Shawn Corey Carter, AKA Jay-Z, is having a pretty good year. As well as dropping his thirteenth studio album 4:44, splashing $26m (£19m) on a new seven bedroom mansion and the whole being married to Beyoncé thing, the rags to riches rapper has been making some serious gains on Diddy in the annual ‘Forbes Five’ list of the richest figures in the game.
Hov’s nest egg has jumped 30 per cent in the past 12 months to $810m (£600m), placing him just $10m behind Sean Combs/Puff Daddy/whatever his name is these days. Some may put it down to a nine-figure investment in his Tidal music service by Sprint, we put it down to his smart wardrobe choices.
Just look at what the 47-year-old wore while performing his latest hit ‘Family Feud’ on BBC’s Radio 1 Live Lounge. Despite all the brags and boasts of incredibly gauche watches and supercars, the Jigga Man opted for a £55 coach jacket by MKI (pronounced Mee-you-kee).
Cut from water resistant nylon, the lightweight jacket by the Leeds-based independent brand (part of a collection that featured in our weekly round-up of the best menswear pieces to buy – we’re glad you’re a reader, Jay) is the perfect transitional throw-over for the tricky transitional months.
And while his preferred choice of white is now sold out, the piece is still available in pink and black, with the label expecting a restock in the coming weeks. Proof that you can watch the throne and your back balance at the same time.