oer the years, The Weeknd has knocked it out of the park. He’s essentially set the bar in menswear at a height that no one should go above or below if it’s a classic look that they’re going for. Abel Tesafaye’s style is proportionate and neutral but carries just the right amount of edge. Not necessarily outwardly striking, but that’s the whole point of neutrality. It doesn’t need any flashy graphics or silhouettes to make a statement.
The Weeknd excels at dressing in all black and with every shade of it. Rarely does he throw in any other tones, nor does he need to. Whether it’s his red carpet looks or sighting out and about in LA, Abel isn’t trying to fool the audience by breaking out something out of the ordinary from his wardrobe. In fact, he’ll let his minimalist staples do the talking for him.
How Much Should You Wear that Bomber? Often
Steal The Weeknd’s bomber jacket layering move and you’ll turn that single into a home run on every at-bat. Sure, it might look like a t-shirt, jeans, and a bomber jacket from far away, but zoom in and you’ll see the exaggerated fit of each.
First and foremost The Weeknd has worn some of the most coveted footwear out there and he’s also often seen wearing a boxy fitted bomber jacket that’s proportionately paired with a longer oversized tee. As far as denim goes, usually he wears skinny black jeans, but he’s also been frequently spotted with the distressed essentials from MR. COMPLETELY, which typically features a raw hem, a magnificently distressed wash, and a convenient side zipper on the thigh. Not only practical and remarkable quality but much easier to obtain than Jerry Lorenzo’s Fear of God line.
While the Puma Suede is experiencing a bit of a resurgence as of late, along with the Blades, and other archived silhouettes, The Weeknd channels his signature XO shoe into the mix, matching just about every single one of the bomber jackets in his closet accordingly thanks to the military-inspired aesthetic. And when it’s not Puma these days, Abel can be seen taking the designer route, like the Gucci Ace, which has caught on strong with the DIY personalization phenomena that’s happening.
A Denim Jacket that Says You’re a Party Monster
The new way to wear denim on denim is wearing black jeans with a different shade of black denim. While certainly not mandatory to abide by this styling technique, the black jeans part is (or at least encouraged). We’ve seen the variations of the Canadian tuxedo, but The Weeknd’s usual black on black combos really give the look a rockstar edge. And if it’s not all-black it’s still black jeans and an oversized distressed denim jacket up top.
And if you’re really looking for a rebel layering technique, try layering a camo hoodie underneath and a blacked-out pair of Timbs, which is an Abel approved hack especially during cooler seasons. Having neutral tones on each of his signature shoes, they all carry over easily to matching his array of denim jackets too accordingly. Other easy silhouettes to pair with these jackets are minimalist essentials in any neutral colorway, Jordan 1s, and Puma Suedes – all of which The Weeknd has made a grand entrance in.
What to Wear on the Weekend
It’s 2018, which means it’s tracksuit season, which The Weeknd has nailed by the way. Not only does it fit well, but it’s just enough of a color pop to be noticed without being gaudy. Although the Puma tracksuits are definitely a nice touch that’s more than applicable to a sneaker enthusiast’s wardrobe, Abel was sporting the tracksuit and pulling it off long before they were deemed “en vogue.” A prime example would be when he paired his Y-3 Boosts with a Palace x adidas sweats and sweatshirt – sticking with the black and white tones of course.
Despite the rare and exciting occurrence that The Weeknd does decide to wear tracksuits in eye-catching colors, most of the time it is indeed black. Borrow this easy hack and you’ll walk into your local Starbucks this weekend and make all the other hungover guys waiting for their java think you’re playing wicked games on them.