It’s been a minute since we last checked in with A$AP Rocky & A$AP Mob here in NYC. The group’s been busy bringing its Harlem sound to all corners of the continent, having just finished up its LiveLoveA$AP North American Tour a little over a week ago.
But if there’s one thing Rakim loves more than vintage Raf Simons, it’s being on stage, so he’s bringing it all back home with special guests A-Trak & Pusha-T at a massive concert at Manhattan’s Best Buy Theater in just two days.
If you’re headed to the homecoming show, it’s key to look the part. Get your haute Harlem on with this outfit, curated especially for an A$AP Rocky concert.
JACKET // Leather & Suede Bomber Jacket by Alexander McQueen
It might have been Jay-Z who made “black on black” a thing, but the Mob has made that thing its own thing, both on-stage and in the streets. This pitch-black Alexander McQueen bomber is sewn from premium Italian leathers, with a killer suede-on-smooth contrast that’ll help you stand out while you’re waiting in line. The stand collar will cut down on brutal Broadway windchill when you step out to smoke in between sets.
Alexander McQueen // Available at Mr. Porter; $2,865 USD
HAT // DOPE by Stampd’ LA x Ampal Headwear
Despite the fact that it’s embroidered “West Coast”, NYC-born Rocky would have to admit: the DOPE snapback from Stampd’ LA & Ampal lives up to its name. With just 50 pieces in the entire delivery, rocking this hat shows you’ve got an appreciation for the finer things. Its clean lines are complemented by the simple confidence of the white script on its front panel. Also great for concerts: there’s a stash pocket under the front brim.
Stampd’ LA x Ampal // Available at Stampd’ LA; $48 USD
SHOES // Falco Leather Shoes by Damir Doma
In our highly imprecise poll, 10 out of 10 girls agreed that the first thing they notice about your outfit is footwear. Imagine the burn you’ll during “F**king Problems” when the ladies look down and catch a glimpse of Damir Doma‘s Falco Leather hi-tops. These Parisien beauties feature a network of soft leather struts that firmly grasp the black leather upper and meet at the laces. The black composite sole is matte. No flashy retro’d Jordans tonight — keep it subtle.
Damir Doma // Available at LN-CC; $891.50 USD
BAG // The Wallie Backpack by Alexander Wang
Dressing up exactly like the band whose concert you’re attending is a little weird; don’t be that guy. Break up the black-on-black with Alexander Wang‘s Wallie, an oyster-hued waxed-leather rucksack with reinforced leather corners, custom matte hexagonal hardware, and pockets for stashing posters, concert tees, and more. Show your individual style at the show with this sleek pick.
Alexander Wang // Available at Alexander Wang; $960 USD
WATCH // Oyster Perpetual Date (c. 1985) by Rolex
Way before Wale’s “Black and Gold” or Wiz Khalifa‘s “Black and Yellow”, sharp-dressed, dark-sunglass-wearing downtown cats everywhere realized that a gold Rolex pops against a black outfit. This is where you separate the men from the men with taste; the vintage 14K-gold, Champagne-dialed timepiece is a legacy piece that matches $100 denim or $1000 silk. And if there was any doubt that Rocky likes his Rolies… click here.
Rolex // Available at Park & Bond; $7,900 USD
PANTS // Leather Sweatpants by En Noir
This is how you win. En Noir‘s leather sweatpants are sewn from premium Italian lambskin, with gold RiRi pocket & cuff zippers and a seductive red silk liner. The pants will keep you comfortable no matter how many special guests the Mob calls up for encores, and the zip pockets will keep your phone & wallet from falling out during “Peso” when you
drop down and get your eagle on jump around.
En Noir // Available at Vive En Noir; $1,495 USD
SHIRT // Star-Embellished Tee by Givenchy
Apparently, in the Russian Mafia, stars tattooed around your neck mean you’ve killed one or multiple people. Luckily, Givenchy is French, so this tee’s murderous bent is directed towards the game — it straight kills the standard concert tee. The stars are embroidered in black towelling for a slick all-black-everything contrast. This will pull the entire outfit together.
Givenchy // Available at Mr. Porter; $460 USD
BONUS // Luis Morais Stackable Bead Bracelets
Luis Morais // Available at Mr. Porter; $1,995 USD (top), $1,595 (bottom)