ost Malone's Style in "Go Flex"
Despite the widespread success of 2018’s Beerbongs & Bentleys, Post Malone’s debut album Stoney still stands among the most unique trap records in recent history. It was with Stoney that the Texas-native rapper went from being the “White Iverson” guy to gaining worldwide recognition for his peculiar style.
While Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus are making waves with their fusion of Country music and trap, we will revisit one of the most iconic tracks from an artist who undoubtedly paved the way for said fusion in the first place.
As we will see, Posty’s fashion choices are as distinctive as his musical style, and he never fails to match his style to the theme of a song for a video. If White Iverson was all about flexing from his newly-found position of fame, Go Flex is a slightly nostalgic retrospective on his rise to fame, paying homage to his Texas upbringing both sonically and fashion-wise. So let’s dig into it!
Outfits from the Music Video
Full-Denim Outfit with Jacket & Jeans
0:25 - Nothing like a full-denim outfit while playing acoustic guitar. His jacket is from Levi’s, with some custom embroidery. If you’re not into ripping your own jeans, you can get these from Represent.
Saint Laurent Jodhpur Boots
0:41 - Posty mixes his country roots with some rockstar-level sophistication, wearing the iconic Saint Laurent Jodhpur boots.
Tropical Print Shirt
0:59 - A tropical print shirt breaks the monotony of the full-denim outfit; getting the right colour combination is essential in pulling off the denim look, and with summer approaching you better be stocking up on your short sleeve shirts!
1:21 - More country vibes in this shot. The fringed top may not be your everyday go-to piece, but it will certainly never fail to turn some heads.
Full Black Outfit
1:47 - Post Malone goes from full-denim to full-black, showing he’s as uncompromising with his style as he is with his music. Get the black jeans here.
Black Bomber Jacket
1:57 - Just in case you needed more black, Posty also pulls out the black bomber. This is a staple piece that every fashion-aware person should have in his closet, don’t sleep on it.
Oversized, See-Through, Striped Top
2:23 - Easily the most unique piece shown in this video, the very oversized, see-through, striped top is something Post Malone would get us used to over the years with his style.
As with most of his early videos, Post Malone does not showcase a very wide variety of outfits in this one, but only a handful of well put together pieces. Style-wise, the most interesting thing to be gathered from this clip is Posty’s ability to pull off outfits that would normally be a big no-no in the eyes of fashionistas.
In particular, the all-denim look is certainly not for everyone, but the rapper manages to look great in it, showcasing confidence and a clever matching with the context of the video, and among the individual pieces themselves. As mentioned earlier, the tropical shirt is the understated detail that really pulls the whole outfit together.
Finally, also a common theme in Malone’s videos and throughout his career, is his tendency to dress as different characters, depending on the mood. In Go Flex, it’s all about acoustic guitars and paying homage to his roots, and his clothes work perfectly into that. It’s a good reminder that fashion is really a way of self expression; if you’re ever undecided on what to wear, just think of the message you’re trying to send!