Drake flaunts a Raptor-themed novelty jacket at Saturday’s game (and accidentally fuels a black market for free shirts)

Drake flaunts a Raptor-themed novelty jacket at Saturday’s game (and accidentally fuels a black market for free shirts)

(Images: Dave Haggith/Twitter, left; Craigslist, right) (Images: Dave Haggith/Twitter, left; Craigslist, right)
 

Toronto b-ball fans and Drake devotees spent the weekend gossiping about the hip-hopper’s latest sartorial statement: a Raptors-themed suit jacket that he modeled for the media after the Toronto team’s “Drake Night” game at the ACC on Saturday. The light-brown suit topper looked ordinary enough to the unsuspecting eye. The flair was on the inside, in the form of a lining fashioned out of former Raptor Vince Carter’s rookie jersey.

“Last time I came to a press conference I said that I needed sort of maybe a better suit option,” Drake told reporters before the game. “So I got the custom suit done today, paying homage to everything that we believe in.”

Drake has previously flaunted his civic pride lyrically, as well as in cake form, so it only makes sense that his hometown love should now be expressed sartorially. The custom piece was stitched by Garrison Bespoke, the same Toronto mens’ tailor that recently launched a line of $20,000 bulletproof suits marketed to gentlemen with dangerous jobs.

Drizzy’s novelty coat wasn’t the only Drake-related fashion news to come out of Saturday’s game. The recording artist also handed out 20,000 free black-and-gold shirts emblazoned with both the Raptors logo and his own OVO owl—shirts that are now selling for up to $300 on Craigslist and Kijiji. Fans who’d rather not fork over a quarter of their rent for Fruit of the Loom can try to score a Raptors ticket for the Air Canada Centre’s Drake 416 Zone, where 4000 additional shirts will be gifted during the course of the month.