How to Pair a Shirt and Hoodie Like ASAP Rocky

Imagine it’s 2015. A$AP Rocky just performed with 21 Pilots at the VMAs wearing a Gosha Rubchinsky tracksuit layered under a plaid shirt — an outfit that all Instagram recognizes is fire.

Since that mid-2010s style moment, wearing a flannel shirt and hoodie has gone from a weird style choice to one we wouldn’t hesitate to make. And Rocky kept showing us how it’s done.

Worn in Tony Tone and L$D’s music video, at the launch event for his Guess Originals collaboration, or while doing charity work, it’s kind of become one of his style hallmarks. And his latest masterclass in pairing a flannel shirt with a hoodie came from a night out with Rihanna.

For his latest pair, the A$AP Mob frontman opted for a hoodie from one of his favorite designers, Raf Simons. The green hoodie is from one of the Belgian designer’s most beloved shows, his FW2001 collection dubbed “riot riot riot”. Yeah, the show where the famous camo bomber jacket came from.

Partially hiding this Grail Raf was a blue, red, and yellow flannel shirt that was layered over it. Of course, any outfit that includes a flannel shirt will likely warrant a Kurt Cobain comparison, and the wide-leg ripped jeans Rocky chose only added an extra grungy element.

Archive Redux Hoodie

The early 2010s is set to return this year as a development of the Y2K trend that’s been rampant in fashion and it looks like Rocky is joining us in reminiscing on the time he introduced us to the pairing of hoodies and flannel shirts. Could we even go so far as to say that this latest look is a bit indie sleaze?

While none of us will ever rock a flannel shirt and hoodie as well as the leader of A$AP Mob, we’ll give it a try with the combinations below.

Shop our favorite hoodie and shirt combinations


College hoodie

Checked wool flannel shirt

Logo Hoodie

Striped pajama shirt

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Elizabeth J. Harless