Happy Birthday Hov: A Look Back at Some of Jay-Z's Most Memorable Outfits

To celebrate Jay-Z's 51st birthday, take a look back at some of his most memorable outfits from baggy jerseys in 2001 to Tom Ford suits in 2012.

Jay Z Jordan Jersey 2001

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Jay Z Jordan Jersey 2001

Jay-Z turns 51 today, and while looking at old pictures doesn't merit a reason, we thought it made sense to take a look back at some of his best, most Jay-Z outfits. As someone who has spent a large part of his life in the spotlight, we’ve collectively watched how his style has changed over the years. And whether you liked what he wore or not, his fashion choices influenced how a lot of young men, and women, dressed. Remember when Iceberg got really hot? Or when men were trading their jerseys in for button-up shirts? Hov had everything to do with that. 

Now he’s more relaxed with his appearance, but he’s still wearing designer pieces from brands like Rhude, Dior, Fear of God, and Puma, where he holds a creative director position. But read on to see how Hov, and everybody else, used to dress. And shout out to his stylist June Ambrose, who has helped him remain fly throughout the years.

Young Hov

Jay Z 1989

2001 MTV Video Music Awards

Jay Z Jordan Jersey 2001

Apollo Theatre

Jay Z Durag 2001

Beacon Theater

Jay Z Popeye 2002

'Change Clothes' Video

Jay Z Change Clothes 2003

Times Square

Jay Z MTV 2003

Madison Square Garden

Jay Z Gucci 2004

Frank Erwin Center

Jay Z All Black Everything 2009

Barclays Center

Jay Z Suit 2012

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