Diplo Went Full Nascar to Close Out 2019, Signaling the Advent of…Something in 2020

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Most of what I know about A Christmas Carol comes from the Muppet-movie version of Dickens’ classic holiday tale, because I am an extremely cultured individual and because it’s the only take on the story that includes Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat. Because of this, the ghost of Christmas present is forever seared in my mind as a big ol’ guy with a penchant for revelry and an abiding love for life’s little indulgences.

In Dickensian Muppet England, his general enthusiasm translated to feasts and fires and that sort of stuff. Nowadays, in America, I think he’d like Nascar. Loud cars, 30-racks of beer, tailgating…he’d love that! Which is why I’m pretty sure, like Ebenezer Scrooge, Diplo was visited by a ghost or three this past Christmas Eve. Having learned some series of lessons over the course of the night, he stepped out on December 25 bedecked in a bright, vintage-looking Nascar jacket.

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Diplo, mashup enthusiast.

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The jacket in question is from Jeff Gordon’s reign as the driver of Hendrick Motorsports’ number 24 car, sponsored by Dupont. It’s colorful and fun, but not in the same way that Diplo’s recent Western-inspired suits have been. Still, he wore it with some bootcut trousers and heeled boots, so it seems he hasn’t entirely abandoned his yeehaw ways. And to top things off, he decided on (what else?) an L.A. Clippers jersey.

Altogether? Kind of a strange look. But this is Dipo we’re talking about here. The guy has a knack for uncovering trends right at the inflection point. So are we all going to be dressed up in vintage Nascar gear, yeehaw boots, and basketball jerseys in 2020? Probably not. But you can get one of those jackets on eBay right now, and that might be a very good idea.

Jonathan Evans is the style director of Esquire, covering all things fashion, grooming, accessories, and, of course, sneakers.

Source : Esquire