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The rapper was facing off against Bond actor Idris Elba in an online poll for the top honor.
Say what you will about Kanye West, but the man can dress.
The eccentric Yeezus was just voted Most Stylish Man of the Year by GQ readers, nudging by British charmer Idris Elba to take the top honor. The magazine praised the rapper’s forward-thinking style.
“From bomber jackets to Chelsea boots to over-sized coats, Kanye helped define what this year meant to men in terms of the things they wear, and we think his place as champion in this tournament was earned,” GQ said on its website.
Last year, Yeezy aired his frustrations with the fashion industry on Jimmy Kimmel, saying that designers don’t take him seriously as a rapper. Kimmel went on to ask West about his staple leather jogging pants. His response?
“Well, fashion isn’t always practical.”
Perhaps it was that laissez-faire attitude that landed West this stylish honor.
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