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July 22 2014

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Jay Z Tests the Waters of Womenswear

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jayblogLately, the evolution of hip-hop is nowhere more apparent than in the clothing choices made by rappers. So far we’ve seen Kid Cudi in a crop top, Young Thug in a leopard peplum dress, and Future in a cascade cardigan. Now Jay Z is hopping on the trend. Yesterday, while strolling around NYC with his wife, Beyoncé, Hov was spotted in a women’s jersey by Rodarte from its current collection, emblazoned with scorpion insignia on the sleeves and an “05″ in the middle of the body.

rodarteblogNot that we should expect him to reach Kanye West levels of fashion risk-taking, but Jay Z’s womenswear cosign feels especially notable. Longtime fans of Shawn Carter are well aware that the rapper has never been one to veer left of center when it comes to his wardrobe. So this move marks a stylistic turn for Jay Z—granted, it’s still a football jersey, so he’s not veering too far off course. Curiously, his first choice wasn’t the Tom Ford jersey inspired by his song named for the designer—although Beyoncé wore the sequin dress version onstage recently, so one can assume Mr. and Mrs. Carter aren’t ready to start sharing clothes just yet.

Photo: Mail Online, Shopbop.com

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