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The T-Dot rapper proves he has more than just sweaters.
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Drake has hit the big time. He's on our current cover and his sophomore album, Take Care, officially drops today, and for someone like Aubrey Graham, no amount of leaks will slow this opus down.
When it comes to his personal style, the subject of his love of sweaters has been beaten to death, but we've been following him since before So Far Gone and he's proved to have more than just knits in his closet.
From early childhood outfits to Versace Barocco prints, OVO's leading man has always had everyone looking. Check out Drake's Style History to see what he’s been rocking through the years.
WHERE: Early Childhood Photos
Complex Says: We had to start from waaaaay back. Polka dots and vests are in right now, but it looks like Drake's been had that style. Oh, and it's mandatory to own ice skates if you're Canadian, right?
Complex Says: All his classmates were probably wearing bow-ties, but Drizzy changed the schoolyard game with his ascot.
WHERE: Degrassi: The Next Generation Season 1
WHEN: September 2001
Complex Says: This is official 5th period gym class attire. Unfortunately, we all had to go through it.
WHERE: Degrassi: The Next Generation Season 3
WHEN: September 2003
Complex Says: Seriously, who didn’t have a matching sweatsuit in high school? Look at him killing the game.
WHERE: High School
Complex Says: Oh man, he needs about 33 shape-ups to get that hairline straight.
WHERE: "Replacement Girl" Music Video Shoot
WHEN: April 15, 2007
Complex Says: We love the beanie, the peacoat, and the watch, but finishing off the look with sweats was not the right move.
WHERE: Come Up Kids Photo Shoot
WHEN: Fall 2008
Complex Says: This is why duffel coats are a classic. They worked in 2008 and they are still a hot item this winter.
WHERE: The Two Black Guys: Church! Pimps in the Pulpit Promo Video
WHEN: October 2008
Complex Says: Must-have Jordan 3s, crisp denim, and a sweater. Drake has his hoodie weather uniform figured out perfectly
WHERE: Hot 97 Who's Next Series at SOBs
WHEN: May 2009
Complex Says: Drake subtly matches Comme des Garçons PLAY’s heart logo with his Jordans. Bun B’s fit is looking fresh, too.
WHERE: LRG Ad
WHEN: 2009 Campaign
Complex Says: Like the rappers and producers who came before him, Drake gives a big co-sign to LRG by appearing in their ad.
WHERE: Hot 97 Summer Jam
WHEN: June 2009
Complex Says: Drake shows off his Nike Air Yeezys that he probably had no problem finding. Ah, the perks of being famous.
WHERE: BET Awards
Complex Says: The Comme des Garçons PLAY cardigan is always an excellent sweater choice.
WHERE: Much Music Video Awards
Complex Says: It's as if there's a written rule in hip-hop's dress code manual to own a Louis Vuitton belt or coin pouch, or both.
WHERE: At a birthday party
WHEN: November 2009
Complex Says: We would switch up the light washed jeans with some dark denim, but everything else is good to go.
WHERE: GQ Man of The Year Party
Complex Says: Drake easily outshines Wale’s outfit with his crisp suit.
Complex Says: Drake wears a dope leather-sleeved melton wool bomber. Even his Mocha Jordan 3s are making us make a double take.
WHERE: Music Video Shoot
Complex Says: Drake carefully tries to not scratch the hood of an Aston Martin while stunting in a Supreme varsity jacket.
WHEN: January 2010
Complex Says: Stylish guys aren't too cool to stop and pose with a fan.
WHERE: Step Off Atlanta
WHEN: February 2010
Complex Says: Chambray and khakis were always staples in workwear, but Drake was on it when the trend got hot.
WHERE: Complex Cover
WHEN: Feb/March 2010
Complex Says: Drake killed it in the shawl collar sweater and quilted jacket when he blessed our cover for the first time.
WHERE: Away From Home Tour
WHEN: April 2010
Complex Says: The coveted Supreme leopard jacket from seasons past. We need to call Drake and see if he’s selling this.
WHERE: Billboard Magazine
WHEN: May 2010
Complex Says: Drake lives a no-belt lifestyle.
WHEN: June 2010
Complex Says: What’s that jacket, Margiela? As a matter of fact, it is. Drake flexes on the red carpet with this dope moto leather jacket.
Complex Says: His facial expression says he's lost, but his style choices on point.
WHERE: VH1 Hip-Hop Honors
Complex Says: Drizzy gave a salute to his YMCMB general by rocking a "Free Wayne" shirt.
WHERE: Much Music Awards
Complex Says: Drake has all the style points covered here. Camo prints, varsity jacket, and wayfarer sunglasses.
WHERE: Light Dreams and Nightmares Tour, Miami
WHEN: September 2010
Complex Says: We see the Olive Jordan 9s on his feet. Nice!
WHERE: MTV VMA Photoshoot
WHEN: August 2010
Complex Says: When it comes to suits, Drake pulls them off very well. Check out the skinny tie and pocket square.
WHERE: “Miss Me” Music Video
Complex Says: Those Mickey Mouse hands got hot for a minute. Drake’s is from Crooks & Castles.
WHERE: KMEL Summer Jam
Complex Says: Drake doesn’t care if it's going to be hot on stage, he’s still gonna rock his varsity jacket.
WHERE: MTV Music Awards
Complex Says: All blacked out with Stubbs & Wooten slippers; he’s trying to conjure up his inner Scott Disick.
WHERE: Knicks vs. Celtics Game
WHEN: December 2010
Complex Says: Drake wears a dope leather bomber while Maxwell wears some pretty nice hiking boots.
WHEN: February 2011
Complex Says: Major props for being up on Yukuten boots.
WHERE: Never Say Never Premier
Complex Says: We're all for supporting your fellow Canadian, Justin Bieber, but isn't there a more stylish way to rep for your YMCMB fam?
WHERE: “Mad Men” Video
WHEN: April 2011
Complex Says: He went basic with his outfit, so the only thing shining are his accessories.
WHEN: June 2011
Complex Says: Drake’s trying to resurrect the velour suit with this Versace ensemble.
Complex Says: If you don’t know by now, Drake has his own OVO merchandise, and that Owl graphic is clean.
Complex Says: Artists go through a lot of wardrobe changes during award shows, but what would it take to know what's going on in Nicki Minaj’s mind during this moment?
WHERE: “Headlines” Music Video
WHEN: October 2011
Complex Says: If he’s campaigning to do a sweater line with Missoni, this is a good start.
WHERE: 25th Birthday Party, Las Vegas
Complex Says: Drake made sure to bring out the fine silks for his birthday, and nothing says money like a baroque print Versace silk shirt.
WHERE: Nepenthes Store in NYC
WHEN: November 2011
Complex Says: Drake models the new OVO x Roots Varsity Jacket. The jackets sold out quicker than you can say "Take Care."
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