White rappers are associated more with beanies, bleach and bling than ~style~. Just because you’ve got bars and an ear for a beat doesn’t mean you’ve got taste, and many hip-hop artists fall into the trap of ‘more is more’ when it comes to fashion. Dropping bulk cash on designer brands and expensive accessories just to stunt on others falls flat when you can’t dress cohesively.
Machine Gun Kelly (real name Richard Colson Baker) may be cut from a different cloth, however. Not only is the 30-year-old responsible for the recent, high-profile revival of pop-punk and rap-rock in the modern musical landscape, but also for his creative yet stylish wardrobe.
What sets MGK apart from his contemporaries? His willingness to experiment with new styles as well as a deep understanding of retro American fashion. Take this lowkey outfit he was spotted sporting while out on a date in New York