Music Video Style Inspiration

Well-styled music videos never fail to heighten a director’s storytelling or a listener’s connection to a song. No doubt, the cinematic aesthetics and uninhibited debauchery depicted in these videos help draw us towards them, however the authentic styling is what really brings the message home.

Here are the top five music videos with the best styled men’s wardrobes right now:

Eating Out – “Burn”

The Canada-based band encapsulates the carefree nature of teenagers in this video, depicting three groups of friends skating the streets, shotgunning beers, and riding around in vans until they all inevitably end up at the same party.

Style: Grunge + Slacker
Featuring:  Vintage Beavis & Butthead Tee, Beat-up Chucks, Plaid Flannels, Varsity Jackets, and Tie-Dye

King Krule – “Easy Easy”

Our It Guy for the month, King Krule, hones in an East London thug aesthetic with his oversized thrifted duds in this video that follows he and his buds hanging out on an average day in the city.

Style: Thrift Thug
Featuring: Thrifted Suits and Sportswear

A$AP Rocky – “Angels”

In this just-released video, A$AP Rocky rolls with his mob around lower Manhattan on BMX bikes wearing hockey masks and robbing bodegas, all while sporting designer streetwear.

Style: Street Goth + Hypebeast
Featuring: Pyrex, Y-3, Hood By Air, Plaid Flannels, and Patched Varsity Jackets

Eyedress – “Nature Trips”

Filipino artist Eyedress takes us on a menacing adventure in a red-lit Manila following two anti-heroes on an evil bender through the night, illustrating the sinister plot through dark imagery.

Style: Cool and Casual
Featuring: Fred Perry, Satanic symbols, Hoodies, and Henley Tees

Flatbush Zombies – “MRAZ”

The Brooklyn-bred trio keeps it in their hood for this video, roaming around bodegas, neighborhood streets, and home studios, keeping their style authentic as an amalgamation of hip-hop, skater, and street culture. 

Style: Streetwear + Skater + Stoner
Featuring: Carhartt, Supreme, Nike Air Jordans, A.P.C., Vintage Coogi, Grateful Dead Tee, and Beanies

Kathleen Tso

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